The programme favours the integration of students into a network of specialists and researchers in BI. The curriculum is jointly delivered by Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, Université François Rabelais Tours (UFRT) in France, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain, and Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in Germany. Scholars from academic partners around the world and partners from leading industries in BI, private R&D companies, service companies, public research institutes, and public authorities will contribute to the programme by training students, providing computers, software, course material, job placement or internship perspectives, as well as financial support. This consortium will prepare the graduates not only to answer today's professional challenges by a strong connection with the needs coming from the industry, but also to pursue their studies into doctorate programs, through strong connections with the researchers' and innovators' views.
IT4BI is a 2-year (4 semesters, 120 ECTS) programme. The first year is devoted to fundamentals: the first semester at ULB, the second one at UFRT. Then, all students participate to the European Business Intelligence Summer School. In the third semester, the programme offers three specialisations at ECP, UPC and TUB and students move to the partner of the chosen specialisation. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master's thesis and can be realised at either as a placement in industry, or as an internship in a research laboratory in any full or associated partner. Eventually, all students will be gathered in the workshop "Business Intelligence: Innovation Meets Research". The tuition language is English. The program targets students with a Bachelor of Science (or a level equivalent to 180 ETCS) with major in Computer Science, as well as an English proficiency corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded with a multiple degree, the national master's degrees from ULB, UFRT and the university of the specialisation.
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The 9th edition of the French-speaking workshop on data warehousing and OLAP (EDA 2013), is organized by UFRT and will be hosted in Blois early June 2013.
The new application session for 2013-2015, starts from September 1st, 2012. Note that there are now two distinct application periods, one for those applying for a scholarship, and the other for those applying as fee paying (i.e., self sustained) students. … Continue reading
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence – Doctoral College (IT4BI-DC) is new Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme that is a continuation of IT4BI. Visit it4bi-dc.ulb.ac.be for more information on IT4BI-DC.
IT4Bi student guide is online, to download it, visit the facilities and support services page.