New Research Master in Business Data Science
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.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.