Menu

Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics - ESSEC & CentraleSupélec

Top

Program

A word from our Academic Directors

An intelligent use of data nowadays forms the core of business decisions constitutes the driving force of the societal and economic evolution of the years to come. It is probably one of the most important topics of our days. Analysts estimate that data-related businesses generated about 10 billion dollars in recent years, and will probably generate more than 30 billion dollars in the years to come.

The growth in job opportunities is tremendous: companies and organizations will need a couple of hundred thousand data scientists and business analytics leaders in the next few years. Moreover, the exponential growth in content-generation will bring about a huge need for highly qualified individuals with an in-depth knowledge and a global understanding of the technological and business challenges underlying the digital revolution era.

Recent business studies converge to an estimated need of educating several million data scientists and leaders within the decade to come. This is why two prestigious French Grandes Ecoles ESSEC Business School and CentraleSupélec have partnered to propose this very innovative and complete program. We believe that truly innovative leaders must be both business savvy and erudite in data sciences. Hence we propose a unique program where students learn and combine the key skills in innovation and wealth creation that companies will increasingly require"

ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Guillaume CHEVILLON

Academic Co-Director
Professor of Econometrics & Statistics

CENTRALESUPELEC
Nikos PARAGIOS

Academic Co-Director
Professor of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

What will you do?

The Master combines faculty resources of a Business School and an Engineering School, in Paris and Singapore, to provide a unique one-year intensive program –or two years program, depending on previous degree and professional experience- for students with educational backgrounds in economics, management, mathematics or sciences.

The structure of the program

ONE-YEAR PROGRAM

For holders of a Master degree, a 4-year Bachelor degree or a 3-year Bachelor degree with one year minimim of relevant professional experience.

P1

In France
Refreshers & Core courses
ESSEC France Campus and CentraleSupélec Campus

P2

In France

Major in Data Sciences
CentraleSupélec Campus

In France

In Singapore

Major in Business Analytics
ESSEC France Campus

Major in Digital Strategy
ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus

International Field Trip & Digital Workshop

P3

Internship or Professional Experience

To match students’ needs and goals and to ensure scientific expertise and data savviness, the program is hybrid between Data Sciences, Business Analytics & Digital Strategy. Electives are tailored to students’ specific career goals while being highly specialized in content and address recent trends and challenges. Students get access to modules (Financial analytics, Entrepreneurship…) as well as Masterclasses in advanced topics, training by partner companies and a field trip. Upon completion of the coursework, students are required to do an internship or professional experience, where they mobilize the skills acquired over the year.

The first period in France. Regardless of your major choice later on, you would always start the program in France. During the first period that runs from September to December, you will take refreshers and core courses as Big Data Algorithms, Techniques and Platforms, Predictive Analytics, Foundations of Optimization and Machine Learning, and more

Choose your Major(s). During period 2 you will choose among our three Majors to specialize in; there is no upper limit to number of elective courses and double majors are possible. Depending on your choice, you will continue your program on one or more of our three campuses, and will have the opportunity to take courses or minors from the other directions, giving you a well-rounded and balanced set of skills. Period 2 ends with an International Field Trip; the length of this period varies depending on your choices.

 See below an example class of our course in Machine Learning by Chloé-Agathe Azencott.

 TWO-YEAR PROGRAM

For holders of a 3-year Bachelor's degree without professional experience.

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

In France

Foundations
CentraleSupélec Campus

In France

Core courses
ESSEC France Campus

Join the one-year program

During the first year, you will take foundations and core courses on Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Management; some examples are: Algorithms, Optimization, Econometrics, Strategy. During your second year, you will follow the same structure of the one-year program

What makes this program unique

For a global understanding of the challenges underlying the digital era and to master the science of data and the techniques of business analytics, the program has a strong scientific focus and aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of these complimentary and intrinsically linked fields, enabling them to develop as fully-operational professionals.

Unique Hybrid Program  
Joint fully hybrid program from most prestigious Engineering & Business institutions in Europe.

Worldwide Recognition  
Awarded in QS ranking #4 as best program worldwide.

Official Diploma 
Master degree accredited by French Ministry of Education.

Majors 
Data Sciences, Business Analytics, Digital Strategy.

Hands-on Experience 
Professional experience, internship, digital workshop, international field trip, Corporate Research Project, entrepreneurship modules, master classes.

International & Top-Notch Faculty 
Faculty with a national and international recognition; 100% of involved faculty holds a Ph.D.

Industry & Companies connections 
Company visits e.g. international field trip (i.e Berlin, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, with visits to Google, IBM, etc.), seminars, fairs, career services from both institutions.

Centers of Excellence & Research 
Digital Vision Center (computer vision, machine learning & optimization, biomedical image analysis), Capstone Project, modules (Financial analytics, Advanced FinTech, Entrepreneurship…) 

 

 It’s one of the few programs out there where you can learn the theory behind truly state of the art Machine Learning/Data Science techniques, and at the same time apply them to real world problems in the business domain. The program has also given me the chance to work with many other talented students from a variety of backgrounds. As an undergraduate, I studied mathematics and computer science, but I’ve been able to work with and learn from colleagues with backgrounds in business, finance, and engineering, just to name a few."

