Master of Science in Data Science for Business

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... formerly known as the "Master of Science in Marketing Analysis".

Important changes to the admission procedure: online testing (no GMAT nor GRE required) as well as to the content of the program. In particular, please notice the addition of the methodological course on Deep Learning.

The Master of Science in Data Science for Business is a one-year full-time study about predictive analytics for analytical Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/Business Intelligence topics in English covering data-mining techniques. More specifically, the study mainly focuses on: Analytical Customer Relationship Management/customer intelligence (i.e., using data-mining techniques to uncover Knowledge in Databases (KDD)), as well as Big Data. Ghent University has been offering this high-level advanced-master degree since October 1999, which makes it the longest-running program in predictive analytics worldwide! Our graduates all gained important positions in large and medium-sized companies around the world (from Brussels over London & Toronto to Singapore, Seoul and Shanghai). Most companies especially value the many practical skills our students acquired during the many real-life projects they performed during their study of the Master of Marketing Analysis. Since the academic year 2006-2007, MMA projects are also international. Please visit our weblog for more information.

The 2023-2024 tuition fee has been set to 3594,10 EUR (This includes all mandatory courses).

More detailed information about the admission procedure as well as the application procedures please visit our FAQ page.

The education of Data Scientists for Business involves teaching students aspects of four disciplines: 1. Business, 2. Data, 3. Statistics, Data Mining, and Deep Learning, and 4. Optimization as shown in the figure below. What makes our advanced master program unique is the fusion of the technical aspects (IT, statistics & data mining) with the business knowledge and insights. This clearly differentiates our graduates from e.g. general MBA programs as well as master in statistics programs.

The official study guide of Ghent University contains detailed information about the different courses. The other master-after-master program offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

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