Master in Data Analytics

General

Program Description

Decision-making processes within companies and other organizations rely heavily on the knowledge that decision-makers have about the reality where the company acts (markets, customers, producers, etc.). Much of this knowledge can be drawn from data resulting from normal business activity that is continuously accumulated by transactional information systems. Efficient and effective analysis and processing of such data for actionable knowledge may result in better performance of the organization. The data analysis process includes various statistical and data mining (data exploration) techniques, specifically targeted for the extraction of actionable knowledge from large volumes of existing data. All that knowledge extracted from the data provides, ultimately, support in decision making. According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute, this is the age of analytics since companies and other organizations are competing in a data-driven world.

OBJECTIVES

The Master in Data Analytics aims to develop skills in designing processes and using technologies and techniques which convert data into information and knowledge that contribute to business decisions. Thus the Master trains students in data analysis and knowledge extraction from databases.

TARGET STUDENTS

The Master in Data Analytics is intended for decision-makers wishing to add value to their strategic capabilities by taking advantage of decision support and data analysis systems, as well as specialists in information processing wishing to participate in the development of computational systems for business intelligence and decision support. Our current and past students are now:

  • Project Managers (Sonae, Banif, INE, Farfetch)
  • Business Intelligence Managers (NOS, Continente)
  • Credit Managers (Credifin)
  • Data analysts (Bank of Portugal, Banif)
  • Managers and developers of websites (INE)
  • Members of teams developing advanced decision support applications (Unicer, Sonae / Enabler, Sonae / Celdata, Siemens)
  • Researchers and professors
  • Graduates

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Master in Data Analytics is designed for those who wish to promote their professional development, as well as those who need a basic scientific and technical training to update their knowledge about the latest advances in the respective areas. The industries where the knowledge and the techniques can be applied are diverse. They include distribution, banking, manufacturing, insurance, transport, industry, retail, services (including health) among others.

APPLICATIONS

1st call: January 13, until February 27, 2020

Applications online: www.fep.up.pt

Contact: sa.posgraduacao@fep.up.pt

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

FEP is the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Portugal and Europe and highly ranked ... Read More

FEP is the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Portugal and Europe and highly ranked worldwide. Within its 14 schools and research units, the University of Porto has 30,000 students – of which 3,500 are international students - and close to 2,300 teachers and researchers. Read less