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The McGill Masters of Management in Analytics (MMA) degree is a pre-experience, twelve-month specialized program in the evolving field of management analytics. The MMA program is designed to address the growing needs of organizations (for-profit, non-profit, governmental) for business analytics. The emphasis of the program will be on the managerial problem–solving using state-of-the-art data analytics tools to optimize organizational decisions in a variety of managerial settings.

The MMA is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Economics, Engineering, or Science degree and with proven quantitative skills. The program is best suited to students who have graduated in a related discipline, who have technical skills, and who are interested in studying analytics from a business or management perspective. The program also caters to individuals with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, who are adept with computers, and who have a strong interest in the emerging field of analytics.

Programme structure

The Master of Management in Analytics consists of three modules:

  1. Core (21 credits)
  2. Electives (15 credits)
  3. Experiential (9 credits)


You are about to make the right decision. The McGill Master of Management in Analytics degree is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in a career in analytics.

The MMA is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Economics, Engineering, or Science degree and with proven quantitative skills.

There are two complementary sets of clientele for the program:

  • Students with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline (such as engineering, computer science, statistics), who have the technical skills and are interested in learning the business or the management dimension of the analytics field.
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a strong interest in the emerging field of analytics and some computer acumen.

Prospective students can apply during the final year of their bachelor’s degree studies. Admission would be conditional upon obtaining their bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program. Students with a three-year bachelor's degree from an international university are also eligible to apply. International students can determine the equivalency of their degrees.

The MMA is a pre-experience program, therefore no prior work experience is required.

Application Requirements

Undergraduate degree and any additional academic qualifications

Please upload your complete record of study from each university-level institution you have attended to-date and listed on your application. Transcripts must include all courses and grades for each year attended. For those universities or institutions from which a degree has been obtained, but the year is not stated on the transcripts, we require a copy of the actual diploma to be uploaded in addition to the transcripts. McGill transcripts need not be uploaded.

Transcripts in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation.

Applicants admitted to the program will be required to provide a signed and sealed official transcript from each school attended. After the decision deadline, all admitted students will receive further mailing instructions on where to send these materials.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please prepare a CV that includes your employment history, if any, in reverse chronological order; indicate your title, dates of employment, and whether you worked part-time or full-time, or as an intern. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degrees earned. We welcome and encourage submission of any other relevant information. The CV should be no more than one page.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

All applicants—except those with a graduate or undergraduate degree from any Canadian or US University—must complete the GMAT or GRE. When registering for a test, please request that the results be sent directly to McGill University:

  • GMAT Institution Code: 58H-MN-66
  • GRE Institution Code: 0935
English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL and IELTS

For candidates whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed a degree in an English speaking country, the TOEFL or IELTS is required. For those who have completed a degree at a university where the language of instruction is English, but not in an English-speaking country, please review the McGill English Language Proficiency requirements to determine if you are exempt from taking a proficiency test.

  • McGill Institution code is: 0935
Statement of Purpose

Please complete the following questions on separate pages and upload as one PDF document in uApply.

  • Explain why you intend to pursue your master’s in analytics studies at this time (maximum 500 words).
  • Explain how the Desautels Masters of Management in Analytics program will help you achieve your professional goals (maximum 500 words).
Letters of reference

Candidates must provide two letters of reference from individuals who have been directly responsible for evaluating their performance and potential. On the application form, you must provide the names and email addresses of two referees who can evaluate your abilities. You may send this recommendation form to referees for completion, or the referees may choose to write their own recommendation letters. Once your application has been submitted, McGill will contact these referees directly and ask them to upload their references.

Note: Referees may upload a reference letter as a PDF or Word document. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that referees submit their recommendations in a timely manner.

Application fee

A non-refundable fee of CAD $113.27 must accompany each application. Applications cannot be submitted without this fee. This sum must be paid by credit card.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 18, 2019
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