Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement

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Strengthen Your Data Expertise

In today's digital age, we are amassing tremendous amounts of data generated by surveys as well as everyday activities such as online shopping, the use of social networks, and the Internet of Things. Advanced techniques for collecting and analyzing these data allow us to gain insights more quickly, discover previously unknown relationships, and foster innovation. This is why the demand for data practitioners is booming.

The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement is designed for professionals who want to enhance their data collection and analysis skills while pursuing their careers. This advanced online master’s program will equip you with the skills necessary to tackle the fundamental ways data is generated and used. The multidisciplinary curriculum taught by international faculty from the world’s top-ranked universities, statistical agencies, and businesses will prepare you for a wide range of business and research positions.

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The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement at a Glance

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Key Benefits

Excellence: Learn from a world-class faculty and earn a master’s degree from one of Europe’s leading universities.

Flexibility: Join courses online from anywhere in the world, at your own pace.

Networking: Interact and network with faculty, industry leaders, and peers in live video sessions and annual on-site workshops.

Practical and academic basis: Acquire the necessary tools for survey methodology, statistics, and data science to take your career to the next level.

Individuality: Tailor the curriculum to your professional needs by choosing from a range of elective courses and coordinating your studies with your professional activities.

Value for money: A degree from Mannheim is financially worthwhile, as proven by numerous rankings and studies (including Forbes, Financial Times, and QS).

Community: Become part of a global community of successful business professionals and enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of events and networking opportunities.

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Benefits for Companies

Why the Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement pays off for companies

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Program Structure

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The Curriculum and Lecturers

What do the program elements comprise? Who is part of the teaching staff?

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What are the prerequisites for admission? And what does the admissions procedure look like?

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Which scholarships are on offer and how do I apply?

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What do our experts and stakeholders think about the MDM at Mannheim Business School?

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Alumni Network

Why is our unique Alumni Network such a successful and rewarding environment for you and your peers?

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Online Consulting Session with the MDM Admissions Manager

If you would like a preliminary consultation with the Admissions Manager via skype to discuss your profile, please send an e-mail with your CV and a time slot that would suit you.

If you are interested in a short skype chat to clarify your questions, feel free to contact Manon Jana Pfeifer to receive the chat link.

Ms. Pfeifer will advise you whether your profile meets the requirements of our MDM program. You might contact her directly:

Please note that these online consultations will take place during our usual office hours on weekdays. These consultations do not start an application process and do not replace the selection interview.


MDM in a Nutshell

Get a first-hand description of how the online master's program works, learn about the online learning environment, and find out about typical learning routines, networking opportunities, and on-campus events.

What differentiates this program from other data science master's programs?


In contrast to other courses of study in this field, the Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement has a clear focus on data collection and questionnaire design, addressing the important questions at the beginning of the data pipelines in organizations. Participants will learn to identify appropriate methodologies for their organizations’ data collection efforts, and to organize the obtained data pipeline in order to help their organizations gain insights and optimize their decision-making processes.

The program is taught in close collaboration with the University of Maryland, which has offered the world-renowned Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) since 1993, together with the University of Michigan, and Westat, a private survey research firm.

Program Credentials


The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement has evolved from the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS). The development of the course of study and the research necessary for its establishment was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Three cohorts of international participants are already in the program.

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ZFU Certification and Online Dispute Resolution

ZFU Certification

The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement program is certified according to the regulations of the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht).







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