Big Data
12 months
Full Time
On Campus
October 2023
Tuition Fee
€ 18500 (Individual)
€ 9500 (POLIMI MSc Alumni)
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


Data are the most precious source in today’s digital economy and represent an asset of primary importance to drive key decisions, optimise actions, improve performance across all business functions, and pave the way to innovation. These goals can be met only when data are converted into information leading to actionable insights.

We’ve designed this Master to train a new generation of data-savvy professionals to be able to manage complex business analytical problems across different industries and environments. We’ve based it on a holistic educational experience, where theory and practice are fully intertwined through the continuous support of companies and international partners.

With us, you will actively shape a new and practical future. You will work at the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management, constantly keeping in touch with the Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Observatory of Politecnico di Milano.

The International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is a 12-month International Master programme offered by us at POLIMI GSoM. Our objective is to teach young and highly motivated candidates to reach formative goals for their future careers. We do so through an experiential approach to both intellectual studies and hands-on application with labs, business cases, contributions by industrial partners and companies, and internships.  

  • Our faculty includes professors and researchers with very different and complementary backgrounds, who can offer a technical and business-oriented learning approach.
  • POLIMI GSoM features a vast network of international companies, and professionals from partner companies actively give their contribution for the duration of the Master.
  • Innovative teaching methods, with a smart learning and project-based approach and extensive use of real case studies.
  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3 months of project work
  • 100% taught in English
  • Ranked #4 in the 2022 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global) 
  • Ranked #44 in the World in the QS Business Analytics Masters Rankings 2023 (Global) 
  • Innovative programme, based on a holistic educational experience
  • We’re at the forefront of ICT research for big data analysis and management
  • International focus with exposure to global industries and international faculty
  • Get the chance to combine advanced analytical tools with business processes to improve decision-making and exploit new opportunities
  • Get the methodological and technical background needed to select, apply or even design effective predictive methods for business 
  • We teach you to gain valuable insight from big data extraction, processing and interpretation

Are you passionate about Big Data and Business Analytics? With this Master, you will become a data-savvy professional able to manage complex business analytics problems across a variety of different industries and environments.

You will learn how to combine advanced analytical tools with business processes to improve decision-making and exploit new opportunities, and how to gain valuable insights from big data extraction, processing and interpretation.

You will become a champion of predictive methods and big data technologies, acquiring a broad set of managerial skills to improve business performance.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes. 

Our International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data offers innovative teaching and learning approaches.

For you, we have designed standard in-class lectures, videos, and digital content but
also formats that create a very active environment and opportunities for discussion and the sharing of information, such as teamwork, workshops, simulations and case studies.

Our partner companies will not simply support but will also help to run the programme: they will design the content with our faculty and will bring their direct experience to the class, proposing real cases to discuss during the sessions and offering qualified internship positions to the best students.

We teach this Master entirely in English. 


Considering the new emerging trends and technologies, among the six most requested and unavailable professions is that of the Data Scientist. (Adecco)

  • 364,000 is the number of Data Science and Analytics job listings projected to grow in 2020, up to about 2,720,000 openings.  (IBM)
  • 39% of Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts need a post-graduate qualification.  (Burning Glass, IBM, BHEF)
  • $420.98 bn  is the value that the global Big Data & Business Analytics market size is projected to reach from 2020 to 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.9%. (McKinsey)


This Master prepares you for career positions that revolve around the roles of data scientist, business analyst and big data manager, and can also include:

  • Data Users: businesspeople in the end-user corporate community able to get insights from data to make better decisions
  • Data Producers: data analysts able to use the right tools to convert analytical problems into analytical solutions
  • Data Interpreters: professionals able to understand both users and producers, establishing successful communication between them

Some of our  TOP EMPLOYERS:

Some of our previous graduates are now working in leading companies such as: Diesel, IBM, Intesa Sanpaolo Spa,, Carrefour, Amazon, SIA, Hilti, Deloitte, Vodafone, McKinsey.


We offer highly personalised services so that you can develop the necessary skills, tools, strategies and the professional network to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.

Some of the services offered include:

  • careers workshops integrated into your Master programme to help you develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • digital tools and artificial intelligence for optimising your CV and measuring and improving your hard, soft, and digital skills
  • individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • free access to the POLIMI GSoM Global Network of careers websites
  • networking events with employers, including company presentations, company visits, on-campus recruiting events, and Career Days
  • preferential access to internship and job advertisements on Job Teaser, the School’s digital careers platform

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Upload these documents: 

  • Your CV in English 
  • University Transcripts/Mark sheets 
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if already available at the time of the application)
  • Passport or ID 
  • Digital Picture 
  • Letter of reference 
  • Motivation letter
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you are applying for one of our tuition fee reductions)
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if already available at the time of the application)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR €100) 


We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview, which will be held online and in English. 


We will send you an email with our final decision, as well as details about your scholarship (if you apply for one). 


After you receive our email and the admission contract, we ask you kindly to confirm your participation in the programme by paying the first instalment.

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. If you’ve done a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2020, your tuition fee is €9,500

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. For more info, click here.  

Applicants of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered. 

If you would like more information about financial aid and contributions, take a look at our dedicated webpage. 

Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships, and that the DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes.

Discover more on our financial aid opportunities


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