M.Sc. On Campus

Business Analytics - Computational Intelligence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
15500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Analytics - Computational Intelligence MSc from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a two-year programme , divided into four semesters. 


Which patients are likely to develop serious coronavirus symptoms? What’s the probability of a consumer clicking on an advert on a website? Where is crime most likely to occur?

The answers to these questions can be found using algorithms from data mining and machine learning. 

The Business Analytics - Computational Intelligence programme is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

They turn large amounts of data into useful information, using tools like artificial intelligence, big data, deep learning, evolutionary computing, data mining, data science and so on. This is one of the hottest scientific topics of this century – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

If you choose this track, you’ll take compulsory courses in the optimisation of business processes – including mathematical optimisation – and machine learning and its applications, such as dynamic programming and reinforcement learning.

Start working

A Master’s degree in Business Analytics opens the door to all kinds of career opportunities. Major international companies like Google, and KLM are all on the lookout for talented business analysts. 

You could enter a graduate consultancy position with leading firms like Deloitte, Accenture, EY and PwC. Or you could become a data scientist in one of the many Amsterdam-based data science startups. Alternatively, why not pursue a career as a data-mining specialist or risk manager in the financial sector? Become a revenue specialist at KLM or Emirates?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing Technology
  • Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Performance of Networked Systems
  • Web Data Processing Systems
  • Learning Machines
  • Data Mining Techniques
  • Machine Learning for the Quantified Self

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Business Analytics programme is open to both Dutch and international students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. 
  • In order to gain admission to the Business Analytics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 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.

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