Master of Data Analytics
The Master of Data Analytics aims to train professionals who have a solid base of theoretical and practical knowledge that qualifies them for the professional practice in numerous areas of activities in the field of data analytics.
Upon completion their studies, graduates of this master’s degree will have a broad knowledge of the main techniques for data analysis and a versatile skill profile that will allow them to identify, capture, prepare, analyse, interpret and visualize data to extract its value to generate competitive advantages and help decision-making in any organization. This master also allows the student to deepen in some specific skills by taking one of the two offered mentions: Minor in Data Science and Minor in Business Analytics.
The Master of Data Analytics is evaluated and accredited by the AQUA (Andorran Agency for the Quality of Higher Education), which ensures its quality and European recognition. Students who pass these courses can obtain a master’s degree of Data Analytics, a state qualification issued by the Andorran Government.
The study programme was published in the Butlletí Oficial del Principat d’Andorra (Official Gazette of the Principality of Andorra) on 12 July 2023.
The degree allows the access to one of the most important emerging professions of the moment, which has a high demand for qualified personnel capable of acquire knowledge and value from the data generated by our society using ICT.
The Master of Data Analytics provides academic continuity to people with bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and in Business Administration in the University of Andorra.
The online modality of this qualification can be suited to each student’s lifestyle and allows them to combine studies and professional activity.
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The master’s degree enables students to take two specialisations: Minor in Data Science and Minor in Business Analytics.
The orientation of the curriculum is fundamentally professional, but it also offers introductory content to research, to be able to follow doctoral studies.
The master’s degree has a limited number of places to guarantee quality and personalized attention.
Teachers with a more academic profile are combined with teachers from the professional world, which brings the student closer to the reality of this area of knowledge and thus facilitate their future professional insertion.
EHEA’s second cycle
blended or online
120 European credits
from September to June
The curriculum of the Master of Data Analytics is organised in four semesters (two academic years at full-time), and has 120 European credits distributed as follows:
- 90 compulsory credits
- 18 elective credits and 12 free choice credits, which must be taken in the third semester.
During the third semester we want to promote international mobility so that students who wish to do so can live the experience of studying a semester at another university. Apart from this, the student has the option of allocating the 18 elective credits of the curriculum to obtain one of the two mentions that are proposed: Minor in Data Science or Minor in Business Analytics. If the student is not interested in either of the two proposed mentions, they can also choose the 18 elective credits freely, this defining their own training minor.
|1||M1: Fundamentals and tools of data analysis||Compulsory||10|
|M2: Algorithmics, structures and databases for data analysis||Compulsory||10|
|M3: Data as business asset||Compulsory||10|
|2||M4: Data capture, pre-processing and storage||Compulsory||10|
|M5: Data analysis techniques||Compulsory||10|
|M6: Information visualisation techniques||Compulsory||10|
|3||Academic mobility / Specialization (Minor in Data Science and/or Minor in Business Analytics)||Optional/Elective||30|
|4||M7: Research methodology||Compulsory||12|
|M8: Master’s Dissertation 1 (TFM1)||Compulsory||6|
|M9: Master’s Dissertation 2 (TFM2)||Compulsory||12|
People who have an Andorran state qualification or an equivalent foreign qualification, (recognized by the Government of Andorra) of at least level 6a of the Andorran Qualifications Framework (MAQ) can access to the state master education. In the case of the Master of Data Analytics, the degree must be in one of the following fields: IT, business sciences, economy, engineering, statistics, mathematics, physics, or any other with competences in any of the disciplines related to the master’s content.
Students who obtain the Master of Data Analytics at the University of Andorra will be able to achieve the following competences, among others:
- Identify the data and the processes to carry out a data analysis project.
- Develop appropriate data structures and provide efficient algorithmic solutions for data processing.
- Design data repositories to analyse data from different sources and in different formats.
- Apply specific capture, cleaning and pre-processing data techniques to be analysed.
- Apply statistical and automatic learning techniques to solve decision-making problems.
- Use appropriate methodologies for data management and analysis with the aim of managing projects.
- Visualize previously synthesized data, interpret and contextualize it to extract strategic information.
- Develop research and innovation projects focused on the field of data and disseminate the results.
- Analyse the environment of an organization taking as a basis the data analysis to define the strategy and adapt its management.
- Plan and develop actions in the different functional areas of an organization based on the information extracted from the data.
The Master of Data Analytics does not include mandatory school internship, but students who wish, have the possibility to undertake the master’s Thesis based on a business internship in a company. This option makes it possible to put into practice the knowledges and skills acquired throughout the programme in a real case and, in addition, facilitates the insertion into the professional world.
Director of the College of Business and Technology: Josep Fortó Areny
Coordinator: Jan Sau Batlle (email@example.com)
The list of lecturers that teach the Master can be viewed in the teaching plans of each of the modules, which have links on the study programme list.
In addition, the Directory of the University of Andorra enables students to search for and access the contact information on the UdA’s teaching, technical and administrative staff.
The Master of Data Analytics offers a wide range of professional opportunities linked to the management of data analysis projects.
Obtaining this degree allows to the qualified people to design, direct, undertake or carry out projects in the field of data management and analytics.
Specifically, people with this master’s degree can work as:
- Data analyst
- Data scientific
- Analytics responsible or business intelligence
- Analytics consultant or business intelligence
- Business entrepreneur based on data analytics
- System project manager based on data analytics
- Data architect