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MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour

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The Master of Science Data Science & Organisational Behaviour has a unique structure: the academic portion is related to our world-famous research lab LESSAC and the professional component is sponsored by our partner PwC Luxembourg.

This blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience is enhanced through professional field trips and intensive workshops, allowing you to understand the operations and mechanics of the modern corporate world.

The objective of this high level programme is to train you to be able to manage data in order to influence behaviour, and show how data can be useful at all levels of a company, offering a wide range of career options.
At a glance
Timeline:
1 academic year
Sept - July (courses)
July - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Eligibility:
Bachelor's in related subjects
Language:
100% English taught
Fees:
14,000
Next intake:
September 2021
Location:
Dijon
A welcome message from our Programme Director
Digging into the data
Come explore the intersection between managerial behavioural tools and data science. Does this sound like a unique concept? It is! In fact, this programme is one-of-a-kind in Europe and is part of a growing movement in the field of data analytics.
The MSc will give you programming knowledge (IT tools) and influence tracking skills (strategic and game theory tools).
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with alumni who have succeeded in the data science industry and learn their inside tips to becoming one of the future leaders trained both in data and behaviour influence.
Angela Sultan BSB
Angela Sutan
Programme Director  
What you will learn

An exclusive programme in Europe, this MSc enables you to understand and modify decision making, and deal with big data in organisations.

The main objective of this programme is to train you to be able to manage large data sets, provide an outstanding opportunity to advance your coding skills, and allow you to implement hardware skills when managing and running a business.

  • Data science methods
  • Applied information analysis
  • Experimental methods and gamification
  • Behavioural tools
  • Big Data practical applications
  • Behaviour in organisations and markets
  • ICT Tools
  • Programming using software such as "R", "Python", and "Z-tree and o-tree"
This course is run in partnership with:
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2 field trips are included in this MSc: 
• Visit to the PWC Data Centre in Luxembourg.
• Participation in the Southern Experimentalist Meeting.
Distinctive features
LESSAC: A big home for big data
The MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour is a unique programme of its kind in Europe. The highly rigorous academic part is related to our globally famous research lab LESSAC, whilst the professional component is sponsored by PwC in Luxembourg.

LESSAC, the Laboratory for Experimentation in Social Sciences and Behavioural Analysis, was created at BSB in 2008, and is the largest experimental economics platform in Europe and one of the main players in the field of research. It provides students with a multidimensional platform to carry out research projects, conduct market behaviour analyses, and engage with each other in a professional environment.
STRONG ACADEMIC CONTENT
The MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour offers students a unique perspective on digital science and business behaviour management. BSB is proud to have international coaches and senior advisors who are able to regularly offer in-depth content expertise, sharing their market analysis approach with students.

Our close partnership with PwC allows industry specialists to design 50% of the curriculum and convey their expertise of case studies and market patterns to our students at BSB. The programme also provides future professionals sound knowledge and skill sets, enabling you to understand and modify decision making when dealing with large organisations.
PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION
This programme has a unique partnership with PwC Luxembourg, which provides an excellent opportunity for young professionals to visit the PwC Data Centre, work on case studies directly extracted from current market affairs and learn from industry experts. This field trip forms part of the academic programme; students have an opportunity to visit different EU capital cities each year during their academic week, participate in the “Southern Experimentalist Meeting” and be immersed into the business environment at different locations.

Not only does this equip you with a global market overview and industry operation across different EU cities, but it also allows you to learn about varying work ethics, company atmospheres, and industry cultures. The programme teaches transferable soft skills as well as the hard technical skills that boost your employability. The MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour sets a record-high 93% employability rate, as graduates are able to obtain top job placements within 3-6 months.
TEACHING METHODS
The MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour programme incorporates a professional thesis project, which begins as soon as you enter the programme. The yearly project focuses on three key phases of design and experimentation, collection of primary data, and the execution of an informed market-based decision in the final step of the project.

During the process, not only do you gain advanced skills in software languages such as "R" and "Python", but you are also taught the complex "Z-tree and o-tree" to further bolster your skills. A high specialisation in coding languages remains at the heart of the programme focus, constituting 90% of the taught academic material. However, BSB is committed to teaching young professionals in the most effective manner, which is the reason why it aims to limit the MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour classes to a maximum of 35 students. In recognition of the rigorous and challenging content, teaching is kept highly personalised in order to address individual questions and facilitate a full learning experience for everyone.

Using data science in real-world scenarios

Semester 1

Data Science Methods (intermediate) - Introduction to Data Science languages (R and Python) for data wrangling and analysis.

SQL & Databases - Databases conception and data manipulation, Master DDL, DML and DCL.

Business-Oriented Data Governance - Organisation and data governance, data ownership, data steward, NLP, data cleaning, (VBA), customer intelligence.

Data General Knowledge - Understanding the management of data in the data science process and identify the related technologies and practices.

Seminars Series & Partner Class 1 - Classes by our partner (PWC Luxembourg) and invited researchers and case studies on real business scenarios.

Applied Information Analysis (intermediate) - Statistics with R applied to OB cases.

Behavioural Tools - Designing and developing decision making and behavioural economics experiments.

Behavioural Decision Making & Communication - Influence tools, nudges, experimental designs, AI ethics, human vs. machine intelligence.

Enterprise and Realities - Singularity, project chief simulations, root cause analysis (RCA), feedback.

Semester 2

Recent Topics in Data Science - Introduction to machine learning and neural networks.

