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Start your transformation towards a data-driven future

Lead by upgrading your data-proficiency

Enhance your data knowledge and discover new ways to apply big data technologies in order to design and implement innovative and successful business applications. By having academic experts, (non-)profit organisations and its student community collaborating ECDA can help you to give your personal development and career a boost.

ECDA-initiated programs

We help (future) leaders leverage data to unlock their full potential.

The Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics programme is a holistic executive training programme on how to achieve value from data, analytics and AI. The programme is designed for multidisciplinary teams from public and private organizations. Teams develop a proof of concept during the programme with coaching support from a Professor and business consultant. Besides renowned Professors from Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Leiden University, the programme features masterclasses from external guest speakers to share detailed insights from practice.

Data Analytics Summer School

Learn. Disrupt. Connect.

The Data Analytics Summer School is a 5-day intensive programme, launched by the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics and Erasmus Tech Community. The goal of the programme is to allow university students to gain hands-on experience in a range of critical topics related to the field of data analytics. Third-year bachelor and master students will gain the opportunity to extend their skills and tap into a potential path for their future career.

ECDA-initiated programs

We help (future) leaders leverage data to unlock their full potential.

Executive program: Leadership Challenge with Data Analytics

The Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics programme is a holistic executive training programme on how to achieve value from data, analytics and AI. The programme is designed for multidisciplinary teams from public and private organizations. Teams develop a proof of concept during the programme with coaching support from a Professor and business consultant. Besides renowned Professors from Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Leiden University, the programme features masterclasses from external guest speakers to share detailed insights from practice.

Data Analytics Summer School

Learn. Disrupt. Connect.

The Data Analytics Summer School is a 5-day intensive programme, launched by the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics and Erasmus Tech Community. The goal of the programme is to allow university students to gain hands-on experience in a range of critical topics related to the field of data analytics. Third-year bachelor and master students will gain the opportunity to extend their skills and tap into a potential path for their future career.

ECDA-supported programs

Bachelor & Master programs

We facilitate and support education at bachelor and master level to full-time students. For more information about the courses, you can contact the program management of the specific programs.

BSc in Econometrics & Operations Research

The International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research programme focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to answer economic questions. The degree covers topics in mathematics, statistics, and economics, with training in computer programming to build models and implement mathematical techniques, and analysing and solving optimisation problems by applying these mathematical models.

BSc in Public Administration / Management International Societal Challenges (MISOC)

Migration, pandemics, terrorism, climate change, economic stability, and international crime – these are all examples of social challenges that local, national and international organisations in the public sector face and try to manage. In this bachelor programme, you will learn how to research, analyse, and contribute to strategies for public sector organizations to manage these challenges.

Minor in Future Learning with Technology: Prototyping and Design

Imagine a day at EUR in 2025. You receive a message from admissions office to download the Erasmus App. Upon downloading the App, you receive a welcoming message on your phone… What happens next? How do you envision education at EUR to be in 2025? Link to minor.

Minor in Computer Science

The Computer Science minor addresses techniques from Computer Science that allows storing, manipulating, and processing business data in order to extract business knowledge.

Minor in Positive Behavior Change in the Digital Age

In this minor students dive into the world of behavioral change in the digital age. Students become familiar with the unprecedented possibilities digital media offer for supporting positive behavior change. Also, they learn how behavioral and communication strategies can be used to promote happy, healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Topics covered include but are not limited to eHealth, online peer interaction, social influence, social network campaigns, artificial intelligence (e.g., targeting and tailoring, data analytics), influencer marketing, and gamification.

Minor in Smart and Shared Cities

By 2050, two-thirds of the population will live in cities and new urban citizens will reside in cities that are yet to be developed. These developing smart cities need hands-on though visionary designers to create better living conditions and to reinvent citizenship together with the best technologies. The aim of this minor is to introduce students from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University to the different smart city concepts and the underlying complexity of modern cities through case-based education. This program intends to stimulate a reflective mindset, focusing on the interrelation of problems and responsible innovation.

Minor in Learning from Big Data

This course will push you to develop new analytical skills and to be creative when devising solutions and when interpreting your results to understand the consumer behavior that generated the data you have in your hands.It provides an introduction to the popular method of A/B testing.

Minor in ArtificiaI Intelligence in Society

After completing the minor, you should have a critical comprehension of:

  • basic AI principles (in the context of society)
  • current AI technological development
  • multidisciplinary perspectives on AI in society
  • the integration of the role of AI in your own disciplinary field

These outcomes will be realised via an educational approach that focuses on personal development, space for academic growth and lectures from academics active in various disciplines.

Pre-master in Econometrics and Management Science

The pre-master Econometrics and Management Science prepares you for one of the specialisations within our MSc in Econometrics and Management Science. The pre-master programme is taught in two languages. Please note that students who obtained their Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands can only participate in the English taught pre-master programme when the bachelor degree programme was taught entirely in English.

MSc in Analytics and Operations Research In Logistics

This specialisation focuses on areas in transport and logistics requiring strong quantitative skills. It differs from other standard logistics or supply chain management programmes in the sense that you also learn all about the methodology underlying advanced decision support systems. Giving you the edge.

MSc in Business Analytics & Quantitative Marketing

At Erasmus School of Economics we are leaders in quantitative research and renowned for our high-quality practice-based teaching methods. Add this to our close ties to the business world and our many successful alumni in the field… and you know why Rotterdam is where you want to specialise in Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing.

MSc in Data Science and Marketing Analytics

Data Science and Marketing Analytics combines theory and practice from computer science, marketing, economics, and statistics, in such a way that the potential of big data can be exploited successfully to create greater value for consumers and firms.

MSc in Econometrics

If you want to extend your econometric knowledge beyond linear regression, instrument variable regression, limited dependent variables models and time series analysis, Erasmus School of Economics is where you want to be. Together with the Econometric Institute, we offer a high-quality advanced curriculum that combines advanced theory with extensive case-based training.

MSc in Quantitative Finance

The programme is highly interactive and brought to you by top-level scholars who are involved in state-of-the-art research and active advisors in the financial sector. Their teachings are based on the latest insights and focus on the econometric and quantitative skills to solve poignant financial issues, especially in areas like portfolio and risk management.

MSc in Digitalisation, Surveillance and Societies

Are you interested in the social, cultural and ethical consequences of new and established technologies, the way that our use of terms like ‘privacy’ and ‘security’ actually shape people’s lives, the interplay between technology shaping our lives, and social actors shaping technology? Then this is the master for you.

MSc in Financial Law

Do you like to look beyond the boundaries of your own field? Are you interested in  financial supervision law and  education that also has international dimensions ? Then Financial Law is your study!

MSc in Health Psychology & Digital Interventions

How can we leverage technological innovations to tackle the most relevant health issues today? Can we combine an evidence-based scientific approach to health promotion with the creative design thinking process involved in the development of new technological solutions? In this track psychological insights, evidence-based methods and a user-centred design approach are used to create innovative solutions to target psychological problems, promote healthy behaviours and prevent unhealthy ones.

MSc in Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society

This master:

  • Provides multiple perspectives and tools to study digital technologies in the changing world of work.
  • Offers professional skill development to work in organisational contexts pervaded with technological innovations.
  • Has dedicated professors from the fields of psychology, sociology, and public administration teaching classes together to offer different viewpoints.
  • Organises field trips to organisations to get an understanding of current developments in the field.

MSc in Accounting & Financial Management

This master provides:

  • a mix of instructional methods, from case studies and internships to group projects and individual research;
  • small-scale interactive classes that engage you in debate and discussion of material;
  • diverse international study body;
  • the opportunity to interact, on and off-campus, with leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors;
  • challenging academic theories that reflect the latest business and management thinking.

MSc in Business Analytics & Management (BAM)

Even ‘traditional’ sectors of business have become data-rich – and such businesses need people who can find the business benefits in digital applications and technologies. Think of supermarkets with their abundance of data, or logistics and its dependence on routing and timing information.

