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

    The Schulich MBAN is a 12 month, full-time, in person program with one intake per year, Summer (May). We are accepting applications for Summer 2024. The Round 4 application deadline is February 14, 2024.

    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, working in team, will spend two terms 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.

     

    The MBAN is recognized by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence as delivering a curriculum that equips its graduates with the skills and competencies sought by industry. All MBAN students may be eligible for merit based Vector Institute Scholarships valued at $17,500.

“By holistically bridging technology and business acuity, the MBAN program offered a powerful combination to position me for success. No other program compared to this in design and value.”

May Masoud (MBAN ’16)Customer Advisory, Data Science, SAS 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.

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

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

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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. Three-year degree holders who have strong results in relevant technical courses and have a year or more of professional work experience in data intensive computing may be considered for admission.

  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 in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or Science. Undergraduate degree holders in other subject areas (Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Education etc.) will be considered if they have completed a significant number of university courses in relevant topics (see list below). Successful applicants will have completed at least one university course on a listed topic, in two of the following categories.

    Mathematics/Statistics

    • Introductory Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Data Mining and Machine Learning
    • Introduction to Data Science
    • Linear Algebra

    Computer Science

    • Introduction to Programming
    • Introduction to Data Structures
    • Algorithms
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Data Mining

    Business

    • Business Intelligence
    • Data Management
    • Data Science for Business
    • Artificial Intelligence for Business
    • Business Analytics
  2. Work Experience
    • Post degree work experience is recommended but not required.
  3. 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*
      *Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program
    • GMAT/GRE not required
  4. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02
    • 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.

Students who have graduated from Schulich within the last five years are eligible for a $150 application fee waiver.

For more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

The MBAN program is offered on a full-time basis only and starts in May.  Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2024 MBAN program.

Entry Round 1* Round 2 Round 3 Round 4**
May 2024 July 26, 2023 September 6, 2023 November 22, 2023 February 14, 2024

*International students are encouraged to apply by the Round 1 deadline. 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: 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 MBAN is a full-time program consisting of three academic terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

Fees below are based on the Fall 2023-2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Summer, Fall and Winter.

Estimated Program Total**

Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$ 18,023 $ 54,050
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$ 29,446 $ 88,350

*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees. For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.

**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the Fall 2024-2025 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current Fall 2023 tuition fees by the standard number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.

For information on scholarships, awards, and bursaries, loan programs, and other resources please visit Schulich Financial Aid https://schulich.yorku.ca/student-life-services/financial-aid/.

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 39.00 credits of Core Courses and 6.00 credits of Elective Courses.

The course listing below reflects the intended program structure. Course requirements and sequencing are subject to change.

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Term 1 (Summer)

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Note that course sequencing is subject to change.

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FUNDAMENTALS
  • DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS
  • DATA SCIENCE I
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • CASE ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

Term 2 (Fall)

  • PREDICTIVE MODELLING
  • DATA SCIENCE II
  • ANALYTICS CONSULTING PROJECT
  • MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Plus 3.00 credits of Elective Courses

Term 3 (Winter)

  • VISUAL ANALYTICS AND MODELLING
  • ANALYTICS CONSULTING PROJECT
  • ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY

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

Subject to availability.

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
  • MANAGERIAL FINANCE
  • APPLICATIONS OF DATA SCIENCE IN FINANCE
  • MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS I
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS II
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • MARKETING RESEARCH
  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
  • BUSINESS MARKETING
  • SERVICE MARKETING
  • MARKETING METRICS
  • ADVANCED SPREADSHEET MODELLING & PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN SERVICES
  • SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGING CHANGE
  • NEGOTIATIONS

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.

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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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External Partners

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CI Financial Internships Initiative

Investing in the Future - A CI Financial and Schulich School of Business Initiative

CI Financial is a diversified global wealth and asset management company with over $364 billion (as of October 2022) of assets under management/administration. Since 1965, CI Financial has consistently anticipated and responded to the changing needs of investors, driven by a commitment to provide individuals and institutions with the highest-quality investments and advice. 

The goal of this initiative is to leverage the strengths and synergies of the two organizations to bring real world learning experiences to students through internships, innovative projects, and industry events. Two Analytics Consulting project (AICP) teams worked with CI in 2023.