The M.Sc. in Data Analytics and Decision Science (DDS) has been carefully designed to equip ambitious professionals with a STEM background with a distinct set of skills needed to succeed in a digitized and globalized economy.
Data-driven decisions become mission-critical in one vertical after the next. Many professions will face disruptive change, job descriptions will change significantly as data- and algorithm-driven decisions are at the core of creating value for businesses and new jobs will emerge. Tasks currently performed manually or supported by simple approaches will require specialized knowledge in Data Analytics and Decision Science, machine learning and optimization techniques in the future.
The M.Sc. degree in Data Analytics and Decision Science (DDS) granted by RWTH Aachen University in Germany will also enable you to pursue an academic career and continue studying towards a PhD in fields such as data analytics, machine learning & artificial intelligence, operations research and engineering.
Whichever way you want to follow after graduation: Our dedicated team of experts in the career and entrepreneurship centers will accompany you on that journey and help you decide how to best realize your ambitions, be it an exciting new job or starting your own business. We seek to place our graduates in global technology blue chips, hidden technology champions, leading technology consultancies and fast-growing technology ventures. The Entrepreneurship Center at RWTH Aachen University also has a long track record of supporting innovative startups by our graduates – between 70 to 100 every year.
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RWTH Aachen is ranked number one in the field of Statistics & Operational Research in Germany by the QS World University Ranking.
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Applications open from 3rd December.
4 semesters full-time, including 1 semester Master thesis
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RWTH Business School is looking for applicants who have a background in a technological area and at least a Bachelor’s of Engineering or Science degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
Applicants need to have at least 12 months of professional work experience.
+ social contribution fee at RWTH Aachen approx. 280 € per semester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
There are several scholarship opportunities available for international students. We highly recommend that students start searching for an appropriate scholarship as soon as possible. Please find below some possible starting points that will help you search for a suitable scholarship:
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