The student perspective
Hear from current Master of Management Analytics students on why they decided to choose Rotman as the launchpad for their analytics career.
Class of 2023
- BSc. Biology, Biotechnology Specialization, Minor in Business, Queen’s University, 2019. OCAD Biotechnology Advanced, St. Lawrence College, 2019
"I felt that Rotman had a strong emphasis on combining advanced analytical skills in combination with business education."
- Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, Pune Institute of Computer Technology, 2019
"Being a part of multiple clubs was the highlight of my Rotman experience. I got to participate in various industry events where I was able to network with people and find my areas of interest."
- Bachelor of Science in Economics & Business Economics, Maastricht University, 2021
"Joining the MMA program at Rotman ultimately allows me to become a valuable decision-maker for businesses in the future while contributing toward a data-driven change."
"I was drawn to Rotman because of the practicum program, which lets you apply your skills to a real world problem."
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology(MSRIT), Bangalore, India, 2019.
"We are taught different tools that we need to know in order to master descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics."
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
"An expanded network of connections across a number of industry that would hopefully serve me in both the short and long term."
- Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from University of Waterloo, Graduating Class of 2021
"Students have the opportunity to gain advanced analytical skills to make an impact in the real world."
- Honours Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Neuroscience and Physiology, Minor in Immunology, University of Toronto
"I began to see that there was a significant gap between scientific research and the practical application of research in healthcare...I needed to know the business side as well."
- Bachelor of Engineering, Major in Civil Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2022
"The MMA program opens the door to diverse career fields, as the skills you learn are needed in many industries."
- Information Engineering, Bachelor, Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), 2019
"The MMA program at Rotman matched my passion for transforming organizations and society through the use of data, analytics, and AI."
- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University, 2020
" The curriculum emphasizes developing a technical foundation while focusing on the practicality of the teachings and development of communication skills."
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Math, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2019
"The MMA curriculum is focused on hands-on courses that give students the necessary skills needed to be ready for the industry right after graduation."
Hear from previous Master of Management Analytics students on why they decided to choose Rotman as the launchpad for their analytics career.
Class of 2022
- Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, 2020
"The MMA provides me with the tools and skill set to be able to understand business problems and leverage my technical skills to be able to apply it and derive value out of data."
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc.), Major in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization, Minor in Statistics, McMaster University, 2021
"The MMA program was a perfect choice, as the skills you are learning in class are identical to what companies are searching for!"
- Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2021
"The MMA program offered a well-rounded syllabus that not only balances technical and management skills, but also puts significant emphasis on getting hands-on experience with the practicum project."
- B.Eng., Mechatronics Engineering Co-op, McMaster University, 2021
"I really like the structure of the MMA program. It allows me to challenge myself and helps me master multidisciplinary skills."
- Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Surat, India, 2021
"At every step I had people to support and help me—that is the very essence of Rotman, a robust and supportive community."
- Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India, 2019
"I look forward to gaining business acumen and learning to apply AI and ML to different problems. Being amongst some of the most talented people helps me push my boundaries every day."
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, National Taiwan University, 2019
"There are many career resources: from career consultants and the career services team to workshops and company events, all of them prepare me to reach the next step of my professional career."
- Bachelor of Engineering, University of Delhi
"My previous academic experiences were nowhere close to what I am being taught now in the MMA program. It is highly relevant to what I will be using as a data scientist."
- BE, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, NSIT, University of Delhi, India, 2020
"[My experience] made me realize the need for a formal analytics education. The MMA program not only helps with that but also helps bridge business and data science which is in line with my career goals."
- Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015
"Top business school? Check. Comprehensive curriculum? Check. A robust alumni network, diverse class cohort, and a campus located in a culturally-vibrant city? Check, check, check. The Rotman MMA is about as comprehensive a program as one can find, and it has something for everyone."
- Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Biostatistics at University of Waterloo, 2021
"Due to my previous experience in the financial field, it became a bit difficult for me to switch to another area of interest. The practicum project was a great opportunity for me [to transition to my new chosen field]."
