Data Science and Entrepreneurship

The master

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science offers this new two-year Msc Data Science and Entrepreneurship, which truly is an interdisciplinary business-technology-analytics program. It is ideal for students eager to bring data science into effective use in business.Enroll now! (Dutch citizens should enroll via Studielink).

Taught in collaboration, the MSc program synthesizes the unique key strengths of Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University: the technological know-how of Eindhoven with the business, legal and societal insights of Tilburg. This synergy ensures that we educate data science-driven entrepreneurs who have the capability to create, develop and market data technologies, conduct research, and present results in a clear, non-technical manner.

Data science
​Aims at deriving actionable insights from large amounts of data, such as theories and methods for data integration, data cleaning, data mining, process mining, business analytics and data architectures.

Involves the successful development of new business models and entrepreneurial ventures by exploiting new algorithms, models, theories, tools, and project solutions including data entrepreneurship, defining business models, fueling creativity and fostering open innovation. Supporting disciplines, including law and ethics, are also included in the MSc curriculum.

Learn to exploit ​the data revolution...

You will be skilled in applying the data revolution to develop innovative, value-adding and sustainable business activities within existing corporations and startups. You will learn how to translate innovative, data driven ideas into concrete project requirements, develop technological solutions, launch a business venture and assess its effectiveness.

A master's program for you?

Data Scientists are able to analyze massive amounts of data, see patterns in it and convert this to new products or services which are useful for business. This requires:

  • Technical expertise: you are able to analyze massive amounts of data, see patterns in it and convert this to new products or services.
  • Curiosity: you desire to discover and model a problem down to a clear set of concepts (and hypotheses that can be tested).
  • Creativity: you desire to look at a problem in different ways and find novel solutions.
  • Communication skills: you are able to communicate effectively with different people, on divers aspects of data science. You know how to use data to tell a story.
  • Social skills: you are able to collaborate with others, with similar and different backgrounds, to tackle challenging problems.
  • Interest in/knowledge of Entrepreneurship: you desire to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

​Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. To be eligible for admission a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required in the field of mathematics, statistics, programming or business and entrepreneurship.

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Career opportunities

Develop innovative, value-adding and sustainable business activities within existing corporations and new start-ups.

According to a Harvard study, the profession of Data Scientist is the ‘sexiest job’ of the 21st century. In other words: the skills that you will have as Data Scientist are in exceptionally high demand. The career opportunities are sheer endless.

You can work as Data Scientist in multinationals or manage your own data science company: finding new markets and opportunities with data.

Within an organization, you are the one who translates questions into technical data insights and vice versa. Or you can work as a data consultant or analyst: from advising companies who want to know more about the purchasing behavior of their customers, to using big data to support police crime detection work, to helping healthcare institutes share global data to fight major diseases like Malaria. ​

More information about career opportunities.

About the new Data Science campus in 's-Hertogenbosch

The MSc Data Science & Entrepreneurship - a joint initiative of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology – will be hosted at the new campus in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The vibrant campus in the city of ‘s Hertogenbosch is located in a former convent. It offers students the best of both worlds: a campus life in the heart of a bustling city. It’s the place where students, researchers and industry join forces. Elective courses may require travel to either Eindhoven or Tilburg.

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