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IE School of Human Sciences & Technology among Top Ten in Ranking of Business Analytics Programs


The School of Human Sciences & Technology (HST) at IE University is considered to be among the best places in the world to study a master’s degree in business analytics, according to the first-ever edition of the World University Rankings: Masters in Business Analytics Rankings published by UK-based organization QS.

The Master in Business Analytics & Big Data run by HST holds the No. 10 position worldwide in the new ranking.  The program equips students with a sound working knowledge of business management, big data technologies, and the analytical skills needed to become chief digital officers. The program shapes directors capable of identifying, gathering, analyzing, interpreting and transforming data in order to gauge its impact on corporate strategy, increase the firm’s competitiveness, and lead their company through corporate technological innovation processes. The Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is taught in English and runs for 10 months. Ninety per cent of the program’s student body are international, hailing from 41 countries.

“Data analytics are giving a competitive advantage to companies, and it is more often than not the difference between failure and success,” says Borja González del Regueral, IE HST Vice Dean of Technology. “During HST’s Master in Business Analytics & Big Data, students focus on data science, big data technology as well as business, because it’s important for data scientists not only to know how to gather, use, and extract value from data but also how their results drive decisions and innovation.”

In addition to the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data, HST offers master degrees in Cybersecurity, Visual and Digital Media, Corporate & Marketing Communication, Market Research and Consumer Behavior, Talent Development & Human Resources, Customer Experience & Innovation, and Positive Leadership & Strategy.  The School offers bachelor degrees in Communication and Digital Media, Bachelor in Behavioral Science, Information Systems Management, and Data Science.  For more information, visit the program page.

Published as part of the QS Business Masters Rankings, this assessment of the world’s best business analytics programs reviewed 45 programs from around the world.  In each case, the institution has been scored according to five metrics: employability, entrepreneurship & alumni outcomes, return on investment, thought leadership and diversity. It is the first ranking of its kind.


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