- Bachelor of Arts, Economics (minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Chinese), New York University, 2019
"The care and attention the Career Services team gives students to ensure their job search is effective and fruitful only heightened my excitement for the year to come."
- M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, IFP School, Paris, 2016
- B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, 2014
"With the right blend of business knowledge, technical skills, and a practicum project where you put both to the test, the MMA program is the perfect vehicle for my career transition."
- Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University, 2021
"We have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about how we work, both independently and on teams, that will provide huge benefits post-graduation."
- Master of Arts in Applied Economics, The George Washington University, 2020.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Southern California, 2018
"My time here has set me up with a lifelong support system in Canada and the ability to survive in the workplace of the future."
- Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (minor in Commerce), University of British Columbia, 2021
"The Rotman MMA is the perfect program that will help me close the gap between real-life questions and analytical solutions. I will be able to tell stories using the data we have, allowing me to use my modelling and analytical skills to make a greater impact in the business world."
- Bachelor of Applied Science (High Honour), Major - Mechanical Engineering, Minor - Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Toronto, 2019
"I am looking forward to working closely with our clients in the practicum project and gaining enterprise-level expertise in applying cutting-edge techniques to solve real-world business problems."
Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Statistics and Economics, Minor in Mathematics, University of Toronto, 2021
"The practicum is a valuable resource for me, one that provides me with a substantive learning foundation as well as practical professional experience."
- Bachelor of Commerce, Major Finance, Minor CS, The University of British Columbia (UBC), 2021
"I have always been a big fan of U of T. [...] The intensity and the high-level, well-structured study/internship mix from this MMA program are what attracted me the most."
Class of 2021
Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, Specialization in Finance and Minor in Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Canada
"I want to equip myself with more technical knowledge and employable skills. Coming from a business background, I saw data play an important role in decision making, so I want to learn a competitive skill set in data analytics and bridge the gap between business and technology."
Previous degree: BASc in Engineering Physics (Computing Specialization) from Queen’s University
"I’m really excited about the practicum project. It’s fantastic to gain theoretical knowledge and technical skills, however the practicum will give me the opportunity to actually apply these skills in a real-world business problem."
Previous degree: BSc in Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Toronto
"I found the MMA was a perfect marriage of expanding my knowledge on the technical side while still bringing the business domain knowledge I could leverage to best put my skills to practice."
Previous degree: MBA (K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research), Bachelor of Technology (Engineering – Electronics & Communication) from Amity University
"Some of the top reasons for joining Rotman apart from its reputation were the prestige of being a part of the Rotman and UofT community, meeting and learning from some of the best faculty members, and joining the innovative layout of the MMA program (with the intensive Practicum project)."
"I have a business background from my undergrad, so management analytics combines my two favourite things! Everything just clicked together, and I knew this was what I was passionate about and it's what I wanted to learn."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce with High Distinction, Finance and Economics Specialist, Statistics Major Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto
"Business Analytics can help me better launch my career as a consultant, and follow the trend of big data."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto
"As a person in love with data science and analytics, the Management Analytics program at Rotman approached me as an opportunity to provide the necessary exposure to data analysis techniques."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) with Mathematics Minor from McMaster University
"With a large hiring freeze and uncertain future, I know that Rotman would be a good place to weather the storm."
Previous degree: Honors Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
"By working in the financial industry, I also see the trend of understanding the technical and mathematical analysis part and able to present those to senior managers. That’s the top reason I decide to join the MMA program."
Previous degree: Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A)
"Through my MMA journey, I hope to gain strong technical and analytics skills, network with Rotman’s impressive alumni network, professors and classmates, complete the practicum project and attend inspiring events, talks, and sessions."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Mathematics in Statistics and Mathematics/Business Administration at the University of Waterloo
"One of the top reasons I choose Rotman MMA is the Practicum project! I was very excited about the opportunity of being guided by industry professionals and tackling real world problems from the group up."
Previous degree: University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc.)
