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Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
32,500 Euro

Application deadline
30 June

Programme Start
26 August

Duration
4 Semester | full-time

Master in Applied Data Science

The Master in Applied Data Science is a response to the recent demand for business savvy data scientists with the collaborative skills to match. Our students will gain hands-on experience in solving real-world data science problems with our prominent industry partners and will be equipped with the technical skills, business domain knowledge, and critical judgment to navigate the modern data ecosystem.

Deadlines & Discounts

We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible as there are financial advantages for candidates who submit a complete application early.

Early Bird
(4,000 Euro discount)*
30 Nov 2019
Early Bird
(2,000 Euro discount)*
31 Mar 2020
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2020

*You must have recieved an admission letter by 31 March and 30 June respectively

Highlights

  • A combination of applied Machine Learning, Data Science and Business
    Problem Solving
  • Extended company projects on real-life cases in cooperation with leading companies during throughout semester 3
  • Ethical ramifications of the fourth wave of industrialisation
  • Work part-time, study full-time with the 3-Day Model
  • Unlimited access to our AI Lab

Requirements

  • First university degree (Bachelor or Diploma) of at least 180 ECTS credits, irrelevant of discipline
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills (Minimum TOEFL iBT 90, IELTS 7.0, or equivalent)
  • GMAT, GRE, or Frankfurt School Admission Test
  • Recommendation letter
  • Successful participation in our admission interview

Master Info Evening

Learn more about our Master programmes at one of our Master Info Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our students and programme directors and find out which programme could help you excel in your career. 

GMAT Preparation Course

The GMAT is a challenging exam requiring substantial preparation for optimal performance. This course provides students with all the essential tips and necessary preparation for high performance and excellent exam results. Find out more!

Curriculum

Our Master in Applied Data Science curriculum provides students with the skills required to recognise and meet the data science needs of contemporary business, across-function and with an understanding of the connected ethical ramifications. Students will master core data science and machine learning concepts in modules as well as gaining company exposure and perspectives with our Cooperation Company Project.

Semester 1

Quantitative Fundamentals

Students will acquire a rudimentary understanding of linear algebra, probability theory, and information theory, and their use in machine learning and data science. Paying particular attention to mathematics for information systems, this module serves a foundation module for Machine Learning 1 & 2.

Lecturer

Algorithms & Data Structures

Using Python, this module provides you with an introduction to basic algorithms, as well as the design analysis of algorithms and data matching structures. This allows you to implement taught algorithms and learn the basics of Python.

Lecturer

Intro to Data Analytics in Business

This module provides an introduction to Data Analytics, covering computational techniques and algorithms for finding and analysing patterns, even in large-scale datasets. Topics to be covered include data preparation, integration, analysis, visualisation, segmentation, classification, prediction and decision making. You will implement and apply the methods using the programming language, Python and the related libraries.

Lecturer

Managing & Storing Big Data

This module is an introduction to database concepts and the Structured Query Language (SQL) data base. Students will learn how to create a basic database structure, manipulate and extract data on real databases and datasets. This module serves a foundation module for Visualising Big Data.

External Lecturer

Thomas Mick

The Language of Business

This module serves as introduction to accounting as the language of business and its various purposes and applications. On a very fundamental level, accounting statements are a primary source of systematic public information about businesses, providing the basis for answering many relevant questions. As such, it is important for those interested in business data analytics.

Lecturer

Semester 2

Guided Studies in Financial Management

New module added for 2019 intake – more information to follow.

Lecturer

Machine Learning 1

This module is a hands-on, case-study based introduction to contemporary regression-based techniques in machine learning. Machine Learning 1 has a focus on supervised learning algorithms (used to make accurate predictions about the future from current data) and unsupervised learning (used to discover unknown structure in your current data).

Lecturer

Visualizing Big Data

This module teaches students to use data visualisation and business intelligence to support marketing decision making in a variety of enterprises. Students will learn how to visualise, present data and understand how to tell a story using data.

External Lecturer

Kerem Tomak

AI & Humanity: The Ethics of Data Science

This module explores the ethical and legal questions that information technologies raise for issues such as privacy, responsibility or fairness. Participants will gain an in-depth comprehension of legal and ethical issues surrounding information technologies, as well as the crucial legal and ethical questions that we should ask about such technologies. On successful completion of this module, students should have developed and strengthened their analytic and critical skills, as well as their ability to apply those skills to ethical and legal problems to develop solutions to those problems.

Lecturer

Machine Learning 2

This hands-on module focuses on statistical machine learning and probabilistic data analysis involving highly parameterised models. Topics include time series analysis, variational inference, graphical models, and unsupervised learning. You will learn how to implement supervised and unsupervised machine learning models and gain an understanding of the computational challenges faced when performing statistical inference on high-dimensional data.

