Admission requirements

Master of Science in Data Science for Business

This page outlines the specific admission requirements for this programme.

In addition, you must meet the general requirements for Master of Science.


1.1 Undergraduate Degree
a) A successfully completed bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS credits) in one of the following, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within Data Science for Business:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Physics


b) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in the field of business administration with a highly quantitative specialisation (80 ECTS). The business degree must include the following foundation courses, or equivalent:

  • Finance and Economics
  • Statistics or Econometrics

1.2 The Bachelor's degree must include the following courses, or equivalent:

  • Programming (python or equivalent)
  • Intermediate level Mathematics e.g. Calculus
  • Probability and Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Quantitative methods e.g. Machine Learning or Econometrics

Based on an overall assessment, an applicant may still receive a conditional offer of admission even if they are lacking one of the above courses provided they have an otherwise strong quantitative background.


In addition to the admission requirements for all MSc degree programmes, applicants to the MSc in Data Science programme require:
An average grade of B in courses of particular relevance to the programme, including Mathematics, Programming, Quantitative Methods and Statistics.


This is a limited enrolment programme. The admission requirements are minimum requirements and do not automatically grant applicants a right of admission.


Last updated 2 November 2022