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Master's Degree in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics (MBD)

The Master in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics of ICAI (Universidad Pontificia Comillas) is the response to the new business reality. Thus, the aim of this master is to train professionals who will lead this new stage.

Companies need profiles with a global vision of Big Data, combining the technical aspects (Data Engineer) with deep and rigorous knowledge of Data Mining and Machine Learning (Data Scientist) techniques and with the application of these two points to the business successfully (Business Analyst).

One of the most important strengths of the ICAI Big Data Master is that it guarantees practical training by involving a group of collaborating companies in which the students will develop a real Big Data project throughout the course that will constitute their Master Thesis.

This close collaboration with the world of business, along with first-class business practices, guarantees a rigorous, qualitative and eminently practical training that will train professionals highly prepared for this exciting future.



  1. Information
  2. Curriculum
  3. Faculty
  4. Career & academic prospects

Master's Degree in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics (MBD)

Duration: One year (60 ECTS)

Number of new students per year: 25

Application period:
January 9th to June 16th, 2018
Required documents (information in spanish)

Tuition fees (2018/2019):
€12,250 for the whole Master (one year). There is a 10% discount for Comillas student that join the Master program.
Information about scholarships
Available paid internships at partner companies.

For this program, full time commitment is highly recommended. Classes are taught in the afternoon, from Monday to Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm and on friday from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Course starting date:
October 3rd, 2018

Additional information:
Oficina de Información y Acogida
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
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Admission process:
The application should be submitted fully in time established with all documentation required.
The admission is subject of the Admission Committee. The Committee will study the application and communicate its decision and the corresponding enrolment deadline, when applicable, by email and post. There is no special admission test, however the committee can, depending on the candidate study background, set up training supplements.

Admission criteria:
The student's academic background (80%), recommendation letters, cover letter and personal interview (10%) and command of the English language (10%) will all be taken into account.

Students profile:
Graduates in Industrial Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematical Sciences or Physical Sciences, with an excellent academic record and with previous programming knowledge in at least one of the programming languages (Matlab, C / C ++, Java , R, Python, ...). Minimum level of English B2 is also required.The selection process icludes a personal inteview.

Alcalde Sanz, Patricia

Ayuso Rejas, Jorge

Boal Martín-Larrauri, Jaime

Castro Ponce, Mario

Contreras Bárcena, David

de Mora Navarro, Jaime

González Fernández, Miguel Ángel

López-Lapuente Gutiérrez, Leticia

Monjas Martín, Enrique

Moreno Carbonell, Santiago

Morras Ruiz-Falcó, Carlos

Muñoz San Roque, Antonio

Puente Águeda, Cristina

Portela González, José

Sánchez Rebollo, Cristina

Sánchez Úbeda, Eugenio Francisco

Graduate's Profile

This degree program develops Data Scientist and Data Engineering profiles.

The objective of the program is to create experts with thorough knowledge in Bid Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics to fill the proffesional profiles demanded by the industry.

Career prospects

ICAI Telecommunications Engineers are professionals that lead projects in the areas of Information Technologies and Advanced analytics, taking on responsibilities and qualifying for leadership positions in Business Intelligence. Some of the career prospects are:

• Big Data Solutions Architect / Business Intelligence

• Big Data Software Engineer

• Data Analyst

• Data Scientist

• Data Consultant

• Big Data Infrastructure coordinator

• Big Data Projects Security Officer

• Big Data Corporate Privacy Officer.

• Auditor on Big Data Systems.