Business Analytics - Optimisation of Business Processes, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 months
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15180 EUR/year
2530 EUR/year
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How to price airline tickets optimally? How to reduce the waiting time in a hospital? The Business Analytics - Optimisation of Business Processes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is all about utilising data and algorithms to optimise business decisions.

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Overview

The Business Analytics - Optimisation of Business Processes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam combines the fields of operations research, data science and operations management into a track focused on improving businesses and organisations.

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.

In your first semester, you’ll take a number of core compulsory courses. During the second and third semester, you’ll focus on your own specialisation. Finally, in the fourth semester, you’ll spend six months doing an internship at a business or research institute, giving you first-hand experience of the working world.

During the programme, you’ll learn all about mathematical modelling and how to apply it in practice (including at financial institutions), how to make predictions using machine learning and statistics, how to analyse data and recognise data patterns and structures, and how to build a complete decision support system as part of a group project.

Start working

A Master’s degree in Business Analytics opens the door to all kinds of career opportunities. Major international companies like Google, Booking.com 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:

  • Optimization of Business Processes
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • Machine Learning for the Quantified Self
  • Continuous Optimization
  • Scheduling
  • Advanced Linear Programming
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Performance of Networked Systems
  • Entrepreneurship in Data Science and Analytics
  • Applied Analysis: Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Systems and Control Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    15180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15180 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2530 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.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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Available Scholarships

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4000 USD
Deadline
20 Dec 2025
OAS ISS Scholarship
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1000000 INR
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Anytime
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Education Future
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
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The Smooth Movers
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Grant
33600 EUR
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
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3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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Various benefits
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25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
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7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
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5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
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Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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90000 AUD
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The Ramsay Centre
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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8000 EUR
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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965 USD
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500 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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55 GBP
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19 Jun 2024
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10000 USD
Deadline
05 Feb 2025
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1500 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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