Post graduate program JADS

JADS Data Expert Program

Why this program?

Many organisations are presented with the challenges to reflect the needs of society and its customers. In response to the developments in big data and in their respective industries, data is leading in the developments of new opportunities at strategic, tactical and operational levels. These developments are calling for well qualified and capable data scientists. The program aims at educating data science-driven entrepreneurs who have the capability to create, develop and market data technologies, conduct research, and present results in a clear, nontechnical manner. Participants will be skilled in applying the data revolution to develop innovative, value-adding and sustainable business activities within existing corporations and startups. Learning how to translate innovative, data driven ideas into concrete project requirements, develop technological solutions, launch a business venture and assess its effectiveness.

About JADS

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science is an ambitious initiative. The Academy offers seven Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at three locations (Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University and the Mariënburg Campus). The programs are innovative and truly multi-disciplinary. This is especially true for the Mariënburg Campus where researchers and students work in close collaboration with industry within a unique educational concept.

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science intends to become a center of knowledge and activity where future-proof, real-world solutions are developed, and that will improve the region’s competitive position. The Academy is a high point in a tradition of collaboration in the areas of social and technical innovation.


Data Expert Program fast facts

  • The Data Expert program is designed for ambitious professionals with a strong analytical and quantitative background.
  • Duration: 1 year, approximately 30 full working days – generally on Fridays @JADS premises in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in class sessions and one (bootcamp)weekend.
  • Program structure & format: the program consists of 8 blocks, covering all aspects of data science. In addition, self-study approx. 8 hours/week.
  • Language: 100% English, but Dutch is generally possible if all participants are Dutch-speaking/native speakers
  • Assessment: individual or groups assignment after each module or set of modules. Final evaluation is based on the reports (of the assignments) and final presentation.
  • Diploma: (non-degree program) successful participants will receive an official certificate from JADS/Tilburg University/Eindhoven University of Technology.

Program objectives

  • Business alignment: Participants make sense of data and have the ability to articulate their discoveries and recommendations to those not schooled in the world of data in the frame of VIVAT and decision processes.
  • Entrepreneurship: Participants are able to monetize the flood of data that is generated in this digital age, for example by exploiting the economic value of personal data, developing novel ways to commercially exploit actionable insights from data streams, discovering novel marketing models, etc.
  • Data Science Knowledge & Skills: In data engineering and data analytics with the business acumen to explore data sets, gather actionable insights, visualize results and communicate meaningful findings taking into consideration underlying legal and ethical issues.


September 2017 until June 2018.

Overview of the program modules
1 Perspectives on Data Science
Data Engineering
2 Data Analytics
Data Scinece in Action
3 Legal & Ethical
4 Buisiness Analytics
5 Creative Thinking
6 Visualization
7 Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Admission and application

Candidate Requirements

Candidates of the postgraduate Data Science program show high motivation to learn combining generalist thinking with expert thinking, and formulating and solving complex problems in a data driven environment. The candidates have a sense for entrepreneurship. Their profile can be typified as:

  • Technical expertise: the starting point is expertise in some scientific discipline at Master’s level, the Data Expert program is designed for ambitious professionals with a strong analytical and quantitative background.
  • Curiosity: intrinsic desire to discover, distill, and model a problem down to a clear set of concepts and hypotheses that can be tested.
  • Story telling: intrinsic motivation to develop the skill to use data to tell a story and to be able to communicate it effectively.
  • Creativity: desire to develop the ability to look at a problem in different, creative ways.

Admission and application

The Data Expert program is designed for ambitious professionals with a strong analytical and quantitative background.

Admission requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • At least three years of relevant working experience
  • English language proficiency

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

Tuition Fee

  • € 18,500. -
  • The fee covers the whole program including courses and exams, registration and use of JADS facilities (excluding lunch).