How promising is Big data (data science) in Finance

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I am a student in Monash University. And I am applying the QTEM program which offers an opportunity for an exchange. My major is Master of Banking and Finance.

There are some courses related to Big Data and Data Science in Finance offered by HEC lausanne. I would like to know if Big data and Data science has their prospects in the field of finance and for me as a will-be employee with a master degree of Finance and Banking. Is it possible to use these big data analytic skills in my resume as a highlight?
As an alternative, University van Amsterdam also offers several courses related to Econometrics.
Which option is better?

Thanks a million.