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Master of Management Analytics Program at UofT’s Rotman School of Management Selected as Finalist for UPS George D. Smith Prize.

February 15, 2023

Toronto – For the second consecutive year, the Master of Management Analytics program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management (Rotman MMA) is one of three finalists for an award, which recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics. 

The winner of the UPS George D. Smith Prize will be announced on on Monday, April 17 at the 2023 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Aurora, Colorado. The prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research and analytics.  

The Rotman MMA is a rigorous one-year program aimed at recent university graduates and early career professionals, and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they apply to multi-faceted managerial problems. A practicum project, pairs students with an organization to tackle a real-world business problem, runs throughout the program. Students are also exposed to the latest developments in artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, cybersecurity, and deep learning through an ongoing colloquium to incorporate the forefront of thinking in data analytics.  

INFORMS advances and promotes the science and technology of decision making to save lives, save money, and solve problems. As the largest association for the decision and data sciences, INFORMS members support organizations and governments at all levels as they work to transform data into information, and information into insights that lead to more efficient, effective, equitable and impactful results. INFORMS’ 10,000+ members are comprised of a diverse and robust international community of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students from a variety of fields. 

The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and teaching excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. For more information For more information, visit  


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Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto