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

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
This Joint Degree between HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique 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 MSc Data Science for Business - Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique programme is offered at HEC Paris School of Management.


Study In Two Globally-recognized Institutions

Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Paris are both world leading academic institutions, renowned for the quality of their degrees, faculties and research 

Their association within this Joint Degree represents the best Business/Engineering combination Europe could possibly offer, with extraordinary added value for the students who will follow this program in Big Data and Business.

The MSc Data Science for Business - Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique programme is offered at HEC Paris School of Management HEC Paris School of Management.

Acquire The Skills To Make A Difference In Tomorrow’s Digital World

Exploiting this vast amount of data requires the following:

  • A mastery of the sophisticated mathematical techniques needed to extract the relevant information.
  • An advanced understanding of the fields where this knowledge can be applied in order to be in a position to interpret the analysis results and make strategic decisions.
  • A strong business mindset and an even stronger strategic expertise, to be able to fully benefit from the new opportunities involved with Big Data problematics and develop business solutions accordingly.
  • The ability to suggest and then decide on the choice of IT structures, the ability to follow major changes in IT systems, etc.

Therefore the program has three objectives:

  • To train students in data sciences which combines mathematic modelling, statistics, IT and visualization to convert masses of information into knowledge.
  • To give students the tools to understand the newest data distributing structures and large scale calculations to ease decision-making and guide them in their choices.
  • To form data ‘managers’ capable of exploiting the results from analysis to make strategic decisions at the heart of our changeable businesses.

As “Big Data” affects all kinds of companies and all sectors, students will have a very large range of career options upon graduation, from consulting firms to digital start-ups, not to mention very large multi-national companies.

In fact, as can be seen in all areas of cutting-edge innovation, there is a growing demand for high-level managers who can combine strong technical skill with business know-how.

This is especially true when it comes to Data Science topics, and students graduating from data science and Big Data programs are therefore highly sought after on the job market.

Business Partnerships Within The Joint Degree Program

Students will benefit from a wide range of partnerships throughout the program and upon graduation.

  • Aeronautical and transport (Peugeot-Citroen, Airbus, AirFrance, SNCF, Amadeus)
  • Consultancy (McKinsey, Accenture, Cap Gemini…) and Business Intelligence (Keyris, Sopra Group, CapGemini, SAP-Business Object, SAS)
  • Banking and insurance (BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Barclays, HSBC, AXA)
  • Energy (Engie, EDF, AREVA, start-ups in the industry)
  • Digital (IBM, Google, Facebook, Criteo, start-ups in the industry)
  • Telecommunications (Orange)
  • E-commerce (FNAC, Darty, Cdiscount, Criteo, start-ups in the industry)
  • Media and the leisure industry.

Programme Structure

Year 1 At Ecole Polytechnique

Management or Mathematics Foundation Courses

Depending on the profile of the students, they will have access to either management foundation courses (accounting and marketing) or mathematics foundation courses (mathematics, statistics and probabilities).

Core Courses
  • Statistics in Action
  • Statistics with R
  • Born to Code (Python programming)
  • Advanced Programming
  • Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
  • The Art of Regression
  • Data Structure and Data Management
  • Data Base Management System
  • Systems for Big Data Analytics
Year 2 At HEC Paris

HEC Paris offer two different options for the second year of the curriculum:

  • Strategic Management
  • or Digital Business


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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic 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.
    • Supporting documents to be up-loaded before the application deadline:

    • 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
      • Non-refundable application fee of €100.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      18900 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      18900 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    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.


      - The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship
      - Grants from The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
      - HEC Foundation Excellence Scholarships
      - Local Scholarships and Loans
      - Bank Loans
      - Prodigy Finance – New Loan Scheme

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