Our very first Master of Management Analytics students were welcomed to Rotman this month. Aimed at recent graduates and early career professions, the nine-month program will help to launch their career in this growing field.
Before the official start of the introductory term, the class get to know more about the school and what they can expect at Rotman during a two-day orientation.
Making the most of the program
One thing that students in the program will find is that there is a lot going on at the school, and making the most of the time spent at Rotman is important.
Sessions explored the ways students can leverage those opportunities, how they all connect to the program and why getting involved can help them in the future.
Working as a team
Being able to work with others is key in the almost all workplaces, and is an important part of our program too. Once the introductory term is over students will start working in teams on their practicum project, where they work on a real business challenge to solve using data. One of the team building activities for our class took them the short walk off campus to the Royal Ontario Museum.
While the focus for our students will initially be on their coursework, our careers team offered sessions on perfecting your pitch and your personal brand. The impact made in informal situations with potential employers may sometimes lead to other opportunities in the future so these sessions introduced how students might wish to prepare for these encounters.
A taste of the coming months
While our students come from different backgrounds, one things that unites them is a passion for analytics. Brian Keng, one of our Data Scientists in Residence, presented on Artificial Intelligence and the Data Revolution. Brian highlighted some of the areas that will be explored in greater depth during the program. Courses will utilize facilities such as the Management Data Lab (MDL), which will provide access to datasets and support in analyzing them to our students.
With the orientation over our students are now into the introductory term. We look forward to seeing their progress at the school.
The Master of Management Analytics is designed to give students the advanced data management, analytics and communication skills needed to become an analytics professional in 9 months.