Data Science for Business Master Degree Program

Yerevan State University (YSU) Faculty of Economics & Management starts the first joint masters degree program in Armenia –  Data Science for Business ! The program is being implemented jointly with  Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC) .

This is a great chance for all those who consider pursuing a masters degree by exploring the big data and working in data management field. This unique master degree program will engage in intensive team challenges give practical, hands-on experience working directly with industry experts.

The Master in Data Science for Business is an innovative gateway degree that is designed to train a new generation of data-driven and innovation-oriented professionals able to work with large-scale data in the new Big Data ecosystem as data scientists in the key areas of business intelligence, customer analytics, data modelling and managing.

The curricula of the program will have a 50% programming backup based on IBM Academic Initiative.  The classes will be held both in Yerevan State University and in Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC) using the given facility and resources.

The Curricula of the Masters program will include Econometrics, Game Theory, Economics, Business Intelligence, Python  Programming, Machine Learning,  Business Process Management,   Statistics and Modelling with SPSS, Big Data Analytics, Data Mining and R Programming, Technology Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Social Media Strategies and Analytics.


Format: On campus, 3-4 days weekly

Duration: 2 years

Fee: 650 000 AMD per year

Prerequisites: the masters program is open for students from all the universities; the bachelor’s degree is obligatory.

Deadline for the pre-application: August 20, 2017

Deadline for the final application: August 25, 2017


The admission will be based on prior selection and further examination.

All interested candidates are invited to submit the pre-form below before August 20, 2017.

Selected candidates will be invited to submit the final application form to YSU for further examination.  For more information and final application procedure please follow the link  .

Don’t hesitate to contact YSU and ISTC if any questions!

We are currently seeking private partners for the New Masters Degree Program. The partners will get access to the pool of students under the quality control provided by ISTC.


    – Early stage professionals for the company
    – Ready workforce in the targeted competencies (contract based)
    – Research papers based on the company problems
    – Possibility to be part of the curricula creation student selection
    – Company wise training and mentorship for the students
    – Key role in the students’ academic development
    – Improvement of the company CSR
    – Brand awareness and PR through our channels
    – Unique model of Public Private Partnership

We are currently running two types of partnership: PROGRAM OWNER and PROGRAM PARTNER. For more information about partnership packages please contact us at .