Tapping into the increasingly fashionable market for business analytics, Canadian business school Schulich, at York University, is to launch a masters degree in the subject in September 2012.
The 12-month MSc in Business Analytics programme will involve a semester working on a data analysis project which is directly applicable to the corporate world. Making sense of the ever-increasingly amount of available data is becoming a priority for companies in sectors as diverse as online retailing, banking, publishing and healthcare.
The masters degree is one of a number of specialised masters degrees to be launched by the school, according to Schulich dean Dezsö Horváth. In September 2013 Schulich will launch an MSc in Accounting, for example.
This year the school will also launch a specialisation on its MBA programme in global mining management, building on Canada’s special interest in the industry. Toronto is the mining finance capital of the world, says Prof Horváth, with more than 1,500 mining companies and industry leaders situated there. The specialisation is intended for future investment bankers, investors and consultants as well as those who intend to work in the mining industry.