Master Data Analytics & Economics 90 ECTS

The Master programme in Data Analytics & Economics combines state-of-the-art training in data analytics and economics, taking into account the demands of digitalisation.
This makes it the first Master's degree in Switzerland to combine data analytics with the economics of markets and organisations. Skills in both these areas are crucial to understanding, shaping and regulating future markets and organisations. Internet platforms, recommender systems and dynamic pricing are just some examples of current fields of application in which this kind of profile is in high demand.
The uniqueness of this Master programme lies in its combination. Students not only learn how to handle big data sets, work with artificial intelligence and program in Python and R; but also to understand markets, evaluate strategies, and analyse the economics of platforms. Skills in these areas open up outstanding career opportunities, in particular in Internet and technology companies, consulting and the public sector.

  • Study Plan

    The study programme is divided into the two compulsory modules: Data Analytics, and Economics of Markets and Organisations. In addition to these two core areas, students have the possibility to specialise individually through elective courses. The language of study is English; additional courses are available in French and German.

  • Compulsory Modules

    Below is a list of the courses of the two compulsory modules as well as the elective courses offered at the University of Fribourg. Besides, additional courses are offered at the universities of Berne and Neuchâtel as part of the so-called "BeNeFri" agreement. 

    Modul I: Data Analytics
    Course list [here]

    Modul II: Economics of Markets and Organizations
    Course list [here]

  • Elective Module and BENEFRI Courses

    Elective Courses: Specialized Courses
    List of courses [here]

    BENEFRI Courses
    List of courses with "green light" [here]

  • Career prospects
    • Internet and technology companies (e.g. data analytics, conducting of experiments or A/B testing, marketing analysis, product management, interface function between experts and public);
    • Consulting (e.g. data and computer-assisted strategy consulting, market design consulting);
    • Banks and other organisations (e.g. data analytics, market research, corporate management);
    • Public administration (e.g. data-based analysis and optimisation of state interventions, advice on regulation, competition authorities).
  • Duration of Studies

    3-4 semesters

  • Admission

    Admission requires a Bachelor's degree (at least 90 ECTS credits) which covered the following courses at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg, or an equivalent range of courses at another faculty/university:

    – Mathematics I (4,5 ECTS)
    – Mathematics II (4,5 ECTS)
    – Microeconomics I (6 ECTS)
    – Microeconomics II (6 ECTS)
    – Statistics I (4,5 ECTS)
    – Statistics II (4,5 ECTS)
    – Statistics III (4,5 ECTS)
    – Business Informatics I (6 ECTS)
    – Business Informatics II (6 ECTS)

    Graduates of the Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Management and Economics at the University of Fribourg meet the admission criteria.

    For the holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded from a Swiss university of applied sciences in Business Administration / Business Information Systems / Computer Science, candidates may be admitted to the Master with a complementary programme of 30 to 60 ECTS credits, depending on their application file.

    For the holders of a foreign Bachelor degree, an access to this Master depends on the curriculum of the candidate.

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