Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (GDDA) – stand alone, direct entry

Why data analytics?

According to Statistics Canada, management sciences and quantitative methods graduates are among the top earners in the workplace. Clearly, graduates with quantitative skills and technical expertise gain a competitive advantage in the workforce.

Find out more about data analytics.

Program details

The graduate diploma in data analytics will equip students with the tools to analyze data in order to increase organizations’ efficiency and profitability. The diploma’s academic and institutional objectives are twofold:

  • Offer graduate-level professional education in the emerging area of data analytics to professionals at all levels of organizations and across different industries, as well as students who are eager to deepen their analytics skills
  • Provide a rigorous foundation for students who plan to do applied research in data analytics

Students will learn to use data analytics to benefit organizations at all stages in their lifecycle, including:

  • Explaining what has happened with descriptive analytics
  • Foreseeing future scenarios with predictive analytics
  • Designing best policies with prescriptive analytics

Program information

Admit term(s) Fall, Winter, and Spring

This is an on-campus program. Some materials may be delivered online.

This coursework professional diploma program is completed in 2 terms (8 months), longer if completed as a part time student.

Degree requirements

Students must successfully complete:

List of pre-approved elective courses:

  • MSCI 603 Principles of Operations Research
  • MSCI 605 Organizational Behaviour
  • MSCI 607 Applied Economics for Management
  • MSCI 609 Quantitative Data Analysis for Management Sciences
  • MSCI 641 Text Analytics
  • An alternate elective course pre-approved by the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Students must maintain an overall average of at least 73% at the end of each term, with no more than 2 failed courses overall.

Academic admission requirements

To become a student in the Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics, visit our 'Applying to Graduate Studies' page for admission requirements.