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Outline

The MSc in Business Analytics provides specialized and comprehensive training in data science and business analytics. At CATÓLICA-LISBON you will learn how to structure data analytics problems and use data analytics tools and techniques to design solutions for real business challenges. At the same time, you’ll develop the critical skills necessary for successful leadership in organizations. Our students enjoy access to a broad international network of students, faculty, and alumni, facilitating co-learning, sharing best practices, and unique networking opportunities.

Key Features

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Start date September 2021
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Entry level BSc in Business | Economics or another quantitative discipline
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Duration 3 or 4 semesters
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Schedule Full-time
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Profile Recent graduates up to 2 years professional experience
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Program language Fully taught in English

Overview

The ability to extract information and derive business insights from large and complex data has become a crucial dimension in businesses and firms' competitive development. In recent years we have witnessed a rapidly growing demand for data analytics professionals with business-related knowledge.

The MSc in Business Analytics provides students with specialized and comprehensive training in data science and business analytics. Students will learn how to structure data analytics problems and use data analytics tools and techniques to design solutions for real business challenges. Beyond the acquisition of technical knowledge, the program also focuses on developing the critical skills necessary for successful leadership in organizations.

MSc in Business Analytics students will have the opportunity to access professional careers requiring an understanding of data science and the current issues in the field as well as data management and analytics skills. Students of this degree will enjoy access to a broad international network of students, faculty, and alumni, facilitating co-learning, sharing best practices, and unique networking opportunities.

Program Structure

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The mandatory courses in Business Analytics provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for successful Business Analytics. Courses in this area will teach students the best practices in data acquisition, management, and analytics, while also developing their statistical and programing knowledge and skills.

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Foundations of Statistics with Applications in R
  • Database Management
  • Causality and Randomized Experiments
  • Data Visualization
  • Time Series Econometrics

The two courses in this area will focus on the development of data analytics solutions for actual business challenges.

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Advanced Topics in Predictive Analytics

The two courses in this are focus on the development of the critical skills necessary for successful leadership in organizations.

  • Data Privacy and Ethics
  • Managing People

You may take free elective courses to complement your area of expertise or simply explore a topic that interests you. In our MSc in Business Analytics, some electives that you can take are:

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Operations Analytics
  • Accounting
  • Economics of Business and Markets
  • Strategy and Change
  • Finance
  • Mathematical Programming and Simulation
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Decision Theory

Career Accelerator Lab is designed to help students in CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Master programs to develop skills that are important for working with and managing people, as well as for approaching the job market, and therefore for lifelong employability and growth.

To obtain a valuable international experience and further improve your knowledge, you complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA-LISBON’s prestigious partner schools around the world.

Students are encouraged to complete a summer internship before or during the MSc program.

The program culminates in a project in which students will apply the tools and techniques learned throughout the program to a real world Business Analytics challenge or research topic. This project may be developed collaboratively in teams of students who will then prepare and present an individual report on the team’s project expanding on an aspect or set of aspects of their particular interest or to which they contributed the most.

Admissions requirements

Graduates in Business, Economics, or another Quantitative discipline that seek to improve their Business Analytics knowledge and skills in order to pursue a high level international career.

Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.

Application process

When to apply

2021 intake

Our best advice is to apply early. Mark your calendar with the dates below to apply on time.

1st round - to be announced - application fee to be confirmed
2nd round - to be announced - application fee to be confirmed
3rd round - to be announced - application fee to be confirmed
4th round * - to be announced - application fee to be confirmed

* limited spots available

How to apply

Start your application online, provide us with your personal information, upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee. The Admissions Jury reviews applications shortly after each application period deadline.

For further information about our programs and the admission process, please contact the MSc Marketing & Admissions Office (msc@ucp.pt | +351 217 214 140).

Tuition Fees

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Semesters
Program total fees
3 semester track 11.800€
4 semester track (with optional exchange
semester)
13.800€

Please note that application fee is not included in total fees. Application and enrollment fees are non-refundable.

Scholarships

CATÓLICA TOP+ SCHOLARSHIP

CATÓLICA Top+ is a scholarship program meant for students with an outstanding academic record.

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete their MSc with a partial waiver of tuition fees for the regular track of the program (3 semesters at our School; exchange semester excluded).

We encourage outstanding students to apply for this scholarship in your MSc application. This is the only way to apply for our scholarship.

Other scholarships

Grants to Higher Education Students in Portugal - more information here or contact our Social Responsability Office (GRS) - grs@ucp.pt

Scholarship Fundação Amélia de Mello (for portuguese students only) - more information here 

 

Careers: Immersion in the Corporate World

From day one, CATÓLICA-LISBON supports you throughout your academic journey, preparing you for the challenges of the job market by providing you with the skills to open the path to a successful professional career.

Why CATÓLICA-LISBON Masters?

Top Business School in Portugal

A TOP 10 most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem hub in Europe

Lisbon hosts the Web Summit since 2016 and is ranked 5th best European city to launch your start-up. (according to Startup Heatmap Europe survey 2016)

Which makes it an extraordinary combination between:

Why Lisbon?

Lisbon, the "city of the seven hills", is the political and economic capital of Portugal. It stretches along the north bank of the River Tagus in the westernmost country of mainland Europe.

Also known as the “white city”, the almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms Lisbon into a mirror of a thousand colors, highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.

Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries, quaint museums, great cuisine and the best sandy beaches in Europe are some of the features that make Lisbon one of the best cities to study and live.

 

 

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FAQ's

You can find here the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from prospective students interested in our MSc Programs. If you still have any question after reading this information, you are invited to contact us.

 

 

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