Erasmus Mundus Master in Information Technology for Business Intelligence
The IT4BI Master will prepare the graduates not only to answer today's professional challenges in BI by a strong connection with the needs coming from the industry, but also to pursue their studies into doctorate programmes, through strong connections with the researchers' ans innovators' views.
The IT4BI Master is a 2-year (4-semester) programme. The first year is devoted to BI fundamentals, the first semester at ULB, the second one at UFRT. Then, all students participate in the European Business Intelligence Summer School.
In the third semester, the programme offers three specialisations at ECP, UPC and TUB. Students move to the partner of ther chosen specialisation.
The fourth semester is dedicated to the master's thesis and can be done either as a placement in industry or as an internship in a research laboratory in any full or associate partner. Eventually, all students will be gathered in the workshop "Business Intelligence: Innovation Meets Research" for the public defence of their thesis.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded with a multiple degree: the national's master's degrees from ULB and UFRT, and the one from the university of their specialisation.
Since its inception 20 years ago, Business Intelligence (BI) has become a huge industrial domain and a major economic driver, however overlooked by academics.
It encompasses many scientific and technological fields including data warehouses, data mining, content analytics, business process management, visual analytics, and requires competences in information systems, web science, decision science, software
engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. The European Master’s Programme in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence (IT4BI) is designed to provide understanding, knowledge and skills in this broad scope of fields. Its main objective is to train computer scientists who understand and help develop the strategies of modern enterprise decision makers.
The Erasmus Mundus programme provides EU-funded scholarships to students who have been selected by the consortium.
The scholarship amount is €24.000 per year for non-European students and €11.500 per year for European students.