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  • Application DeadlineLast date you can apply to the program.
    01 Aug '20
  • 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 ability to leverage big data is becoming increasingly critical. Prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities that Big Data brings you with this hands-on MBA Big Data & Business Analytics.

5 Reasons for choosing the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics

  1. Part-time programme. With evening classes twice a week, you can perfectly combine work and study.
  2. Small-sized, interactive classes. With approximately 35 students in class, you have plenty of room for discussion and personal focus.
  3. Team- and network oriented. Both the Amsterdam business community and international partners are closely related to the programme.
  4. Focus on soft skills and hard skills. Reflect on your ambitions and growth as a leader, while you are being educated to become a big data expert.
  5. Practical and hands-on. The programme combines theory with a practical application. The theory you learn can be practised in your organisation immediately.


As a big data expert, you are able to do the hands-on work as well as lead intensive data-driven projects, departments and businesses. Therefore, the curriculum is a combination of courses in three fields:

  1. Business (with courses in strategy, finance, marketing, HRM)
  2. Analytics (with courses in statistics, econometrics, system optimization)
  3. Computer Science (with courses in machine learning, data visualisation)

MBA Big Data & Business Analytics:  facts & figures

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 24 months
  • 7 hours per week of scheduled class time (3.5 hours per class, twice a week from 18:30 - 22:00). Evenings vary per block
  • 8 - 13 hours per week for preparation, casework and assignments
  • Exams, resits, career workshops or company visits may take place on Friday during the day or evening
  • Officially recognised Master’s degree. Title to be obtained: MBA

For further information: please contact [email protected]

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a quantitative or business background
  • 3 years post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT minimum of 630 for those with a bachelor’s degree
  • English language proficiency

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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 located. The University of Amsterdam is also consistently ranked within the top 3 universities 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.