The future of business: Data Science and Machine Learning
Master in Applied Data Science / 22 March, 2018
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Joanna is Chief Information Officer at Frankfurt School and Director of the AI Initiative.

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Experts in data science are increasingly in demand as technology develops within business. With the exponential growth of data, fluency in the language of data science affirms the competitive advantage for modern business organisations. So why not start you career in the most sought after profession of the 21 century and master the essential skillset for the future?

What is the MSc in Applied Data Science?

The Frankfurt School MSc in Applied Data Science is being launched in response to new requirements across various industries for business savvy data scientists with the collaborative skills to match. This 4-Semester programme, designed for students interested in applying computational data science to contemporary business problems, equips you with the technical skills, business domain knowledge, and critical judgment to navigate the modern data ecosystem.

Our Master programme provides you with a combination of exposure and mastery.
Exposure is gained through our rich case studies, prominent guest speakers, and cooperation company projects. Mastery is then achieved through guided learning by our expert faculty and researchers, and fast loops of high quality feedback.

Students have a chance to further deepen their comprehension of Data Science concepts though our advanced learning management system. Receiving feedback not only after projects or exams but consistently throughout the programme allows students to champion their skills, fully equipped for the realities of the working world.

Students will learn how to aggregate and analyse data, process it, extract its value, simulate outcomes, visualise it, and communicate it to decision makers, whilst critically considering the data science ecosystem. Simultaneously, students will learn how to teach machines to do this for them.

Who is our ideal candidate?

Are you:

  • interested in doing problem solving?
  • inquisitive?
  • a mental modeller?
  • hungry for technological advancement?
  • able to picture things on a larger scale?
  • able to find meaning in numbers?

And would you be intrigued to translate these skills into real-life economics?

We welcome applicants with a bachelor’s degree from technical and non-technical backgrounds and an interest in mathematical, computational and statistical thinking. This programme will enable tech-savvy students to develop their business management and problem decomposition solving skills by applying machine learning technology.

How will we prepare you for your career?

Frankfurt School is cooperating with partner companies across various industries and providing you with external guest lecturers in order to provide our Master in Applied Data students with exposure and practical experience. A practical approach is applied to strengthen your statistical, mathematical and computational skills, and expose you to everyday working life as part of our cooperative company projects.

Our graduates will go into positions such as scouts, data science consultant, or what Google calls “translators” and be a part of bridging the gap between the tech and business worlds.

As the fourth wave of industrialisation is changing business as we know it, companies are applying data science and machine learning not only to solve business problems and maximise monetary gain, but also to educate and accelerate development in, for example, the pharmaceutical industry, as is the case with Innoplexus, a company with which Frankfurt School has teamed up to expose our students to true innovative decision-making. In short – the current ecosystem is in need of graduates who have acquired the skills to form actionable business queries, apply algorithms to build models and think critically all whilst maintaining ethical practice.