MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Sébastien DOUAILLAT, Head of MSc in Business Intelligence & Analytics


Data is the new oil. The Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics at ESC Clermont in France is a 16 to 18-month master programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the CGE. The programme trains Business Intelligence and Analytics professionals and equips them with methodology, concepts and skills to decode, analyse and interpret data allowing for efficient collaboration and decision making. Students will explore and master the analytical techniques, software tools, information systems and applications that are used to analyse what happened in the past while better anticipating the future. During the programme, students will delve into the science of business modeling, data discovery, data visualization and data analysis.

Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report.

> Innovation award of Master programmes in France
(Eduniversal – SMBG 2017)


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 such as MicroStrategy and IBM SPSS 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 IELTS 6.0)

  • Semester 1
    Business Intelligence & Analytics – Basics

    • BI Presentation
    • BI Organization
    • BI Methodology
    • BI Methodology Applied (Group Project)
    • BI Fundamentals
    • BI Segmentation
    • 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
  • Semester 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
  • Semester 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • 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

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



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 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.


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