Data Science and Business Analytics


2 yrs
120 CFU

This MSc is designed for students having a strong bent for Computational, Statistical, and Mathematical Sciences and a genuine interest in working with data

Students will be taught cutting edge techniques for extracting impactful information from large data sets and for effectively communicating them in order to influence the strategic decisions of the organizations where they will work.

The program is structured into two tracks sharing a modern quantitative core: Data Science and Business Analytics. They specifically pursue, to different extents, the following qualifying goals:

  • Provide a strong foundation in theoretical and applied Statistics and in Machine Learning, that is essential for identifying effective models and methods for data analysis and prediction
  • Develop advanced skills in Computer Science that are crucial for building algorithms and programming tools suited for the actual implementation of statistical methods
  • Develop a profile that combines solid quantitative skills with in-depth knowledge of corporate dynamics to support management in making strategic decisions grounded on data analysis
  • Develop competencies, via educational activities inside and outside the classroom, that promote teamwork skills, ability to present and discuss the results of one’s work effectively, and that promote understanding of ethical and legislative limits related to the use of large-scale databases

Upon the successful completion of this MSc program, students will have gained the necessary knowledge that makes them professional data scientists and business analysts who can readily contribute to companies, businesses and institutions operating in a data-driven society. They will also have built the required background for pursuing PhD programs in subject areas closely related to Data Science.

Program Director

Alessia Melegaro

This program offers a unique blend of modern statistics and mathematics, the latest advancements in Computer Science, and Bocconi’s strong expertise in business.

We offer two different tracks: the Business Analytics track and the Data Science track.

The Business Analytics track is tailored for students who want to apply data science in a business context. Our goal is to equip graduates with the skills to make sense of data, predict trends, and drive data-informed decisions in diverse organizations. This track covers data Visualization, Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Statistical Analysis within real-world business scenarios, preparing graduates to excel in data-driven roles across various departments.

The Data Science track is aimed at students who want to approach such a fundamental discipline from a broader perspective. They will acquire the theoretical, methodological and computational expertise to develop and apply innovative Machine Learning algorithms and Statistical methods for addressing modern data-related challenges, as well as expand their knowledge in a variety of fields, including Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Social Sciences and other domain-specific disciplines. The Data Science specialization prepares our graduates to pursue both leadership positions as data scientists in different kinds of organizations, and also PhD programs in Statistics and Computer Science at prestigious universities around the globe.

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Program Placement

of our graduates
are employed one year after graduation
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are employed abroad one year after graduation
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are continuing their studies one year after graduation

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Why Choose a Bocconi MSc?

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Bocconi is about more than just classes

Your years on campus are about more than just the classes you attend: Bocconi and Milan also promote activities focused on culture, sports, art and sharing ideas. They help make your Bocconi experience an exciting time that is key to personal and professional growth.

A Sustainable Campus 

Our campus is a safe, multicultural and lively place, located in downtown Milan. Both its historic buildings and new spaces are integrated into the urban fabric to create an active environment, reverberating with university life. The campus includes a recreational sports center, a large park and a new student residence hall.

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Milan is an open, international and multicultural city, a European metropolis full of events and public services with an unparalleled nightlife. It is a renowned symbol of fashion and design, as well as an important financial, economic and business hub.

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