New programs try to make sense of all that data

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Published: 5Feb2016

From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line.

But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.

...This year, five Canadian schools made the list (with 2015 ranking in brackets): University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, 60 (53); McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, 85 (100); Ivey, 88 (97); Smith, 93 (86); and University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, 96 (81).

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, 5 February, 2016