Lecturer

Semester 3

Strategy

This module gives you the latest insights into strategy development and execution with a strong emphasis on organisational and machine learning on data analytics. Students become acquainted with models, tools and techniques to develop, analyse and execute organisational strategy and its success.

Lecturer

Lecturer

AI: The New Frontier

This module focuses on advanced and current topics in AI and its industrial application. You will gain a deep understanding of current topics in AI, comparable to a graduate computer science seminar.

Lecturer

Text Mining & NLP

With a combination of theoretical and practical approaches, this module aims to introduce general machine learning techniques that can deal with time series and show how they can be effectively applied to give computers language understanding. Through a hands-on approach, you will learn how to apply machine learning techniques to gain language understanding and combine these techniques with domain specific applications such as word embedding, semantic distance and dependency tree parsing.

Lecturer

Elective 1

A range of electives including Business Modelling and Simulation, and Human and Machine Predictions allow you to tailor your Master in Applied Data Science through a diverse and distinctive structure of time formats and block weeks. Electives are taught not only by in-house faculty, but also by leading international practitioners, providing you with the tools to meet your personal aspirations. Elective options are published at the end of third semester and students must choose 2 elective modules to study in their last semester.

You can find the entire list of electives that we offer for the upcoming 2019 summer semester here.

Cooperation Company Project

This module is a practical project conducted with a partner company which allows you to apply the skills you have learned during other semesters. Students will work in groups of 3-4 on small, current data science projects within the company. A key aspect is that you will work on a project from start to finish, thus gaining end-to-end, hands-on experience to better prepare you to enter the job market.

Lecturer

Semester 4

Electives 2 & 3

A range of electives including Business Modelling and Simulation, and Human and Machine Predictions allow you to tailor your Master in Applied Data Science through a diverse and distinctive structure of time formats and block weeks. Electives are taught not only by in-house faculty, but also by leading international practitioners, providing you with the tools to meet your personal aspirations. Elective options are published at the end of third semester and students must choose 2 elective modules to study in their last semester.

You can find the entire list of electives that we offer for 2019 here.

Study Abroad Option

All Master in Applied Data Science students can go abroad during the fourth semester. You have the option to study at one of our international partner universities and use the credits gained during the semester abroad to replace the electives.  

Master Thesis

You are required to conduct independent research in order to complete your master thesis. You will review relevant scientific publications and acquire an in-depth knowledge in the respective field before applying research methods and writing concepts to structure your work.The thesis period is typically three months and takes place during the 4th semester.

Study Model

4-Semester Track (3-day Model)


The Master in Applied Data Science follows a unique time model that permits you to work part-time whilst pursuing your full-time Master’s degree. We call this the "3-Day Model".

Students typically attend classes three days a week, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This leaves three working days for self-study, language courses or part-time employment. Some lectures or excursions are organised as blocked week events.

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Information for FS Bachelor Students

FS Bachelor students are offered a 3-semester track of the programme. You will start the programme with the regular 4-semester track and finish one semester early. For more information please contact us.

Study Abroad

Go abroad, meet new people, experience a new culture, and broaden your perspective.

Complete the 4th semester at one of our 80 partner universities worldwide or set up a self-organised semester abroad at a non-partner university.

You have the option to take up to 2 electives abroad and complete your Master's thesis in a location of your choice. 

Learning Experience

Our Master in Applied Data Science applies a practical approach to your studies by preparing you for the realities of data science in the working world. We do this by strengthening your statistical, mathematical and computational skills, and through exposing you to every day working life as part of our cooperative company projects. 

AI Lab

The AI Lab provides a space where new learning concepts can be developed, tested, and immediately implemented into the teaching programme. The AI Lab is equipped with four high end computers using the latest GPUs for AI acceleration. Students are also invited to attend our Hackthons and additional workshops. 

Find out more about our AI Lab here.

Mapping the Cryptocurrency Market - Blockchain Workshop, Luca Frignani with Master in Applied Data Science students

Mapping the Cryptocurrency Market - Blockchain Workshop, Luca Frignani with Master in Applied Data Science students

Cooperation Company Project

Working on extended company projects in cooperation with leading partner companies enables you to learn on the go. Students will work together in groups alongside a professor to come up with solutions for real-world problems.

Case Studies

Students will work on current and past case studies as part of many of their modules. Students will especially go deeper into how to solve real-life data problems with Machine Learning in Machine Learning 1and Machine Learning 2. This allows students to work on real-life case studies preparing you for the realities of the working world. 

