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Program and courses Data Science and Entrepreneurship

Combine 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 are able to create, develop and market data technologies, conduct research, and present results in a clear, non-technical manner.

Program structure

This two-year joint program consists of 120 credits (ECTS):

  • 11 compulsory courses
  • 4 elective courses
  • Master’s thesis

You can only start at the end of August.

The curriculum is divided into four semesters of 30 credits each. Each semester of the first year contains five courses of 6 ECTS. The 
second year contains five courses of 6 ECTS. You follow three courses of 6 ECTS in your first semester and two courses of 6 ECTS in your second semester. You will write your Master’s thesis of 30 ECTS during the first and second semester.

Program content

Compulsory courses
Elective courses
Master's thesis

Programs are subject to change, so we advise our students to check their exact program in the education catalog at the official start of the academic year.


Short overview of Data Science and Entrepreneurship

  • Combine data science courses with courses that focus on entrepreneurship. Incorporate theories and concepts from legal and ethical aspects of business venturing, intellectual property, and ethical and privacy aspects of data.
  • Apply data entrepreneurship by building a technology startup, in which you and your team use data-driven methods to test the feasibility of an idea/innovation, build a data-intensive product/solution, propose sales channels and customers, and develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • Solve real issues with actual datasets from industrial partners. Representatives of these partners are actively involved and will work with our professors to coach the student teams.

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