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Administration, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems Option (DS/MIS) MSc

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with high academic standing serves as a prerequisite for the program. To be eligible for admission, applicants must have maintained at least a B average in their final two years and have obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.30 scale, or the equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Applicants with insufficient prior training in their expected area of specialization may be required to take prerequisite courses in addition to the required coursework in the graduate program. The specific courses to be taken are determined by the Graduate Program Director depending upon the student's background and area of specialization.
  • Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years, three letters of recommendation with the Academic Assessment forms, and a short statement of purpose. (Please note that the GMAT is preferred to the GRE).
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

The program is open to both full-time and part-time students.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

In the first year of the program, candidates are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 24 credits and MSCA 655.

Please see the Finance, Management, Marketing, and Administration MSc (MSCA) Courses section for course descriptions.

MSc Administration, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems Option (DS/MIS) (45 credits)

12

credits of Core Courses:

MSCA 602 Applied Linear Statistical Models (3.00)
MSCA 615 Research Methodology - Administrative Sciences (3.00)
MSCA 655 Professional Development (0.00)
MSCA 680 Foundations of Business Technology Management (3.00)
MSCA 681 Foundations of Data Mining (3.00)

12credits of MSc Administration, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems (DS/MIS) Elective Courses
21

credits:

MSCA 699

MSc Administration, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems (DS/MIS) Elective Courses

Each year a selection of specialized seminars will be offered on a rotating basis from those listed below. Upon approval of the Graduate Program Director and the instructor, up to six credits of electives may include seminars in any other JMSB MSc program, PhD seminars of relevance to the program of study; and cognate graduate seminars offered by other departments within the university.

MSCA 683 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis (3.00)
MSCA 686 Competitive Advantage through Information Technology (3.00)
MSCA 690 Data Management (3.00)
MSCA 691 Advanced Data Mining (3.00)
MSCA 693 Seminar in Special Topics in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems (3.00)
MSCA 697 Advanced Topics in Information Systems Development (3.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement for this master’s degree is three terms of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations of the Graduate Calendar page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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