The Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo has launched a Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (GDDA). The GDDA equips students with deep quantitative skills and technical expertise that can be leveraged by organizations to create competitive advantage in the era of big data. The GDDA’s broad academic and institutional objectives are twofold: 1) offer graduate-level professional education in the emerging area of data analytics to professionals and managers at all levels of organizations and across different industries, as well as students who are eager to learn and deepen their analytics skills; and 2) provide a rigorous foundation for students who plan to do applied research in data analytics.
The GDDA aims to enable managers to enhance traditional descriptive analytics of explaining what has happened with predictive analytics to foresee future scenarios and prescriptive analytics to design best policies and actions under all circumstances. Predictive and prescriptive analytics enable companies to transform insight into foresight and most importantly make transformative decisions to significantly improve business performance.
For more information about the program, please see Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics