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  • Application DeadlineLast date you can apply to the program.
    01 Aug '18
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    24 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

MBA: Big Data & Business Analytics Overview

The MBA Big Data & Business Analytics has been developed in 2015 as our answer to the steep increase in labour market demand for big data, data science and business analytic specialists. The MBA Big Data & Business Analytics is intended for:

1.Students with a quantitative background (mathematics, computer science, engineering, econometrics, etc.) who want to apply analytics in various areas of business and learn about new technologies

2.Students with a business background (business administration, economics, finance, etc.) with extensive business experience who want to learn about analytics and new technologies.

A personalized approach, strong team, network orientation and small class sizes (35 students) make our MBA stand out. The MBA Big Data & Business Analytics has close linkages to the Amsterdam business community and international partners. Students have access to our unique data science ecosystem and Start-up village.

MBA Big Data & Business Analytics Curriculum:

The curriculum of the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics is specifically designed for students to develop in knowledgeable big data experts who are able to do the hands-on work as well as lead data-intensive projects, departments and businesses. The curriculum is a combination of courses in analytics, business and computer science. The programme pays attention to both hard and soft skills, encouraging students to reflect on their ambitions and growth as a leader. We stimulate entrepreneurship by helping students develop their own business cases during the Entrepreneurship course and the International Study Trip. In the Thesis Project, students carry out a big data project from beginning to end within their organization. The lecturers are both reputable academics and experienced practitioners from data science strategy consultancies, software companies, privacy law firms, and more.

The MBA Big Data & Business Analytics is a unique experience in a vibrant environment preparing you for the challenges and opportunities in big data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the GMAT compulsory?

The GMAT is compulsory for candidates who have a Bachelor’s as their highest degree. We give exemptions for candidates who have pursued a business- or quantitative master’s, e.g. in the field of mathematics, physics, finance or international business. Please check with the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics Admissions Team if you are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

Why should we choose the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics?

The MBA Big Data & Business Analytics was the first of its kind in Europe, has Triple Crown accreditation, only 35 carefully selected students, linkages with data science hub and we are located in the heart of Amsterdam, where all major (international) businesses are having their offices. The University of Amsterdam is also consistently ranked as the top university in the Netherlands.

What does the application process entail?

The application process consists of three steps, Application (1), Assessment (2) and Interview (3). In total, the application process takes around 4 weeks’ time.