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Master Degree in Data-Driven Marketing, with a specialization in Data Science for Marketing

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Master Degree in Data-Driven Marketing,
with a specialization in Data Science for Marketing

The Master Degree Program in Data-Driven Marketing, with a specialization in Data Science for Marketing, aims to fill a gap in the postgraduate training of marketing professionals who need to gain new skills to be able to actively participate in the development and application of analytical marketing models. With the proposed study plan, this program presents an up-to-date structure that combines several areas of marketing with a transversal approach of data science to leverage them.

This program is designed to provide excellent training, articulating key concepts and challenges for marketing decision-making in its multiple strategic, innovation and methodological strands with practical data-oriented processing (Data Science & Big Data), Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) and analysis of social networks of consumers. The versatility in the o‑er of optional curricular units also allows reinforcing theoretical and practical knowledge in several related areas such as digital marketing, social media, e-commerce, and search engine optimization.

  • Vagas

    Format

    After Working Hours

  • Media

    Length and ECTS

    4 semesters (120 ECTS)

  • Semestres

    Attendance

    2 to 3 times a week

  • Lingua

    Start Date

    September 2022

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Who is it for?

This Master Degree Program is aimed at managers, technical staff and other professionals who wish to acquire analytical skills in the field of marketing, using the most advanced technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing and processing data in the scope of data science, in order to allow making data-driven based decisions.

Goals

The main goal of this program is to train marketing professionals to be capable of:

  • Bridging the gap between marketing and data science, being empowered with the ability to think critically about data, and deriving conclusions from incomplete information;

  • Knowing how to support marketing decision-making through a practical understanding of the fundamental methods used by data scientists;

  • Learning data science tools and models and being ready to deploy them in the organization;

  • Developing the capabilities to load, clean and transform data, and identifying the best models and methodologies to extract meaningful marketing knowledge from different, often heterogeneous and complex data sources;

  • Understanding the power of Big Data and learning how to achieve business solutions by processing large streams of data in real-time;

  • Interpreting and communicating data and results using a wide range of real-world marketing examples;

  • Always being ready to face the challenges of the modern and fast-changing business world.

Study Plan

This program lasts 4 semesters: 2 correspond to the curricular component and 2 to the development of a thesis, work project or internship report, in a total of 120 ECTS.

The curricular component of the Study Plan (1st and 2nd semesters of the program) corresponds to 60 ECTS, of which 41 are in Mandatory Course Units:

Mandatory Course Units

  • Big Data for Marketing
  • Data Science for Marketing
  • Dissertation/Internship/Project
  • Machine Learning in Marketing
  • Marketing Engineering and Analytics
  • Marketing Strategy and Innovation
  • Research Methodologies
  • Social Network Analysis

Recommended Course Units

  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior Insights
  • Descriptive Analytics in Marketing
  • Digital Analytics
  • Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
  • Experimental Design
  • Marketing Research
  • Predictive Analytics in Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Analytics

The remaining 19 ECTS correspond to the elective course units, chosen by the students from a wide range of course units.

Length, Timetable and Exams

Length

The program lasts 4 semesters. The classes will start in September 2022, ending in June 2023, and run after working hours (after 6:30 p.m.), 2 to 3 times a week.

Timetable

Fall Semester: see the timetable for the Mandatory Course Units here and the Elective Course Units here for the academic year 2022-2023.

Exams

Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2021-2022.

Admissions and Fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

2nd  Applications Phase

From April 20th to May 26th, 2022.

Entry Requirements

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a compatible field (completed by September 2022);
  • Be proficient in English (spoken and written).

How to Apply and Selection Process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process is based on the analysis of academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference.

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €51. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this master program's tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.150 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1,40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of this master degree program is €6.000, of which €4.100 corresponds to the curricular component (1st year) of the program and €1.900 to the development of a thesis, work project or a professional internship report (2nd year).

Tuition Fee Payment Dates

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program can be paid in full, in two or in six installments:

  • Full payment: September 25th to 30th, 2022.
  • Payment in two installments:
    • 1st. September 25th to 30th, 2022 (100% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 2nd. September 25th to 30th, 2023 (100% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year).
  • Payment in six installments:
    • 1st. September 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 2nd. November 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 3rd. February 22nd to 28th, 2023 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 4th. April 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 5th. September 25th to 30th, 2023 (50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year);
    • 6th. February 22nd to 28th, 2024 (50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year).

Discounts

  • Financial discount:
    • Students who choose to pay the tuition fee in a single payment have a 5% discount on the payable amount;
    • Students who choose to pay the tuition fee in two installments have a 2,5% discount on the payable amount.
  • NOVA IMS' Alumni ( Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master Degree and Doctoral Programs) from a different program of the one they will attend have a 20% discount on the tuition fee, cumulative with the financial discount;
  • Companies that finance the program to 2 employees, in the same academic year, have a 10% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Companies that finance the program to 3 or more employees, in the same academic year, have a 20% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts.

FAQ

Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal. To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format). The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2022-2023. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply ?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until September 2023, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until September 2023.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Skype.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    Considering the diversity of students’ nationalities, all the classes will be taught in English.

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at https://sas.unl.pt/en/scholarships-2/scholarships_/ or contact them directly to bolsas@unl.pt. We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage http://www.unl.pt/en/nova/parking-campus.

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at https://sas.unl.pt/en/accommodation/. 

    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact adnovaims@novaims.unl.pt.

    Does the University offer a Portuguese course for international students?

    Yes, there is a Course of Portuguese as Foreign Language. This course is available in 4 types of classes:

    1. Individual lessons (the student arranges the schedule with the teacher according to their availability);
    2. Semester Group lessons (56 study classes + 8 hours for other activities);
    3. 30 hours intensive course (2 weeks);
    4. Online summer course (month of July).

    If you have any questions about this course, please contact: cursoportugues@fcsh.unl.pt.

Achievement Awards

All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are celebrated. These awards are given by Members of AD NOVA IMS and/or other supportive entities.

AD NOVA IMS Member

  • SAS
    Best Student of the Course Units

    €1.500

Supportive Entities

  • Nokia
    Best student of the Course Unit

    €1.500

  • Governodeportugal (1)
    Best Student of Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Master Degree Programs

    Scholarship with Value to be Defined

Gabi Vieira
Student | Postgraduate Program in Data Science for Marketing
Anabell Góngora
Enterprise Business Development Consultant | F5
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