Program and courses
In the Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship , you cover all necessary disciplines to successfully apply data science in business and entrepreneurship in a responsible way. Data engineering is about designing systems handling the data infrastructure. Data analytics is about data science and AI models you run on the data. Since all models inevitably provide an output, interpreting, explaining, and interacting with this output is critical. That is why data-driven decision-making is needed. Data-driven business development is about translating the models into business impact, supported by law and ethics that the first four disciplines need to align with.
Benefit from the combination of Tilburg University ’s business, legal and societal insights with the technological know-how of Eindhoven University of Technology:
- In almost all courses you apply Data Science techniques
- You can do more than one year of coursework in collaboration with businesses providing real-life data challenges
- Study and work as part of a close-knit and interactive community of students, researchers and companies on Tilburg University's dedicated JADS (Jheronimus Academy of Data Science) campus in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
- Benefit from the support and encouragement by JADS Playground & SME Datalab when starting your own business
- Graduate with a diploma awarded by both Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
As a graduate of the Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship Master, you have excellent career opportunities. You possess a deep scientific understanding grounded in practical experience from working on real-life cases. Together with a valuable professional network, you will be fully equipped to enter the job market with an ever-growing number of data science and AI-related vacancies. Not only in the Netherlands but also worldwide.
Graduates of the Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship work as data engineers, data scientists, data analysts, data entrepreneurs, data consultants, or PhD candidates.
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The Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship focuses on the tools and skills you need in order to analyze data used by today’s businesses and turn this into meaningful insights. You’ll acquire the skills and gain the experience you need to evolve into a well-rounded data scientist. You’ll learn by using real business data and case studies based on data-driven issues.
This two-year joint degree consists of 120 credits (EC):
- 10 Compulsory courses (60 EC)
- 5 Elective courses (30 EC)
- Master’s thesis (30 EC)
Compulsory courses include:
- Data Intrapreneurship in Action
- Data Mining
- Data Engineering
- Strategy and Business Models
- Social Network Analysis for Data Scientists
- Data Consultancy in Action
- Interactive and Explainable AI Design
- Data Entrepreneurship in Action
- Intellectual Property and Privacy
- Data Ethics and Entrepreneurship
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEntrepreneurship Data Science & Big Data View 19 other Masters in Entrepreneurship in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
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In order to be directly eligible to the Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship, the curriculum of your technical Bachelor's program needs to meet the following criteria:
- A minimum of 15 ECTS in mathematics and statistics, which includes at least 5 ECTS in mathematics and 5 ECTS in statistics.
- Courses in:
- (Introduction to) Computer Science / Data Science
- Data Science
- Programming (at least one language, preferably Python)
- Machine Learning / Data Mining
Next to this you need to meet the English language requirements.
The admission requirements for the Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship may seem strict, but there is a good reason for it. The required knowledge areas are needed so that you share the same baseline in technical knowledge with your fellow students. This enables you to go further in-depth studying data science.
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International16700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 24 months.
National2253 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Tilburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
JADS JMJ Scholarship
The JADS JMJ Scholarship is intended for international students from outside the EU/EEA area who want to pursue the Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship (Joint degree) at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS).
Students who are awarded the JADS JMJ Scholarship, will receive a tuition fee waiver of at least € 8000,- for the first academic year and if they pass 8 out of the 10 courses in their first year, at least € 8000,- for the second academic year.
Selection is based on the student’s academic performance, motivation, and an interview.
Please be aware that the JADS JMJ Scholarship does not apply for the Pre-Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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