There are a few Universities offering courses in Business Analytics in Canada right now:
- York University: MSc in Business Analytics
- Queen's University : http://business.queensu.ca/grad_studies/mma/index.php
- University of Toronto:
- Telfer University
Google Inc. built its $207-billion empire as a leading pioneer in business analytics, so it’s not surprising that 97 per cent of companies with revenues of more of $100 million are now entering this new frontier, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Business analytics is also the fastest growing category of global IT software expenditure, according to a recent Forrester Research study, and a McKinsey & Company report forecasts a shortage of professionals in the field of business analytics by 2018.
To help meet this growing demand, the Schulich School of Business at York University has launched Canada’s first Master of Science in Business Analytics program in September 2012 (Fees for Domestic students: $44,000
Business analytics is a $12.2 billion (U.S., 2011) productivity tool, according to Gartner Research. Yet few companies are equipped with the tools and talent to effectively leverage the data at their disposal to create value and drive decision making. The competition for talent to analyze big data is intense.