Taught course

Big Data Analytics for Business

IESEG School of Management

Entry requirements

The MSc in Big Data Analytics for Business program caters to prospects who already hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, IT, Statistics or similar, and interested in a new and expanding field.

The program is open to candidates with an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with strong academic performance and with a good command of English (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL IBT 85, TOEIC 850). Students with 6.0 IELTS may also be eligible for admission after successful interview with our overseas offices. Native English speakers or students who have had three years of courses taught in English are exempt.

No prior knowledge of French is needed; however French language classes are mandatory for non-French speakers as part of the program. A GMAT score is optional, not mandatory.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Science in Big Data Analytics for Business is a one year program completely taught in English which aims at training data scientists in the field of (online) marketing, finance, and operations.

Participants are exposed to the leading-edge fundamentals in decision-making by extracting knowledge from Big Data, including social media data, customer web traffic data, Bloomberg’s financial data, and inventory process logs.

The Master of Science in Big Data Analytics for Business is designed to help participants mastering the business knowledge, the methods and the analytical tools to convert BIG data into BIG insights in marketing, finance and operations.

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 consecutive semesters of courses (September – May) followed by a professional experience (from June onwards). The curriculum is developed around core modules in business, technology, and methodology, as well as specialized courses in marketing, finance, and operations.

In a connected world, data provide companies with the opportunity to align their marketing, finance and operations strategy with objective facts and figures. Participants will learn how to become data-driven managers, and will be able to spot analytical opportunities in a given business context.

Information for international students

The choice to study abroad is not only an academic decision, but also a financial one. Students need to be aware of the various cost involved in pursuing a postgraduate’s degree at IÉSEG.

All international students are encouraged to check with Campus France and their own government to see if there are any scholarships available. For American students please check with Sallie Mae for private loan options.

Fees and funding

UK students
16,500 Euros
International students
16,500 Euros

IÉSEG has a merit-based International Scholarship Program up to 50% tuition waiver per year. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous academic performance and overall application portfolio. The scholarship application is automatic; students do not need to apply separately.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Viktorija Baublyte