MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Sébastien DOUAILLAT, Head of MSc. in Project Management & MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics


Data is the new oil

and data analysis is now critical for companies wishing to improve their management, accelerate decision-making, and find new business models.

This Master of Science aims at training Business Intelligence and Analytics professionals who will provide decision support to managers and enable them to benefit from a transverse consolidated view of their data, not only to understand what happened in the past, but also to better anticipate the future, through an efficient collaboration between the different business areas and information systems of the company.

Programme 100% en anglais, alternance possible pour les étudiants français.

> MSc accrédité par la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles


Recent graduates and professionals seeking to bridge the gap between IT and business requirements and explore Business Intelligence & Analytics. Students gain strong analytical skills to transform data into useful information, develop new business models and assure a better decision-making process.


  • Taught entirely in English
  • Practical training: Mix of theory, practice and external conferences from professional references.
  • Mastery of tools : Use of market-leader software through projects in agile method. Mix of theory and practice.
  • Preparation of future experts: An executive internship to apply the knowledge learnt and obtain professional experience.


Admission Requirements for International Students

  • A 4-year Bachelor degree or Validated Master 1
  • Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least or equivalent  : IELTS (6,0), TOEFL IBT, Cambridge English, TOEIC (750))
  • Eligible candidates will be invited to an automated video interview aiming to evaluate their academic profile, motivation and linguistic skills.

  • Semestre 1
    Business Intelligence & Analytics – Basics

    • Introduction to Business Intelligence
    • Organization of Business Intelligence
    • Methodology in Business Intelligence
    • BI Methodology Applied (Group Project)
    • Fundamentals of Business Intelligence
    • Segmentation of Business Intelligence
    • BI Segmentation Applied (Group Project)

    Management & Communication Skills

    • Introduction to Business
    • Mastering Data in Excel
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology I

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual Counseling
    • Meetings with Practitioners
  • Semestre 2
    ]Business Intelligence & Analytics – Advanced

    • Knowledge Management
    • Advanced Data Modeling
    • Advanced Data Discovery
    • Advanced Data Visualization
    • Advanced Analytics – Qualitative Data
    • Advanced Analytics – Quantitative Data
    • Advanced Analytics Applied (Group Project)
    Management & Communication Skills

    • Strategic Management
    • Information systems for Managers
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology II

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual Counseling
    • Meetings with Practitioners
  • Semestre 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • Master’s Thesis
    • Oral Defense
    • Company Assessment


The sessions provide excellent treatment of the main topics relevant to the BI world and function as a basis for bridging the gap between information technology and business practitioners.

Katharine CADDLE

Katharine CADDLE

Pitch your MSc – Sébastien DOUAILLAT

It has a good balance between theory and practice, and it is very close to business world’s reality, thanks to the teacher, who continuously uses his own experience to teach us.

Tommaso ORSINI

Tommaso ORSINI

The level of teaching is very high and the accuracy of the course on the practical application of Business Intelligence and analytics in the workplace makes it more the worthwhile.


Professional Rugby Player - ASM Team

The provision of workshops, conferences and lectures by inviting experts from reputable companies such as Credit Agricole, CGI, Microstrategy, Michelin and others is also one of the distinctive superiority of BIA masters program at ESC Clermont.



The balance struck between theory, practice (with relevant software) and conferences with professionals helps to understand the importance of Business Intelligence to any organization.