Do you want to become a data specialist, learn how to handle big data and apply cutting-edge data science techniques in business and economics? Do you want to produce predictions and results driving important processes and decisions in private or public organizations?
This programme is designed for students interested in developing state-of-the-art skills in computing, econometrics, statistics and mathematics and using them to solve a wide range of data analysis problems arising in economics and management. Students will learn a variety of cutting-edge techniques enabling them to extract meaningful information from large data sets and effectively communicate the results of their analysis, thus influencing various key processes and strategic decisions in the organisations in which they will work.
We offer online information sessions in the coming months during which the master programme will be presented and where interested students can address their questions to professors and students. The Info Sessions take place on the following days:
Italian degree class: LM-Data
ECTS credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: English
Places available: 28 EU + 2 non-EU
Tuition fees: ca. € 1350 per year
The programme is divided into two tracks: Data Analytics for Economics and Business Analytics.
Both tracks share a strong methodological core in computer science, statistics, mathematics, and econometrics. The specific goals of the tracks are:
We currently offer exchange programmes with partner universities around the world and cooperate with an extensive network of companies for internships in Italy or abroad. Attendance in Bozen-Bolzano can be combined with an exchange with a foreign university, in Europe or elsewhere.
During the two years of the programme, you will also complete an internship of at least 150 hours in the local administrations, in the Chambers of Commerce, in public companies (e.g. health, transport, school), in non-profit organizations or in European or international organizations, depending on the availability of places and your preferences.
This study programme can open a variety of exciting and well-paid career paths. Graduates will have
acquired the skills needed to work as professional business analysts, data scientists, managers or consultants in organizations that operate in a data-driven society.
Additionally, they will acquire the background necessary for enrolling in PhD programs in fields closely connected to quantitative economics, business analytics and data science. Skilled data analysts are some of the most sought-after professionals in the world now. Because of the strong demand and very limited supply of graduates, data analysts often receive high salaries and excellent job prospects, even at the entry-level.
Data analyst jobs are available in a wide range of private industries and public organisations, since any company using data also requires staff with a high level of analytic competency.
You can book a tour of the Bozen-Bolzano campus with one of our Student Ambassadors and have the chance to visit unibz and get a glimpse of your future student life. Visits are available every working day, Monday to Friday, from 6 March to 6 May 2024.
You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.
Subject to accreditation of the Ministry.
Application: 01/03 - 07/05/2024 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 18/03/2024 (registration: 01 - 10/03/2024) and 17 - 18 - 19 and 22 - 23/04/2024 (registration: 25/03 - 09/04/2024)
Publication of ranking lists: by 28/05/2024
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/06/2024 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: from 12/07 - 15/10/2024 (by noon local time)
Application: 29/05 - 18/07/2024 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 24 - 29/06/2024 (registration: 29/05 - 16/06/2024)
Publication of ranking lists: by 07/08/2024
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 20/08/2024 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: from publication of the ranking list until 15/10/2024 (by noon local time)
The Faculty can open additional application sessions for single study programmes in August and in September if there are available spaces. More information on additional sessions will be published in due course.
Intensive language courses: 02 - 20/09/2024 (Monday to Friday, 6 h/day)
Mathematics pre-course: 23/09 - 04/10/2024
Freshers Days: 30/09 - 01/10/2024
Classes: 30/09 - 23/12/2024
Exams (extraordinary session): 12 - 23/12/2024
Holidays: 24/12/2024 - 06/01/2025
Classes: 07/01 - 25/01/2025
Exams: 27/01 - 15/02/2025
Classes: 03/03 - 17/04/2025
Holidays: 18- 21/04/2025
Classes: 22/04 - 14/06/2025
Exams (extraordinary session): 15 - 24/05/2025
Exams: 16/06 - 12/07/2025
Exams: 25/08 - 27/09/2025
EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment
Early Bird Application: 20
Late Application: 8
Non-EU citizens (living abroad)
Early Bird Application: 2
The programme will only be offered if a minimum of 12 newly enrolled students is reached.
