The MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics course is designed for those who have a numerical background and want to develop their understanding of data management and cybersecurity. The practical programme will allow participants to gain skills in applying correct statistical techniques for decision making and more importantly, communicate findings in a non-technical way that is easier to understand.
The programme provides specialist knowledge to become competent in predictive analytics, explore new tools available in the industry and hone your skills in the science of decision making. Students additionally have the chance to work with professional bodies and employers, as well as undertaking entrepreneurial activities, to further strengthen employability following graduation.
Based on GISMA's Berlin campus, there is ample opportunity for students to extend their networking links and experience the dynamic forward-thinking environment. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience with GISMA.^
^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
*The 30% scholarship applies to the September 2021 intake only. A 20% scholarship applies to other intakes.
Our Study Guarantee: Start your studies online or on campus
As an educational institution, we want to ensure that our students can start studying with us no matter the circumstance and we want to give you every chance to progress with your education and build a successful career. At GISMA we want to assure you that there will be an option for you to study and start your programme on time regardless of whether the campus is open or closed. We also want to assure you that you will still be able to study in the case where the campus is open but, due to health concerns or travel restrictions, you are unable to attend the classes in person on time.
With this in mind, all of our students will have the option to start their studies online. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany as soon as possible.
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Who is the programme for?
This course has a strong focus on employability and is perfect for those looking to kick-start their career in the field of data management and cybersecurity in an industry of their choice. Berlin is an up and coming business hub and with its diverse population, the perfect location to experience international education. You will get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture Berlin has to offer whilst getting an insight into German businesses such as Sony, Deutsche Bahn and other key corporate players.
How will you learn?
The MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics course is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, in order to prepare students for the ever-changing business world after they graduate. In addition to traditional face-to-face learning within the classroom, you will receive core textbooks and various reading materials. Students will also have access to a wealth of online facilities from the Financial Times and other professional bodies. These resources provide a range of sector and business based material which represent live accounting and finance changes and analysis reports. Continuous access to these articles ensures that our students are up-to-date with today’s fast-paced financial industry and therefore prepared professionally for the field.
The full-time course will take one year to complete, divided into two semesters of 12 weeks. You will study 60 credits in each semester, starting your dissertation module in Semester 2. Students will study the four compulsory modules and can choose one elective module.
This year will consist of the following core modules:
• Data Discovery Visualisation (30)
• Data Driven Decision Making (30)
• Predictive Analytics (30)
• Professional Development (non-credit bearing)
• Business Project (60)
One elective module from the list below:
• Blockchain (30)
• Fintech (30)
• Strategy for the Digital Economy(30)
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The MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics is powered by Tableau, the leading business intelligence software for data visualisation. As part of this course, students gain practical experience of how this software is used for fast, digital data analytics to enable organisations to see, understand and inform data-driven decision making.
Alibaba Cloud content is used in this master's programme giving students access to content and resources to use throughout their studies and in their future careers.
Gaining a Masters in Business Intelligence and Analytics can open the door to careers in business, data management, cybersecurity and various other industries where reliance is on data-driven decision making, predictive analysis and data discovery visualisation. Your strong numerical skills with the ability to apply correct statistical techniques for decision making will be highly valued by employers. Students who graduate from this degree may also consider CMI postgraduate qualifications, an MBA or a PhD.
Our dedicated Career Development Centre will help students fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services, and establishes long-lasting relationships with alumni and employers.
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Fees and funding
Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.
Tuition fee - €16,000
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.
You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.
Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.
*Terms and conditions apply.
A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
*Based on data from 2017/2018 of students enrolled on the following programmes: MSc Corporate Financial Management, MSc International Marketing, MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management and MSc Strategic Business Management.
Career statistics you need to know
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in Europe, with a growing economy
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector
Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities
Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit