Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Program Details

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

    The Schulich Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) is a one-year 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 a Major Research Project in which students focus on hands-on problem driven research, normally while working on a 12-week project with a company.

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

  • Professor Murat Kristal, MBAN Program Director
    Professor Murat Kristal, MBAN Program Director

Professional Designations

Graduates of the MBAN program will benefit from Schulich's partnership with SAS™ by gaining access to SAS™ certification exam vouchers and by receiving a joint certificate confirming the completion of Statistical Methods Using SAS™.

Career Opportunities

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

Some of the functional roles where Schulich students are hired include: Forecasting Analyst, Business Analyst, Analytics Consultant, Business Intelligence Manager and Manager – Customer Analytics.

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Study Options

Available delivery options

  • Full-time (September entry only) 12 months

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Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

    Students in the MBAN program will take two terms of course work with a shared core curriculum. They can choose to complete their elective requirements through one of three streams: General, Marketing or Supply Chain Management. The capstone of the program is a 9.00 credit Major Research Paper in which students focus on hands-on problem driven research.

    Workshops

    Students entering the MBAN program will also participate in two workshops to supplement their academic learning. Participation is expected for registered students and evaluation is done on a pass/fail basis.

    View Course Details below for workshop overviews, core courses and electives by Stream.

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    Workshop on Governance of Big Data

    This workshop focuses on rich media mining, business intelligence, predictive analytics and information management. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications via presentations by and discussions with industry leaders. The topics will cover issues such as governance, security, privacy and compliance matters in big data management.

    Text Analytics Workshop

    This workshop introduces students to analytical methods associated with structured and unstructured data. Structured data analytics include K-means clustering, association rules, naive Bayesian classifiers and decision trees. Unstructured data analytics include natural language processing, grammatical and rule-based concept extraction, rule-based classification, text analytics and text summarization. The workshop covers data analytics relevant to intelligence and law enforcement, the retail sector, the health sector and financial services. This is a three-day workshop that combines lectures and hands-on laboratory assignments.

    Fall

    • INTRODUCTION TO PREDICTIVE MODELING
    • DATA MANAGEMENT & PROGRAMMING I
    • SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
    • MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

     

    Plus 6.00 credits of electives

    Winter

    • DATA MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMING II
    • ANALYTICS CONSULTING
    • CASE ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION SKILLS
    • MULTIVARIATE METHODS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

     

    Plus 6.00 credits of electives

    Summer

    • MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT

    Electives and Stream Options

    Students can choose to specialize in Marketing or Supply Chain Management by completing additional elective courses required of each stream (see below).

    Alternatively, students can pursue courses within the General Stream which provides a broader variety of electives to choose from.

    General Stream

    • 6.00 credits of qualitative courses from the list below
    • 6.00 credits of quantitative courses from the list below

    Quantitative Electives

    • DATA SCIENCE I
    • DATA SCIENCE II
    • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
    • ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
    • MARKETING RESEARCH
    • ADVANCED SPREADSHEET MODELLING & PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
    • STOCHASTIC CALCULUS IN FINANCE
    • NUMERICAL METHODS IN FINANCE

    GS/MATH 6627 3.00 Practicum in Statistical Consulting

    GS/MATH 6633 3.00 Introduction to the Theory and Methods of Time Series Analysis

    Qualitative Electives

    • 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 CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT

    Marketing Stream Requirements

    • MARKETING RESEARCH
    • MARKETING METRICS

    Students must also take one of the following:

    • CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
    • BUSINESS MARKETING
    • SERVICE MARKETING

     

    Plus 3.00 credits of Quantitative Electives listed above

    Supply Chain Management Stream Requirements

    • ADVANCED SPREADSHEET MODELLING & PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
    • GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

     

    Plus 3.00 credits of Quantitative Electives listed above

Alumni Stories

Learn more about Elle Ameli’s MBAN experience and the day-to-day in the emerging industry of business analytics.

  • Advisory Board

    • 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