MSc Data Management & Business Intelligence



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  • Full time
  • Work-Study

Graduation diploma

  • 5-year degree

Teaching languages

  • English English
  • French French

The IPAG (MSc) Masters in Data Management and Business Intelligence aims to train business data management professionals, able to process, analyse and use this data to optimise value creation. Bona fide project managers with a “hybrid” profile, at the crossroads between Data Engineers and Business Managers, they will support companies in their strategic choices.

Our Masters in Data Management & Business Intelligence stands out because it combines several different fields, all centred around data management. It aims to cover the technical bases and also to teach our students about the various issues surrounding data. These issues, which must be acknowledged and understood by decision-makers and managers, involves mastering the data analysis process, data protection, data retention management and also the use of this data to generate added value.

This MSc is right for you if you want:

  • to gain skills that are in high demand on the market;
  • to work in an international and entrepreneurial environment;
  • to develop critical thinking skills to ensure ethical use of data;
  • to support companies in their digital transformation;
  • to contribute to the implementation of data driven strategies for companies;
  • to meet teachers, company representatives and inspiring peers who share your passion;
  • to earn a prestigious degree from a business school.


Minimum entry requirements

  • MSc in 1 year: a four-year degree (Bac+4 or 240 ECTS credits) or an International Bachelor’s or RNCP (National Directory of Professional Certifications) qualification level 6/7
  • MSc in 2 years: a three-year degree (Bac+3 or 180 ECTS credits) or RNCP qualification level 5

For managers who are re-training or looking to gain expertise, 10 years of experience is required if the academic conditions cannot be met.
An English-language proficiency certificate is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS 6, etc.)

Contents of your application file
• CV and cover letter
• Identity document
• Copy of degrees and transcripts

The admissions procedure
• Review of the application
• Candidate interview (30 minutes)

Admission Manager: Jean-Philippe Delaunay

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MSc Data Management & Business Intelligence

  • Full time
  • Work-Study

Inspired by the traditional university model in English speaking countries, the Master of Science, more commonly known as the MSc is a Bac+5 (five years post-secondary school) degree, generally earned in just over a year, intended for those who hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (Bac+3 or three years post secondary). It is renowned for its international aspect and its operational approach, which gives graduates a high degree of employability.

The Masters of Science (or MSc) awarded by IPAG combine the academic and scientific requirements of this degree with the values and aims of the school, based on promoting a management model that is appropriate for a globalised and constantly changing world. They offer both professional and international aspects. Our graduates can therefore become operational in a job and/or specific business sector immediately.

This course is offered in partnership with DataScientist, a hybrid training organisation, and leading Data Science instructor in France.

For more information:

IPAG’ MSc programmes are built around a unique format enabling optimal development of managerial, technical and interpersonal skills. Learning is always structured as follows.

  • Core classes: acquiring the basics for a multi-skilled and responsible manager
  • Professional expertise: robust academic training devoted to the professional field selected
  • Soft Skills and Employability Course: development of behavioural and interpersonal skills, often essential for the role of manager
  • Executive Certificate: gaining business experience, in addition to the main course
  • Master’s thesis: completion of a thesis on an academic or operational subject relevant to the chosen field
  • On-the-job experience: possibility of a work-study programme or long-term internship with a company.

In short


Master of Science Bac+5 level (five years post-secondary)


Review of the application + candidate interview (30 minutes)

Teaching languages

French and English


1 or 2 years

Professional experience

Possibility of a work-study programme or long-term internship with a company.

Tuition fees

1-year course
2-year course


What is the MSc in Data Management & Business Intelligence (DMBI)?


Over the coming years, the exponential increase in the quantity of digital data and their exploitation will be a major source of wealth creation, provided that you have the professional tools and knowledge used by data management and business intelligence experts. In order to train such data analysis experts, IPAG decided to offer a fully online MSc in Data Management & Business Intelligence for the start of the 2021 academic year.

Data management: a definition

For a company, data management involves transforming available data into strategic assets, through a series of actions: from the gathering of data and its integration in the information and CRM systems to its qualification, structuring, securing and end use. Data management involves much more than simply managing computer data, as its name might suggest.

Generally speaking, a data management project is cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary, and the related challenges must be identified and handled by operational managers with training in business intelligence.

Why take an MSc in Data Management?

A course in data management will give you an understanding of the principles, practices and techniques involved in data processing. You will learn how to gather data, assess their quality and exploit their potential using relevant analysis tools and methods. This will enable you to support the growth of a company by helping it find new customers and build their loyalty. In addition to the skills that you will develop during the course, the value of your qualification – masters-level, equivalent to level 7 in the French RNCP system in the case of our MSc Data Management & Business Intelligence – will be a major asset for your CV.

What is the programme of our online Data Management course?

The originality of our online MSc lies in its interdisciplinary approach to data management, since this programme produces project managers with a "hybrid" profile (between data engineers and business managers) thanks to shared core classes, specialised classes and personalised paths to develop your interpersonal skills.

