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Introduction

The Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Big Data Analytics at  The Hague University of Applied Sciences Pro offers a balanced combination of business administration and big data analysis.

Aligned with our core values, this master's program has an international focus. You will gain a deep understanding of (international) collaboration. Social and societal responsibility is an aspect that are consistently addressed throughout the master's programme. This MBA offers three specific elective modules that allow you to specialize in big data.

During the program, you will learn to recognize and evaluate large amounts of data. You will acquire the skills to draw valid conclusions based on your analysis using modern analytical techniques. The organization you work for can improve its performance in areas such as development, marketing, finance, and HRM based on these conclusions. Throughout the master's program, you will be involved in several cases that bridge the gap between theory and practice, in which you, as an expert, will provide added value. Similar to many other programs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences Pro, we place great importance on connecting with the job market.

Is this something for you?

You are a professional at the HBO or academic level. After completing your education, you have already made your mark in the business world, at an organization, or in a government institution. You have a clear affinity for quantitative (numerical) analysis. On one hand, you have a growing interest in business processes and their management. On the other hand, you are also curious about how data analysis can influence these processes. In fact, within your organization, you want to take the lead by translating all available data into useful information as effectively as possible. The MBA program, specialization in Big Data Analytics, provides you with all the tools you need to achieve that.

 

  1. Admission Requirements:
    1. Admission criteria: To be eligible for the MBA with a specialization in Big Data Analytics, you must have a relevant bachelor's degree with a sufficiently strong quantitative component. Additionally, you should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience and preferably work in a data-oriented environment.
    2. More information or apply directly?

Choose the MBA program of The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Studielink, after which you will receive a link to register in the OSIRIS system. In OSIRIS, you can select the Big Data Analytics specialization. Please review the Enrollment Requirements [should be a link].

  1. Why this program?

You want to pursue a high-quality MBA program while combining it with your interest in big data. More and more organizations have a need for effective big data analysis. With this program, you will provide significant added value to companies.

The knowledge you gain will only become more relevant in the future.

The three core courses within Big Data will be taught in English as the standard language of instruction. Data centers worldwide receive enormous amounts of data per second, data that can be of great interest to businesses. But how do you analyze that big data? The number of experts in this field is much lower than the demand for such specialists. This master's program is highly practical. Throughout your studies, you will work on various cases and assist organizations in solving business problems related to big data analysis. This Master of Business Administration provides you with the opportunity to specialize in big data analytics. The program has a strong multidisciplinary character.

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Admission requirements

Everything about admission
  • Bachelor degree 
  • Final transcript 
  • English level test score (IELTS minimum score of 6.0 on every sub score and an overall minimum score of 6.0; or equivalent test) 
  • 2 years relevant professional work experience (MBA PT 3 years) 
  • Mandatory intake interview 
  • Motivation Statement 
  • Recommendation letter 
  • Resumé / Curriculum Vitae 
More information or apply directly?

Choose the MBA program of The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Studielink, after which you will receive a link to register in the OSIRIS system. In OSIRIS, you can select the Big Data Analytics specialization. See our Registration conditions.

Why this program?

You want to pursue a high-quality MBA program while combining it with your interest in big data. More and more organizations have a need for effective big data analysis. With this program, you will provide significant added value to companies.

The knowledge you gain will only become more relevant in the future.

The three core courses within Big Data will be taught in English as the standard language of instruction. Data centers worldwide receive enormous amounts of data per second, data that can be of great interest to businesses. But how do you analyze that big data? The number of experts in this field is much lower than the demand for such specialists. This master's program is highly practical. Throughout your studies, you will work on various cases and assist organizations in solving business problems related to big data analysis. This Master of Business Administration provides you with the opportunity to specialize in big data analytics. The program has a strong multidisciplinary character.

Your investment

How much money and time do you invest?

Part-time
Start date

Introduction days August 28 and 29, 2024

Start date: September 2, 2024

Duration24 months (part time)
ClassesMonday evenings (18:00 – 21:00) and Tuesday evenings (18:00 – 21:00). Some lectures may be scheduled on Tuesday afternoons (18:00 – 21:00).
Self-study10 to 12 hours per week
Time commitment16 to 18 hours per week
Costs in one payment€ 21,995
Costs in instalments€ 22,495
Book expenses€ 1,000
More about costs

You do not have to pay VAT for this master's program. Your organization can fully declare the costs of this master's program as business expenses.

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We are happy to assist you with a study choice that fits both your interests and your schedule.

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Programme content

In the master MBA Big Data Analytics, the following topics will be addressed:

Year 1 and 2

Big Data for Businesses
Big Data for Businesses is a comprehensive module that covers essential aspects for integrating Big Data into the daily operations of your organization. The first session provides an introduction to data science algorithms, exploring both the possibilities and challenges. Subsequent sessions delve deeper into key topics such as databases, SQL, data lakes, and cloud platforms, tracking the evolution of Big Data techniques. The module also covers Business Intelligence, emphasizing asking the right questions for actionable insights. Discussions include Data Privacy, ethics, Explainable AI (XAI), effective team collaboration, and data-based strategies. The final session explores cutting-edge developments in Data and AI, such as Generative AI and Graph Machine Learning, providing insights into recent advancements.

Programming with R
Programming with R is a dynamic course designed to equip participants with essential skills in R programming for effective data analysis and visualization. Throughout the program, participants explore fundamental principles and master the art of coding and data manipulation. The curriculum covers topics such as data structures and functions. Participants gain hands-on experience in developing R scripts, creating visualizations, and solving real-world problems. By the end of the course, individuals not only have a strong command of the R programming language but also can apply their skills in various domains, becoming skilled and confident R programmers.

Machine Learning
The Machine Learning Module guides participants through the intricate landscape of machine learning. From understanding fundamental concepts to practical applications, this module equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively use machine learning algorithms. Participants delve into areas such as supervised and unsupervised learning, feature engineering, model evaluation, and ensemble methods. The course integrates practical exercises with popular machine learning frameworks and promotes a deep understanding of applying machine learning techniques to real scenarios. By the end of the module, participants will have a solid foundation in machine learning, enabling them to design and implement solutions for diverse challenges.

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Economics
  • Research Methods
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Consulting Project
  • Thesis
Work methods

Blended Learning 

At THUAS Pro we focus on offering you quality education with personal attention in a blended setting. Our education is offered as on-campus lectures and gatherings. For more information about blended education at THUAS Pro, please check the extra information on this page.

Tailored Solutions

All programs can also be followed in-company. Do you want a learning trajectory that perfectly aligns with the needs of your organization? We are happy to assist you in finding a customized solution. Contact us for more information on the possibilities. please check the extra information on this page.

Upon completion

When you have successfully completed this master's degree:

  • You will receive the MBA diploma.

  • You are entitled to use the title Master of Business Administration.

  • You can play an important role in the transition from a traditional to a data-driven organization.

  • You can lead the transition process.

  • You become an expert discussion partner for data analysts and for managers at the strategic and operational level.