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Business Data Science

Business Data Science

University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offer a joint two-year research master programme as part of a 5-year PhD track.

Are you interested in data science and business? Do you have an analytical mindset and intellectual curiosity?

Enrol in our programme and get the best training from dedicated faculty from the business departments of three leading Dutch universities: University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. You'll you benefit from lectures by internationally renowned experts in a small-scale setting with fellow students from all over the world.

Why study this programme?

This joint research master's programme is a two-year research master in business data science fully dedicated to preparing students for their next step in their academic career.

  • Unique blend of data science and business
  • Jump start your research career
  • Small-scale setting
  • Successful graduates will continue in fully paid PhD positions
  • Excellent funding opportunities

NOTE: Until accreditation is awarded, the courses will be hosted by Tinbergen Institute. Visit the Tinbergen Institute website for more information.

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Admission requirements

The programme is a selective research master programme that is geared towards excellent and ambitious students who want to pursue a PhD in the business departments of the three universities involved (EUR, UvA, VU Amsterdam). Admissions are highly competitive. A maximum of 30 students are selected by the Admission Board in a rigorous and careful process. We look for bachelor or master students interested in business data science with strong analytical skills and research oriented.

Apply for Research Master Business Data Science

The programme is primarily geared towards excellent students who want to pursue an academic career and continue in a PhD position in the business departments of the three universities (EUR, UvA, and VU Amsterdam). A maximum of 30 students are selected by the institute’s Admission Board in a rigorous and careful process based on the following information provided by the candidates:

1.    GRE/GMAT score report*
2.    TOEFL iBT or IELTS test results*  
3.    Diplomas and transcripts of current and previous higher education
4.    Writing sample
5.    Statement of Academic Interests, including research proposal (max. 2 pages)
6.    Curriculum Vitae
* not for holders of a Dutch degree 

Deadline for applications: 

April 1, 2019 (all)
June 1, 2019 (EEA and Swiss nationals only)
For late applications, please get in touch with us.

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University of Amsterdam: rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

Business Data Science
Degree programme Joint degree
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in September