Master Business Intelligence & Data Science

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M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science

Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis
Semester start: September (fall term)

Master of Science

Campus: Dortmund, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Study types: Full Degree, Distance Learning
Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council
Admission requirements: Business studies with at least 15 ECTS points in the field of business (e.g. business administration, economics, business information systems;
or related fields) and least 10 credits must have been earned in quantitative courses.
all requirements
Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated
Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions
Language: 100 % English
Tuition fees:

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Fast Track: On the Fast Lane

With the option "Fast Track" the semester abroad is omitted and you shorten your internship period. This allows you to complete your master's degree in only 3 semesters with 90 ECTS. Prerequisite: you bring 210 ECTS from your Bachelor (an alternative admission to Fast Track is possible via demonstrated work experience or by taking the ISM Pre-Master). Find out more from your study advisor.

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2023-03-09 02:00 PM (CET) - Online Infosession (Bachelor & Master Programs)
M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science program content

Master Business Intelligence - Creative Use of Digital Data

Due to the the smart use of data is a decisive competitive factor today, data scientists, system architects or data consultants are in great demand on the market. The Data Science Master provides you with comprehensive methodological knowledge for well-founded data retrieval as well as intelligent and automatic data evaluation.

In addition to IT topics, there are also teaching units on business analysis and practical consulting projects. This enables you to make important predictions within the company and plays a key role in achieving corporate goals more effectively.

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#In the Middle of Practice

A visit to Acxiom - a leading global data service provider

Acxiom prepares data worldwide to make insights quickly and easily accessible. With the help of data, companies understand the needs of customers and can build an efficient Customer Expericence. Students were taught about digital data consulting and shown the many ways in which data can be analyzed, combined and used. An exciting insight into the professional field of Data Scientist.

Master Business Intelligence - study abroad

Gain International Experience

Integrated into the Master Business Intelligence & Data Science is a stay abroad at one of around 190 partner universities. Through your semester abroad you will:

  • deepen your expertise in an international context,
  • perfect your language skills,
  • get to know intercultural peculiarities and
  • have the opportunity to complete a second international degree (Double Degree) at a partner university.

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How Can I Apply?

Business Intelligence studies at ISM are not restricted by a “Numerus Clausus” (NC). To test your motivation, your abilities and your personality structure, you take part in an internal entrance test.

Further information about the admission requirements and the application process

M.Sc. Business Intelligence at the ISM

How do companies manage to turn their data into gold? Prof. Dr. Matthias Lederer, program director of the M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science program, explains why one should study M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science.

Bastian Nominacher
Every day we see from our customers - many of them big players in their industry - which exciting insights emerge from intelligent data analysis. In particular, our experts use process mining as a technique of data science to evaluate digital traces in IT systems. For young professionals, I see the combination of data analytics and consulting competencies as particularly target-oriented, because good data scientists have to master quantitative methods as tools of the trade - but also convince with soft skills and international experience. I am therefore looking forward to getting to know the ISM graduates.

Bastian Nominacher, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Celonis SE

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