BABD - International master in business analytics and big data (ENGLISH)

Business Analytics and Big Data master program is an innovative programme 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 Politecnico di Milano, the course is at the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management. This truly unique programme is jointly offered by MIP and CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano and it is in partnership with IBM.

language English
type Full Time
intake September
length 12 months
location Milan
tuition fee 16,000 €
university requirements 3 or 4 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics

International Masters Admissions

With the Big Data revolution an ever-growing number of leading organizations and governments are launching big data initiatives to gain actionable insights, drive key decisions and improve performance across all business functions.

Welcome to the International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data designed to train a new generation of data-savvy professionals able to manage complex business analytics problems across a variety of different industries and environments. 

This truly unique programme is jointly offered by MIP and CEFRIEL- Politecnico di Milano

Be prepared for the jobs of the future as Business Analyst and Big Data Manager.

MIP Politecnico di Milano is ranked in the QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 2019.

MIP Politecnico di Milano: a global business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, EFMD and ranked by the Financial Times amongst the best European business schools, further complemented by it's deeply rooted knowledge and reputation in the luxury value chain management. The quality of the competencies expressed are also supported by the strong links developed with the Faculty of Engineeirng and Design of Politecnico di Milano, which is the largest one in Europe.

CEFRIEL – Politecnico di Milano is a not-for-profit center of excellence in the field of Digital Innovation, established by Politecnico di Milano in 1988. CEFRIEL shareholders include Universities, Public Administration, and leading multinational companies in ICT and Media sectors. Since its inception, CEFRIEL mission has been to strengthen existing ties between the academic and business worlds through a multidisciplinary approach that innovates products and services with ICT and Design. CEFRIEL competences span all areas of ICT expertise, from microelectronics to the most advanced user experience models, addressing both technological and project management issues. CEFRIEL is actually able to merge technical and design skills with business and process expertise, thus working side by side with companies to create innovative and one-of-a-kind solutions, and offering advanced educational programs to graduate students and innovation executive professionals. Moreover, the center actively participates in European research projects and contributes to the dissemination of their results. CEFRIEL offices are located in Italy and USA, Cincinnati (Ohio), so to address the growing innovation demands both of its national and international clients.

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services. Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.


The programme is specifically conceived for graduates who wish to acquire and develop advanced quantitative skills to analyze data describing transactions, interactions or people's behavior, in order to extract relevant insights, optimize actions and drive innovation.

Students backgrounds reflect the dual focus of the master, coming from computer science, economics, engineering, management, mathematics, science or statistics. While having different academic backgrounds, students all share a deep interest in analytics and big data technologies for creating business value.

Relevant career positions revolve around the roles of data scientist, business analyst and big data manager, and might include among others:

  • Data Users: Business folks 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 a successful communication among them.