Master of Science (MSc) in Big Data and Business Analytics | ESCP

Master of Science (MSc) in
Big Data and Business Analytics
Give your data meaning

Objective of the Programme

The significant volume of data generated by companies today has placed it at the core of the strategic decision-making process.

The Master in Big Data and Business Analytics trains you to be an expert in Business Analytics. Its primary aim is to provide an understanding of the significance of data in today’s business world. The programme features an interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students build the in-demand technical, analytical and communications skills needed to manage large data sets and drive organisational change.

This Master is supported by an extensive network of renowned academic and professional partners in Europe who make up the International Advisory Board which supports excellence in the programme. Delivered in English on the Paris and Berlin campuses, it also includes an international seminar in China.


Participants’ background
(class of 2018)

  • Management sciences: 37.5 %
  • Engineering: 27.5 %
  • Economics / Finance: 25%
  • Marketing / Communications: 7.5 %
  • Political science: 2.5 %%





Class of 2020 Representatives



Alexis BARNIER - Master in Big Data and Business Analytics - ESCP

This programme is perfect for future managers with a strong appetite for disruptive technologies and data-driven strategies. What I probably like the most is the diversity of the students and the variety of ideas they have. If you want to challenge yourself in a global environment while becoming a data specialist, then this is the right master’s programme for you.”

Class of 2018


Open-mindedness and diversity

Students from the ESCP Master in Big Data & Business Analytics come from various countries and have different educational backgrounds.. Originating from 15 different countries, they form a group of multicultural participants, which makes discussing and working in groups all the more enriching.


Scientific Director

Hsin-Hsuan Meg LEE - Faculty - ESCP


Professor in Department of Information & Operations Management

PhD in Business Administration
French Qualification For PhD Supervisor, Management
Research areas: data mining, mechanisms for Web-enabled e-commerce applications, knowledge-based systems, effectively utilizing information for decision support through analytical models and simulation and supply chain management

Scientific Co-Director

Louis-David BENYAYER - Faculty - ESCP


Louis-David BENYAYER

Affiliate Professor in Departement of Entrepreneurship

PhD in Management Science
Research areas: business model, entrepreneurship and, strategic innovation, open business models, data driven strategies and organizational ambidexterity.


Advisory Board

The mission of the Master in Big Data & Business Analytics Advisory Board is to foster and support excellence of education for this Master Programme.

The board serves as an advisory resource for the Master in Big Data and Business Analytics programme regarding such matters as mission, strategy, curriculum, external activities, student recruiting, student placement, internships, fundraising, and new initiatives.
Each year, the advisory board reviews the programme’s achievement of its goals and identifies opportunities for improvement.

List of Members


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Master of Science (MSc) in
Big Data and Business Analytics


Our programme targets your expertise

The Master trains you to manage Business Analytics in an international environment

The programme benefits from a strong abutment of emblematic companies which provides a great professionalisation to the curriculum. With 100% of the courses in English, between 75% of the class represented by international students and a 1-week international seminar, the Master gets a strong international touch.


Students won the People's Choice Award at the Teradata University Challenge!

From ESCP with love – Asia

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follow:

Course Modules
Sep-Mar: Paris Campus | Apr-Jun: Berlin Campus

The courses provide both theory and real-life applications.

The programme starts in September and relies on ESCP’s highly-qualified teaching staff as well as on the visiting professors from some of the most prestigious universities and business schools in the world and invited professors with extensive professional experience in the data science field.
This programme requires a high level of English language proficiency.

Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • R & Business Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Design Thinking
  • Data Quality & Visualisation
Business Analytics
  • Research Methods in Business Analytics
  • Microsoft Data Tools Basics
  • Information Systems Management
  • Data Driven Business Strategy
Analytical Applications
  • Accounting, Financial Analytics & Reporting
  • Digital Manufacturing & Supply Chain
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Management Analytics

International Seminar
Jun: A 1-week International Seminar in China

The aim of this international seminar in China is to allow our students to experience an international economic, social and cultural learning context. Our students take courses in our academic partners' institution, visit local companies, and conduct an international project.

Professional mission
Jul-Dec: A professional mission of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world

From July to October, students must complete an in-company internship of 4 months.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career.

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving Masters students many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis
Nov-Dec: Writing and defending a professional thesis

This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis.

It should be worked on in terms 2, 3 and 4. The topic has to be finalized in coordination with the professional thesis supervisor by the end of term 2. The evaluation of the Master’s professional thesis is based on a written report and an oral defense before a jury by the end of December.

