• Explore unprecedented opportunities in the booming field of business analytics.

    With the increasing importance of business analytics, the talent to analyze and demystify Big Data is in growing demand.

    The first of its kind in Canada, the Schulich Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) is a 12-month full-time program, designed to give you the tools and techniques to become an expert in this evolving, high-demand field.

    The capstone of the program is an Analytics Consulting Project in which students will spend two terms working with real data in service to the community. Mirroring real-world “Big Data Competitions,” students will complete a hands-on, problem-driven analytics project and develop applicable business solutions. They will directly interface with industry leaders and develop both technical and organizational expertise.

    All Schulich MBAN students are awarded the much-coveted SAS™ (Statistical Analysis Software) certification upon completion of the program.

  • With exceptional job placement, learn why an MBAN is right for you!

“The Schulich Master of Business Analytics complemented my prior education, with an innovative real-world approach that gave me an edge in the exciting field of analytics consulting. ”

Elle Ameli (MBAN '16)Chief of Staff, Analytics and Consultant, Deloitte Canada
  • Career opportunities

    The Schulich Master of Business Analytics will provide you with the technical, quantitative expertise and strategic mindset to support data-driven business decision-making.

    With increased data available via new technologies, many industries such as banking, healthcare, retail and e-commerce are acknowledging the importance of analytics and hiring specialized professionals to analyze big data, create value and drive decision-making.

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    Gina Pagiamtzis

    Your dedicated professional MBAN career coach: As a certified professional coach, Gina Pagiamtzis works closely with MBAN students and alumni on career strategies, as well as developing and delivering customized career workshops and events emphasizing Personal Branding, Cultural Intelligence, Job Search Strategy, Career Decision Making, and Career Advancement.

    As part of your MBAN career services you will also have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC) and online access to year round job postings, career tools as well as corporate information sessions and CDC run events.

  • Our MBAN could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

The Schulich MBAN in numbers

  • 55 Average Class Size

  • 680 Average MBAN Class GMAT Score

  • SAS Certification for all graduates

MBAN Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the MBAN are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.

  1. A four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum B+ average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. A strong quantitative background demonstrated by course work in statistics, math, economics and research methods during undergraduate studies.
  3. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-87 or GRE code 5697
  4. Work Experience
    • Post degree work experience is recommended but not required.
  5. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
    • An up-to-date resume
    • Two references
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions*
    • Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores*
    • *Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program
  6. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL  (Schulich’s TOEFL Code is B710) 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
    • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
    • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.

For graduates of the Schulich School of Business with a GPA of B+ or better, the following requirements will be waived if the applicant graduated within the last five years:

  • GMAT/GRE
  • Application Fee

For more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

The MBAN program is offered on a full-time basis only.

Entry Round 1* Round 2 Round 3**
May 2018 November 1, 2017 December 15, 2017 March 2, 2018

*International students are encouraged to apply in Round 1. International students are still welcome to apply after this date and will be considered for admission pending space in the program. Please keep in mind that you must have enough time to apply for a study permit if you are granted an offer.

**For domestic applicants only.

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Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted. A preliminary review of your application will still be done prior to receiving these items.

Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.

Tuition & Fees

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Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Program Fees

The full-time Master of Business Analytics program is completed over three consecutive terms. The following reflects tuition fees for students entering the program in Fall 2017 and Summer 2018.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
Cost Per Term: 2017-2018*
(Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018)

Including supplementary fees
 $19,000  $24,220
Cost Per Term: 2018-2019*
(Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019)

Including supplementary fees
$19,930 $25,470
Estimated Total Tuition Fee**
for Fall 2017 Entry
(Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018)
 $57,000  $72,700
Estimated Total Tuition Fee**
for Summer 2018 Entry***
(Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019)
 $59,800  $76,400

* The cost per term is rounded to the nearest $10. Figures include current ancillary and student referenda fees of $465.85 (full-time) per term. Fees are subject to change. For the most up to date supplementary fee information please refer to the student financial services website.

**Total tuition fees are rounded to the nearest $100.

***Effective Summer 2018, the MBAN will shift its program start from the Fall term to the Summer term. The Estimated Total Tuition Fee represents the total fees for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, to account for this new program structure.

Study Options

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Available delivery options

  • Full-time (May entry only) 12 months

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Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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Students in the MBAN program will complete 45.00 credits, comprised of 36.00 credits of Core Courses and 9.00 credits of Elective Courses.

Note: This curriculum applies to MBAN students who began the program in May 2018.

 

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Term 1 (Summer)

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  • PREDICTIVE MODELLING I
  • DATA MANAGEMENT & PROGRAMMING
  • VISUAL ANALYTICS AND MODELLING
  • DATA SCIENCE I
  • CASE ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

Term 2 (Fall)

  • PREDICTIVE MODELLING II
  • DATA SCIENCE II
  • ADVANCED SPREADSHEET MODELLING & PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
  • ANALYTICS CONSULTING PROJECT

Plus 3.00 credits of Elective Courses

Term 3 (Winter)

  • BIG DATA FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
  • MULTIVARIATE METHODS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Plus 6.00 credits of Elective Courses

NOTE: MBAN 6090 6.00 spans Terms 2 and 3. Students will enrol in Fall and continue the course in Term 3 (Winter).

Elective Courses

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • ADVANCED COST & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
  • ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
  • MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS I
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS II
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • MARKETING RESEARCH
  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
  • BUSINESS MARKETING
  • SERVICE MARKETING
  • MARKETING METRICS
  • MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
  • GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGING CHANGE
  • INTERPERSONAL MANAGERIAL SKILLS
  • NEGOTIATIONS
  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • STRATEGY EXECUTION
  • STRATEGIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

Faculty

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Faculty members teaching in the Business Analytics program come from a wide range of backgrounds, including engineering, business, mathematics, statistics and information systems. They have extensive experience in business and industry, and regularly act as consultants and advisors to both private and public organizations.

Advisory Board

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The MBAN Advisory Board is made up of industry leaders from the following companies:

Student Clubs

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Lead a club, participate on a sports team, attend a conference, join the Graduate Business Council or compete in case competitions. At Schulich you’ll have numerous opportunities to make new friends and enrich your formal, in-class learning with extracurricular activities, both on and off campus.

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Contact

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