Data Science Methods (Advanced) Applications - Advanced topics in data science and business intelligence.

Seminars Series & Partner Class 2 - Classes by our partner (PWC Luxembourg) and invited researchers and case studies on real business scenarios, with topics changing every year.

Behavioural Strategies for Business and Management - At the intersection of data science and behavioural sciences, this module analyses several applications of behavioural techniques into business. How can we make money understanding behaviour?

Applied Information Analysis 2 (Advanced) - Statistics and econometrics applied to OB.

Research Methodology - The specificity of the professional thesis in the MSc is that this is a project lead in the lab, under close and permanent supervision for programming, design and tests, in coordination with a company.

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FAST PACED CURRICULUM
Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society. Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.
Total 60 ECTS credits delivered
400 hours of face-to-face teaching
50 hours of corporate insights

Ongoing research to gain insight and perspective

We believe that research is a core activity within a business school, and part of our academic legitimacy relies on our capacity to produce knowledge through research, experimentation, and evaluation. We see research as a great path to learning as it cultivates critical analysis, structuring reasoning, and seeing things from a new, advanced perspective.

Since 2003, we have had our own research centre known as the CEREN (Centre de Recherche sur l'Entreprise) led by the Associate Dean of Knowledge & Transfer. The CEREN brings together all the research activities at BSB.

BSB is the only French business school to have its research centre assessed by the prestigious HCERES, which is the national independent administrative authority that evaluates research units.

The research work carried out in the CEREN aims to promote models of organisation and governance that can enhance and regenerate their ecosystems based on the concepts of social and societal responsibility, ethics, sustainability and diversity.

CEREN is structured around 6 core research areas

Decisions & 
Behaviours

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Finance & Corporate Governance

Wine & Spirits  Management

Arts & Cultural Management

Digital 
Leadership

What you will learn
A Global Approach
  • The Master of Science Corporate Finance and Investment Banking provides over 400 hours of teaching
  • 50 hours of corporate insights and extracurricular activities.
Cultural Diversity
  • The Master of Science Corporate Finance and Investment Banking provides over 400 hours of teaching
  • 50 hours of corporate insights and extracurricular activities.

Programme origins

1899
ESC Dijon is created by an entrepreneur, Léon Gadeau, with the support of industrialists and Burgundy wine merchants. It is located at 29 rue Sambin, still our home today.

1972
Second expansion of the school, with the installation of the first Honeywell computer, the creation of a second language laboratory, and an audiovisual room.

1987
ESC Dijon is one of the 14 founding schools of the Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles de Commerce.

2003
Creation of CEREN (Centre de Recherche sur l'Entreprise).

2008
Creation of LESSAC: Experimental Laboratory in Social Sciences and Behaviour Analysis.

2016
On October 11, ESC Dijon officially becomes BSB - Burgundy School of Business.

2018
Creation of the MSc in Data Science and Organisational Behaviour.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Dijon campus

30

Small class size

25%

International students

September to July

Entry requirements


Academics

Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS in mathematics, statistics, economy, engineering, business, psychology or equivalent subject.

Language

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEIC: 750
  • TOEFL IBTL: 74-79
  • Duolingo: 95
Application process

1. Fill in our online application form.
2. Pass the online interview.
3. Receive your admission!

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: Apply any time
Final deadline: 1 July 2021
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: 27-28 September 2021
Classes start: 4 October 2021

Fees and financial aid

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Tuition fees for the MSc Data Science & Organisational Behaviour is €14,000. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, campus facilities, conferences and field trips.

Payment plans

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2021 intake we are offering four merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 3 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees) 
  • 1 Gold Scholarships (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

  • 15 February 2021 - first deadline
  • 31 March 2021 - second deadline
  • 1 July 2021 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
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Let's talk!

We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network.

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!

Connections with research and the corporate world

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.

Career opportunities

We help you become an expert in the intersection between management, data science and behaviour. Upon graduation, you will be able to put into practise effective tools to understand and modify decision making, conduct detailed research, and deal with big data in large multinationals or government organisations.

Career opportunities include:

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Global strategist
  • Analyst or manager in consulting companies
  • Marketing or customer services manager
  • Economist in banks and financial organisations
  • Human resources manager
  • Entrepreneur

Meet our alumni

Jérôme Combet
Jérôme Combet

Business Intelligence & Data Visualisation Designer
ArcelorMittal
BSB class of 2019

Jérôme Combet
Yanping (Michelle) Li

Regional Client Relationship Manager
CWT Singapore
BSB class of 2019

Jérôme Combet
Clément Rassemusse

Business Analyst
PwC Luxembourg
BSB class of 2019

Jérôme Combet
Alexandre Planchand

Risk Assurance Associate
PwC Luxembourg
BSB class of 2019

BSB Career Booster


As a BSB student, you will receive expert career services equipping you with tools and confidence you'll need to achieve the best professional positions.

Our Career Booster Department offers you:

  • 7 coaches providing help in French, English, Spanish and German.
  • Over 3000 hours of personalised coaching during your studies including an in-depth career assessment.
  • Over 9000 internships and job opportunities available each year.

Your global BSB alumni network

16,000+

BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world

93%

of our graduates find a job in less than six months.

€41,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB MSc programme.

Tailor-made guidance for each student

At BSB, we offer the coaching and support you need to help you excel during your time with us
and find your purpose to fulfil your role in society, in your community and in a company or organisation.

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