Data Science for Business Strategies

  •  Strong combination of Statistics and Computer Science to support business analytics
  • Flexible and multidisciplinary curriculum characterized by a balanced mix of theory and practice
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Problem solving oriented learning activities
  • Internships in innovative local companies
  • Employment is guaranteed within a few months after graduation: statisticians and data scientists are among the most sought-after professionals in the world of work

Topics and focus

  • Statistical learning and advanced statistical methods for business decisions
  • Machine and deep learning techniques
  • Business processes and information systems
  • Business intelligence and big data analytics

Teaching approaches

  • Theoretical lectures, exercises and laboratory activities aimed at learning-by-doing
  • Development and discussion of individual/group projects
  • Talks with testimonials from the world of work
  • Constant contact with professors and tutors


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM82 Statistical Sciences
Degree program class (for interclass degrees)
LM82 Statistical Sciences
60 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The program fosters the acquisition of statistical-IT skills to operate in the field of data science, offering solutions to complex problems that are subject to uncertainty and mainly related to business strategies. In particular, the program focuses on: statistical methods for data acquisition, processing, analysis and modelling; business processes and IT knowledge for the management and analysis of large databases from different sources; machine and deep learning techniques; and decision-making processes in different application domains.

Access is granted to all students with a degree in Statistics (class L-41). Graduates of other classes will be admitted as long as they have accrued at least 70 ECTS in some specific scientific-disciplinary areas in their course of study. Students will also be called for an admission interview.



The program aims to train experts in statistics and IT able to: design and query data warehouses; manage business processes and information systems; apply statistical methodology with accuracy and expertise, statistical learning techniques and the main algorithms for machine and deep learning.


Graduates in Statistics and Data Scientist are among the most sought-after professionals in the world of work. They will able to work in multidisciplinary teams of public and private companies, research institutes, public administration and consulting companies operating in the following sectors: marketing; banking, finance and insurance; medicine; and information technology.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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