Smith School of Business unveils new Global Master of Management Analytics
January 16, 2019
Outstanding business strategy and data analytics education will be accessible to the world with the introduction of the Smith School of Business Global Master of Management Analytics (GMMA).
The new online and in-person format builds on the highly successful Toronto-based Master of Management Analytics (MMA), blending virtual team-based learning with immersive international residential sessions in Toronto, Europe and Asia. Designed for working professionals from across Canada and around the world, students will graduate from the 12-month program with a deep understanding of how to use data analytics to solve business challenges, and lead high-performance teams through complex projects.
Offers of admission to the new program may be made only after the university’s quality assurance processes are complete and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program.
The Global Master of Management Analytics was designed in consultation with the MMA program advisory board, which includes global business leaders such as Sarah Davis, president, Loblaw Companies; Michael Zerbs, chief technology officer, Scotiabank; Lori Bieda, head of the Analytics Centre of Excellence, BMO; and Gary Kearns, executive vice president, Mastercard.
“Our advisory board recognizes the growing talent gap of managers who can make business decisions with data,” says David Saunders, Dean, Smith School of Business. “As a global leader in teaching the management of data analytics and artificial intelligence, we want to ensure that this program is available to students anywhere in the world.”
Smith is known for its agility in developing programs that effectively respond to market needs. The school launched the Toronto-based MMA in 2013, which has since quadrupled in size due to high demand. In 2018, Smith welcomed its inaugural class of the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, which exceeded its enrollment target by 60 per cent.
The GMMA combines online learning and four in-person residential sessions in major global business centres hosted by SmithToronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Executive Education, and Mannheim Business School. Classes, collaboration and course work will be managed through Smith’s new mobile-friendly virtual SmithLearning platform. Students will have 24-hour access to support to enable international participation. Faculty from Smith, partner schools, as well as industry specialists and practitioners, will teach the program.
Applications are currently being accepted. The first class is currently scheduled to begin in May 2019. Learn more at smithqueens.com/mma.