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The Data Science Program will prepare you to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector. Read more

The Data Science Program will prepare you to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector.

Program description

The digital revolution brings with it an explosion of data that carries significant potential value for businesses, science, and society.

As data becomes easily available as never before, so too does its volume grow, and extracting useful quantitative insights becomes more and more challenging. 

The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector, offering a thorough training in predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics.

The curriculum will guide students from modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand. 

Data Science students will be armed with a solid knowledge of statistical and machine learning methods, optimization and computing, and the ability to spot, assess, and seize the opportunity of data-driven value creation.

Students will learn how to apply classroom examples using real data and answering concrete business questions from the perspectives of different industries. Through an independent master's project and the opportunity for industrial practicum work conducted with local businesses, students can have the opportunity to solve actual analytics problems hands-on.

Our courses are taught by leading academics and researchers in the fields of Economics, Operations, and Statistics, as well as experienced professionals from the analytics industry.The program also invites guest speakers and entrepreneurs working at the frontiers of the Data Science.

Degree

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Data Science awarded jointly by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). The degree requires the successful completion of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of graduate courses (6 credits are equivalent to a 40 hour course), some compulsory and some elective. The students' final program must be discussed with and approved by the Master Director.

Who hires Data Science Graduates?

  • Consumer Goods, E-commerce, Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunications Industries
  • Logistics and Transportation Industries
  • Finance and Insurance Industry
  • Consulting and Research Organizations
  • Banking and Public Institutions

Examples of recent professional placements:

  • Accenture - Consultant (Barcelona)
  • Agoda - Data Scientist (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Criteo - Business Intelligence Analyst (Barcelona)
  • Kernel Analytics - Data Scientist (Barcelona)
  • King - Junior Data Scientist (Barcelona)
  • Morgan Stanley - Quantitative Model Developer (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Nine Connections - Machine Learning Developer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab - Data Scientist (Providence, RI, USA)
  • Stratagem Technologies - Reinforcement Learning Research (London, UK)
  • UNICEF - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Kinshasa, Congo)




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The MSc in Business Research is a one-year programme which provides students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies to conduct their own research in business. Read more

Overview

The MSc in Business Research is a one-year programme which provides students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies to conduct their own research in business. The programme can also be taken part-time over two years.
Students who successfully complete the master will have developed the knowledge and skills to begin the preparation of a doctoral thesis and may therefore request admission to the PhD in Business. Attainment of the MSc degree also prepares students for careers in research and policymaking in the public and private sectors. You must note, however, that it is a research-oriented programme and not a professional MBA.
The programme attracts students from around the world. A typical class profile has a percentage of international student of over 60%. As the master is taught in Spanish (55%) and English (45%), a good command of both languages is needed.
The MSc in Business Research offers international research excellence in business administration and management. It also provides the means for students to develop skills and abilities in research that meet the highest standards. Students are exposed to a rich training curriculum as well as a wide offering of master classes, research seminars, workshops and conferences. These offerings shape academic skills and at the same time create sensitivity for practical business opportunities and challenges.

You can find more information on the programme content here: http://www.ub.edu/business-school/msc-in-business-research/#phdb-programmecontent053b-d05d

Students must complete 60 credits comprising 30 core course credits and 30 free-elective credits. Given its research orientation, the master degree requires a teaching model that combines a practical approach with master classes, which provide the conceptual foundations of business research. Lessons in the computer room are essential in order to master statistical techniques and databases.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the master will have developed the knowledge and skills to begin a doctoral thesis and may therefore request admission to the PhD in Business. This is one of the most popular career choices for MSc in Business Research graduates. In fact, the master is intended to serve as a foundation for doctoral research, which in turn constitutes the first step towards an academic career.
Not all students decide to follow this route, though. Some prefer to make the transition to the labour market straight after finishing their master degree and others wait until they have completed their doctorate. According to data provided by the Catalan government, 95.4% of all PhD social sciences graduates find a job in less than three years, and the unemployment rate is below 3.3%. Therefore, the MSc and the PhD allow students to improve their position in the job market.
The Faculty of Economics and Business has a dedicated Careers Services office, which offers guidance and facilitates employment for graduates. It manages the Job Bank, where companies post job offers and available work placements. The Career Services office also works to strengthen students’ entrepreneurial skills and offers the Coworking Space as a place for developing projects and sharing ideas and strategies.

You can find more information on career opportunities here: http://www.ub.edu/business-school/msc-in-business-research/#phdb-careers053b-d05d

Funding

The University of Barcelona offer various options for funding across postgraduate and doctoral study.

You can find more information on available funding here: http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/estudis/suport_estudi/beques_ajuts/beques_ajuts.html

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Full-time program for 1 academic year (60 ECT credits) in English. The Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences is a joint academic program of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of UPF (DCEXS, UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). Read more

Overview

Full-time program for 1 academic year (60 ECT credits) in English.
The Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences is a joint academic program of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of UPF (DCEXS, UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). This new program offers highly flexible and personalized hands-on research training in a multidisciplinary research environment.
In addition to the research aspect, the master’s will also develop talented scientists through experiential training in professional skills such as scientific communication, project management, responsible research and innovation.

You can get an overview of the course here: https://www.upf.edu/web/masters/master-of-multidisciplinary-research-in-experimental-sciences

Course Structure

The master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences is designed to provide outstanding students with the skills and abilities needed to thrive in an increasingly multidisciplinary contemporary research environment.
A key feature of the program is in-depth hands-on research training in multiple fields. Students undertake a 6-month major project, and a 10-week minor project in two different research disciplines in leading research institutions from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS). Students are provided with extensive training in professional research skill, and engage directly with and learn from outstanding local and international researchers.
The participating institutes are:
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) http://www.crg.eu/
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) https://icfo.eu/
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) http://www.iciq.org/
Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) http://icn2.cat/en/
High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE) http://www.ifae.es/eng/
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en
Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS)

Fellowships

The master's program offers 15 fully-funded competitive fellowships to outstanding candidates. The fellowships cover tuition fees, a monthly living allowance and a mobility allowance. Please inquire for details.

You can get more information on the Masters course structure here: http://bist.eu/master/

Description

The program is aimed at candidates who intend to undertake a PhD or pursue a research career in fundamental science and technology. The program is open to candidates who hold a degree in health sciences, engineering, computer sciences or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, biology, or mathematics).
Through the program, students will acquire the following skills:
• basic skills and knowledge needed to carry out advanced and interdisciplinary research projects in one or more of the fields of research
• the ability to acquire, in an independent manner, the knowledge and the practical skills currently necessary to respond to the demands of an open and complex environment which is based on knowledge
• the ability to work effectively on complex research projects in a multidisciplinary environment
The program is based on experiential learning through work on selected research projects and the supervision of group leaders from a large variety of research areas offered by the BIST research centers and the Department of Health and Experimental Sciences of UPF . The available areas of research are listed at the bottom of the BIST Research page.

You can get more information on the course and admissions dates here: http://bist.eu/master/

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