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Data Science and Business Analytics, part-time (evening), second cycle

Details
Code NW2-DS
Organizational unit Faculty of Economic Sciences
Field of studies Data Science and Business Analytics
Form of studies part-time (evening)
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 5
Admission limit 50
Duration 2 years
Recruitment committee address rekrutacja@wne.uw.edu.pl;
admissions@wne.uw.edu.pl
WWW address https://www.wne.uw.edu.pl/pl/
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Phase 1 (07.06.2021 00:00 – 05.07.2021 23:59)

„Data Science and Business Analytics” is the 1st program in Eastern Europe in Data analytics in Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2021.

The Data Science and Business Analytics Program at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw is a four-semester program on a full-time basis that provides students with outstanding knowledge of data science.

Data science combines different scientific methods to extract information from data. The Data Science is a rapidly extending part of quantitative analysis, that is highly demanded at the market. Its popularity reflects availability of vast amount of (big) data that used appropriately gives great opportunities for business.

Data Scientist combine broad knowledge and skills of data analysis, econometrics and machine learning, IT programing with soft skills that all together makes them highly desirable experts. Courses are mainly based on R i Python software.

The Data Science and Business Analytics programme gives all necessary knowledge and skills to become very good Data Scientist. In addition to hard IT and analytical courses, the program includes classes in the field of microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, as well as communication and self-presentation, negotiations or case-study for business.

Career perspectives

Solid theoretical & empirical background will allow graduates to flexibly adapt to the demands of the changing labour market. Their place of employment may in principle be every institution/company where advanced data analysis is needed. Examples of the institutions/companies and their departments where a Data Scientist skills are needed:

  • Financial & Insurance institutions, such as Banks, Brokerage Houses, Leasing Companies, Investment Funds, Insurance companies, FinTech companies etc. (Risk Department, Sales Department, Strategy Department, Marketing Department etc.);
  • Big Corporates (Sales Departments, Marketing Departments, Business Development Departments etc.);
  • Telecommunications companies;
  • Marketing companies;
  • Pharmaceutical companies (Clinical Trials department);
  • Media Houses;
  • Consultancy companies.

 


Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas

The maximum amount of points available to obtain in the admission procedure is 100.

Minimum number of points required to be qualified: 30

Candidates must:

1) hold a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree,

2) provide a Research Experience Letter - a document presenting description of the experiences related to the field of study they are applying to, confirmed by project supervisors. Projects implemented as part of studies, student activities, research work and professional experience will be considered. Minimum two projects should be presented.

Research Experience Letter should consist of:

  • Description of the projects and the nature of the candidate's participation in the projects
  • Data and supervisor function of each project
  • Confirmation by the project supervisor(s) with the signature / stamp of the data contained

A scanned version of Research Experience Letter should be uploaded to the Candidate’s personal account in the Candidate’s registration system (IRK).

3) present a transcript of records for the relevant undergraduate cycle (diploma supplement from the EU or the equivalent in other countries).

A scanned version of Research Experience Letter should be uploaded to the Candidate’s personal account in the Candidate’s registration system (IRK).

4) Qualification is based on the ranking list.

Ranking points are the sum of the following elements:

  • Research Experience Letter (maximum 30 points)
  • value of the candidate's achievements (10 points);
  • connection of projects with the scope of studies for which the candidate is applying (10 points);
  • relationship between the recommender and the candidate's educational / professional career (10 points).
  • points awarded for subjects completed during previous studies (maximum 70 points).

Candidate can receive maximum 10 points for each subject.

Taken under consideration is the final grade obtained from the subject and the 'research university' status of the institution issuing the diploma (Competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Initiative of Excellence - Research University") in the year of recruitment for studies at the University of Warsaw.

The amount of points for each subject is the product of:

  • final grade (Results obtained in a different scale than that used at the University of Warsaw, 2-5, will be compared to it)
  • coefficient for the status of a research university, having the status of a research university - factor 2, none - factor 1.5.

5) Subjects taken under consideration during the qualification procedure.

Candidate can choose maximum 7 subjects. In the application form, the candidate indicates the subjects completed in the previous studies, having at least 3 ECTS points, equivalent to the following subjects:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Probability Calculus
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus)
  • Finance
  • Programing in R
  • Programing in Python
  • Programing in SAS language
  • Programing in other languages
  • Data processing in SQL (or other language)
  • Time-series analysis
  • Another mathematical subject (different than above)

The candidate is required to enter in the application form the number of ECTS points from the selected subject, the obtained grade and the scale of grades.