Gregory Islas, current student from the US

Gregory Islas
Current student from the US

Put your new skills to the test

The Data Sciences & Business Analytics program is built on the premise of learning by doing. That is to say, we don't want you to just theorize about your chosen field of expertise, but to experience it and to delve into the complexities of business life in the real world. That is why, all students will go on an international field trip and do an internship/professional experience

Your Internship or Professional Experience, with a duration of 4 to 6 months, can take place anywhere in the world and is designed to boost your professional integration. Through the developed network of ESSEC and of CentraleSupélec's partnering firms, institutions, and alumni, you are sure to easily find an internship that suits your career ambitions.

Finally, the International Field Trip is a one-week trip to meet key actors, local professionals and business leaders all over the world, and confront your knowledge to best practices and emerging applications of analytics developing in other countries. You may travel to Hong-Kong, Silicon Valley, etc.

Recognition

The ESSEC-CentraleSupélec Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics program is authorised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to award a recognised BAC+5 degree, Master’s Grade, to its students. 

 

Welcome to France - Campus France

ESSEC Business School has been recognized by Campus France and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for the quality of its international students’ welcome.
The school received the highest level that can be obtained from the "Bienvenue en France" certification, which is the third level.

This certification recognizes the quality of ESSEC's reception in all the criteria provided:

  • The quality and accessibility of information
  • The welcoming of new international students
  • The academic offer
  • Accommodations
  • Campus life
  • The quality of post-graduate follow-up

Find out more

Download the brochure

Ready to join us...

Apply

Talk to our advisor

Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.
Contact us

Upcoming events

  • Sep 17
    Meet us in Brussels | ACCESS Masters Tour

    Study in France or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    Brussels, Belgium Sign up
  • Sep 19
    Meet us in Montreal | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey & Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    15:00 | Montreal, Canada Sign up
  • Sep 20
    Meet us in Paris | Access Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Marion Arbaut and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    Paris, France Sign up
  • Sep 23
    Meet us in Beirut | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey & Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    16:00 | Beirut, Lebanon Sign up
  • Sep 24
    Meet us in Chandigarh | Campus France

    Study in France or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs taught in English.

    13:00 | Chandigarh, India Sign up
  • Sep 26
    Meet us in Calcutta | Campus France

    Study in France or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs taught in English.

    15:00 | Kolkata Sign up
  • Sep 28
    Study in Europe 2019 - Singapore

    Meet our program advisors at this event!

    10:00 | Singapore Sign up
  • Sep 28
    Meet us in New York | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | New York Sign up
  • Sep 28
    Meet us in Istanbul | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | Istanbul, Turkey Sign up
  • Sep 28
    Meet us in Bangalore | Campus France

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs taught in English.

    13:30 | Bangalore Sign up
  • Sep 30
    Meet us in Mumbai | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    12:00 | Mumbai, India Sign up
  • Oct 01
    Meet us in Mumbai | Campus France

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs taught in English.

    15:00 | Mumbai, India Sign up
  • Oct 04
    Specialised Masters Coffee Chat and Consultation - Hanoi, Vietnam

    Meet our program advisor in Hanoi

    17:00 | Hanoi, Vietnam Sign up
  • Oct 05
    Meet us in Paris | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Marion Arbaut and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | Paris, France Sign up
  • Oct 06
    Specialised Masters Coffee Chat and Consultation - HCM, Vietnam

    Meet our program advisor in Hanoi

    18:00 | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Sign up
  • Oct 08
    Meet us in Madrid | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    16:00 | Madrid, Spain Sign up
  • Oct 12
    Meet us in London | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | London, United Kingdom Sign up
  • Oct 14
    Meet us in Turin | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    15:00 | Turin Sign up
  • Oct 15
    Meet us in Milan | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Monique Merizio and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    15:00 | Milan, Italy Sign up
  • Oct 17
    Specialised Masters Coffee Chat and Consultation - Jakarta, Indonesia

    Meet our program advisor in Hanoi

    18:00 | Jakarta, Indonesia Sign up
  • Oct 28
    Meet us in Shanghai | ACCESS Masters Tour

    Study in France or Singapore! Meet Lina Tian and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    Shanghai, China Sign up
  • Oct 30
    Meet us in Beijing | ACCESS Masters Tour

    Study in France or Singapore! Meet Maxime Chatelier and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    Beijing, China Sign up
  • Nov 02
    Meet us in Frankfurt | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | Frankfurt, Germany Sign up
  • Nov 04
    Meet us in Munich | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Vibhor Dubey and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    16:00 | Munich, Germany Sign up
  • Nov 09
    Meet us in Bangkok | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Sonya Lau and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    13:00 | Bangkok, Thailand Sign up
  • Nov 12
    Meet us in Singapore | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Sonya Lau and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    16:00 | Singapore Sign up
  • Nov 23
    SALON STUDYRAMA DES MS, MASTER 2 & MBA

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Marion Arbaut and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    10:00 Sign up
  • Dec 02
    Meet us in Pune | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    14:00 | Pune, India Sign up
  • Dec 06
    Meet us in Hyderabad | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    14:00 | Hyderabad, India Sign up
  • Dec 08
    Meet us in Bangalore | QS Tour

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Annegret Schulz and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    12:00 | Bangalore Sign up
  • Jan 18
    Journée portes ouvertes le 18 janvier 2020 !

    Venez vivre l'expérience ESSEC

    09:30 | Cergy-Pontoise Campus Sign up
  • Jan 25
    SAMS SALON DES MASTERS/MS/MBA

    Study in France and/or Singapore! Meet Marion Arbaut and discover ESSEC Master programs.

    10:00 | Paris, France Sign up

This website uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, we will assume that you consent to the use of cookies. Find out more about cookies.

x
Help Me Choose a program