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

    Applications for May 2018 intake are now open!

    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!
Lisa Huang (MBAN '14)

“The Schulich experience is highly intensive and highly focused – geared to give you a real competitive edge.”

Lisa Huang (MBAN '14)Manager, Client Analytics
Retail Aimia Inc.
  • 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.

    Schulich MBAN students are hired for positions such as Forecasting Analyst, Business Analyst, Analytics Consultant, Business Intelligence Manager and Manager – Customer Analytics.

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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.

    Throughout the MBAN you will also have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CDC offers  a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events and enjoy online access to the very best career tools available.

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

The Schulich MBAN in numbers

  • 40 Average Class Size

  • 670 Average MBAN Class GMAT Score

  • SAS Certification for all graduates

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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 more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

The MBAN program is offered on a full-time basis only. Full time studies for 2017 start in September. In the 2018 academic year, the MBAN will move to a May start (a fall entry point will not be offered).

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. Late international applications may be accepted pending space availability.

Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted.

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

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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 will begin the program in May 2018.

 

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Term 1 (Summer)

  • PREDICTIVE MODELING 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
  • ANALYTICS CONSULTING PROJECT

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

  • MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
  • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
  • ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
  • MARKETING RESEARCH
  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • ADVANCED COST & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN CANADIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
  • BUSINESS MARKETING
  • SERVICE MARKETING
  • MARKETING METRICS
  • 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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  • Sami Ahmed Information and Analytics Strategy Lead at Accenture, Inc.
  • David Beaton Senior Partner at Custometrics, Inc.
  • Peter Husar Partner, Analytics and Information Management at Deloitte, Inc.
  • Agostino De Gasperis Vice President, People at Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • Ramsey Mansour Vice President, Marketing at Purolator
  • Nat D’Ercole Partner at Consulting Deloitte, Inc.
  • Damien Mok Associate Vice President, Analytics and Insights Air Miles Reward Program at LoyaltyOne
  • Linda J. Dundas Associate Director, Wholesale Banking Product Operations at BMO Financial Group
  • Eric Monteiro Executive Vice President at Strategy Aimia
  • Ewan Dunderdale Senior Manager, Consulting, Information Management and Analytics Technology at Deloitte, Inc.
  • Roger Moryoussef Vice President, Application Operations and Services at Sun Life Financial Services
  • Pat Finerty Vice President, Alliances and Business Development at SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
  • Shak Parran Manager, Business Analytics, Consulting and Deals at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
  • Victor Garcia Senior Fellow, at Bell Canada and Board member of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
  • Stephen Perelgut University Relations Manager at IBM Canada Ltd
  • Silvia Gonzalez-Zamora Data Analytics Program Director at Deloitte, Inc.
  • Jose Ribau Vice President, Client & Competitive Insights, Marketing and Strategy at CIBC
  • Hershel Harris CTO at Georgian Partners
  • Rogan Vleming Director, Decision Sciences & Analytics Customer Knowledge & Insights at Scotiabank Group
  • Scott Yamada Associate Director, Client Services at Precim

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.

Learn more about Graduate Student Life at Schulich

Contact

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