This specialisation in our one-year (12 month) full-time MScBA study programme teaches you to understand, solve and communicate operational, tactical and strategic challenges from data in organisations. What these challenges have in common is their complexity. They need advanced analytics – but the results can be extremely valuable for business. You will find the causal relationships when you tackle real-life business problems in the business world.

After completing your core courses, you can choose from electives such as Analysing Digital Footprints, Supply Chain Analytics or Fintech: Business Models and Applications, before writing your thesis.

MSc in Business Information Management (BIM)

Are you ready for an international career in business and IT? In this programme, you will focus on the management of information as a strategic source for improving overall business performance, and become a professional who can combine analytical know-how with business knowledge. You’ll develop both the management foundation and the technical foundation of business information management.

MSc in Finance and Investments

This one-year full-time MSc in Finance and Investments is demanding and requires a proactive attitude; it will provide you with the latest in-depth knowledge and insights, plus the right skills and mindset essential for a successful career as a finance professional. The programme will prepare you for a position in, for example, a financial institution, a corporation, a consultancy, your own start-up, a government project, or an NGO. You will learn from world-class academics specialising in finance, and from leading practitioners.

MSc in International Management / CEMS

This master provides:

  • membership of the esteemed CEMS community, thus bringing you lifelong career and network opportunities;
  • international internships;
  • a compulsory semester abroad;
  • training in international management;
  • the opportunity to carry out an international consultancy project;
  • the opportunity to be part of a diverse and international student body.

MSc in Management of Innovation

This master provides:

  • State-of-the-art knowledge on innovation management in all its commercial, social, financial, technical and legal dimensions.
  • Academic insights combined with real-world teaching cases.
  • Several opportunities to gain practical experience.
  • The chance to meet innovation management experts such as executives from both multinational companies and innovative start-ups.

MSc in Marketing Management

RSM’s MSc in Marketing Management lasts for one academic year, from September to June. Compulsory core courses are worth 22 EC and are offered in the autumn semester. Master electives are worth 18 EC and are offered during the spring semester; one of your three master electives can be chosen from another MSc programme.

MSc in Supply Chain Management

This master provides:

  • an integrated approach to supply chain design;
  • cutting-edge insights into the application of information technology in supply chains;
  • intensive contacts with the logistics and supply chain management business community;
  • wealth of knowledge and expertise in supply chain management.

Executive & in-company programmes

Data Analytics Summer School

Enhance your data knowledge and discover new ways to apply big data technologies in order to design and implement innovative and successful business applications. By having academic experts, (non-)profit organisations and its student community collaborating ECDA can help you to give your personal development and career a boost.

Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics (LCDA)

This training programme combines the science of business, data and societal perspectives. Participants – who usually join with a company team of 3 to 5 persons – acquire a broad knowledge and diverse skills related to data analytics which may lead to new insights that drive new value creation opportunities. Such learning by doing manifests itself along two dimensions: across multiple levels (individual, group, and corporate) and across multiple functions.

Advanced Management and Leadership Programme

Are you ready to develop your career by finding new insights, perspectives and ways of working? The RSM Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) will help take your leadership abilities to the next level. Develop yourself, and develop your organisation.

Are you ready to develop your career by finding new insights, perspectives and ways of working? The RSM Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) will help take your leadership abilities to the next level. Develop yourself, and develop your organisation.

Digital Analytics and Customer Insights

Do you feel your department is falling behind in collecting, analysing, and using data? Are you struggling with creating new value streams by  utilising customer-generated insights? If you need new tools to analyse data and methods to turn newly-generated insights into strategies that optimise performance, then this programme Digital Analytics and Customer Insights is right for you.

Digital Innovation

Is your company struggling to embrace digital innovation? Learn what changes you need to make to your business model, how to respond strategically to digitization and disruption, and discover how to introduce a future-proof and innovation-driven culture.

Digital Leadership and Change

Discover the tools and behaviours required to successfully deploy teams on your digital change strategies – essential to thrive in the new digital ecosystem. Feel confident to lead and manage digital transformation in your organisation.

