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INTERNSHIPS

for the Best


Students!

Master Degree
Program in

Data Science and


Advanced Analytics

In partnership with:

Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação


www.novaims.unl.pt Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Master Degree Program in
Data Science and Advanced Analytics

On the report “Big Data: the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity”, published by a
renowned multinational management and consulting corporation, it was written: “By 2018, the United States
alone could face a shortage of 14,000 to 19,000 people with deep analytical skills as well of 1.5 million
managers with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions”.

This is only one of the innumerable articles Thanks to the internationally recognized reputation
published in the last years that consider the of NOVA IMS (NOVA IMS has recently been ranked
importance of having major talents to graduate in by iSchools as one of the top universities in the
Data Science and Advanced Analytics. Several world for education and research in Information
companies, institutions and magazines recently Management) and thanks to the excellent teaching
published about the role of new frontiers of data quality of the curricular units of the Master degree
analysis, especifically on how the huge amount of program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics,
data nowadays available could be used to generate usually students find high profile jobs, for instance
wealth, and graduate degrees in the field are as customer relationship management analysts,
urgently needed and crucial. marketing data base analysts, decision-making
That is the purpose of NOVA IMS when creating the support analysts, risk analysts, or webmasters,
Master degree program in Data Science and among various other career options, and they will
Advanced Analytics: to train talents in advanced find professional challenges in several fields such as
analytics, able to develop business analytics in any telecommunications, banking, financial
kind of Portuguese or international organization, or organizations, insurance, retail, pharmaceutical
to build a research career in any of the most industry, health and consultancy.
prestigious Portuguese or international Universities.

Partnerships
Goals Who is it for?
The subject Data Science and Advanced Analytics This Master program is aimed at analytical oriented
designates a set of essencial skills and tools to people who wish to meet the challenges of modern
overcome new challenges related to decision technology by solving new and challenging problems,
support, particularly concerning the knowledge who like to turn data into knowledge and aspire to
mining from large databases. develop a career in an area with huge potential for
The dimension and the number of attributes of growth and with great demand worldwide.
modern databases, in fact, create new challenges This Master program does not impose rules to the
and require the analyst to use new tools, provenance of the applicants. However, having
computationally more intensive and sophisticated, knowledge of mathematics, statistics, information
rather than what happens in tradicional statistics. technologies and computer programming is an
Therefore, the Master degree program in Data important selection factor. The ability to communicate
Science and Advanced Analytics will provide a set of in English is a requirement.
interdisciplinary skills and tools such as:
Understanding of the main paradigms associated
with databases and building data warehouses; Internship
Being able to manipulate and organize very large
databases, efficiently and safely; The best students of the 1st year
Understanding the processes of decision making; of this Master Degree Program will
Mastering data mining tools and computational be invited for a 6 month paid
intelligence (e.g., decision trees, association rules,
internship, to be held during the
neural networks, evolutionary computation,
2nd year, in one of the program’s
swarm intelligence, among others);
partner institutions:
Mastering the processes of creation and
maintenance of descriptive models (e.g.,
clustering and market baskets analysis);
Mastering the processes of creation and
management of predictive models;
Mastering new visualization tools and mining
large text documents;
Mastering communication, both written and oral,
to audiences with different technical levels.
Curriculum
1ST YEAR // FALL SEMESTER 1ST YEAR // SPRING SEMESTER

Course Unit ECTS Course Unit ECTS

Computational Intelligence for Optimization 7,5 Big Data 7,5

Data Mining 7,5 Machine Learning 7,5

Storing and Retrieving Data 7,5 Statistics for Data Science 7,5

Data Visualization 3,75 Deep Learning 3,75

Introduction to Programming 3,75 Text Mining 3,75

Course Unit Type: Semester Quarterly

2ND YEAR // 3RD and 4TH SEMESTERS (60 ECTS)

Dissertation OR Work Project OR Internship

Course Units Content


Descriptive Models

Statistical Inferential Models


Statistics for Data Science Statistics for Data Science
Analysis

Data Mining Machine Learning


Advanced
Modelling

Time Series
and Forecasting

Computational
Intelligence
Data Visualization Introduction to Programming

Deep Learning Big Data


Business
Text Mining Planning
Computational Intelligence
Marketing
for Optimization
Strategies

Decision
Making
Storing and Retrieving data

Descriptive Models Project Management Leadership


Student Testimonial
Ali Godjali // Indonesia

Studying at NOVA IMS turns out to be a great experience for me. The Master degree program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics

provides a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge from many different angles which definitely helps solidify my understanding of

data science. I find the people in Portugal to be incredibly friendly and helpful as well. Combined with the warm weather and an

affordable cost of living, the whole experience is simply fruitful, both academically and personally.

NOVA IMS
The NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) is an academic unit of Universidade Nova de
Lisboa. It is a research based school and the first institution in the Iberian Peninsula to integrate
iSchools, an international organization that brings together the best universities in research and
teaching in information management.

NOVA IMS offers bachelor, postgraduate, master and doctoral programs in information management,
and information systems and technologies.

NOVA IMS’ Master and Postgraduate Programs are ranked among the top Best Master Programs of
the World according to Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2017.

For more information please consult the following link: www.novaims.unl.pt/index.asp?lang=EN.


Master Degree Program in

Data Science and Advanced


Analytics

Scientific Coordination Contacts


Professor Fernando Bação, PhD If you need more information about the Master degree
Professor Pedro Coelho, PhD program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics, contact
Professor Leonardo Vanneschi, PhD any of the elements of this program’s team, who will be
glad to clarify any questions you may have:
Calendar / Timetable Coordinator of the Program
The master program begins in September 2018 and lasts Professor Leonardo Vanneschi, PhD
four semesters (two semesters of the curricular lvanneschi@novaims.unl.pt
component and two semesters for the development of a
dissertation, work project or internship). The classes take Admissions Advisor
Joana Aleixo
place during the daytime.
jaleixo@novaims.unl.pt

Applications
The applications are online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications
Portal, in the following link:
www.novaims.unl.pt/Candidaturas/default.aspx.
The selection process includes the analysis of the
applicant’s academic and professional curriculum and an
interview.

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