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M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science

M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science

Batch Starts 30th Jun'2024

Abroad Intake Oct'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR9 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 9 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Germany1

  • Upto18 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation2

  • EUR51K


    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science is a dual degree program, where in the first 7.5 months you will be studying online with Golden Gate University. The tuition fees of the course for 7.5 months is INR 4,50,000 . For the remaining 16 months you will be going to Germany and studying on-campus at the International School of Management (ISM), Germany. Tuition fees for the International School of Management, Germany is of approximately 17,100 Euros (including master thesis). You will also have to incur approximately 11,200 Euros/Year as living costs in Germany.
  1. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Professional Certificate in Global Business Management

    Eligibility

    • All Bachelor's degrees with minimum 50% or above marks are acceptable except General BA/ General B.Sc. degrees (without specialization)
    • Bachelor's degree awarding university/institute should be H+. To check H+ please visit (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html)

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 4,50,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    8 Months

  2. Country

    Germany

    Course Name

    • M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science

    Eligibility

    • The applicant must successfully complete Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 or above CGPA with a minimum passing grade of C- in each course
    • Students with less than 3 GPA marks will have to pass the ISM admission test*
    • TOEFL (iBT) is 80 or above or IELTS 6 and also required Medium of Instruction English (not older than 5 years) till the time student reached on-campus
    • Note: *For more details of Test refer to the FAQs section

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 17,100

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11,200 per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 Year 4 Months

Other Benefits

  • ISM is the only private university of applied sciences that is accredited by AACSB (2024), placing it among the Top 5% Business Schools in the world.
  • Eligible to apply for up to 18-months PSW after graduation
  • One of the best private German universities as per CHE Ranking in 2023
  • Online Sessions and Live lectures
  • Multiple internship opportunities
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Timely doubt resolution
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • Get an M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science degree from ISM and Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU US
About Golden Gate University
GGU is a private, non-profit university located in the center of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, it offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects such as business, law, accounting, taxes, psychology, and public administration. The institution takes pride in its practical and professional educaion style, emphasizing experiential learning and real-world application of information. GGU is noted for its flexible program formats, which include evening and weekend classes, online courses, and hybrid course types. The university is committed to diversity and inclusion, with a lively and welcoming community of students, teachers, and staff.This program is exclusive delivered by GGU Worldwide. GGU Worldwide builds on Golden Gate’s three decades of experience offering high-quality, practice-based online education. GGU Worldwide’s high-quality, practice-based degree programs are delivered by experienced practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders. ...Read more
About International School of Management
International School of Management was founded in 1990 in Germany and is ranked among the top business schools. It is a home of 3850 students and has many campuses. ISM is successful because of its practice orientation and by having an atmosphere of personal learning. Its USP is that both professional skills and soft skills are taught. Another USP f ISM is students get practical projects and get internship opportunities in renowned companies. ISM is ranked 287 out of 369 as the best school in Germany as per US News. ISM has 11 programs for graduates and 16 postgraduates programs It has grabbed a good rank as a global multi-rank. In case of international and domestic students, the tuition fee is 6480 EUR. ISM prepares students for the real world. There is a close interaction among the alumni, companies and students. ISM focuses on student's welfare by giving them opportunities to gain practical knowledge. ...Read more
About Germany
Studying in Germany can be an excellent option for international students for a number of reasons:1. High-Quality Education: German universities are renowned for their academic excellence and high-quality education, with 3 of its universities consistently ranking among the top 100 in QS global rankings 2023 and 46 of its universities featuring inthe top 1000.2. Affordability: Compared to other popular study abroad destinations, such as the US and UK, Germany offers low tuition fees, with many public universities having full tuition fee waivers for international students. This makes studying in Germany for international students a very affordable option as students only have to pay semester fees of around EUR 150-1500.3. Multicultural Environment: Germany is home to a diverse and multicultural community of students and professionals from around the world. Of the 83 million population of Germany, 22 million are from migrant backgrounds, providing an opportunity for international students to experience different cultures and perspectives.4. Strong Economy: Germany holds the fourth position in terms of GDP in the world. The country is one of the largest exporters globally and has the largest manufacturing economy in Europe. It houses leading global companies, thus offering opportunities for international students to gain valuable work experience.5. Language: Learning German can be a great advantage for international students, as it is the most widely spoken language in the European Union and can open up many career opportunities. Many universities in Germany also offer courses taught in English, making it an attractive option for non-German speakers. ...Read more

Career Opportunities


Data Science

  • Management Consultant

    EUR 61845 Annually 1

  • Operation Manager

    EUR 50617 Annually 1

  • Project Manager

    EUR 65831 Annually 1

  • Senior Business Analyst

    EUR 66,557 Annually 1

  • Financial Analyst

    EUR 49609 Annually 1

Syllabus

Golden Gate UniversityProfessional Certificate in Global Business Management

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International School of ManagementM.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science

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  • 24

    Months

  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 60+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Studies and Assignments

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

What is the M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science with upGrad?

