The availability of big data from a growing range of interconnected, interactive, and interoperable devices and the concurrent development of powerful quantitative techniques are giving rise to new perspectives and paradigms in the field of business. To leverage these opportunities, there is an increasing demand for highly-trained specialists who can extract insights out of big data to solve business-related problems. The BDS courses tie the foundations of data science directly to different business fields.
The program is a two-year research master (120 EC) aiming to train future PhD students who will start their doctorate at one of the Schools in business and economics of the three partner universities. The program helps students to jumpstart their PhD trajectory not only through solid training, but also with direct experience in research (provided during the seminars, research clinic, research hackathons, skill workshops, thesis, interaction with faculty, research assistantships opportunities), and teaching (e.g., teaching assistantships opportunities).
The program has a strong focus on data science, presented to the students at a higher theoretical level than in a traditional master program.
In year 2, students focus on a given business sub-discipline, selecting from among: 1) finance, 2) entrepreneurship and innovation, 3) marketing science, 4) human resources and organization, 5) logistics and supply chain. The courses have been carefully selected by a team of experts with the aim of ensuring the perfect learning trajectory in each subfield.
Admissions are highly selective and competitive. A maximum of 30 students are annually admitted to the BDS Research Master program. The class-size limit of 30 students guarantees a high level of interaction in the classroom, detailed feedback from faculty, and the support of a strong cohort.
The BDS program is embedded in the fervid research culture of three leading universities, benefitting from the expertise and research network of top-notch faculty. Not only are the rich variety of topics and methodological approaches covered in this program unique, the broad network employed/drawn on by participating faculty (with connections at MIT, NYU, LBS, and JADS, to name a few) is a valuable asset for future scholars. The cooperation between the three Schools guarantees first-rate education provided by highly qualified scholars, embedded in excellent infrastructure.
BDS has its own offices and dedicated support staff in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam (shared with the Tinbergen Institute). Students have their own computer facilities and office space. Student housing is available for international students moving to the Netherlands. Read more about locations, housing & research facilities.
The program is connected to PhD positions at the Schools in business and economics of the three partner universities.
About the School
Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics centre of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quali ... Read More