In order to gain admission to this programme you need the following qualifications:
a three-year university degree (*) in one of the degree classes pursuant to Italian Ministerial Decree No. 270/04 (or an equivalent Italian qualification from previous degree programmes as well as an equivalent qualification gained abroad and recognised as suitable) and the attainment of the following university credit points (CFUs/ECTS) in the following subject areas:
at least 12 CFU/ECTS in “Economics”
scientific-disciplinary sectors in Italian universities:
SECS-P/01 - Economics
SECS-P/02 - Economic policy
SECS-P/03 - Public Economics
SECS-P/05 - Econometrics
SECS-P/06 - Applied economics
at least 6 CFU/ECTS in “Business Administration”
scientific-disciplinary sectors in Italian universities:
SECS-P/07 - Business administration and accounting studies
SECS-P/08 - Management
SECS-P/09 - Corporate finance
SECS-P/10 - Organization and human resource management
SECS-P/11 - Financial markets and institutions
ING-IND/35 - Business and management engineering
at least 12 CFU/ECTS in “Statistics-Mathematics and/or Informatics”
scientific-disciplinary sectors in Italian universities:
SECS-S/01 - Statistics
SECS-S/02 - Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research
SECS-S/03 - Economic Statistics
SECS-S/04 – Demography
SECS-S/05 - Social Statistics
SECS-S/06 - Mathematical methods of economics, finance and actuarial science
MAT/02 - Algebra
MAT/03 - Geometry
MAT/05 - Mathematical Analysis
MAT/06 - Probability and Statistics
MAT/09 - Operations research
INF/01 - Informatics
ING-INF/05 - Information processing system
If you have not yet graduated at the time of application:
You can apply if you have acquired at least 140 credit points (ECTS). In this case you will be admitted conditionally, and you will need to submit your diploma by the enrolment deadline.
If you graduate after the enrolment deadline:
You cannot enrol and you will lose your place, which will be offered to the subsequent applicant in the ranking list. In this case you should not pay the tuition fees to secure your admission. You will be able to submit a late enrolment request and, only if there still are available places, you will be allowed to enrol by 13 December 2024.
To be admitted, you must fulfil the language requirements indicated in the section “Language requirements”.
According to national regulations, simultaneous enrolment in a maximum of 2 programmes is possible (however, the two programmes must not belong to the same class, e.g., LM-63/LM-63 and must differ for at least 2/3 of the course contents).
The official teaching language is English. Therefore, the following language requirements apply, otherwise you will be excluded from the admission procedure:
Entry level (to gain admission)
The levels of the Common European Framework of Reference apply.
You can demonstrate your language proficiency in the application portal (in the section “upload language certificates” and/or “enrol for language exams”) after you have created an application in the section “create/manage applications”.
You can demonstrate language proficiency through:
For information on studying in three languages also visit the following page.
Your application must be submitted online through the Application Portal. The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Please note: Mendacious declarations will be criminally prosecuted and will result in the automatic exclusion from the ranking list.
You might apply for more than one study programme. If you are excluded in the first session, you might apply again in the second one.
Considered as equivalent are:
Only one application period is offered. After the deadline it is not possible to apply anymore. Application fee: € 50.
Once the ranking list has been published, if you have gained admission, secure it by paying the first instalment and then start your visa application on the Universitaly portal. The application on Universitaly is mandatory, otherwise you will not be allowed to enrol. On Universitaly you can apply for one study programme only.
The admission procedure is based on the following criteria:
1. Grade average (max. 90 points)
In case of a bachelor concluded with the highest grade and the mention “summa cum laude”, 2 additional points will be awarded.
2. Further language proficiency
You will receive 5 points if you demonstrate at least a C1 level in the official language of instruction (English).
For details, please see the paragraph “Language requirements for admission”.
3. Prior knowledge
up to a maximum of 5 additional points may be awarded to those applicants who have successfully attended one or more courses included in the curriculum of the Master in Data Analytics for Economics and Management.
3 or more exams passed with an average mark >26: 5 points
2 exams passed with an average mark >26: 4 points
2 r more exams passed with an average mark between 24 and 26: 3 points
1 exam with mark >26: 3 points
1 exam with mark between 24 and 26: 2 points
Minimum total points required to be admitted to the ranking: 55 points
In the event of equal scores, priority will be given to the applicant who has obtained the highest score for the first criterion. If scores are still equal, the younger applicant will have priority.
Only complete applications will be considered. The absence of one or more of the documents required for the calculation of the average marks will result in exclusion.
If you still need to graduate and/or certify the remaining exams you must sit, you are provisionally admitted in the ranking lists.
