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Master's Degree in Business Intelligence and Big Data in Cyber-secure Environments

Universidad de Burgos
2 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
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Program description

Master's Degree in Business Intelligence and Big Data in Cyber-secure Environments

Official inter-university master's degree of 60 credits (51 in obligatory subjects + 9 in Final Master’s Thesis at the end of the master's degree), distributed in two semesters. Places limited to 27 students.

The teaching methodology is of non-attendance / on-line teaching, based on projects and continuous assessment.

The Master’s degree is specialized in one of the fields of greatest growth and economic and social relevance at present, such as the analysis and processing of large amounts of heterogeneous data (Big Data), with the aim of extracting information that supports, facilitates and optimizes decision-making in the business and/or social world.

For this to be possible, it is essential to guarantee security both in the storage and in the transmission of these data. An increasingly important aspect today, is present in a relevant way in these studies with a module of 15 credits focused on Data Security and Cybersecurity, which also deals with related legal aspects. This module is one of the differentiating features of our Master.

Highly qualified professionals can only be formed through quality teaching. This is our proposal: quality training, based on firm theoretical bases, but with an eminently practical approach in every aspect of the study plan. To this end, we rely on university professors with accredited teaching and research experience from the Universities of Burgos, León and Valladolid, as well as great professionals in the fields of Big Data, Business Intelligence and Security in private companies. This Master also has the quality guarantee of having being certified by official assessment agencies of the Spanish National Ministry of Education.

The graduates will be able to develop and direct projects in large volumes of data, and apply them to the business world and decision-making, and all with extensive legal and technical knowledge regarding security and cybersecurity.

Admission requirements

The applying student must be in possession of an official Bachelor’s Degree of a higher education institution (or equivalent).

The degree or equivalent must belong to one of the following suitable areas:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Industrial Engineering

In the event that the number of pre-registered students exceeds the places offered, the order of admission will be decided by the General Coordinating Committee of the Master, which will assess for admission, preferably, the profile of candidates, taking into account their ability to assimilate and take advantage of the contents of the master. Specifically, the following admission criteria will be taken into account: university degree and academic record score, together with the curriculum vitae.

If there are available positions, candidates with degrees in other areas (e.g. Business Administration and Management, Economics or Architecture) may be considered, but must demonstrate sufficient levels of knowledge in the areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. In order to be able to decide on the level of knowledge of the candidates, the Commission will study the CV of the applicants and may request to carry out a personal interview with each one of them if it considers it necessary. It will take into account the following specific requirements:

  • General experience in the field of informatics.
  • Computer skills in software development, systems administration, project management, etc.
  • Mathematical knowledge (algebra and calculation) and statistical knowledge (probability and inference) at first-year level.

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Program content

The contents of this master degree are focused on the management of large amounts of heterogeneous information (Big Data), with a double specialization: the use of this information for the analysis of reality and support in the decision making process of the company and the secure management of this information.

There are, therefore, four different block of contents defined:

  • Information Technologies for Big Data (Data Storage): This includes everything related to storage and access to large volumes of data. This data will be heterogeneous, as one of the defining characteristics of Big Data and needs to be treated in accordance.
  • Scalable Data Processing (Data Science): Covering the application of analysis techniques to large volumes of data must be supported by technologies appropriate to the form of storage, the type and volume of data being dealt with. These aspects are studied in this block.
  • Data Analysis Applied to the Business World (Business Intelligence). One of the most important fields of application from a practical point of view of Big Data is providing useful information in the world of business. This block deals with everything related to this perspective.
  • Data Security and Cybersecurity. The distributed and heterogeneous nature of the information managed, makes security in this field have its own characteristics, making this topic one of the emerging problems in the Big Data.

Finally, the student is requested to carry out a practical work of application of everything learned in the described blocks in the Final Master's Work.

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Universidad de Burgos

University of Burgos

The University of Burgos is a State University that develops its mission based on comprehensive and quality teaching aimed at its students´ employability. The mission also includes as key focus the talent detection and promotion, as well as the increase...

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