Professional thesis represents 30 of the total of 90 ECTS credits earned over this academic year.


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Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2018.


are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation


have a job
in an international dimension


€52,000 average annual salary











Others (Health Care, Luxury, …)

They held positions of…

  • IT Risk Consultant
  • Finance & IT Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Scientist
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • IA Consultant
  • Senior Pricing Strategy Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • AI Business Analyst
  • Pricing manager
  • Market Analyst

Companies Hiring

Alerta Omsorg AB – Boston Consulting Group – Capgemini Invent – CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd – CMA-CGM –Criteo – Deloitte – Engie – Eulidia – IBM Interactive – KPMG France – Magellan-consulting – Procter & Gamble – Sogeti – Total – …


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The admission teams are working hard to maintain admission exam schedules as originally planned, in light of the special circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the time-being, candidates are advised to remain focused and proceed as normal. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact the current circumstances will have, while continuing to maintain the highest health standards.

Our teams will remain available to reply to your questions, and will be in touch as soon as new information becomes available.


  • Holders of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field of study (minimum of 180 ECTS credits)
  • English test


Step 1: Application

Applications are made online. Carefully complete the online application form before the deadline specified in the Admission Calendar include the following required documents:

  • A copy of a Master/ or a Bachelor diploma already obtained OR a certificate of enrolment for current Bachelor studies
  • A 2-year university transcript of your Master or Bachelor degree
  • Two reference letters (they can be sent apart and in another format than the one proposed)
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score* (taken within the last two years)

An admission committee declares the eligibility of candidates. Eligibility results will be displayed on our website.

*Exemption: native speakers and international students with a minimum of 2 years of studies in an English-speaking country.

Step 2: Personal Interview

If you are declared eligible, you are invited to a personal interview with the Academic Director of the Master as well as professionals from the sector.
Acceptance results are sent out by email on the date specified in the Admission Calendar.

Step 3: Confirmation

If you are accepted and offered a place you must confirm acceptance of the offer by the date specified in the Admission Calendar and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2.000 to secure a place in the programme.

Admission Calendar

1st round 2nd round 3rd round
Deadline for online application
8 Jan 2020 30 Mar 2020 18 Jun 2020
Eligibility results
21 Jan 2020 20 Apr 2020 25 Jun 2020
Interviews for eligible candidates
29-31 Jan 2020 27 Apr - 12 May 2020 1st-3rd Jul 2020
Acceptance results
5 Feb 2020 18 May 2020 8 Jul 2020
24 Feb 2020 1stJun 2020 16 Jul 2020

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Fees & Financial


Application Fees

  • For one Specialised Masters® programmes: €130 (non-refundable)
  • For two Specialised Masters® programmes: €195 (non-refundable)

Fees Academic Year 2020/2021


  • travel & accommodation costs of the international seminar (mandatory seminar in June)

The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • direct debit option: 6 monthly instalments paid from November to April

Travel & accomodation fees are not included for all classes on ESCP campuses (Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Turin or Venice).

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2,000 for tuition fees.


Funding and Scholarships


ESCP Scholarships

ESCP scholarships of 10% of tuition fees are available based on merit and financial needs.
Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Previous studies in France: students who have been granted a CROUS scholarship based on financial needs over the past two years
  • Previous studies abroad: you must provide us with documentation allowing us to evaluate your financial situation.
  • Only first list students are eligible
ESCP Foundation scholarships

These merit-based scholarships are open to all students. The award amount is €2,000. The school offers 10 scholarships per year amongst all our Specialised Master & MSc students.

For these two types of scholarships, students have to submit an application online by September. Awards are announced at the end of September.
Only one application is needed to apply for both scholarships as they cannot be cumulated.

N.B: This programme is not covered by a CROUS scholarship.


Students must carry out internship(s) for a minimum of 4 months in order to graduate. Internships  salaries typically range from €500 and €2,000 per month.
Work permits are not required as the internship is a compulsory part of the curriculum.
The internship is a substantial source of funding for the Master programme.

Campus jobs

Many on-campus jobs are available (clerical work, research or other) and paid by the hour (€10 gross per hour).

Bank loans

You may apply for a bank loan both in your home country and your country of studies.  Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay-back. Please be aware that French banks require guarantors residing in France. ESCP has negotiated advantageous loan packages with BNP Paribas, BRED, LCL and Société Générale.

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