Brief description

Curriculum (in English)

Degree programme code: 066 977
Degree programme: Master's programme
Degree programme duration: 4 semesters
Workload: 120 ECTS credits
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of instruction: English
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Programme outcomes

The goal of the Master's degree program in Business Analytics is to familiarize students with the methods and instruments required for business analyses and decision support. Students choose an in-depth area of business administration, for which they then carry out data analyses and design, implement and prototype decision support systems. 

Students are able to independently solve and interpret business decision problems, using large data sets and to derive recommendations for action.

The field of Business Analytics requires a high degree of analytical thinking from students. In the master's programme Business Analytics, students deepen both the theoretical and practical concepts of statistics, operations research, data science, and the design of information systems, taking into account business, ethical and legal aspects in dealing with large amounts of data. 


Foundations of Business Analytics
Required ECTS-Points: 14
Foundations of Business Analytics for Business Administration Students14

Foundations of Business Analytics for Computer Scientists

Advanced Analytics             
Required ECTS-Points: 14
Advanced Business Analytics6

Advanced Operations Research

Ethics, Legal Issues and Doing Data Science
Required ECTS-Points: 28
Ethics, Legal Issues and Doing Data Science12

Business Analytics Project and Seminar

Data Science Electives
Required ECTS-Points: 12
Students choose from the range of computer science courses offered in the course catalogue the courses announced in the course catalogue according to personal preference.12
Elective Module Business Administration
Required ECTS-Points: 20
According to the offer, students complete a Business Administration Minor from the following offer of the Master's programme in Business Administration:
a. Banking and Finance20
b. Marketing and International Marketing20
c. Supply Chain Managament20
d. Smart Production20
e. Organisation and Personnel20
f. Electronic Business (E-Business)20
Business Analytics Electives
Required ECTS-Points: 4
Students choose courses announced in the course catalogue by the SPL4
Master Thesis, Seminar and Masterexamination    Required ECTS-Points: 28ECTS
Master Thesis Seminar2
Master Thesis24
Masterexamination (Defence)2

 Curriculum/Study Plan

For all legal regulations and a detailed description of the structure of this degree programme, please refer to the curriculum.


The master's degree program in Business Analytics is aimed at students who have already completed a bachelor's or diploma program in the field of economics, business informatics, computer science or statistics who study the methods of business analytics and apply them in a more in-depth application area of business administration. 

Students have knowledge of analytics and decision support, statistical methods, operations research and relevant informatics concepts. 


Information about the admission are available on the website of the Admission´s Office

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