• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
This Joint Degree between HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique will equip students with both the technical skills and the strategic mindset to lead successfully any business career requiring a strong expertise in Big Data. The MSc Data Science for Business - Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique programme is offered at HEC Paris School of Management.

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Big Data for Business - Joint Degree with Ecole Polytechnique programme is offered at HEC Paris School of Management.

Study In Two Globally-recognized Institutions

Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Paris are both world leading academic institutions, renowned for the quality of their degrees, faculties and research (see HEC rankings).

Their association within this Joint Degree represents the best Business/Engineering combination Europe could possibly offer, with extraordinary added value for the students who will follow this program in Big Data and Business.

Acquire The Skills To Make A Difference In Tomorrow’s Digital World

Exploiting this vast amount of data requires the following:

  • A mastery of the sophisticated mathematical techniques needed to extract the relevant information.
  • An advanced understanding of the fields where this knowledge can be applied in order to be in a position to interpret the analysis results and make strategic decisions.
  • A strong business mindset and an even stronger strategic expertise, to be able to fully benefit from the new opportunities involved with Big Data problematics and develop business solutions accordingly.
  • The ability to suggest and then decide on the choice of IT structures, the ability to follow major changes in IT systems, etc.

Therefore the program has three objectives:

  • To train students in data sciences which combines mathematic modelling, statistics, IT and visualization to convert masses of information into knowledge.
  • To give students the tools to understand the newest data distributing structures and large scale calculations to ease decision-making and guide them in their choices.
  • To form data ‘managers’ capable of exploiting the results from analysis to make strategic decisions at the heart of our changeable businesses.

Programme Structure

The key aim of the teaching in this Joint Degree is to provide students with the tools needed to solve real problems, using structured and unstructured data masses, teaching them to ask the ‘right’ questions (both from statistics and ‘business’ perspectives), to use the appropriate mathematical and IT tools to answer these questions.

Students will be equipped to shift constantly from data to knowledge, from knowledge to strategic decision, and from strategic decision to operational business implementations.

All these shifts carry with them numerous challenges that each require an interdisciplinary approach involving mathematics, IT, business strategy, and management skills.

Core Courses
  • Statistics in Action
  • Statistics with R
  • Born to Code (Python programming)
  • Advanced Programming
  • Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
  • The Art of Regression
  • Data Structure and Data Management
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

Students must have a strong level in Mathematics and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in the following fields:

  • Bachelor in Science
  • Bachelor in Engineering
  • Bachelor in Business or in Economics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    37800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    37800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Paris

1140 - 1650 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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