The M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science is an engaging, yet rigorous 24-months long online/offline program designed specifically for professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills related to management. The degree is awarded by the International School of Management, Germany.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Germany, you will get face to face learning from Professors. On completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for PSW in Germany as well as get support from the International School of Management, Germany and  Career Services to build a career in Germany.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the program, a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management would be awarded from GGU US and a Master's degree in M.Sc. Business Intelligence & Data Science from International School of Management, Germany.

Admissions

Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

For GGU US
All Bachelor's degrees with minimum 50% or above marks are acceptable except General BA/ General B.Sc. degrees (without specialization)Bachelor’s degree awarding university/institute should be H+. To check H+ please visit (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html) 

For ISM
• The applicant must successfully complete Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 or above CGPA with a minimum passing grade of C- in each course
• Students with less than 3 GPA marks will have to pass the ISM admission test*
TOEFL (iBT) is 80 or above or IELTS 6 and also required Medium of Instruction English (not older than 5 years) till the time student reached on-campus 
Note: 
  • *Test comprises a Case Study and an Interview.
  • Applicants must have a UG degree in which at least 15 credits have been obtained in the field of business (e.g., business administration, economics, business information systems; or related fields), of those credits or in addition to those credits at least 10 credits must have been earned in quantitative courses (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, technology, market research, econometrics; or related fields). Qualified professional experience both in business and in quantitative fields can be used to compensate for a lack of subject-specific ECTS points.

Can I still apply for the program if I have scored less than 3 GPA in my GGU certificate program?

Students with less than 3 GPA  marks will have to pass the admission test consisting of a Case Study and an Interview. Students need to register online for the Admission test. Students receive three topics after the registration and they need to work out a small essay and a PowerPoint presentation. Please make sure that the students prepare and submit the written elaboration within the deadline indicated in the instruction.

Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

You can only apply for the program upon receiving a provisional certificate of your Bachelor's degree.

What is the admission process?

Step 1: Complete Application Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background. Step2:  Apply for the Scholarship Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a GGU program.  Step 3: Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.  Step 4: Block your Seat Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

Will I get a conditional offer letter from the International School of Management, Germany?

Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply to the International School of Management, Germany on your behalf and secure your conditional offer letter.
 

Germany

What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

As a student, you can work part time. The time permitted in accordance with the immigration is 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

The indicative cost of living is 11,200 Euros per year.

What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

About International School of Management

Can you give more details on the International School of Management, Germany?

The International School of Management (ISM) features among Germany's leading private business schools. Founded in 1990, the ISM has seven campuses in Munich, Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Berlin and is home to over 3850 students. A personal learning atmosphere and practical orientation are the key contributors to ISM's success factors in tandem with intensive training of soft skills and teaching professional skills. This includes exciting practical projects and internships and lecturers from the business world. These success factors are reflected in all ISM's programs – Bachelor's, Master’s, and MBA. The university is state-accredited unlimitedly, and all study programs are recognized by the quality of the Accreditation Council and the Foundation for International Business Administration (FIBAA). ISM has a professor-to-student ratio of 1:7, and by learning in small groups, students can get all their queries answered, focus on their personal development goals, and be prepared for a prolific international career. 

Why should I study at the International School of Management, Germany?

  • High-quality education: Top-ranked teaching and unlimited state accreditation (FIBAA). More than 30 years of educational competence
  • Globally connected: Network of 190 partner universities for your semester abroad
  • Learn from the Industry Experts: German, international, and guest lecturers from the business world.
  • Diversity: Students of 84 nationalities; 30% international students
  • Personal Teaching Atmosphere: small study groups, focusing on interdisciplinary, practically oriented content and case studies
  • Seven campuses in major German cities

When will I go to the International School of Management, Germany?

The Intakes for International School of Management, Germany are March and October.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

The program will be delivered on a robust technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this program, Golden Gate University, USA & ISM, Germany together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered are Fundamentals of Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing Management, Foundations of Business Analytics, Corporate Finance and much more.
 

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online Program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

Payment4

No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised postprogram/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a PreProgram deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
4. Studentshall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application. 
5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
1. If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch. 
2. However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
3. A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
4. The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
5. The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
1. If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
2. The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 5% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
3. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
4. Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
5. The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort. 
6. If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. 
7. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. Case Deferral fee Before Program Commencement 50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date) 5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date) Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort.
CaseDeferral fee
Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid
Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date)5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort
Disclaimer
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.