Master in Data Science

Bologna Business School

Program Description

Master in Data Science

Bologna Business School

The Master in Data Science is designed for recent graduates interested in management and data analysis and whom would like to take on a role which is central to any business and its value creation: the Data Scientist, having already become one of the most sought-after experts in the professional world.

The data business is becoming a key sector for the European economy, the development of products and services based on data and the analysis of data collected in companies, public entities or that are available on social networks. The aim being to obtain operational indications and to identify new business opportunities.

In one word: Big Data, but not exclusively. Companies, in fact, have both a need and an urgency to manage the acquisition, presentation, sharing, analysis and visualization of data.

The Data Scientist is defined by the Economist as “the most interesting job of the twenty-first century, combining the skills of an IT technician, statistician and storyteller to extract the golden nuggets hidden under the mountains of data.”

The Master in Data Science offers 3 different types of skills: solid computer training, am understanding of the technological aspects and knowledge of business dynamics.

This Master creates professionals with across-the-board skills whom are able to relate with the company’s management.

The program concludes with a Field Laboratory Work and a company internship.


The master in Data Science is a full-time program structured in 1,500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 360 hours of lecturing, an estimated 540 hours of independent study, and 600 hours of internship.

The structure of the Master is divided into three terms:

  • First cycle: December 2016 – April 2017
  • Second cycle: April 2017 – July 2017
  • Internship: August 2017 – December 2017

Classroom participation is about 30 hours per week structured in order to allow time to work in groups, while not neglecting individual students focus and management of interpersonal relationships.

Learning Method

The educational sessions provide different learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies and presentations by companies, testimonials, and group work.

The curriculum is completed with master lectures held by professionals from the worlds of business, academia and politics, with opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.


The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are 14,800 euros to be paid in several instalments, the first one upon enrollment.

The fees cover all academic materials via the online learning platform, all the facilities of the Alma Bologna Business School including use of the computers and secure personal Wi-Fi accounts, access to the study areas and gym, as well as student discount in the School’s cafeteria. Free parking is also available within the grounds of the School.

In addition, with your University of Bologna Student Card you will have access to all university facilities with more than 100 libraries (including online subscriptions and databases), the 3 city centre canteens and all university student related discount offers.

Scholarship/Financial Aid

At Bologna Business School we understand the importance of financial aid in supporting our students in achieving their educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be a significant commitment but we also truly believe that investing in one’s future always pays back.

Bologna Business School is pleased to offer partial scholarships to the most meriting students: there are scholarships of 6,000 euros each and scholarships of 4,000 euros each. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship – no specific application is required.

Thanks to the agreement between Bologna Business School and Intesa Sanpaolo, participants are eligible to apply for “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan.

Main characteristics:

  • Loan amount equal to the enrollment fee
  • Reduced interest rate
  • No collateral required
  • Repayable in 10 years
  • Without early closing fees
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Dec. 2016
12 months
Full time
14,800 EUR
Start date Dec. 2016
Italy Bologna
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 14,800 EUR