Digital Strategy

Is your company struggling to respond effectively to digital opportunities and threats? And are you eager to embrace disruptive technologies by understanding how to compete in a digital age? If you want to confidently assess the dynamics of the digital landscape, and formulate a sound strategic response, then this course is for you.

Diploma Programme in Digital Transformation

Become a better digital transformation advisor in your organisation by applying new knowledge and skills to your business challenge. Turn digital disruption from threat into opportunity in your company with RSM’s Diploma Programme in Digital Transformation.

Diploma Programme in General Management

Are you moving into the role of a manager or supervisor for the first time? You will need techniques and competences for running your team smoothly and effectively; you also have to deal with pressure from your manager and team members. But you can’t navigate this phase in your career relying only on the skills you learned in your undergraduate studies.

Business Intelligence & Descriptive Analytics

The Business Intelligence & Descriptive Analytics course enables professionals to improve the decision-making process in organizations by means of the appropriate presentation of data and showing insights from it. You will learn to get to the core of business issues and to present the information required for the issues in an insightful manner, using state-of-the-art BI software.

Data Science & Business Analytics

The one-year Data Science & Business Analytics program is the leading program for Data Scientists who want to be at the top in their field. Afterwards, participants will be able to independently deploy advanced analysis methods, extract insights from Big Data and make decisions that are substantiated by ‘analytics’. The hands-on curriculum includes sections in statistics, management science, computer science and privacy law. Afterwards there is the possibility to obtain the internationally recognized title of Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).

Strategic view on Artificial Intelligence

What is the impact of artificial intelligence on your business model and on your organization? Which new opportunities present themselves and which risks do you have to take into account? During this program we look through a strategic lens at the possibilities of improving the current way of working and developing new products and services with the help of artificial intelligence. We also pay attention to the legal risks and (unintended) ethical consequences. We provide you with theoretical frameworks as well as real-life examples that you can use for your own strategic roadmap.

HR Analytics

The HR Analytics Executive Program teaches you to develop strategic HR analyzes in a data-driven way and to substantiate HR decisions with data. This enables your organization to make better decisions, such as attracting talent, retaining them and bringing out the best in them. In the training we also pay attention to the organizational implementation of HR Analytics and the influence of data governance, privacy and ethics. Under the guidance of the lecturers, you will work on a concrete analytical issue from your organization.

The New CIO-CTO-CDO

Today’s CIOs, CTOs and CDOs have more responsibility, impact and influence than ever before. From strategic partner in the boardroom to defining and executing the digital & tech strategy, from driving innovation, transformation & product growth to the relation to stakeholders & society. The New CIO-CTO-CDO presents the most recent international academic and business insights for digital and technology executives. Top speakers & thought leaders offer masterclasses in the sweet spot of technology, economics & leadership. Dilemmas & Harvard cases are being used to discuss actual boardroom challenges.

Student-led Educational Initiatives

We support initiatives to enhance tech education on campus.

ECDA is strongly wired in the student community of Erasmus University. Connected to, amongst others, the Erasmus Tech Community and the Turing Society we offer education initiatives and events to a new generation of students, which is catered to their needs. Often powered by business cases  it’s keeps academic experts and teachers inspired and ahead of the game. ECDA helps to keep learning, and to improve their professional data-development and growth perspectives.

Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics Erasmus Tech Summit Erasmus Tech Community

ETC was established to raise awareness and educate students at Erasmus University Rotterdam about exponential technologies that are reshaping the world. They actively collaborate with private sector companies to organize events, workshops, hackathons and challenges. ETC has over three thousand students in their network.

Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics Turing Students

Turing Students

TSR is building a community of tech-leaders of the future by inspiring students of Erasmus University Rotterdam through educational events, coding bootcamps and social activities. Turing students Rotterdam enables students from all backgrounds to learn hard skills and start their career in the technology world.

Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics RLadies

R-Ladies

A World-wide organization to promote gender diversity in the R-community.  R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R enthusiasts to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.