With the gigantic amount of data present in the world todayand the need to harness this information to make businesses more profitable,Business Analytics has become one of the fastest growing fields. Blue chipcompanies have enormous sets of information and they take advantage of these largedatasets by using software tools for big data analysis. With this, I recognizedthe importance of learning analytics. Mathematics has always been my favoritesubject in school; Statistics and Calculus being my favorite topics.Analytics is a field that will always be around as long assomebody is building the machines because people will always want to knowsomething and we’ve pretty much figured out how to do so. I want to develop anexpertise in this field so that I can help businesses to make more data-drivendecisions to maximize profit.
During my internship, I learned how differentfunctional teams work in collaboration to deliver a particular project. Istarted to see things from a holistic point of view. This is when I started toshift my focus towards business, along with technology. Post this degree, mylong-term aim is to start off as a Junior Analyst and work on smaller projectswhich will help me to work on bigger ones in a seamless manner independently. Iwould love to use this knowledge to work for corporate giants like Deloitte,Scotiabank etc. which have previously recruited students from your MSc program.This program offers hands-on experience with real data inreal organizations during the project that will be beneficial to survive in thecorporate world.
The 8-10 week summer practicum at the Ivey Analytics Labprovides real-world experiences where we can apply and complement our in-classlearning. This program is committed to Case-Method Learning. It is a powerfuldecision-making approach that becomes ingrained into how you operate.
Due tothe quality and rigor of this program, it offers competitive peers to studywith. My short-term goal is to attain excellence in all three aspects ofbusiness analytics; understanding the business side, doing the analysis, andbeing able to execute these results by computation. Along with this, your coursefocuses on business essentials: Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, and Strategy. The MSc in Business Analytics program is like a perfectharmony to my goals. Businesses do not fully realize the potential that theywould get from business analytics. I am confident that I am well prepared tomeet the demands of your program, and I greatly appreciate your consideration.
I eagerly look forward to being part of your community and add to itsdiversity.