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Data Science for Business Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This Data Science for Business Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique programme from HEC Paris will equip students with both the technical skills and the strategic mindset to lead successfully any business career requiring a strong expertise in Big Data.


The key aim of the teaching in this  Data Science for Business Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique from HEC Paris is to provide students with the tools needed to solve real problems, using structured and unstructured data masses, teaching them to ask the ‘right’ questions (both from statistics and ‘business’ perspectives) and to use the appropriate mathematical and IT tools to answer these questions.

Students will be equipped to shift constantly from data to knowledge, from knowledge to strategic decision, and from strategic decision to operational business implementations.

All these shifts carry with them numerous challenges that each require an interdisciplinary approach involving mathematics, IT, business strategy, and management skills.

‘Data science’ is based on the statistical processing of information (Statistics / Numerical statistics and Machine learning).

A wide range of statistical methods will be explored throughout the program, along with methods derived from applied mathematics.

The program aims to sharpen students’ understanding of how these methods link basic, essential theories that play a considerable role in practice.

Career opportunities

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Placement opportunities: 

  • BCG
  • McKinsey & Co
  • Bain & Co
  • Capgemini
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Amazon

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introductory Supercase
  • Digital Transformation
  • Making sense of the technology ecosystem
  • Acquisition strategy growth hacking and full stack marketer
  • Regulations and Compliance in Data Science
  • Data Analytics for Business Strategy
  • Deep Learning 
  • Time Series and Financial Data


This master is just as relevant for IT specialists and applied mathematicians as it is for high-potential students with little to no former exposure to IT and statistics, as long as they have a strong level in mathematics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Students must have a strong level in Mathematics and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in the following fields:

  • Bachelor in Science
  • Bachelor in Engineering
  • Bachelor in Business or in Economics.
The pre-selected candidates will then be invited for a face-to-face or Skype interview.
  • Degree certificate(s) or current enrollment certificate
  • All official academic transcripts obtained in a higher education institution (exchange programs included) with official GPA
  • Résumé (CV)
  • GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE official test score report
  • English language proficiency test score report (TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge)
  • 2 completed online reference forms (at least one should be filled out by a professor)
  • Passport-style photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Jouy-en-Josas

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Data Science for Business Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique
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