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Facts and figures

The Research Master program Business Data Science started in September 2020 with 16 students. What is the place of origin of the first cohort BDS students?  With what academic background did they enter the program? Here we present some figures.


Male or female

Female students represent one-third of students. BDS strives to increase the number of female students and encourages women to apply to the program.

Where students come from

The map below indicates the places of origin of BDS’ Research Master students for the 2020 cohort.

Drop-out rates

To avoid students from dropping out, Business Data Science carefully selects students during the admissions process. 

With what academic background did students enter the program?

Students entered the program with various back grounds: Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics, Earth Sciences, Finance, Finance and Data Science, Financial Econometrics, Logistics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business, Governance, Economics & Development. 

With what degree did students enter the program? 

For admission to the BDS program, a bachelor degree is required. However, one-third of the students entered the program already holding a master degree (MSc, one-year master program).