Data Science and Business Informatics Master Degree

Class: LM-18 Computer Science
Department: Computer Science
Web site: https://www.di.unipi.it/en/education/mds

The two year graduate program in Data Science and Business Informatics has been designed to meet the growing demand for professionals with an interdisciplinary skill both in informatics and in business to satisfy the increasing demand by companies to compete using analytics methods. The graduate program is focused on Business Intelligence and Data Science techniques to support decision making. The interdisciplinary competence covered by the Business Informatics degree is intended to overcome the cultural divide between IT and management. In fact, as reported by several studies and publications, there is a shortage of trained professionals who can integrate the various skills and approaches necessary to overcome the traditional distrust of management in involving computer professionals in decision-making. Our graduates are highly sought after in the job market. Statistics show that not only 100% of graduates are hired within one year from graduation, but also that they are assigned a responsibility role.

The Programme offers a wide range of courses taught in English. A few courses are taught in Italian.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a first cycle degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or a degree with at least 40 ECTS credits in the following areas: Management, Economics, Informatics, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics. Applicants must also be fluent in English, e.g.,~holding a certificate at level B2 or higher of CEFR or an equivalent other certificate.There are quotas on the number of extra-UE students that can enroll. Pre-applications will undergo a selection process. Information on how to apply for the Master Programme can be found at the enrollment of foreign students web page.

Study plan rules

Study plan rules and further information is available in the Study plan section.