International Masters in Big Data


These masters are designed to train a new generation of data-savvy professionals to be able to manage complex business analytics problems across a variety of different industries and environments. They are innovative programmes based on a holistic educational experience, where theory and practice are fully interlaced through the continuous support of companies and international partners. Furthermore, being in constant relationship with the Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano, the courses are at the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management.

*Starting from 2021, it will be possible to choose whether to join classes, including the kick-off, online or in person.


Business Analytics and Big Data:   

Big Data for Supply Chain Analytics:


Big Data for Healthcare and Biotech:       




Language: English

Type: Full-time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 12 months

Location: Milan*

Tuition fee: € 18.500
€ 9.500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

University Requirements:
3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Management or scientific disciplines

International Masters Admissions Office
Tel : +39 02 2399 2820
email : infomasters@mip.polimi.it


In partnership with
Artexe, Cefriel, Educom, IBM,
Merck, Pando, Servier and Tenaris 


Innovative programmes,
based on a holistic
educational experience



of queried executives said they are increasing investments in Big Data 
(NewVantage Partners)


of Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts require a Master
(Burning Glass, IBM, BHEF)


  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3 months of project work
  • 100% taught in English
  • innovative programmes, based on a holistic educational experience
  • At the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management
  • International focus with exposure to global industries and international faculty
  • A combination of theory and practice, supported by companies and our international partners
  • Providing the ability to combine advanced analytical tools with business processes to improve decision-making and exploit new opportunities
  • Acquisition of the methodological and technical background required to select, apply or even design effective predictive methods for the business domain
  • Teaching the ability to gain valuable insights from big data extraction, processing and interpretation


The Masters in Big Data are 12-month Master programmes offered by MIP. They are designed to train young and highly-motivated candidates to achieve a series of formative goals through an experiential approach to both intellectual studies and hands-on application with labs, business cases, contributions by industrial partners and companies, and internships. In particular, the master includes the following practical activities: lessons, workshops on soft skills empowerment, company presentations, project work in collaboration with companies, company visits, alumni talks. Besides the participation of distinguished interdisciplinary academics from Politecnico di Milano and other prominent international institutions, together with renowned partners, the Masters also offer international faculty and exchange programmes. The masters are entirely taught in English.
Please note that these programmes are designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programmes starting in the Fall of 2022 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree no earlier than 2019. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2019 can consider our International MBA programs.

International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
  • In partnership with IBM and in collaboration with CEFRIEL
  • Ranked at the 3rd position in the 2021 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global)
  • Ranked at the 45th position in the QS Business Analytics Masters Rankings 2021 (Global)

International Master in Big Data for Supply Chain Analytics

International Master in Big Data for Healthcare and Biotech


The programme includes highly structured career management services thanks to the MIP Career Development Center. Among the services offered there are:

  • Career workshops integrated into the Master’s programme to develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • Digital tools and artificial intelligence at the student’s service to optimise your CV and measure and improve your hard, soft and digital skills
  • Individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • Free access to the MIP Global Network of Careers Websites
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, company visits, recruiting on-campus events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisements on Job Teaser, the School’s digital careers platform



  • 3 Career Weeks per year with over 300 partner companies, both national and international
  • Over 30 business workshops and business presentations per year
  • More than 15,000 internships and job opportunities globally accessible thanks to our wide network of international career portals
  • 5-10 Recruiting Days per year, organised by MIP in partnership with individual employers based on the needs and timelines of placement into the company

QTEM, Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, is an international network bringing together outstanding students, Academic Partners and International Corporations. The network develops skills in analytical and quantitative techniques to support decision-making in an international context. The QTEM Master’s programme is open to outstanding students enrolled at Academic Partner institutions. 


Through this experience, students can join the leading, globally-recognised network of internationally-minded and quantitatively-trained decision-makers. The programme helps to develop skills in analytical and quantitative techniques and decision-making in an international context by bringing together outstanding Students, Academic Institutions and International Corporations. After completing the programme, students will receive the QTEM Supra-National Certificate.


All QTEM students are outstanding scholars who have been selected through a competitive selection process by a QTEM Academic Partner amongst the best students enrolled in one of the QTEM Masters.

Candidates who would like to apply for this unique opportunity should fulfil the following criteria:

  • be a participant of the BABD programme
  • possess a high level of proficiency in English
  • possess a high quantitative proficiency
  • have a valid minimum GMAT score of 650 (or GRE equivalent)

Considered a plus:

  • international experience
  • professional/extra-academic experience

You can find out more on QTEM’s official website.

Who is eligible for the programmes?

Students with 3- or 4-year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics from Accredited Institutions are eligible for the programme. Knowledge of English is a compulsory requirement.

How long are the programmes?

The programmes are 12 months long.

In what language are the programme taught?