"I was drawn to the Master of Management Analytics (MMA) program because it bridges the gap between statistics and management decisions. The MMA program teaches students what to focus on in order to generate business insights."
- MA in Economics, York University
- B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Alberta
"Through the program I expect to gain essential programming and business knowledge to advance my career and leadership skills. I believe the MMA program at Rotman is going to be a milestone in my career development."
Previous degree: BA with Honours in Economics, University of British Columbia
"MMA creates an engaging online environment to deliver the class effectively and provides many opportunities for students to interact with each other through team works, coffee chat and safe out-door activities held by program representatives."
Previous degree: University of Toronto, Major in Computer Science and Statistics, Minor in Mathematics
"At one of the events Rotman held, I had an opportunity to talk with academic directors and people work for Rotman. I met the kindest and brightest people, the overall positive environment left a deep impression on me. I want to be part of this amazing community is the biggest reason why I chose Rotman."
Class of 2020
Previous degree: BA with Honours in Economics, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
"As I joined the MMA straight from my undergrad, I really appreciate all the career services and support offered."
Previous degree: Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, PUC-Rio, Brazil
"What I’m most looking forward to in the program is exactly what got me interested in it: the practicum project."
Previous degree: Industrial Engineering(Major) Psychology(Minor), Middle East Technical University, Turkey
"I’m most looking forward to learning applications of artificial intelligence in different industries and business functions."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management, University of Guelph, Canada
"There are two things I look forward most in the program. The first being the opportunity to work and study with likeminded classmates. And second, the opportunity to help a company solve a real and complex business problem through the practicum project."
Previous degree: Chemical Engineering MSc, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark
"The comprehensive curriculum, innovative facilities, intensive structure, industry exposure, and leader interface offered by Rotman appealed to me greatly."
Previous degree: BCom. (Information Systems/Strategy), McGill, Canada
"Whereas other analytics programs focus solely on the drivers and implications of analytics from a business perspective, Rotman’s MMA program strikes a great blend between technical and functional domains."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
"I find the premise of applying machine learning techniques to business problems to be an exciting idea, especially since the field is still in its early stages."
Previous degree: International Relations & Quantitative Economics, Tufts University, Boston, United States
"Located at the heart of downtown Toronto area, the school provides resources to connect with professionals from a wide variety of industries."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering, VIT University, India
"While Rotman offers a plethora of opportunities and events to grab from, I am personally looking forward to its rigorous curriculum and hone my technical skills in the field of data science."
Previous education: Bachelors of Engineering - Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
"Having had the exposure to volumes of information, my work didn’t allow me to go further to analyze data in depth and use the insights to help business decision making. At this point, I pushed myself to gain better understanding of data and analytics which is when I decided to join the MMA program at Rotman."
Previous degree: B. Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
"I’m looking forward to the in-class case discussions and peer interactions as I feel it will help me broaden my horizon of thinking with the kind of diversity that the program offers."
Previous degree: Major in Computer Engineering and Minor in Engineering Business, University of Toronto, Canada
"Given my engineering background, I am looking forward to polishing my soft skills in terms of networking, communication and presenting. In my opinion, these skills require a lot of practice, and a business school environment is ideal for this."
Previous degree: Bachelors of Arts (Honours) Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
"I am looking forward to learning more about Deep Learning methods and their practical application in business settings."
Previous degree: B.Tech in Chemical Engg, Delhi Technological University, India
"I am really looking forward to solving a real business problem in the real world."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, Anna University, Chennai, India
"The faculty at Rotman is not only world-class but also comprises of highly-skilled scholars who have earned wide acclaim for their interdisciplinary insights."
Previous degree: Computer Science Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
"Rotman’s MMA program will enhance my leadership, business and analytics acumen required to succeed as a global analytics leader, influencing change and driving growth for organizations through intelligent and effective business decisions."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Engineering specialization in Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
"The invaluable career support, networking opportunities, and alumni network at Rotman provides tremendous exposure and insights of industry’s expectations. Not to mention the incredible facilities like Self-development lab and TD Management Data and Analytics lab."
