The Master's Programme in Management & Data Science is right for you if you want to advance your skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena.
After completion of this program, our graduates have the ability to analyse massive and complex data sets, design statistical models based on the latest in information technology. The program is designed to meet the fast-growing demand for data scientists in business, public administration, and research.
Contents and Idea
The ra­pid eco­no­mic and tech­no­lo­gi­cal trans­for­ma­ti­ons oc­cur­ring in the glo­bal eco­no­my and the tran­si­ti­on from an in­dus­tri­al to a know­ledge-ba­sed eco­no­my con­front cor­po­ra­te lea­ders with new chal­len­ges. The ri­sing flood of data as­so­cia­ted with the dy­na­mic com­ple­xi­ty of to­day’s busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment can no lon­ger be hand­led by tra­di­tio­nal me­thods and ma­na­ger’s per­so­nal ex­pe­ri­ence alo­ne.
This de­gree pro­gramme­ de­li­vers in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry learning and re­se­arch op­por­tu­nities, that will al­low you to gain ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-ori­en­ted know­ledge for prac­tical ma­nage­ment so­lu­ti­ons. Through the in­te­gra­ti­on of ma­nage­ment, data ana­ly­sis and in­for­ma­ti­on sys­tems know­ledge, you will be able to de­ve­lop the la­test in in­no­va­ti­ve so­lu­ti­ons for ma­na­ging in­for­ma­ti­on-dri­ven or­ga­nisa­t­i­ons.
Du­ring the first se­mes­ter, you will be­co­me an ex­pert in extrac­ting know­ledge from data. You will ac­qui­re a foun­da­ti­on in ma­the­ma­tics, knowledge of data ana­ly­sis tools, and an un­der­stan­ding of the data eco­no­mics. The se­cond se­mes­ter in­clu­des mo­du­les in sto­r­a­ge and mi­ning of mas­si­ve da­ta­sets, pro­ba­bi­lis­tic mo­del­ling, ana­ly­sing net­works, as well as fo­re­cas­ting and si­mu­la­ti­on. In the third se­mes­ter, you will un­der­ta­ke a chal­len­ging re­se­arch pro­ject, working in teams to ad­dress ques­ti­ons of prac­tical re­le­van­ce with sci­en­ti­fic ri­gor – of­ten in co­ope­ra­ti­on with lea­ding com­pa­nies, fo­cu­sing on data-in­ten­si­ve pro­blems from dif­fe­rent in­dus­tries. In ad­di­ti­on, you will de­epen your know­ledge of data pri­va­cy and ethics.
Two ad­di­tio­nal elec­tives pro­vi­de the pos­si­bi­li­ty for fur­ther spe­cia­lisa­t­i­on that matches your pro­fes­sio­nal or per­so­nal in­te­rests. You can choo­se from a wide ran­ge of sub­jects, e.g. Geo In­for­ma­ti­on Sys­tems, Se­man­tic Web, In­for­ma­ti­on Re­trie­val and Un­struc­tu­red Data, Vi­sua­lisa­t­i­on and Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, Par­al­le­lisa­t­i­on and High Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting. Al­ter­na­tive­ly, you can choo­se a ma­xi­mum of two op­tio­nal mo­du­les from other Ma­nage­ment & En­tre­pre­neurship ma­jors. If you are plan­ning to stu­dy ab­road, you are ad­vi­sed to sche­du­le this for your third se­mes­ter.In the field of Ma­nage­ment Stu­dies, you will de­epen your spe­cia­list skills by com­ple­ting a to­tal of three mo­du­les. The in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies com­po­nent to the pro­gramme also com­pri­ses three mo­du­les and will pro­vi­de you with a ge­ne­ral foun­da­ti­on in aca­de­mic and re­se­arch. The spe­cial fo­cus of the Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies will al­low you to fa­mi­li­a­ri­se yourself with me­thods re­aching bey­ond di­sci­pli­na­ry boun­da­ries and to de­ve­lop new stra­te­gies for sol­ving pro­blems ari­sing in sci­ence and prac­tice.
In the fi­nal se­mes­ter, you will wri­te your Mas­ter's dis­ser­ta­ti­on and at­tend the ac­com­pany­ing Mas­ter's Fo­rum.
The Mas­ter's pro­gramme­ in Ma­nage­ment & Data Sci­ence pre­pa­res you to take on re­s­pon­si­bi­li­ties in­vol­ving ana­ly­ti­cal, con­cep­tu­al, con­sul­ting, and stra­te­gic work. You will have a wide ran­ge of ca­re­er op­ti­ons avail­able to you, ran­ging from busi­ness con­sul­ting to cor­po­ra­te lea­dership po­si­ti­ons as well as spe­cia­list tracks in in­for­ma­ti­on-in­ten­si­ve or­ga­nisa­t­i­ons.
The Mas­ter's pro­gramme­ in Ma­nage­ment & Data Sci­ence is tar­ge­ted at gra­dua­tes with a ba­che­lor's de­gree in busi­ness in­for­ma­ti­on sys­tems, com­pu­ter sci­ence or na­tu­ral sci­en­ces and also in eco­no­mics or busi­ness ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on. For­eign and do­mestic gra­dua­tes with com­pa­ra­ble de­grees are wel­co­me – the stu­dy pro­gramme­ is com­ple­te­ly taught in Eng­lish.
If you wish to stu­dy Ma­nage­ment & Data Sci­ence, we recommend you learn at least one pro­gramming lan­gua­ge and to en­su­re that you have a good ba­sic grasp of li­ne­ar al­ge­bra so that you are able to meet the de­man­ds of the Mas­ter's pro­gramme­ from the out­set.
At a Glance
Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Sci­ence (M.Sc.)
Application period: End of April - June 1
Study places: 25
Start date: Oc­to­ber 1
Extent: 120 CP ac­cor­ding to ECTS
Duration: 4 se­mes­ters
Fees: Approximately 360€ per Semester