The subject indicated by the Candidate must have a minimum number of 3 ECTS points, or in the absence of ECTS points, 30 hours of classes. One subject may be indicated only once, however, if the indicated subject covers more than one of the above subjects, the candidate may indicate the subject more than once, if the number of ECTS points is a multiple of the required number of points - min. 3 ECTS points for one subject or 30 hours of classes for one subject.

If the above condition is not met or more than 7 required items are indicated, the Admission Committee reserves the right not to consider the candidate in a given recruitment round; whereby the Candidate may take part in the next recruitment round.

6) Before completing the registration procedure, the candidate must attach syllabuses of selected subjects or another document, confirming the substantive content of the subject, confirmed by the university. Items for which this condition is not met will not be considered by the the Admission Committee.

In addition, candidates are required to submit a document, recognised by the University of Warsaw, confirming their proficiency in English at least on B2 level.

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

The maximum amount of points available to obtain in the admission procedure is 100.

Minimum number of points required to be qualified: 30

1) Candidates must hold a bachelor's, engineering, master's degree or equivalent degree from any field of studies.

2) Candidates must provide a Research Experience Letter - a document presenting description of the experiences related to the field of study they are applying to, confirmed by project supervisors. Projects implemented as part of studies, student activities, research work and professional experience will be considered. Minimum two projects should be presented.

Research Experience Letter should consist of:

  • Description of the projects and the nature of the candidate's participation in the projects
  • Data and supervisor function of each project
  • Confirmation by the project supervisor(s) with the signature / stamp of the data contained

A scanned version of Research Experience Letter should be uploaded to the Candidate’s personal account in the Candidate’s registration system (IRK)

3) Candidates should present a transcript of records for the relevant cycle of studies (diploma supplement from the EU or the equivalent in other countries).

A scanned version of transcript of records/diploma’s supplement should be uploaded to the Candidate’s personal account in the Candidate’s registration system (IRK)

4) Qualification is based on the ranking list.

Ranking points are the sum of the following elements:

  • Research Experience Letter (maximum 30 points)
  • value of the candidate's achievements (10 points);
  • connection of projects with the scope of studies for which the candidate is applying (10 points);
  • relationship between the recommender and the candidate's educational / professional career (10 points).
  • points awarded for subjects completed during previous studies (maximum 70 points),

Candidate can receive maximum 10 points for each subject.

Taken under consideration is the final grade obtained from the subject and the position in the ranking of the institution issuing the diploma (Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking) in the year of recruitment for studies at the University of Warsaw.

The amount of points for each subject is the product of:

  • final grade (Results obtained in a different scale than that used at the University of Warsaw, 2-5, will be compared to it)
  • coefficient for the position of the Candidate's university in the Shanghai Ranking. Position 1-500 - factor 2, further positions - factor 1.5.

5) During the verification process, the Admission Committee takes under consideration following subjects. Candidate can choose maximum 7 subjects.

In the application form, the candidate indicates the subjects completed in the previous studies, having at least 3 ECTS points, equivalent to the following subjects:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Probability Calculus
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus)
  • Finance
  • Programing in R
  • Programing in Python
  • Programing in SAS language
  • Programing in other languages
  • Data processing in SQL (or other language)
  • Time-series analysis
  • Another mathematical subject (different than above)

The candidate is required to enter in the application form the number of ECTS points from the selected subject, the obtained grade and the scale of grades.

The subject indicated by the Candidate must have a minimum number of 3 ECTS points, or in the absence of ECTS points, 30 hours of classes. One subject may be indicated only once, however, if the indicated subject covers more than one of the above subjects, the candidate may indicate the subject more than once, if the number of ECTS points is a multiple of the required number of points - min. 3 ECTS points for one subject or 30 hours of classes for one subject.

If the above condition is not met or more than 7 required items are indicated, the Admission Committee reserves the right not to consider the candidate in a given recruitment round; whereby the Candidate may take part in the next recruitment round.

6) Before completing the registration procedure, the candidate must attach syllabuses of selected subjects or another document, confirming the substantive content of the subject, confirmed by the university. Items for which this condition is not met will not be considered by the the Admission Committee.

In addition, candidates are required to submit a document, recognised by the University of Warsaw, confirming their proficiency in English at least on B2 level.

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

Deadlines

Announcement of results: 19th of July, 2021

Reception of documents: 

  • I round: 20th-22nd of July, 2021
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 23rd, 26th of July, 2021
  • III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 27th-28th of July, 2021
  • additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limit of available places

 

Payments

Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable - tuition fees

 

Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies

 

Additional information

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