Combining the technological know-how of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with the business, legal and societal insights of Tilburg University (TiU), the program draws on the best in theory and practice from two leading Dutch universities. The master’s program in Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship is designed to shape you into an all-round data scientist. You will acquire the skills that you need to order to find solutions to business and societal problems – that means passing through the Curriculum entire cycle, from approaching a problem from a data analysis perspective to implementing an appropriate data science solution, while at the same time taking account of its potential legal and social implications.
Each year of this two-year master’s program is divided into two semesters. The first runs from September to January, and the second from February to July. Each semester consists of a series of courses, followed by a written examination period lasting two to three weeks. The program is divided into the following components:
See the course descriptions for more detailed information on the compulsory courses
On top of the mandatory courses and master’s thesis, students have to pass 5 elective courses worth 30 EC in total. Students are expected to choose one of the following specializations:
To qualify for a certain specialization a students should pass at least three courses from the relevant courses, including the core course (the course which is on the top of the list, marked in bold). Students are strongly recommended to write their thesis in line with the specialization.
Be aware of the entry requirements for certain courses:
The homologation program is intended to bring the knowledge of the students coming from different studies to a comparable level, and to provide a good connection between a student’s knowledge and the contents of the core program. A deficiency on databases is the most frequent deficiency for direct admission. This master’s program offers a homologation program for students with this deficiency.
For more detailed information, read the relevant part of this document.
Starting as of September
A deficiency on databases is the most frequent deficiency for direct admission that is a required knowledge for the mandatory course Data Engineering in year 1/semester 1. Hence, we will allow homologation in year 1 by delaying Data Engineering to year 2. In addition, students enrolled via the homologation program follow the pre-master’s course Foundations of Databases as a part of their examination program (i.e. as an elective) in their second semester. Consequently, students in the homologation program follow the course Data Engineering in the second year.
Instead of Data Engineering, students follow an elective course in year 1/semester 1, which is Natural Language Processing .
Starting as of February
If a student follows the homologation program starting as of February, the student follows Foundations of Databases in its first semester. In case the course is passed, the student can take Data Engineering in its second semester.