The programmes are taught in English.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so.

How many students are on the programmes?

Class size is limited to ensure the best ratio between students and faculty as well as students and staff. You can expect c.30/35 students on the course.

Is there an age limit for the programmes?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specializing Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialization or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The first level Master Degree will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities in their home countries regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries.

Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided with textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.



Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Should the course become fully subscribed before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

The application cycle for the Fall 2021 intake is now closed. The admissions for the Fall 2022 intake will open on 15th October 2021.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in the Fall of 2022 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree no earlier than 2019. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2019 can consider our International MBA programs. 

The ideal candidate

  • Possesses the potential to acquire and develop advanced quantitative skills
  • Has a deep interest in logic and big data technology for creating business value
  • Demonstrates well-developed analytical skills and business skills.
  • Holds a 3- or 4-year Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics from an accredited institution.


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload the following documents:
    • CV in English
    • University Transcripts/Mark sheets
    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if available)
    • Passport or ID
    • Digital Picture
    • At least one letter of reference
    • Motivation letter
    • Financial Aid Essay (if applying for one of MIP’s tuition fee reductions)
    • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will take place online.


If the result of the selection interview is positive, you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.


Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days of the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the programme (a short extension to this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc, or for any other viable reason).


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What is the deadline for applying to the programmes?

Please note that the admissions process for the masters is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chance you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the programmes have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any help on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter.


The programme costs €18,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.
The tuition fee is €9500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Candidates can take advantage of an early-bird discount of €1000 by submitting their applications before 25th February 2022.

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

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We offer highly personalised services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding your professional network, to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.


International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
Education are particularly high for many emerging DSA roles, such as
Data Scientists and Data Engineers. 
(The Quant Crunch)


is the number of Data Science and Analytics job listings that was projected to grow in 2020, to about 2.720.000 openings.




of Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts require a post-graduate qualification.


(Burning Glass, IBM, BHEF)

$420.98 bln 

is the value that the global Big Data & Business Analytics
market size is projected to
reach from 2020 to 2027
growing at a CAGR of 10.9%.

(Allied Market Research)

  Considering the new emerging trends and technologies, among the six most requested and unavailable professions there is the Data Scientist(Adecco)
International Master in Big Data for Supply Chain Analytics
The ideal supply chain employee of today and the near future must be comfortable
manipulating data and reading dashboards. 


supply chain leaders said that the workforce needed the new digital skills to maintain their competitiveness.



$16.82 bln

is the value that the supply chain analytics market size is projected to reach by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 17.9%.


(Allied Market Research)

the key

The use of data is becoming a key differentiator in supply chain in order to understanding your business and critical to business resilience. 
(Burning Glass, IBM, BHEF)

  The global supply chain analytics market growth is driven by a rapid increase in volume of business data and the rise adoption of Big Data technologies.
International Master in Big Data for Healthcare and Biotech
The need for managing large amount of data to obtain critical information thereby
drives the demand for big data in healthcare sector. 
(Mordor Intelligence)


is the compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years of the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, predicted to exceed $1.5 trillion by 2023.


$8.9 bln

is the value of the biotech app market expected by 2022 compared to 7.7 bn in 2017 – with the average annual growth of 2.9 percent.



of existing tasks in today’s healthcare workplace will be automated by 2030. A digitally skilled workforce can help drive toward this technologically advanced future.


  In 2018 Europe stood second in the healthcare big data analytics market. The healthcare industry in the region is expected to drive the growth of the market(MRFR)

International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

The master prepares students for career positions which revolve around the roles of data scientist, business analyst and big data manager, and might include amongst others:

  • Data Users: Business people in the end-user corporate community able to exploit insights from data to make better decisions
  • Data Producers: Data analysts able to use the appropriate tools to convert analytical problems into analytical solutions
  • Data Interpreters: Professionals able to understand both users and producers, establishing successful communication between them

Some of our TOP EMPLOYERS:

Graduates of previous editions are now working in leading companies such as: Diesel, IBM, Intesa Sanpaolo Spa, Lastminute.com, Carrefour, Amazon, SIA, Hilti, Deloitte, Vodafone, McKinsey.

International Master in Big Data for Supply Chain Analytics

The master prepares students for, amongst others, the following roles:

  • Big Data Analyst
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Demand Planner
  • Logistics Manager
  • Process Engineering
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Risk Manager
International Master in Big Data for Healthcare and Biotech

The master prepares students for, amongst others, the following roles:

  • Big-Data Analyst
  • Real-Life Data Analyst
  • Clinical Trial Analyst
  • Patient Pathway Analyst
  • Healthcare Marketing Analyst
  • Healthcare IT Analyst
  • Digital Transformation Analyst


ISO strives to provide a tailor-made service to each international candidate and enrolled student by assisting with enrolment and non-academic matters.


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