Big Data Management - The key to business success


Be it in a bricks and mortar retailer or an online shop, in the finance sector or aviation, the travel industry or telecommunications; data affects business success in almost every sector. The large amount of unstructured data collected needs to not only be stored, but also analysed and effectively used.

As a big data manager, it is your responsibility to generate as much strategic use out of the data as possible. You will also coordinate corresponding projects, and act as the contact person between senior management, data engineers, and data analysts. You understand the principals of information management, as well as artificial intelligence, and have a feel for new technologies and their applications in a business environment. You are also able to process data to suit the company strategy by understanding your management’s needs.  Lastly, you will use your expertise to critically analyse current advancements in the industry, differentiate between short-lived trends and realistic solutions, and present the best suggestions to senior management.

Facts & Figures

Master of Arts (M.A.)
STUDY OPTION full-time or part-time
STUDY MODEL Study & Work or on campus
DURATION 4 semesters (full-time I)
6 semesters (full-time II)
8 semesters (part-time)
4-8 semesters (Study & Work)
INTAKE Spring & Autumn*
* first intake Autumn 2019

Find more information about our Study & Work programme >here.

One study programme, three cities, countless experiences

In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.

Gain priceless experiences abroad You are a full-time student
Expand your network with international contacts Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location
No additional fees
A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)

For more information please contact our Study Guidance.

Why should I study Big Data Management at IUBH?


International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations

Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience

Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry

High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips

Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad

You may choose from different specialisations


Set your personal focus

During your studies, you can choose one of the following specialisations:

Big Data and the business environment Data Science
Analytical Frameworks Data Utilization
Applications & Case Studies

What are the professional prospects in International management?

Large and fast growing companies are investing substantially in the implementation of data management systems and structures. As a result, qualified experts in the area have plenty of opportunities. Project managers specializing in the area of big data have excellent career opportunities in almost all forward-looking sectors, especially in the IT, media, and digital sectors, in the automotive and finance industries, as well as in marketing and sales.  Your role as the responsible big data project manager is an important connector between management and technical support. You prepare tailored solutions for your company based on customer, market, and/or competitor information, and always have an eye on the latest developments, for example within the area of artificial intelligence.