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Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Your learning and development journey

The Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence program begins in September each year, lasts for 24 months. The program is designed to give you a business education specializing in analytics and artificial intelligence, with a curriculum that sets graduates up to succeed as digital innovation consultants, analytics leaders, and technological change agents.

The structure in two parts includes:

  • Foundation courses covering the most important aspects of Data Analysis, Data Management, Machine Learning, Coding, and their application in business decision-making
  • Advanced electives delving deeper into industries and applications e.g. Value Chain Analytics, AI and Society, Global Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A closer look

  • Term 1

    September 2023 to December 2023

    Core Courses

    • Machine Learning Basics
    • Data Scraping & Processing 
    • Predictive Analysis  

    Skills Seminar

    • Key Writing Skills
    • Business Presentations 
  • Term 2

    January to April 2024

    Core Courses

    • Data Visualization 
    • Advanced Decision Analysis
    • Analytics Project Management 
    • Network Analytics 

    Skills Seminar

    • Building a Professional Network 
    • Time Management 
  • Summer Break

    April to September 2024



    In coordination with ESMT, you will complete an internship of up to six months with a company and industry that meets your career goals. German students are encouraged to complete their internship abroad.

    ESMT currently works with a growing number of companies to offer internships.

    Please note that while ESMT has agreements with internship providers to offer internships, participants are still required to apply and pass the target company’s selection procedures. Participants may also source their own internship opportunities.

    This year, students gained internship positions at (examples):

    • Boeing working in Market Research & Strategy Support
    • Daimler working as a Risk Management Intern
    • United Nations as an Intern in Information and Communication Technology Section
    • Deutsche Bahn AG in Strategic Organizational Development
    • Helix Cognitive Computing GmbH as a Blockchain Research & Cryptoeconomics Trainee
    • Rocket Internet SE working as an International Finance Intern
    • Bayer Healthcare working in Digital Health and Innovation

    Besides Germany, students are gaining international experience by interning in Japan, Turkey, Switzerland, France, South Korea and Kenya.

  • Term 3

    October - December 2024


    • Risk Modeling
    • People Analytics
    • Health Analytics
    • Value Chain Analytics 

    Skills Seminar 

    • Language choice 
  • Term 4

    January - September 2025


    • Digital Business Transformation 
    • The Data Scientist: Modern Tools
    • Supply Chain Analytics 
    • AI and Society 

    Analytics consulting project

    Skills Seminar

    • Language choice
  • Master thesis

    June 2024 to end of August 2024 (3 months)

    While working on your Master thesis, you may seek the opportunity of a second internship and carry out your research with support from practitioners. Alternatively, particularly those who intend to pursue an academic career, you may opt for working on a thesis topic in close coordination with a professor’s own research agenda.

Additional options include:

  • Finance Options: PMP and Certificate

    • Join our partners from an international investment fund on a 2-year journey parallel to your studies
    • Learn how to analyse and make investment decisions in a real-life setting
    • Round off your profile by acquiring the "Finance Certificate" taking courses such as "Portfolio Management & Asset Pricing" and "Advanced Investment Strategies"
Mim students

Collaborative learning

Modern business is data driven.

ESMT students thrive in an environment open to new technologies.

The value a diverse cohort brings to your personal development is that it prepares you for any challenge and opportunity the modern world holds in stock for you. With over 30 nationalities represented in the classroom you benefit from fresh perspectives, unique experiences, and a broad set of skills. ESMT Berlin's unique approach to collaborative learning means you are set up to work and thrive in international teams with access to technology and various other skills.

ESMT international faculty comprise the very best business teachers and researchers from around the world, brought together in Berlin to share their experience in business practice and thought leadership with a passion that puts the learning experience before everything else.

Situated in state-of-the-art facilities and supported by a world-class community of corporate partners, ESMT Berlin has laid the foundations for innovative research and excellence in the classroom.


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Analytics Consulting Project

As part of a team and with the support of a professional coach you define and solve a real-world data-focused challenge in collaboration with one of ESMT's industry partners.

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