Master's Program Data Science & Entrepreneurship

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ECTS Points 120 Points
Title MSc in Data Science
starting moment end of August
Duration 24 Months
Language English
Availability Full-Time
Tuition fees (per academic year) Non EEA: € 16.200, EEA: € 2.168

Data is everywhere. Whether you buy something online, go to an amusement park or support a charity in order to make the world a better place, just about everything you do adds to the huge volume of data in circulation.

Not only that, but data is also gaining in value. Companies and other organizations use data to gather valuable insights and create business opportunities. That’s why there’s a growing demand for skilled data scientists who know how to make sense out of the vast sea of data and put it to good use – both effectively and safely.

Unique collaboration between TU/e and TiU

Our master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship is a unique collaborative venture between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU) that is designed to produce data science professionals with excellent business skills. The program equips you with the skills you need in order to use data science to develop innovative, value-adding and sustainable activities for all sorts of businesses, from large, established corporations to budding start-ups. You’ll learn how to translate imaginative, data-driven ideas into concrete project requirements, develop technological solutions, launch a business venture and assess its effectiveness.

Science meets business

By the time you have completed your degree, you will have developed a robust scientific perspective combined with a practical business approach that will form an excellent platform for a successful career.

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Why choose this Master’s Program?

The master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship combines TU/e’s technological know-how with TiU’s business, legal and societal insights. In other words, it draws on the best in theory and practice from two leading Dutch universities. It provides you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of a wide range of techniques at the interface of technology and business – all while taking account of potential social impacts.

What makes this master’s program so special?

  • It’s a brilliant combination of business skills and information technology, drawing on the best in theory and practice from two leading Dutch universities.
  • It prepares students for a career at the interface of data science and entrepreneurship.
  • It’s a unique educational experience in an exceptional setting: it means studying and working as part of a small, close-knit community on a dedicated campus.
  • Students learn to apply data-driven methods in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong links with business: an opportunity to gain immensely valuable practical experience from working on real-life cases that involve solving actual business data problems.
  • A chance to interact with a wide range of businesses, and to make an impact not just on their own operations, but on the community as a whole.
  • Short lines of communication between students and teaching staff based on direct, personal contacts.
  • Plenty of opportunities to attend both business and social events on campus,
  • Active support and encouragement for students starting a business in a data-driven environment.

The master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship is based in the dynamic Marienburg campus in the vibrant Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

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Make an impact with Data

“The master’s program Data Science and Entrepreneurships (MDSE) emphasizes the importance of the many interests that are at stake in transforming data-driven concepts into viable business ideas. Taking responsibility is vital, as data can affect everyone, everywhere. That’s what made me found my own company, LUX, that urges on making transparent data-driven applications today’s norm. However, the curriculum of MDSE is not only for those that want to start their own company; it is suitable for everyone that wants to make an impact on the world’s data-driven tomorrow. “

– Max Roeters

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The field of Data Science

“Looking at the education at JADS one thing that I really enjoy is that if you look at the papers that we read they are all recently published papers which is very important in the field of data science because the field is moving incredibly fast.” 

– Fabian Kok, Master student


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Most unique aspect of JADS

“The most unique aspect of JADS is the close connection between business and the program, in the form of the very startups that are hosted in the building where the education also takes place. You also have the JADS playground, which is an incubator, that can really help you start up your own business and you can even do that as your own master thesis, investigate your own business idea and pursued it. I think it’s really interesting how JADS focuses on the business aspect of data science.”

– Ruward Karper, Master student


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Become future ready

 “At JADS you learn the technical data science skills but also learn to apply it on real-life cases and together with all the facilities provided, within this campus, you learn to become a great data scientist and future-ready.”

– Jari Rijnen, Master student


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Strong connection with businesses

“The most unique aspect about JADS is their strong connection with businesses and MKB’s in general. Also, their unique approach to support students who start businesses in a data-driven environment really convinced me to start at this institution.”

– Jules Bruinen, Pre-master student


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Study program and curriculum

The two-year program focuses on the tools and skills that 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.

You’ll benefit from close collaboration between TiU and TU/e, attending classes with leading researchers from across the full spectrum of data science – ranging from machine learning and information retrieval to human computer interaction and large-scale data management.

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Admission Requirements

Take a look at our admission requirements to find out whether you’re eligible for the master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship.

The Application deadlines for the Master’s Program are:

  • Non EER Students: 1 April, 2022
  • EER Students: 1 July, 2022
  • Dutch Students: 1 August, 2022
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Premaster’s Program

We offer a half-year pre-master’s program worth 30 ECTS credits by way of preparation for the master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship. This preparatory program is intended for those students who have sufficient knowledge of statistics and mathematics, but who are not immediately eligible for the master’s program itself.

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The JADS JMJ Scholarship is offered by the Sisters of the Society of Jesus Mary Joseph (JMJ), a Congregation founded by Rev.Fr. Mathias Wolff S.J in the 19th century, located in the Netherlands.

This 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).

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Career opportunities

The career opportunities for data scientists are endless. The Harvard Business Review dubbed the data scientist as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In other words, your skills will be in exceptionally high demand.

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