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Mestrado emData Analytics for Business

It’s your chance to start making an impact in the information age. ISEG’s Masters in Data Analytics is particularly relevant for quantitative methods enthusiasts since its main topics of interest are Data Science, Business Analytics and Information Systems.

The Masters in Data Analytics for Business is the ultimate course for decision-makers. Our advanced programme prepares its students for the new challenges associated with the reality of big data, business analytics, coding, data science, and machine learning.

Ranked no. 25 in the World Top 110 Global Ranking in Data Analytics
3 semesters
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Numerus Clausus
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Top 8 reasons to do the Master’s in Data Analytics for Business


ISEG is the Portuguese business school with the most solid and successful experience in teaching applied mathematics and quantitative skills – our Applied Mathematics bachelor’s degree (MAEG) is the country’s no. 1 choice in the field of Mathematics applied to Economics and Management (minimum GPA 18.75/20 in 2020).


Highly qualified faculty with PhDs from world-class universities (Cranfield, Delaware, Duke or Wisconsin).


Covers the most sought-after topics that organisations view as current challenges, such as big data, coding, business analytics and intelligence, forecasting, machine learning, and optimisation.


A one-year full-time programme (plus one semester for the master’s project, dissertation, or internship), which will prepare you to stand out in a competitive marketplace.


Experienced faculty doing business translation of data analysis.


Sets you up for the reality of data science applied to the business world.


Uses a mix of instructional methods with real-life cases and data that will make you think and act.


Gives you the mindset for an international career.

Your future is here.

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10 things you’ll gain by joining ISEG

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Broaden your horizons.

Our mobility programs allow students to explore any part of the world while studying abroad for a semester.
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The MDAB master has provided me the opportunity to fulfill my career aspirations and dreams. The program has pushed me to grow as leader and professional in the data sector. I am very thankful for the relationship I built and the people met at ISEG. My experience went so well that I had no problems to find a job before the graduation
Alessandro Consiglio

Programme Details


Year 1 – Semester 1Credits
Business Intelligence and Decision Support4
Data Platforms for Analytics6
Decision Making and Optimization6
Enterprise Analytics4
Programming Foundations4
Statistical Methods and Visualization6
Year 1 – Semester 2Credits
Advanced Statistical Methods4
Big Data Tools and Analytics4
Forecasting Methods6
Machine Learning and Data Mining6
Programming for Data Science6
Research & Development Seminars4
Year 2 – Semester 1Credits
Masters Final Work – MFW

See the description of each Curricular Units here.

3 semesters
Daytime Classes
Taught in
Numerus Clausus
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Admissions & Fees

Applications for all masters at ISEG are online.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the Master in Data Analytics for Business:

  • Students with a degree in Economics, Management, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics or Engineering. Degrees in other areas may be considered suitable.
  • In accordance with Article 17 d) of Decree-Law No. 74/2006 of the 24th of March, altered and republished as Decree-Law No. 65/2018 of the 16th August, other applications considered to be appropriate by the selection panel will be evaluated on the basis of a curricular analysis.
  • Those students who have not yet completed the 1st Study Cycle (Bachelors) are eligible to apply conditionally, provided that they satisfy the conditions for obtaining the degree by the end of September (of the same academic year as their application).

Ranking and Selection Criteria

The ranking is based on the grade which is awarded to each candidate. This grade is calculated according to the process described as follows:

The application grade is based on the final grade of the candidate’s 1st cycle degree. This grade is converted to the 0-20 scale and can be multiplied by a coefficient ranging between 0.7 and 1.3, depending on the committee’s assessment of the University conferring the degree and of the degree itself. Bonus points or penalties can be added depending on the classifications obtained by the students in specific curricular units, specifically those related to Probability and Statistics, and to Programming and Information Systems Management. This score ranges between -3 and 3. Applications which are deemed unfit for the Master will be attributed the highest grade among the applications that are not accepted.

Application Documents

  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree
  • Academic Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • English Diploma (optional)
  • Reference Letter (optional)

All candidates should have an effective command of the English language, written and spoken.

Tuition Fee

These are provisional tuition fees for 2024/25, subject to confirmation by the Universidade de Lisboa statutory bodies.

Students fromFirst YearSecond YearTotal
Within the European Union€ 4,850€ 2,000   € 6,850
Outside the European Union    € 5,650€ 2,500 € 8,150

Financial restrictions should never come in the way of your access to higher education, and that is why we believe in providing equal opportunities for everyone.

A specific tuition fee payment schedule may be agreed upon request by the student.

Student Visa

If you are not an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you need a Student VISA.
Once you have decided to join the master’s programme and paid the 1st tuition fee to secure your place, you can issue the acceptance letter on the FENIX Portal. This document will be needed later to apply for a Student Visa. The student visa must be requested at the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consular Office in the country of origin.

3 semesters
Daytime Classes
Taught in
Numerus Clausus
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