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MSc in Data Sciences & Business Analytics - with CentraleSupélec

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Majors

What can you expect?

After the first period P1, in which you have laid a powerful foundation, you will spend your next period specializing through a Major. There are three Majors to choose from: The Data Sciences Major takes place at the CentraleSupélec Saclay Campus in France, the Business Analytics Major is followed at the ESSEC France Campus. Finally, the Digital Transformation Strategy Major takes place at the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus in Singapore.

In period 2, you must partake in a minimum of 6 elective courses. To successfully become a Major in a direction, four of these electives must be dedicated to the electives within the Major. The other two electives can be in any direction of your choice. Scroll down to read more about each of these Majors.

Major in Data Sciences

CentraleSupélec offers eight elective courses in P2 to all students of the program. To obtain your Data Sciences Major, you must dedicate at least four of your elective courses to Data Sciences. You do that by selecting a minimum of four out of the eight possible electives. See below examples of a few of these data science electives offered. To see an in-depth description of each course, or to see the other electives, have a look at our brochure.

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Example electives of the Major in Data Sciences

 

High Performance and Parallel Computing
This course refers to both the underlying theoretical foundations of distributed programming as well as the practical use of existing distributed programming architectures. 

Deep Learning & Convolutional Networks
Programming exercises are covered in this course as well as the basic theory and methods for the solution of optimization problems, and linear and non-linear programming.

Natural Language Processing
The primary focus of the course will be on understanding various NLP tasks, algorithms for effectively solving these problems, and methods for evaluating their performance.

Sparse Coding and Compressed Sensing
This course provides an overview of the most recent methods both in terms of representations (scarsity / compressed sensing and coding) as well as in terms of representations and inference including continuous and discrete optimization.

Geometric Methods in Data Analysis
The fundamental constructions related to the manipulation of complex phenomena are reviewed in this course, mixing ideas from computational geometry and topology, statistics, and machine learning.

Massive Data Processing
This course tackles the analysis of massive data sets that are generated in many scientific and business intelligence applications.

Major in Business Analytics

ESSEC Business School in France offers eight elective courses in P2 to all students of the program. To obtain your Business Analytics Major, you must dedicate at least four of your elective courses to Business Analytics. See below a few examples of the electives you can choose from. To see an in-depth description of each course, or to see the other electives, have a look at our brochure.

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Example electives of the Major in Business Analytics

 

Supply Chain Analytics & Tools
This course aims to familiarize students with the core designing, planning and optimization tasks of a supply chain manager, and to introduce students to the use of supply chain applications to solve the most prominent problems.

E-business Strategy & Operations
With a managerial rather than a technical approach, this course provides participants with the knowledge needed to participate in and manage the development of e-business websites.

Econometrics
By introducing the basic concepts of econometrics and modeling approaches, this course will ensure students are able to: implement suitable statistical methods for the construction of econometric models, assess the validity of econometric models and use econometric software.

Business Analytics with Accenture
Worldwide experts from the company Accenture present actual projects and deliverables in their field of specialty, walk the students through their analysis and present them with interactive case studies.

Quantitative Risk Management
So that students acquire the practical tools to solve real problems, this course builds upon the main theoretical concepts and modeling techniques of Quantitative Risk Management. 

Business Intelligence
In order to gain insight and make better decisions, this course refers to the technologies and processes for collecting, blending, modeling, analyzing and visualizing data.

Major in Digital Transformation Strategy

ESSEC Business School in Singapore offers five elective courses in P2 to all students of the program. To obtain your Digital Transformation Strategy Major, which is a brand new Major recently launched, you must dedicate at least four of your elective courses to Digital Transformation Strategy. You do that by selecting a minimum of four out of five possible business analysis electives. See below a few examples of the electives you can choose from. To see an in-depth description of each course, or to see the other electives, have a look at our brochure.

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Example electives of the Major in Digital Transformation Strategy

 

Digital Business Models
With a managerial rather than a technical approach, the purpose of this course will be to explore, in partnership with the students, the breadth of digital business models with a focus on entrepreneurial ventures, and identify how they might create or transform businesses.

Strategic Consulting in Asia: Tools and Issues
This course is designed for students interested in understanding consulting as a profession in Asia. Through both group and individual activities and case-based assignments, students will become familiar with the tools and techniques that consultants use to help their clients.

Project Management for Digital Initiatives
In this course, the objective is to provide structured and systematic methods for managing complex digital projects. With the digital transformation imperatives, many companies will have to face challenges that are not necessarily easy to tackle with their core competencies.

Digital Marketing Strategy
As digital is becoming the #1 advertising media platform globally, this course aims to provide both a deep perspective into digital marketing, channel by channel, as well as the integration of digital within a marketing plan.

The Major in Digital Transformation Strategy is brand new. See the video below to discover the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus!

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