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A great start for the 2021 cohort of the MSc Big Data and Business Analytics!

On Monday 21st September the 88 students met with EY's Vanessa Jolivalt (Alumna 2005, Partner) and Franck Chevalier (EMEIA Data & Analytics Managing Partner - Financial Sector), who are supporting their Class.

In line with the objective to constantly conquer new talents to prepare for the future, EY already partnered with the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute, extending its collaboration and concluding an agreement with ESCP Business School - under the aegis of its Foundation - to support the MSc Big Data programme.

For Professor Wei-Zhou, scientific director of the programme with Louis-David Benyayer, Affiliated Professor, co-scientific director of the programme, “at ESCP, we believe it is essential to build bridges between companies and the academic world. When students meet companies it is always an enriching experience. This collaboration shows once again how generous companies are in offering field experience."

The one-year programme is a degree with an international track in two countries (Paris - Berlin) with a truly trans-national and international spirit. During the programme students will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills through courses covering Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Modeling, Business Process, Managerial Decision Making and various Analytics areas. The programme covers both traditional enterprise scale business intelligent systems and the state-of-all big data deep learning and predictive mechanisms. The courses are divided in 3 main groups (Business Analytics, Data Science and Business Applications) with lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, workshops, projects, computer-based activities, group work...

The idea of data creating business value is not new. However, the effective use of data is now becoming the basis of competition. To become more competitive and more efficient, companies need to look at the broader set of related risks, incorporate more data sources, use better tools to allow them to move to real-time or near-real-time analysis and increase data volumes. We suggest that organizations need to consider the following key questions when assessing their readiness to truly start benefiting from big data. Many questions arise, related to governance, management, privacy, usage, security... 

For sure, students will make the most of the experience offered by EY, who for many years have helped countless global organizations to successfully deploy the right people, processes and technologies around data issues and solutions. 

“We are particularly pleased to sponsor the 4th generation of international students from up to 25 different countries. This unique 18-month master, ranked 4th worldwide in the QS World University Rankings, develops future managers ready to help business data-driven transformation we need”, say Vanessa Jolivalt and Franck Chevalier.

Created in 2017, this programme already trained over 90 students. One of them is Alexis Barnier (Class of 2018), now a Strategy Consultant at Advention Business Partners, who explains “this programme is perfect for future managers with a strong appetite for disruptive technologies and data-driven strategies. What I probably like the most is the diversity of the students and the variety of ideas they have. If you want to challenge yourself in a global environment while becoming a data specialist, then this is the right master’s programme for you.”

Welcoming speech, EY speakers integrated to the program, co-designing of research projects... By involving EY, this programme will create an extra value for students, EY and ESCP.