MSc in Big Data & Business Analytics


Master of Science

in Big Data & Business Analytics

per year
(Upto 55% Scholarships Available)
Awarded By:
(Dual Degree)
University Partner, UK
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

Around the globe, data analytics tools, techniques, and a multitude of techniques have provided businesses alarming ways to analyse data and unravel insights. However, the volume and variety of the data have grown exponentially in the past decade owing to the various data sources (social media, e-commerce websites, digital transactions, etc.). Big data analytics has emerged as a clever way to analyse this varied and magnanimous data. This has served as a boon to businesses, as it enables them to rummage informed decisions out of the data pile.

Big Data and business analytics are critical assets for companies seeking to achieve their revenue and growth objectives through data-driven decision making. The MSc in Big Data and Business Analytics programme sought to improve understanding of big data and analytics. Therefore, instead of investing and studying in two programmes—Business Analytics and Big Data—separately, this one programme aims at integrating data at every step of making business decisions.

Big data analytics comprises advanced analytics involving intricate applications of statistical and mathematical concepts in conjunction with advanced algorithms. This upbeat and hands-on approach to business decision-making is transformative because it empowers decision-makers to make informed decisions in order to approach real-time business objectives.

The MSc programme in Big Data and Business Analytics would allow students to gain an understanding of the various data sources and enable them to study, understand, and analyse the data incurred across sources. This programme in big data analytics follows a multi-disciplinary approach at its centre, focusing on prevalent as well as evolving big data tools such as Hadoop and cloud architecture. This programme is everything one would need to make an effective career shift and delve into the world of big data analytics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Builds the competence to assess and analyse huge amounts of data.
  • Allows students to develop an understanding of various data sources and methods to collate and clean the data.
  • Shapes the ability to question the objective and application of the data.
  • Provides knowledge of the various tools, technologies, and platforms used in the big data scenario.
  • Allows for overall growth in order to be job-ready in the big data industry.
Next Start Date:
01 Jun 2023
30 Apr 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Big Data & Business Analytics

This M.Sc program comprises of a total of 90 ECTS credits. Students will earn 40 ECTS in Core Courses, and remaining 28 ECTS in specialization related taught courses, 6 ECTS for specialization related consulting project and 16 ECTS for internship and master thesis.

Eligibility Requirements:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

The total fees for this program is:

per year

Payment Schedule:

Initial deposit: CHF 3000 (After receiving conditional offer letter)

Remaining Amount from 1st year fee: CHF 14500 (After confirmation of visa approval from the school, but before visa stamping)

2nd Year fee as applicable: 3 months before the start of Year 2.

The MSc in Big Data and Business Analytics is a first-class programme that will help our students speed up their career development through expertise improvement, innovation information, and critical thinking throughout the program. This programme would make the students acquainted with the ideas, technologies, advancements, and tools of big data. With hands-on assignments and projects, students will be equipped with the commonly used programming languages used in big data analytics. This MSc program offers our students the prestigious MSc degree with specialisation in big data and business analytics, delivered by accomplished top-tier industry professionals.

Every student is mapped with an industry guide, ideally in a similar industry to the one in which the student is working or desires to enter. The coach directs the student through the course and gives him or her genuine experiential learning alongside the regular curriculum of the program.

Successful completion of the programme would ensure job placement assistance for the students, governed by their prior work experience. Students can typically take on any of the following roles:

  • Big Data Scientist
  • Big Data Manager
  • Big Data Specialist
  • Business Analyst—Big Data

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Lucerne Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.