Digital transformation in the world of business is well underway. While in some industries, digital products have rendered physical goods near obsolete, in others it serves as an invaluable complement to the production and movement of physical goods. This specialization is designed to teach students how to:
- Assess the benefits and costs of undertaking digital transformations of products and businesses to determine whether this is the appropriate course of action in specific instances;
- Establish the pathways that need to be traversed to effect the digital transformation of products and businesses; and
- Execute the digital transformation process to create smart, connected products and businesses.
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Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 12.00 credits of required courses
- MMAI 5100 3.00 DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS
- MBAN 5140 3.00 VISUAL ANALYTICS AND MODELLING
- MBAN 6200 3.00 REALIZING VALUE FROM AI AND ANALYTICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
- MBAN 6500 3.00 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS I
It is also recommended that students in this specialization take courses from the following list of electives:
- ORGS 6350 3.00 MANAGING CHANGE
- ORGS 6400 3.00 POWER AND POLITICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
- ORGS 6420 3.00 CRISIS MANAGEMENT
- ORGS 6500 3.00 INTERPERSONAL MANAGERIAL SKILLS
- ORGS 6560 3.00 NEGOTIATIONS
- ORGS 6650 3.00 THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP
- ORGS 6720 3.00 MANAGING TEAM DYNAMICS
- SGMT 6250 3.00 STRATEGY EXECUTION
NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.
Those interested in learning about the Digital Transformation specialization should contact Professor David Johnston. Please do not email seeking permission to enroll in courses since Professor Johnston has no control or oversight on this matter. Instead, for questions about enrolling, contact Student Services.
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Faculty members teaching in the Digital Transformation specialization 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.
Selected faculty members
Adjunct Professor, Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) Program and Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Program; President, DHE Consulting; Managing Partner, illuminaiteView profile
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Director, Centre of Excellence in Analytics & AI Leadership, Schulich Executive Education Centre; Special Advisor, AI & Business AnalyticsView profile
Deloitte Data Scientist; Lecturer, Master of Business Analytics and Master of Management in Artificial IntelligenceView profile
M. Johnny Rungtusanatham
Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management (Tier 1); Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Area Coordinator, Operations Management and Information SystemsView profile
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Business Technology Management Association (BTMA)
BTMA is a community of Schulich students, alumni and faculty interested in Information Technology and its cogency in Business that serves as a focal point for networking, recruitment and learning opportunities for its stakeholders.
The Graduate BTMA also strives to provide the student community with opportunities to apply and expand their skill set in the area of Information Technology in the context of a business environment.