Today, there is a severe shortage of computational and data scientists from junior positions up to director level. The master program in computational and data science opens this market to prospective graduates and prepares them for a fascinating work environment using cutting edge technology.

The skills acquired during this program serve various areas and help to survive in a rapidly changing marketplace. For instance, they are highly relevant in medical and pharmaceutical research as well as in the automotive, chemical, and biological industry. Computational and data-driven techniques are also used in clinical centers, telecommunication, online trading, and network management. There are also ample opportunities in finance, insurance industry, and marketing. Further options include business and organizational consulting as well as logistics.

Data scientists have also been called "unicorns" in recent years, as recruiters consider them extremely rare, desirable, and magical.

After successful graduation students may also be interested in an academic career. A dissertation (Ph.D.) in computer science, mathematics, or any application area of computational and data science is also an option for the brightest students.