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What we noted

ESSEC Business School & CentraleSupélec

Master in Data Sciences and Business Analytics

Ranked #4 worldwide by QS, the Master combines faculty resources of two of the most prestigious Business and Engineering Schools. For a global understanding of the challenges underlying the digital era and to master the science of data and the techniques of business analytics, the program has a strong scientific focus and aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of these complimentary and intrinsically linked fields enabling them to develop as fully-operational professionals. To match students’ needs and goals and to ensure scientific expertise and data savviness, the program is hybrid between Data Sciences, Business Analytics & Digital Strategy.

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Entry requirement : Master degree, 4-year bachelor or 3-year bachelor’s degree
Duration : 1 or 2 years 
Location : Paris area 
Language : English
Selection : Online application + GMAT/GRE/TAGE-MAGE + TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/TOEIC (for non-native speakers)
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles




Zooming in the interviews


The questions

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  • Guillaume CHEVILLON - Academic Co-Director of Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics, Professor of Econometrics & Statistics at ESSEC Business School
  • Nikos PARAGIOS - Academic Co-Director of the Master, Professor of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science at CentraleSupélec
  • Aleksandra Semenenko - Student of the programme
  • 00:22

    The Pitch


    What are the teaching objectives of the one-year program specifically speaking, since 1 year may seem a little bit short to learn stuff like coding, machine learning and AI thoroughly?


    What determines whether I will do the program in one year or two years?


    What is the program structure for studying in Singapore, and is the program still delivered with Supelec?

  • 08:49

    What’s the profile of student for this program? I studied marketing but have heard these programs take mostly engineers.


    Have you already seen some of your students following a research internship at the end of the track? Did you have his feedbacks in how he succeeded to leverage what he learned during his track at ESSEC and Centrale during his research internship?


    How was this master designed between the two school and what does each provide?


    Three Words Max Taboo

  • 17:11

    What minimum score should we get to the TageMage to have a chance to get in this Master?


    What is the accreditation of the program and the international recognition?


    How much does management figure into the curriculum?


    I would really like to work with a consulting firm like BCG and its GAMMA unit. Do you have links?

  • 24:25

    What coding language should be familiar with to be successful in this program?


    Could schedule an interview with you to accompany my application?


    What industries are using data sciences and machine learning the most where I would likely find jobs? Any emerging industries?


    Guests change

  • 29:32

    Final Destination


    What’s the maximum number of electives we can take? Do they have to fit the same theme?


    Aleksandra, why did you choose this particular program for data science?


    Which campus do we take classes on? Do we split our time between the schools?

  • 38:57

    What real-world hands-on experience and projects does this master incorporate into the master that I can put on my CV or talk about in interviews?


    What level of French do I need in order to apply to this program? Can I take classes?


    Aleksandra before coming to this Master, did you have any knowledge/ skills of computer science/coding?


    Who am I?

  • 48:12

    Are there scholarships available or any financial support?


    What are the plans for the international trip?


    What are my chances of finding a job in France coming from outside the EU?


    Are the teachers full-time academics or are the professors also working in industry?

  • 56:58

    What is the percentage of students going to Singapore? Under which conditions we can go there?


    The Sweetest