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Master Analytics Artificial Intelligence

Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

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Lead at the intersection of data, AI, & business

The rise of business intelligence tools that utilize data analytics and AI has created a strong demand across industries for managers that can understand and leverage them effectively. To answer this demand, we have created the Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (MAAI), a program that is purpose-built to train the next generation of data-driven leaders, combining knowledge from master's degrees in data analytics and management, with the latest insights on AI.

The MAAI aims to build up your quantitative and managerial abilities to prepare a new generation of future leaders with in-demand skills:

  • Develop and refine your analytic and data-management skills and learn how to integrate them into strategic leadership  

  • Get hands-on experience working with the latest AI and data management technologies 

  • Broaden your understanding of implementing AI tools and the challenges of doing so 

  • Apply your skills to real-life business-analytics projects to grasp the broader context of analytics and AI in the world of business. 



Quick facts about the MAAI



24 months



Start date



Berlin + required global internship and optional exchange semester


Leading business transformation through the use of state-of-the-art data and automation



A business analytics degree for future leaders

Program highlights

  • Customize your learning journey to suit your career goals

  • Combine experiences from a master's in data analytics and a master's in AI with vital management skills 

  • Benefit from in-depth immersion into the latest software, automation trends and AI tools 

  • Expand your competencies with hands-on skill seminars offered by industry practitioners. 

  • Broaden your perspective with courses in Global Corporate Management, Innovation and Finance. 


  • You are a young professional in your early twenties with limited or no work experience.  

  • You are seeking your first practical experience with coding. 

  • You have an intuitive understanding of how deeply technology permeates all aspects of modern life. 

  • You quickly grasp and adapt to new trends in business analytics. 

  • You are curious to master the complex flows of data, shaping them to create value for business and society. 


  • Study in the heart of Berlin, connect to the city’s vibrant startup scene and Germany’s powerhouse economy.   

  • Prime your profile for a competitive job market with ESMT’s Career Development Center  

  • With internships, a consulting project and portfolio management program, there are plenty of opportunities to benefit from ESMT’s connection to businesses and get hands-on experience. 


Core courses include:

  • Advanced marketing modeling

  • Coding in Python (and R)

  • Data Scraping & Processing

  • Advanced decision analysis

  • Introduction to machine learning

  • Data management

  • Machine learning and causality

Personalize your learning journey. Choose from more than 35 electives* including core courses from  the other 2 master programs, more than 15 international exchange options, and master-specific practice projects.

Throughout the program develop key skills and begin to plan the next stage of your career through skills workshops, career advisor sessions and more.

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Master in Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

MAAI Faculty lead Catalina Stefanescu-Cuntze introduces the program

and explains how it prepares you to lead at the intersection of data analytics and business.

Key focus areas for the Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science courses

ESMT offers hands-on experience working within the dynamically evolving software and applications landscape. 

This is also a perfect opportunity to receive instruction in coding and analytics that will boost your profile for the job market and help inform the management and strategic decision-making skills that sit at the core of the program.

Analytics Student Consulting Project

Get experience working with a corporate partner as part of a student consulting team and apply your new skills and insights into a real-world business environment. 

Finance Certificate

As part of your elective course choice, you can opt to complete five advanced courses in Finance subjects with a focus on global investment strategies.  

You will be issued an ESMT Certificate in Finance in addition to your Master Degree. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a good "fit" for the MAAI?

    ESMT's MAAI is a personalized degree for high-potential candidates with little or no previous work experience.

    The qualities we are looking for in our applicants are:

    • Excellent analytical problem-solving abilities

    • A critical thinker who holds a scientific worldview

    • Highly attentive to detail

    • Knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies

    • A desire for continuous learning opportunities 

  • What are the MAAI application requirements?

    The requirements for applying to ESMT’s MAAI program are:

    • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent

    • Strong grades in your quantitative courses

    • Proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or graduating from a university program taught in English

    • Completed application, including essays and one recommendation

    • Having less than 24 months of post-graduate professional experience (not including internship or work experience prior to bachelor program graduation)

  • Can I apply before receiving my bachelor's degree?

    Yes, applications are encouraged from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.

    However, a grade overview or transcripts must be included with the application.

  • What kind of scholarships are available for MAAI applicants?

    Scholarships are offered to accepted students with outstanding academic merit and leadership potential. To apply for a scholarship, you should complete the proper essay included in the online application form, and indicate your suitability for a scholarship.

    The scholarships offered in ESMT cover partial tuition fees. Most of our students cover the costs of their studies with a mix of scholarships, loans, and personal savings.

    Here you can find more information about the scholarships and financing options.

  • Does ESMT offer on campus housing?

    ESMT does not offer on-campus student housing. Most students typically find housing within 25 minutes or less of campus due to its central location with various public transport options. Through our student services platform, current students and alumni share relevant housing information with all incoming students.

  • Still got questions?

    If you still have questions, check out our dedicated FAQ page for more.

Language learning with ESMT

ESMT collaborates with the GLS language school that has been offering language courses in Berlin since 1983. Classes take place at the GLS campus in Kastanienallee 82 and run once a week from October to December and January to March.

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