MSc Data Science and Entrepreneurship

The Joint Master’s program Data Science and Entrepreneurship combines management, entrepreneurship and business models with deep knowledge on data science methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science; understanding their limitations with regard to the law, regulations, and ethical considerations.

What is the Joint Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship?

  • Are you interested in deploying the potential power of big data to solve real-world problems?
  • Is it a challenge for you to work with complex, structured and unstructured data?
  • Do you like to transform innovative data-centered concepts and ideas into concrete novel and value-adding products and services?
  • And to design business initiatives?

Then the Joint Master in Data Science and Entrepreneurship is the right program for you.

In this English Master's program you will:

  • Combine data science courses with courses that address the entrepreneurship pillar of the program
    Examples of courses are: data integration and architecture, data mining, business process management, data entrepreneurship, and creative thinking and open innovation.
  • Incorporate theories and concepts from legal and ethical aspects of business venturing, intellectual property, and ethical and privacy aspects of data.
  • Apply data entrepreneurship in building a technology startup
    The backbone of the program is formed by a series of courses called Data Entrepreneurship in Action (1-3). In these courses, student teams 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 in building a technology startup.
  • Solve actual problems with real datasets from industrial partners
    Representatives from the industrial partners will share actual problems and datasets in two or three applications domains from which student teams can choose. As 'clients' of the teams, the industrial representatives will actively work with our professors to coach the student teams.

Why the Joint Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship?

Profit from the unique key strengths of both Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University

Taught in collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology, the MSc program synthesizes the unique key strengths of both Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University.

  • 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 have the capability to create, develop and market data technologies, conduct research, and present results in a clear, non-technical manner.

Study at a vibrant campus in 's-Hertogenbosch

The compulsory part of the program will be held in the vibrant Mariënburg Campus, a former convent in the city of 's Hertogenbosch. The campus offers an intimate yet cosmopolitan setting for its international student community.

  • Offering you the best of both worlds: a campus life in the heart of a bustling city, and a place where students, researchers and industry join forces. Elective courses may require traveling to either Eindhoven or Tilburg.
  • The iconic Mariënburg buildings contain contemporary tutorial rooms, common areas, a large lecture hall and a host of student support services. You also have access to a state-of-the-art computing infrastructure.
  • For business ventures and startups initiated by students, we’ve created special on-campus spaces. It’s here where students, researchers, startups and business interact to tackle urgent industry and societal questions.

Learn skills that are in exceptionally high demand

According to a Harvard study, the profession of Data Scientist is the ‘sexiest job’ of the 21st century. In other words: the skills that you will have as Data Scientist are in exceptionally high demand.

  • The career opportunities are sheer endless. You can work as Data Scientist in multinationals or manage your own data science company; finding new markets and opportunities with data. Within an organization, you are the one who translates questions into technical data insights and vice versa.

Quality Assurance

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This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). For more information about accreditation, please visit

The Joint Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship in short

StartEnd of August
Duration2 years. Check the courses and program structure
TitleMaster of Science (MSc)
Best preparatory Bachelor'sBachelor's degree in the field of mathematics,
statistics, programming or business and entrepreneurship.
Check the admission requirements and application procedure
Pre-Master's ProgramCurrently only available for university graduates.
As of 2017-2018 we expect to launch a Pre-Master's
for graduates of a university of applied sciences ('hbo')
After graduation The career opportunities for data scientists are sheer
endless. Within an organization, you are the one who
translates questions into technical data insights
and vice versa.
More about the career perspectives and examples of careers
More information Contact us or visit the Master's Information evening

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