Programme Details

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program
  • Proficiency in English
  • Success in personal interview

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics participants need to complete successfully 90 ECTS credits as follows:

  • 78 ECTS from taught core courses (including final project)
  • 12 ECTS either from specialisation courses or by combining courses across.

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 78 ECTS

Foundations of Business Information TechnologyBI3956
Database Management and Cloud ComputingBI4056
Data Mining, Visualization and Decision MakingBI4106
Managing Big DataBI4156
Programming for Business AnalyticsBI4206
Information Security Management for BusinessBI4256
Web & Social Media AnalyticsBI1306
Management of Information SystemsBI4006
Quantitative Methods & Statistical AnalysisBI4306
Digital MarketingMA6506
Ethics, CSR & SustainabilityHR4953
Data Protection: Legal & Ethical DimensionsBI4503
Research Methods for Final ProjectBI4403
Data Science Research ProjectBI5009

Specialization Tracks

Operations & Project Management (Total 12 ECTS)CodeECTS
Project ManagementHR4656
Operations Management & LogisticsMA4404.5
Blockchain Technologies WorkshopBI4351.5
Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Total 12 ECTS)CodeECTS
Entrepreneurship & InnovationMB6153
Financing New VenturesFB5853
Business Ventures: From Idea to ExecutionMB7256
Financial Services (selection 2 of 3) (Total 12 ECTS)CodeECTS
Corporate FinanceMB4056
Investment and Portfolio ManagementFB5406
Derivatives & Financial EngineeringFB5306
Marketing Management (Total 12 ECTS)CodeECTS
Communication SkillsHR5353
Digital Marketing ProjectMA6514.5
Marketing ManagementMA4904.5

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Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Demonstrate understanding the value of (Big) data, the probabilistic nature of data-driven decision making and the challenges involved in using data analytics to improve business decisions, as well as the ethical and social responsibilities linked to their application.
  2. Identify the basic concepts that underpin today’s organizational IT infrastructures like concepts of databases, information systems, operations and processes, cloud computing, data warehousing and enterprise resource planning.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of information security concepts, challenges, including ethical dilemmas associated and techniques to mitigate them.

B. Intellectual Skills

  1. Integrate concepts and theories behind data mining/analytics (statistical and machine-learning) in order to solve real-world business problems.
  2. Assess the applicability of business intelligence and data analytics techniques used to collect, process, analyze, and interpret data in different contexts.
  3. Develop skills related to data analytics pipeline from collection, processing, analysis and interpretation.

C. Practical Skills

  1. Apply data analytics concepts, theories and techniques to enhance the decision making capabilities.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills by conducting research in the areas of data analytics/mining and business intelligence.

D. Key Transferable Skills

  1. Effectively communicate to top management the results and implications arising from data analytics, security risk assessments, and emerging technologies.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism and leadership by taking initiatives within their domain of responsibility while working effectively with other team members.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning and professional development.
  4. Prepared to take reasonable risks in decision making and treat failures as learning opportunities.



BIDA Programme Director

“Data is characterised as the oil of the 21st century and the MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics equips the students with all necessary knowledge and diverse skillset to compete in the newly formed digital economy”

Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis
Director of MSc in Business Intelligence& Data Analytics