Business Analytics


Business Analytics is a cross-discipline specialization that incorporates descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics courses as well as application courses. In addition to the required Year 1 foundational functional areas of business courses, the specialization offers foundational courses in predictive and prescriptive courses in Year 2. Most of the courses will make use of relevant analytics software to equip the students with the necessary analytics platforms.

Many industry leaders have touted data analytics as the next frontier for innovation and productivity. The employment growth in data analytics is predicted to be the largest among all occupations in Canada. This specialization provides students with a wide variety of career options in the area of business analytics in finance, marketing and operations.

The Business Analytics specialization serves as a gateway to valuable professional designations such as INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) designation as well as the SAP Business Integration Certification program.

Required courses

K723 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
O701 Modelling and Analytics Using Spreadsheets
O711 Predictive Modelling and Analytics
P700 Business, Government and the Global Environment
P720 Strategic Management


Two electives from:

Highly recommended electives:

BUSINESS E714 Business and Economic Forecasting  
BUSINESS F741 Introduction to FinTech
BUSINESS F743 Big Data in Finance
BUSINESS K735 Managing the Implementation of Enterprise Systems
BUSINESS K740 Business Applications of Data Analytics/AI  | NEW COURSE
EHEALTH 746 Healthcare Analytics
BUSINESS M731 Marketing Research
BUSINESS M733 Marketing Analytics
BUSINESS M734 Strategic Marketing Analysis
BUSINESS O715 Simulation for Business Analytics
BUSINESS O712 Data Analytics Using Python | NEW COURSE


Other Electives:

BUSINESS F715 Portfolio Theory and Management
BUSINESS F735 Financial Modelling
BUSINESS F735 Financial Modelling
BUSINESS O721 Inventory Management and Production Planning
BUSINESS O734 Supply Chain Management
BUSINESS O735 Strategic Procurement
BUSINESS D719 Independent Research Project in Business Analytics | NEW COURSE


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