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New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

October 19, 2017

Toron­to, ON – A new pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment aims to equip grad­u­ates with the skills to suc­ceed in the field of man­age­ment ana­lyt­ics.

The Mas­ter of Man­age­ment Ana­lyt­ics (MMA) is a rig­or­ous nine-month pro­gram aimed at recent uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ates and pro­vides stu­dents with advanced data man­age­ment, ana­lyt­i­cal and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.

Devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with ana­lyt­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als in indus­try, the pro­gram com­bines train­ing in the use of pre­dic­tive and pre­scrip­tive ana­lyt­ics tools as they apply to mul­ti-faceted man­age­r­i­al prob­lems. A cap­stone course, which will pair stu­dents with an orga­ni­za­tion to tack­le a real-world busi­ness prob­lem, runs through­out the pro­gram. Stu­dents are also exposed to the lat­est devel­op­ments in big data, machine learn­ing, cyber­se­cu­ri­ty, and deep learn­ing through an ongo­ing col­lo­qui­um with mod­ules meant to incor­po­rate the fore­front of think­ing in data ana­lyt­ics. Stu­dents will also have access to the Rot­man School’s Self-Devel­op­ment Lab to devel­op crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion­al and inter­per­son­al skills need­ed to con­vey clear and con­cise busi­ness solu­tions. Course­work in data visu­al­iza­tion com­ple­ment these skills by help­ing stu­dents not only inter­pret and orga­nize big data but also to present it in a form which is easy to inter­pret and explain at all lev­els of an orga­ni­za­tion.

“It’s hard to find a busi­ness area that doesn’t have a need for data-based ana­lyt­ics,” says Dmit­ry Krass, a pro­fes­sor of oper­a­tions man­age­ment and sta­tis­tics who is the Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor of the MMA Pro­gram.  “The expo­nen­tial growth in data avail­able through per­son­al devices and web-based inter­face com­bined with the increased abil­i­ty to store and man­age big data pro­vide grow­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for com­pa­nies to bet­ter mar­ket and man­age their prod­uct.”

Com­plete pro­gram infor­ma­tion on the Mas­ter of Man­age­ment Ana­lyt­ics, includ­ing how to apply, is online. The first class begins in August 2018.

Can­di­dates for the pro­gram may be inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Mas­ter of Man­age­ment Ana­lyt­ics Datathon, which will be held at the Rot­man School on Novem­ber 3 and 4 with prizes announced at the for­mal launch event of the pro­gram on Novem­ber 4. Par­tic­i­pants in the Datathon will solve a busi­ness chal­lenge using live data with mem­bers of the win­ning team earn­ing schol­ar­ships for the MMA pro­gram if their appli­ca­tion to the pro­gram is accept­ed.  Fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able online.

The MMA pro­gram is the sec­ond spe­cial­ized Mas­ters pro­gram aimed at recent uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ates devel­oped by the Rot­man School.

“We are observ­ing sig­nif­i­cant demand by employ­ers and tal­ent­ed young men and women for these pre-expe­ri­ence pro­grams which focus on com­bin­ing tech­ni­cal train­ing with strong pro­fes­sion­al skills. We are thrilled about the launch of the MMA and see it attract­ing a diverse cohort of excep­tion­al can­di­dates,” says Prof. Susan Christof­fersen, Vice-Dean of Spe­cial­ized Pro­grams at the Rot­man School.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–946-3818