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New Research Master in Business Data Science

29 April 2020

The Business Data Science Research Master programme has just been launched for students who have the ambition of pursuing a PhD in business at one of the business and economics schools at Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The new research master starts September 2020.

Business Data Science (BDS) offers a Research Master’s Programme with three tracks: Quantitative Finance, Management Science, and Supply Chain Analytics. It is a two-year programme consisting of 120 EC. It is tailored for recent Bachelor’s degree graduates, or those currently still enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme, who are looking to pursue a solid course of training leading to a doctoral degree.

The availability of big data from a growing range of interconnected, interactive, and interoperable devices and the concurrent development of powerful quantitative techniques are giving rise to new perspectives and paradigms in the field of business. To leverage these opportunities, there is an increasing demand for highly trained specialists who can extract insights out of big data to solve business-related problems. The BDS courses tie the foundations of Data Science directly to different business fields.

The BDS research master programme is a joint initiative of the schools of economics and business of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses connect data science techniques to different fields in the business discipline: entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, human resources and organization, marketing and logistics and supply chain. Courses are offered in both the Amsterdam and Rotterdam location.

The new research master starts September 2020. Find out more.