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Master of Business Analytics


Course Description

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 using the resources of the state of the art Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab. 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.

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 are eligible for Vector Institute Scholarships valued at $17,500.

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 Career Development Centre (CDC) and online access to year round job postings, career tools as well as corporate information sessions and CDC run events.

Curriculum Overview

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. 


Visit the Master of Business Analytics page on the York University (Canada) web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

A strong quantitative background demonstrated by course work in statistics, math, economics and research methods during undergraduate studies.

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

Work Experience:
Post degree work experience is recommended but not required.

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