Data Science is the study of data through computational and statistical techniques, in order to answer questions, develop explanatory and predictive models, perform analyses and communicate the results in revealing ways. Data science draws from a wide variety of disciplines such as computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, economics, and operations research. It applies quantitative methods to uncover relationships in data drawn from business, medicine, financial, social or other domains. It is a key driver of improvements to all aspects of business, including strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and human resource management.
The Master of Science in Data Science, the first of its kind in Greece, offers students in-depth focus in data science while allowing them to tailor it their particular interests. Students will be interacting with diverse faculty members and other students, given the opportunity to complete innovative data science projects and be exposed to industry needs and real-life data science challenges.
The program focuses on computation and quantitative techniques and offers students new opportunities for building sustainable competitive advantage through data analysis. The full-time program consists of an academic year of taught courses and a 3 month-long Analytics Capstone project that enables students to work on a real-world data-intensive problem using the tools and skills learned in the program. The part-time program consists of two academic years of taught courses.
The program is offered jointly by the Departments of Informatics and Statistics in the School of Information Sciences and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business.