Previous degree: Honours Bachelor of Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, Economics Minor, McMaster University, Canada
"It thrills me when I see courses in predictive analysis, data visualization and all other courses that relate advanced data technologies to realistic business problems."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India
"The MMA program has a blend of business fundamentals and an array of analytical courses that will equip me with cutting-edge technologies and stay competitive in the market."
Previous degree: Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India
"Analytics Colloquia is an exciting part of the program where students are exposed to variety of advanced topics and challenges in the field of artificial intelligence and data science. These mini-courses run throughout the course and are taught by industry experts and researchers."
Previous degree: Actuarial Science, Western University, Canada
"The Practicum project gives you the opportunity to experience the real-life business problems that the current industry or company is facing. You will be able to apply the skills that you learned from MMA program."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, Specialization in Finance, Minor in Economics, Ryerson University, Canada
"Rotman has placed emphasis on the needs to understand unique challenges from both business management and big data analytics."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, Specialization in Finance, Minor in Economics, Western University, Canada
"I have set my career goal to become a business data analyst, preferably in the banking or retail industry where analytics are most widely applied, and I firmly believe the MMA program can be the stepping-stone to the career I desire."
Previous degree: BA.SC in Computer Science and Statistics, University of Toronto
"I always had passion for big data. It has been my interest since undergrad at U of T studying computer science. Moreover, management analytics has been a growing industry. I look up to a bright and prospective future in this industry."
Class of 2019
Previous degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
"While Management Analytics is vital in almost every industry, I am most interested in its applications in sports, politics, and finance."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Engineering\Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
“While completing the last of the coursework and executing final practicum deliverables, we are also further honing our technical skills and representing Rotman at business events and case competitions. We are looking forward to putting this experience to good use at the end of the program.”
Previous degree: Bachelor of Engineering specializing in Industrial Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
“I've provided marketing insights to some of the biggest luxury fashion brands in the world and working on that got me excited about taking my career forward and chose to pursue a master’s degree in Management Analytics where I could learn to use data to provide actionable business insights.”
Previous degree: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita School of Engineering), India
“The MMA program at Rotman set itself apart from the rest for two significant reasons – its diverse student body, which includes students from varied academic and cultural background, and the freedom to choose my career path in the field of Analytics."
Previous degree: Psychology and Biology, Queen’s University, Canada
"I am most looking forward to working on a real-world analytics project as part of the practicum course."
Previous education: Bachelor of Economics, University of Tehran, Iran
“I'm looking forward to the practicum project as well as taking courses on managerial uses of analytics in our second term, such as Improving Customer Value with Analytics and Analytics for Marketing Strategy.”
Previous degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Yonsei University, South Korea
“I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge in analytics and having real life experience through the practicum.”
Previous degree: Computer Science and Engineering, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysore, India
"The main reasons why I decided to take up the MMA program was to develop the technical and interpersonal skills required to become a data savvy professional."
Previous degree: Computer Science, York University, Canada
“I look forward to being involved in the practicum project in developing and providing solutions to real-world managerial questions.”
Previous degree: Honours Bachelor in Science, Major in Psychology & Minor in Biology, York University, Canada
"I chose to study the MMA program because I wanted to get more exposure to numerous programming software. As well, to learn how to use data to solve challenges and make data driven decisions.”
Previous degree: MBA, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
"I decided to study MMA because I found it to be a perfect mix of business and technical skills when I looked at the course curriculum."
Previous degree: Bachelor of Science in Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
"After my undergraduate studies in statistics at UCLA, I was inspired to learn management analytics to gain the hands-on experience on business problem-solving.”
Previous degree: BS Accounting and Finance, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan
"I believe the Master of Management analytics program will equip me with the tools and skillset necessary to realize the existence of, and understand the business acumen behind, various forms and types of data, and process that into meaningful information, useful insights and smarter decisions."