Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders

Whether you’re looking to implement a data analytics program from scratch, take your use of data to the next level, or simply increase your fluency in the domain, the Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders is the program for you.

NEW! Eligible participants can receive 50% offer their tuition through Scale AI. Click on Details below to learn more.

For participants enrolling in the full Masters program, there is also a 3-day capstone project after the last module. This project is included in the session run time.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Quickly learn about the complete range of knowledge and skills required to practise analytics sustainably and the management competencies required to oversee it

  • Gain hands-on exposure to working with both basic and advanced concepts in data science

  • Recognize opportunities to enhance decision making, performance and profitability

  • Gain fluency in big data analytics to improve your ability to ask the right questions and gain the right answers

About This Program

  • This nine-day program is designed for anyone looking to improve their data analytical skills. It is delivered in seven modules over three months and has been designed to quickly round out your knowledge of all the technical, managerial and organizational dimensions required to successfully and sustainably generate insights from data and translate them into action. This cutting-edge data analytics content is structured in convenient standalone modules can be taken by anyone from any sector or functional area even if you come from a non-data background.

    This program is eligible for 50% tuition fee support from Scale AI. To apply, fill in this application form.


    What is Required to Implement Data Analytics?

    While most organizations today collect data as a basis for decision making, seeing patterns in the exploding volumes being generated can quickly become overwhelming. Analyzing it properly to in order to make better business decisions requires some specialized skills and tools, especially for non-data specialists.

    What Does Predictive Analytics Entail?

    Leveraging data using the right analytics tools can “open a window into the future”. It works when organization leaders can recognize the patterns and then ask the right questions of the data. The result is meaningful insights that uncover hidden or unexpected opportunities.

    Communication Skills Are Critical

    Having useful data is essential. It then becomes necessary, using data visualization, to shape them into a format that effectively communicates results and recommendations to managers across the organization so they can take action.

    Leadership Dimensions

    For analytics to gain traction, organizational infrastructure, processes and support from management must also be developed and implemented. That involves being able to advocate for and manage change. Applying analytics-focused entrepreneurial and design thinking results in a culture that fully engages the workforce for maximum effectiveness.

    How Technically Demanding is it?

    The modules have been developed for non-data scientists and do not require any prior technical knowledge. Some topics make use of math but only for explanation or demonstration purposes. All participants require to benefit is an openness to learning.

    Two Registration Options

    Two ways to earn your Masters Certificate:

    • Register for and complete the full program in just 9 days over 2 months.
    • Complete all the standalone modules at your own pace over three years. (Please note, the Introduction to Analytics module must be taken first).

    Participant Profile

    This program has been designed for any professionals with diverse needs from any sector or functional area, including managers who:

    • Want to learn about data analytics tools and techniques and leverage insights from big data to allow their organization to make better business decisions
    • Are tasked with implementing, enhancing or expanding the role of analytics in their organization
    • Currently work on analytics projects or are involved with a data team, and want to increase their fluency in the domain and their command of its tools and techniques

    Unique Program Features Include

    • Derived from Schulich’s MBA Business Analytics concentration; incorporates content and skills most requested by industry leaders
    • INFORMS CAP® (Certified Analytics Professional) recognized program

    Sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two hours starting at noon. For a detailed schedule, click on the Detailed Schedule button below.

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


David Elsner

David Elsner, MBA

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Victor Garcia

Victor Garcia, MBA

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George Georgopolous

George Georgopolous, MA, PhD

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Diana Kawarsky

Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

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Murat Kristal

Murat Kristal, PhD

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Keith Loo

Keith Loo,

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Tarun Rihal

Tarun Rihal, MBA, MSc, SSBB

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Eugene Roman

Eugene Roman, BA, MBA, CPA

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Hemant Sangwan

Hemant Sangwan, PhD

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Shane Saunderson

Shane Saunderson, PhD, MBA, B.Eng.

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Catherine ‘Cat’ Truxillo

Catherine ‘Cat’ Truxillo, PhD

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Continuing Education Credits

14 PDU - PMI Technical
14 PDU - PMI Leadership
56 PDU - PMI Strategic

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Certified Analytics Professional Program (CAP) Registered Education Provider