Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis): Business Analytics (57 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

The Business Analytics concentration equips students with the ability to apply data analytic techniques and tools to make better managerial decisions and drive superior business performance. Students will gain the ability to transform data into a powerful strategic asset. Students completing this concentration will have training in various methods and tools for analytics, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic use of analytics for businesses.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • INSY 642 Techniques and Tools for Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : The methods and tools needed to analyze business data and to improve business decision making, including data manipulation, analysis, visualization and interpretation of real-world data.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Genevieve Bassellier (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN INSY 690 WHEN TOPIC WAS “INSIGHTS IN BIG DATA AND DATA ANALYTICS”

  • MGCR 629 Global Leadership (1 credit)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the leadership challenges of the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment at the intersection of business and society.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Saku Mantere (Fall) Saku Mantere (Summer)

  • MGCR 650 Business Tools (2 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the practical usage of standard business tools and frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Mehmet Gumus, Philippe Levy (Fall) Mehmet Gumus, Desmond Tsang (Summer)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week for 2 weeks, for a total of 26 contact hours.

  • MGCR 651 Managing Resources (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the challenges of acquiring and developing various resources in the firm, including financial capital, human talent, and information technology.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Genevieve Bassellier, Brian Rubineau, Kunsoo Han, Matthieu Bouvard (Fall) Animesh Animesh, Benjamin Croitoru (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650

    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours

  • MGCR 652 Value Creation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Offers a comprehensive overview of the value creation process in business sectors by exploring the inter-relationships among the partners in the value chain.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Saibal Ray, Sujata Madan, Genevieve Bassellier, Louis Gialloreto, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Fall) Matthieu Bouvard, Ashesh Mukherjee, Saibal Ray, Animesh Animesh (Summer) Genevieve Bassellier, Sujata Madan, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650.

    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.

  • MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A review of macro-environment in which firms compete, and the linkages which exist between the domestic and global economies. Topics such as trade, fiscal and monetary policy, interest rates, exchange rates, and balance of payments will be covered.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Steve Maguire, Francesca Carrieri, Demetrios Vakratsas, Corey Phelps, Robert Mackalski (Fall) Corey Phelps, Nicholas Matziorinis, Robert Mackalski (Winter)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week over 4 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.

  • MGCR 660 International Study Trip (6 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : This course aims to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the process of internationalization as well as managing an enterprise/organization in an international setting. Students will participate in an organized study trip outside of Canada, to a city with significant international business.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Robert Mackalski, Steve Fortin, Alfred M Jaeger (Winter) Benjamin Croitoru, Robert Mackalski, Steve Fortin, Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

  • MGSC 640 Fundamentals of Decision Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Business applications of quantitative methods used in data analysis and decision making. Topics include: optimization models, probability, decision trees, statistical inference and sampling, simulation, and computer simulation.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Angelos Georghiou (Fall) Angelos Georghiou (Winter)

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

At least 6 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • INSY 652 Predictive Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical methods for predictive analytics using statistical tools for handson learning, building upon regression and classification concepts covered in prior courses. Topics covered will include analytic thinking, supervised segmentation, model performance, and text mining, with the objective of understanding how to increase predictive performance.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Warut Khern-am-nuai (Winter)

  • INSY 653 Analytics for Digital Business Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Conceptual background coupled with hands-on experience with methods and tools needed to enable digital business models to strategically leverage analytics, with the goal of improving firm performance and decision-making, and attaining a competitive advantage. Topics include understanding online word-of-mouth through analysis of structured and unstructured data, distinguishing between homophily and influence in online social networks, mobile commerce, and more.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): INSY 642 Minimum Grade or Test Scores : B-

  • MGSC 650 Operations and Risk Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Business applications of decision making tools and frameworks under uncertainty in the context of internal and external operations. Topics include: operational metrics, demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, purchasing and supplier management, logistics and distribution management, capacity, and inventory management, and global operations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MGSC 656 Analytics Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Hands-on experience with analytics consulting projects in a variety of industries. The course will be a mixture of lecture, project milestone presentations, and project-specific guest speakers.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nafiz Vedat Verter (Winter)

At most 3 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current topics in management.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Elliot Lifson (Fall) Brian Rubineau, Alexander Kalil (Winter) Desmond Tsang (Summer)

  • FINE 646 Investments and Portfolio Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Finance : The prime objective is to provide the student with a rational framework for investment. The portfolio and capital market theory of FINE 650 is extended and the empirical evidence supporting these and competing hypotheses is investigated for both individual securities and portfolios.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sebastien Betermier (Fall) Sebastien Betermier (Winter) Sebastien Betermier (Summer)

  • MRKT 658 Marketing Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Marketing : Marketing intelligence is essential for maximizing returns on marketing investments. This course covers the cutting edge techniques and tools available for generating marketing intelligence and provides practice on how to leverage this knowledge to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and case study format is followed.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Saurabh Mishra (Fall) Saurabh Mishra (Winter) Saurabh Mishra (Summer)

  • MRKT 690 Advanced Topics in Marketing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Marketing : Current topics in marketing.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: David Solomon (Fall) Nathan Yang (Winter)

The remaining 15 credits of courses are chosen from 500- and 600-level courses offered by the Faculty.

6 credits from the following:*

* Note: Students electing to participate in an International Exchange (12 credits of complementary courses) are exempt from BUSA 650 and BUSA 651. Two additional electives are required to complete the 57-credit requirement.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)