At the Business Intelligence and Smart Services programme at Maastricht University you’ll study service design, business intelligence systems and business analytics, directly applying the knowledge you gain to real-life company projects. When you graduate, you'll have a wide variety of career options available to you. You could work, for instance, as a service designer, business intelligence consultant or big data architect. The types of organisations you could end up working in are equally varied, as companies, governments and research organisations are all looking for people like you.
Why this programme?
The big data revolution is having an enormous impact on society as a whole, as well as on organisations and individuals. The data explosion is a tremendous source of new opportunities for companies. It enables them to make better, more customer-oriented, more targeted, more cost-efficient decisions. Business intelligence specialists have therefore become an essential asset to any company and any public institution.
In addition, companies have started to develop so-called smart services: product and service innovations that directly capitalise on data and technology, offering added value to customers. New business models centred on the development of smart services are being introduced to meet the growing demand. As a master’s student in Business Intelligence and Smart Services at Maastricht University, you’ll learn how to analyse big data, make business decisions in data-rich environments and design data-driven smart services.
Big data is a rapidly growing field, and your career perspectives look equally promising. You’ll be able to find work at large companies, governmental agencies, policymaking institutes and research institutes.
You’ll also be able to pursue many different positions, including:
- service designer
- service engineer
- smart service consultant
- service manager
- service delivery manager
- business intelligence consultant
- big data analyst
- big data architect
Your experience with formulating and analysing data-driven research questions will also be valuable if you choose to pursue a PhD.
- Business Analytics
- Service Design
- Business Intelligence for Smart Services
- Machine Learning for Smart Services
- Descriptive and Predictive Analytics
- Smart Decision Support Systems
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBusiness Intelligence & Analytics Innovation Management Data Science & Big Data View 21 other Masters in Innovation Management in Netherlands
- List of grades of your bachelor’s programme
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of motivation
- Description of your statistics courses
- Official GMAT or GRE score report
- A recent passport picture
- A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
International15800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Heerlen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.