Courses included in the programme of the Master in Data Analytics for Economics and Management are not valid for the acquisition of the 30 CPs required for admission.
Courses that have been taken into consideration in order to achieve the 30 CPs necessary to gain admission to the master programme cannot be recognised for a possible career abbreviation.
In the application portal, you shall upload:
The above must contain the following information: final grade, exams passed with grade and date of passing, credit points, scientific fields (the latter only for Italian titles).
For qualifications obtained abroad, also: scale of grades awarded by the university of provenance (with a minimum final grade to obtain the qualification and a maximum final grade achievable).
The Faculty reserves the right to request a description of the contents of the courses and/or teaching hours where necessary.
2. Excel file:
Please download the file available in the application portal. Fill in all information about your bachelor/courses and upload it in the portal as an excel file.
3. Optional self-declaration for passed exams included in the curriculum of the Master in Data Analytics for Economics and Management (see point 3 of the criteria).
Please note that mendacious declarations will be sanctioned by criminal law and will result in your automatic exclusion.
The Admission Committee will only evaluate the documents uploaded in the portal by the application deadline. The ranking lists will be published here and are only valid for the respective academic year.
If you have been admitted to more than one study programme, you can secure your admission for a maximum of 2 programmes by paying the designated rate twice. By confirming your place, you renounce admission to the other programmes.
1. Choose the study programme and pay the fees (to secure your admission) in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
If you do not meet this deadline, you will automatically be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
For EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment only: any remaining places of the early bird application, will be offered in the late application.
Please note that you do not gain full student status by only paying the tuition fees. This status will only be acquired upon enrolment. If you have secured your admission, there will be no refund of the tuition fees unless you do not pass your secondary school final exam or, in the event of non-EU applicants living abroad, you do not receive the documents necessary for enrolment from the Italian authorities in your country.
2. Enrol online in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Enrolment is recommended as early as possible, so you have the possibility to upload incomplete documents before the deadline.
If you do not meet the enrolment deadline, you will be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
Admission with reservation:
If you do not have the required academic qualification, you will be given a conditional offer for a study place and you must submit your qualification upon enrolment. If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you cannot enrol, and you will lose your place which will be offered to the subsequent applicant in the ranking list. Advice: If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you should not pay the tuition fees to confirm the study place. You will be able to submit a late enrolment request and, only if there are study places still available, you can enrol by 13 December 2024.
If you have gained your qualification abroad, you must upload:
In case the Diploma supplement is missing, you must upload the documents indicated below.
If you have gained your qualification abroad in one of the Countries that are signatory to the Lisbon Convention you must upload:
If you have gained your qualification abroad in a country that is not a signatory to the Lisbon Convention, you must upload:
unibz performs the necessary checks on your foreign qualification and in case of doubt reserves the right to request additional documents.
Please note that if you do not possess a valid admission qualification, you can be excluded with Rector’s decree even after enrolment.
If you are a non-EU citizen living abroad:
If you are eligible for admission (check the ranking lists) and have also applied on Universitaly, the Italian Authorities in your own country will issue you the entry visa for studies/university.
This will allow you to arrive in Italy to enrol for the study programme that you have applied for, after passing the admission procedure.
According to Italian law, within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy, you must have applied for the residence permit: as soon as you arrive, get in touch with the Advisory Service and you will be given the necessary information for starting the procedure.
Once you will obtain your residence permit (permesso di soggiorno), you have to hand it in at the Student Secretariat personally or via e-mail.
Students intending to transfer from another Italian University to unibz must submit to the Student Secretariat - at the beginning of the academic year - a copy of the transfer application presented at the university of provenance.
Fees amount to € 1373
Delayed payment of the second instalment will result in a fine being levied. If you have not paid the tuition fees, you will be unable to take exams and will not be able to transfer to other universities or other study programmes.
If you drop out of a programme, interrupt your studies or are excluded from studies, you are not entitled to reimbursement of the fees.
Exemption from the tuition fees (and the provincial tax) is granted to:
Students who benefit from a scholarship granted by the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano are entitled to receive a refund of the tuition fees.
Credit points from previous university studies can only be recognised after enrolment if the exams taken at the university of provenance are equivalent in content to those offered at unibz. You can fill out the application after enrolment.
The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).