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The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science prepares graduates with the skills to design and build data-driven systems for the private or public sector. Students of the data science program will receive a thorough training in predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics.
The digital revolution brings with it an explosion of data that carries significant potential value for businesses, science, and society. As data becomes easily available as never before, so too does its volume grow, and extracting useful quantitative insights becomes more and more challenging.
The curriculum of the data science program will guide students from modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand.
Data science master students will be armed with a solid knowledge of statistical and machine learning methods, optimization and computing, and the ability to spot, assess, and seize the opportunity of data-driven value creation.
Students will learn how to apply classroom examples using real data and answering concrete business questions from the perspectives of different industries. Through an independent master's project and the opportunity for industrial practicum work conducted with local businesses, students can have the opportunity to solve actual analytics problems hands-on. The data science program also invites guest speakers and entrepreneurs working at the frontiers of the Data Science.
- An Undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS are required).
- A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. See our Student Profile for more detailed information.
- An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL 90 and IELTS 6.5
- GRE exam is mandatory for the Data Science Program and highly recommended for those applicants to the Economics Program who want to be considered for the UPF PhD program (GPEFM).
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
Degree & diploma
Master Degree in Data Science (awarded jointly with UAB and UPF)
Tuition & fees
Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is: €18,000
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
At the Barcelona GSE, you will find talented people who are committed to frontier research and graduate education in economics. The Barcelona GSE recruits talented, analytically-minded students from all over the world to join these 9-month, full-time master programs. Over 88%...
Location & accommodation
The city of Barcelona, Spain is a well-known cluster for education in economics and business with 7 universities and more than 200,000 students. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is an entrepreneurial city, home to many international companies and innovative businesses. Barcelona is cosmopolitan with many of its 1.5 million inhabitants coming from all parts of the world creating a melting...