Data Science (D.S.) is one of the three specializations tracks under the Master of Management, which is an international one-year master's program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments.
The program focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The program is tailored to bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Data Science (DS), Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.), or International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) - three specialization tracks of the program. The program does not only apply to (business) economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, psychologists, etc.
The Master of Management program aims to develop the following competencies:
The graduate of the Master of Management is capable of identifying and deconstructing complex business problems, stemming from both an organizational and a strategic origin.
The graduate is capable of evaluating, selecting, and applying suitable methodologies, tools, and techniques to analyze complex business problems in order to make hands-on, high-quality recommendations to improve both tactical and strategic decisions.
The graduate is capable of defending suitable, high-quality business strategy options on the basis of their implications.
The graduate is capable of translating strategic decisions into lower-level goals and key performance indicators.
The graduate is capable of working in a multinational and interdisciplinary context, with an attitude that reflects the following elements: critical reflection, constructive arguing, professional communication, efficient collaboration, effective self-management, ethical behavior, and sustainability.
Data Science (D.S.)
In this specialization, you graduate with a hybrid profile. You know how organizations function and have the knowledge to deal with different organizational stakeholders. In addition, as a Master of Management in Data Science, you have a deep understanding of data-driven decision-making. This means you have basic knowledge of process and data analysis to drive qualitative decision-making, along with a basic set of skills to perform this type of analysis.
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