Hackathons

Our Hack@LAB hackathons allow students to solve problems chosen directly by a leading company. Students from a range of skill-sets come together and work on the problems using machine-learning techniques and algothrims. 

Read about our Hackathon with Deloitte

Competitions & Awards

Frankfurt School encourages students to participate in various challenges and competitions throughout the year, giving selected students the opportunity to prove themselves and compete against others from top universities worldwide.

St. Gallen Business Game

Hec Business Game

German Classes

The Master in Applied Data Science is taught entirely in English. However, German classes are provided for all non-German speaking students throughout the duration of the programme. We strongly encourage our students to learn German before they arrive in Frankfurt in order to improve their employment opportunities.

Careers & Your FS Network

On completion of the Master in Applied Data Science you will be qualified to connect the dots for businesses. Companies, including the Big Four, are seeking experts who understand specific wants and needs and can provide relevant solutions for genuine business transformations. Job opportunities will include but not be limited to Data Analyst; Business Analyst; Data Visualisation Engineer, Internal Data Science Consultant and new roles in all sectors that are experiencing digital transformation.

Career Services

Our exclusive corporate connections allow you to build a strong network for your career. Our Careers Services team are readily available to provide you with individual consultations on careers within business and management. This along with our regular guest lectures and company visits, plus the opportunity to work part-time throughout your full-time studies, leaves you in the spotlight for employment after graduation.

Proresult Cooperation

We offer you the opportunity to work part-timethroughout your studies. Proresult is a financial service consulting company who employs students with a background or interest in financial consulting and C1 level German skills. The cooperation guarantees a two-year part-time paid position at the company (3 days a week). In return, Proresult covers tuition fees in full.

If you are interested please apply within the online application.

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Student Life

Join our community of aspiring and inspiring individuals and get involved at FS by joining a student initiative, participating in a sport or business competition, by serving on our Student Council, or by creating your own event or initiative.

Class Profile

Overview

Number of students 42
Nationalities 12
Average age 25

Origin of Students

Germany 36%
China 19%
India 14%
Taiwan 7%
United States 5%
Finland 5%
Argentina 3%
Kazakhstan 3%
Norway 2%
Pakistan 2%
Spain 2%
South Korea 2%

Gender

Female 31%
Male 69%

Educational Background

Economics/Finance 21%
Management 19%
Engineering 17%
International Business & Management 14%
Computer Science 10%
Business Administration 9%
Other 10%

Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. You will need to upload the following supporting documents: 

Required Documents

  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL / IELTS results or equivalent (TOEFL IBT minimum score of 90 / IELTS minimum score of 7,0) or TOEFL ITP (minimum score of 577)
  • Official GMAT score report, GRE score report or FS Admissions Test
  • CV or resume (must be in English)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities, if applicable

Each of the documents listed above are required for completing your application. However, you do not need to upload them all at once.

Deadlines & Discounts

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, therefore we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications received before the end of November and March will benefit from our early bird discounts of 4000 EUR and 2000 EUR respectively. Applicants interested in a scholarship must complete the relevant section within their online application.

Early Bird
(4,000 Euro discount)*
30 Nov 2019
Early Bird
(2,000 Euro discount)*
31 Mar 2020
Final Application and Scholarship Deadline 30 Jun 2020
Start of programme 24 Aug 2020

*You must have recieved an admission letter by 31 March and 30 June respectively

2. Assessment Centre and/or Interview

Successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment Centre and Frankfurt School Admission Test, if applicable. The interview will be held either at Frankfurt School, or over the phone/video call. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

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Assessment Center Dates 2019 in Frankfurt:

  • 19 January
  • 27 February                                 
  • 20 March
  • 17 April
  • 4 May
  • 29 May
  • 18 June
  • 4 July
  • 20 July
  • 01 August

3. Results

The final decision regarding your Master in Management admission will be based on a combination of undergraduate grades, English language abilities, admission test results, and the interview performance.

We also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences, and volunteer projects.

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We also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences, and volunteer projects.

4. Programme Start

On this day, all students are expected to be at Frankfurt School. For non-EU applicants who require a visa to enter Germany, please keep in mind that it can take up to two or three months to obtain the necessary visa.

We look forward to welcoming you at your campus!

Information for FS Bachelor Students

FS Bachelor students are offered a 3-semester track of the programme. You will start the programme with the regular 4-semester track and finish one semester early. For more information please contact us.

Financing and Scholarships

Investing in your future

Your degree is an investment in your professional future. As a business school of international standing, not only do we offer you ideal conditions for earning a degree – we also offer you excellent career prospects.

And since we can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we also expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students.

Study Fee

Registration fee: 100 Euro
Semester fee: 8,100 Euro
Total price: 32,500 Euro