Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Universiteit Gent
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My name is Nicolas, I am a student in the Master in Data Sciences and Business Analytics at ESSEC and CentraleSupélec. Before starting my adventure in the DSBA Master, I studied engineering at the Ghent University in Belgium. The specific master I followed was a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. During this master, I had the chance to take some elective courses on big data and artificial intelligence. These really sparked my interest for those fields and showed me their endless potential. Therefore, I decided I wanted to educate myself further in these fields by pursuing an additional Master in Data Science.
The reason why I chose the DSBA Master at ESSEC and CentraleSupélec is because it combines the excellent technical knowledge in data science taught at CentraleSupélec with the outstanding business analytics skills taught at ESSEC. For me, it is essential to master both areas as it is not sufficient to only have the technical knowledge if you cannot make critical decisions or relate the results to what is required in a business situation. The master in DSBA provides you with world class expertise in both fields such that the students will be perfectly able to use and apply data science techniques to real business problems.
On top of this, you, as a student, have the possibility to decide which area of data science and/or business analytics you want to specialize in. This is done through the large flexibility in electives. You can choose as many electives as you want in both data science and business analytics. This allows you to tailor your master to your interests and preferences.
I warmly encourage anyone who is interested in business analytics and/or data science to apply for this master, you would not regret it. ESSEC and CentraleSupélec are waiting for you!