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Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, MBAI

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General information

The Master of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (MBAI) is a professional degree program that provides students with a theoretical knowledge base and practical experience working with data and people in decision making. The content of the degree will cover three main domains: applications of artificial intelligence (AI), business analytics and management opportunities. The program provides students with multiple perspectives about business analytics and artificial intelligence, ranging from ethical and managerial-level understanding of implications to practical applications of programming business analytics and AI solutions. Graduates of the MBAI can find highly successful careers in a variety of business analytics roles in private and public sectors where data is used to make decisions.

A current list of graduate faculty is available on the Faculty of Business and Information Technology’s website.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies , MBAI applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • While applicants may hold any four-year honours undergraduate degree (or its equivalent from a recognized institution), preference is given to applicants whose undergraduate degree is in the field of business, management, economics, informatics or related fields.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 percent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent. Applicants that do not meet the minimum admissions requirements may be considered based on other factors, which may include work experience and/or a strong Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score and/or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score in accordance with the university’s non-standard admission policy .
  • Successful completion of at least one course in information systems and one course in advanced mathematics (e.g., linear algebra, calculus, statistics etc.).
  • If applicable, a minimum score of 7 on the IELTS or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Note that these English language proficiency scores are slightly higher than those required for some other graduate programs. Visit the English language proficiency section  of this calendar for additional details.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to potential students, part-time studies are permitted for domestic graduate students.

Degree requirements

Students are required to complete eight required courses and either the Applied Integrative Analytics Capstone Project or the Business Analytics Internship, for a total of 30 credits. Approximate time for program completion, based on full-time status, is 10 to 12 months.

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