Our online MSc has core classes made up of four modules:
Project management
Business Ethics and CSR
Research and dissertation methodology
Strategic Management

The specialised classes, on the other hand, are related to two main themes:
Data Management

  • Digital Economy
  • Innovation Strategy in Dynamic Global Markets
  • Business Intelligence
  • Design thinking and Innovation
  • e-Entrepreneurship
  • Data governance and strategy

Data Scientist

  • Programming
  • Dataviz
  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Databases – Big Data
  • Deep Learning
  • Complex systems and AI

If you wish, you can also develop complementary skills by choosing one or more of these Executive Certificates:

  • Innovation Manager
  • Intrapreneur
  • Diversity Manager

Whatever your career plan (levelling up skills or a change of direction), you will be given a skills assessment that will enable us to adapt your "Soft Skills and job market access path" to your aspirations. Lastly, you will defend your master's dissertation that will be on an operational or academic topic related to your area of specialisation.
How to enrol for our online Masters in Data Management and Business Intelligence?
Our online Masters of Science can be taken in 12 or 24 months, according to your highest qualification level, as well as your learning needs.

  • To take an MSc in 12 months at IPAG, you must have at least four years of higher education (240 ECTS credits), an International Bachelor's or, in France, a level 6/7 RNCP qualification.
  • To take an MSc in 24 months, you must have three years of higher education (180 ECTS credits) or, in France, a level 5 RNCP qualification.

If you are a managerial-level employee and have at least 10 years' work experience, you can enrol for our MSc without having the above-mentioned qualifications.

In any case, admissions are based on an application (including a cover letter, proof of identity, a copy of your latest diplomas and academic transcript) and each candidate must pass a half-hour interview with our jury.

For further information about our enrolment procedure or the programme in general, please write to us at the following address:

Advantages of the MSc in Data Management & Business Intelligence at IPAG

IPAG's online courses are based on the same excellence criteria as the Group's other programmes. You will therefore benefit from the quality of teaching at a renowned school and all the advantages of online learning. You will have a high degree of flexibility in the management of your learning time thanks to both synchronous and asynchronous teaching, as well as personalised, individual support throughout your course. You will also be able to gain work experience through an internship or sandwich placement including four days at a company and the equivalent of one day's online learning per week. Lastly, having this masters-level qualification (equivalent to level 7 in the French RNCP system), on your CV will open the doors of many companies to you.

What career paths will be open to you following a Masters in Data Management?

Given the potential offered by Big Data and Open Data, as well as new information and communication technologies, there will be more and more job opportunities in this sector. The skills you develop during your course and the quality of your qualification will enable you to access various positions, such as:  

  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Research Director
  • Data Manager
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Data Officer
  • Data Strategist
  • Big Data Manager
  • Data Risk Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Project Leader
  • etc.

The Programme

Core classes

  • Project management
  • Business Ethics & CSR
  • Research and dissertation methodology
  • Strategic Management

Professional expertise


  • Digital economy
  • Innovation Strategy in Dynamic Global Markets
  • Design thinking and Innovation
  • Business Intelligence
  • e-Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy & Data Governance

Data Scientist:

  • Programming
  • Dataviz
  • Machine learning
  • Advanced Machine learning
  • Databases – big data
  • Deep Learning
  • Complex systems and AI

The courses are offered in partnership with DataScienceTest, a specialist in professional data science training.

  • On-the-job experience

    Possibility of a work-study programme or long-term internship with a company.

Soft Skills Course

This course is dedicated to employability and the development of behavioural skills often essential for the role of a manager.

After completing a skills assessment with a professional, you will take part in different workshops, depending on your profile: job hunting, writing your CV, writing cover letters, preparing for a job interview or annual appraisal, negotiating or re-negotiating your salary, etc. These are all designed to help you in your new job and, generally, to develop your career.

Case studies

The MSc course is punctuated with case studies, often in the form of business games, developed by major companies. Thanks to these simulations, you will become more familiar with certain situations that you will face throughout your career.

Executive Certificate

In addition to your main course, you can earn one of our Executive Certificates to broaden your range of expertise:

Diversity Manager: is for those who manage diverse teams and want to make diversity a driving force for the development of their organisation, by understanding the challenges of changing social and societal norms.

Intrapreneur:  is for those who want to grasp the key aspects of entrepreneurial leadership to accelerate the launch of innovative initiatives within a company.

Innovation Manager:  is for those who want to play a cross-functional role in managing the innovative process or take part in key phases of the innovative process (R&D, Marketing, Production, etc.).


What career awaits you after the MSc Data Management and Business Intelligence ?

The rise in new Big Data and Open Data technologies has presented various new issues and has consequently led to the creation of new positions within companies, such as Data Stewards, Data Journalists, Data Analysts and Data Strategists, etc.

The MSc Data Management & Business Intelligence offers training for a wide range of jobs in this sector, as it covers different stages of the data life cycle (collection, processing, analysis and visualisation of the data), in all sectors.

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data Miner - Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Consultant - Big Data
  • Project Management Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Planner - IS Functional Architect
  • IT Research Director
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Geographical Data Analyst
  • Data Warehousing Consultant
  • BI Analyst
  • Data Strategist
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Big Data Consultant
  • Data Risk Manager
  • Big Data Marketer
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Data Manager
  • Entrepreneur


Tuition fees

1-year course

2-year course

* Prices are for initial training. In all other cases, please contact us.


Early Bird

Early Bird Rate -10% for candidates who confirm their registration before the 31st May 2021. Study scholarships and the Early Bird Rate cannot be combined.

IPAG Scholarship

Up to 30% off tuition fees
Am I eligible? Contact IPAG Online via the contact form.

Courses eligible for CPF funding

Easily fund your course with the Mon compte formation account.
Several funding schemes are available; feel free to contact us for more information.

Name of the course to access funding: level 7 professional certification entitled “Project Manager” [Manager de projet], listed on the French Professional Certification Directory (RNCP) under number RNCP 34730.

Admission officer: Jean-Philippe Delaunay