Master of Data Science and Business Analytics

There’s a global consensus on the idea that data stand as the coin in today’s business landscape, and will be the driver shaping the fourth industrial revolution.

Indeed, in the current so-called second machine age we are seeing the rise of new types of business models, corporate competences, customer-focused processes and managerial skills build around data science.

Companies require professionals that understand that data management and business analytics are deeply embedded in both traditional business models transitioning to new competitive approaches and digital natives alike.

Experienced data scientists, instead of digital newbies, will be playing a key role in leading corporate growth in the years ahead, understanding industry-specific drivers of success and leading the information-based transformation.

Why study MDSBA at Aspire Business School?

The ASPIRE Master in Data Science and Business Analytics has been designed to provide a cutting-edge perspective on how data analytics and information-based management is key in leading corporate success. The program content combines a deep specialization with an applied perspective on how data affects traditional and new business models, supported by an outstanding base of professionals with real experience in a variety of industries and corporate processes.

The Aspire’s MDSBA focuses on a set complimentary goals.

  • Understand the impact of data science in corporate processes.
  • Analyze how business analytics enables a new dimension of corporate relationship management
  • Approach the changes in managerial roles and skills driven by the data revolution
  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the technical aspects required to successfully dimension the corporate data management model.
  • Provide a solid basis for top managers to understand how data science affects business processes.

The methodology used in the programs of ASPIRE is based on the combination of practical training and theoretical knowledge, and further requires the active participation of students with their opinions and views. Based on this, all participants are encouraged to analyze and solve case studies based on real and simulated business situations for training purposes. The Student participation and teamwork are an essential element in the development of the program. This deepens and enriches the training, as it complements the diversity of opinions and experiences of the participants. In this sense, good teamwork is essential in the development, preparation and presentation of the Business Plan as the FMT project in which all the skills and knowledge acquired during the development of the program are integrated. The project encourages the ability to develop strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of the Student.

Using a virtual campus provides permanent access to all the resources needed for learning, in addition to update information on the planning of courses, assessment of student progress and direct contact with the teaching staff.

Business Intelligence and Business Analytics218
CoreSystem arquitecture and technologies218
Data Analytics
Open Big Data Technologies327
CoreMachine Learning327
CoreData Mining327
CoreStatistical Methods and Data Analysis218
Data-driven management
Data Management327
CoreBusiness Process Management436
CoreManagerial Data Analytics327
CoreCustomer Analytics327
CoreProject Management218
CoreBusiness Performance Measurement19
Managerial Integration
Disruptive Innovation and Technology218
CoreIT Management and Governance218
CoreIT TOOLS for internationalization218
CoreManagerial Skills327
Digital Startup Seminars436
CoreFinal Master Thesis2nd16Final Master Thesis16
AreaRequired (minimum)Documentation
AcademicInternational-NON Eu students: BA, BSc, BScIT, BSc Engineering,.EU & UK Students: Bachelor Degree. For UK students, BA and BSc holders (mandatory enrollment for   preparatory courses may apply)Certified copy of degree
Work Experience3 year working experience, considerin internshipsLetter of reference from employer
English ProficiencyIELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all components)TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5TOEFL (internet-based): overall score between 87-109 with component scores of at least 20.Cambridge English First (FCE)Applicants from a recognized majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.(If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.)Certified copy of title.


Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)10,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment5,000 EUR


Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)14,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment7,000 EUR
  • Master´s Program Duration: = One Academic Year
  • A 10% discount may be applied if the student chooses to pay the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
  • *Payment installment plans are available. Please contact EU's Administration Department for further details.


Aspire is committed to provide students with global education, and we believe that financing can help attract best-in-class students who are ambitious and deserve a merit-based scholarship. For incoming students, these scholarships are granted after careful consideration, including academic merit and the social-economic status of a student. The amount awarded is at the discretion of Aspire Business School Barcelona administration but cannot exceed 50% of the annual tuition fees of the program. All national, international and transfer students are eligible for the following grants. You can apply for ONE scholarship only, so we recommend that you review the conditions of each option carefully.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Open to: WIS Scholarship is awarded to exceptional female candidates whose academic and professional merits help them to demonstrated leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work.

Candidates will be considered based on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at Aspire will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe their understanding of why women must be part of business life.

Merit Scholarship

Open to: Students who can demonstrate excellent academic or professional results related to the career of their choice.

Candidates will be considered based on recommendation letters from former professors or colleagues and on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at ABS will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe how the academic merit and professional success has provided them with leadership potential.

Please choose your scholarship and then email the completed corresponding application form to your admissions officer or at with the rest of the documents required for admission. Please also include:

A copy of your most current CV or provide us with a brief history of your previous employment or work placements/internships.

Please attach any relevant supporting documents to strengthen your application (e.g. job references, professors’ references, transcripts). All references and any supporting documentation must be sent as part of your full application.

The program is focused on both tech-based professionals and general managers. Upon completion of the program, and depending on their professional background and interests, participants would typically choose among the following career paths:

  • Chief Data Officers
  • Managers of traditional companies transitioning to new digital paradigms
  • Entrepreneurs who want to create their own digital companies
  • C-suite Executives
  • Senior Analysts and Consultants
  • Senior technical specialists
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