Schulich School of Business launches Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence program

Meeting the growing need for AI managers

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


TORONTO, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Schulich School of Business at York University today officially launched a new Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence degree program. The new program, which begins in September 2019, is a 12-month career-focused degree that combines a broad range of advanced AI applications with business skills.   

The Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) is specifically designed to prepare graduates who can manage the design and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions and technologies for businesses and other organizations. The program was designed in consultation with industry practitioners and The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in order to gain a clear understanding of emerging trends in AI, as well as the skills and knowledge needed for graduates aspiring to successful careers in AI-related fields.

Schulich is seeking strong candidates with an undergraduate degree in disciplines such as Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Business, Biology, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Psychology or Neuroscience and with experience or a strong interest in coding. The School is currently accepting applications for the new program.

Prospective Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence students are also invited to attend the Program’s launch event at the Schulich School of Business on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will feature a panel discussion with AI experts and business leaders, and will provide an opportunity to network with faculty and other prospective students, as well as with Schulich alumni.

“The Schulich Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence degree program will produce well-rounded managers who have the potential to become leaders in AI-management,” said Murat Kristal, Program Director and Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Schulich. Artificial Intelligence will transform the private and public sectors in the coming decade. With businesses expected to be the main driver of AI adoption, the need for individuals that combine management skills and knowledge of advanced AI applications will continue to grow exponentially.”

“Schulich is one of the leading schools globally in the emerging fields of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, Dean of the Schulich School. “Our deep faculty expertise in this area, together with our newly established Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, will provide a hub for industry outreach, experiential learning and cutting-edge research.”   

Over the course of three consecutive terms of full-time study, the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence program will focus on strategic thinking, managerial decision-making, AI technologies, design techniques and ethics in AI. The program includes an integrative, hands-on consulting project for real-world clients that will take place over the 2nd and 3rd terms. During the consulting project, students will make extensive use of the Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab, located in the newly opened Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, and will also spend time at client sites, interacting with various stakeholders such as line managers, technicians, customers and suppliers.  

For more information about the Schulich Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence program, please visit: http://schulich.yorku.ca/programs/mmai/.

About Schulich
Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked #1 in Canada among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global MBA surveys, including Forbes, CNN Expansión, Corporate Knights, América Economía and eFinancialCareers. The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program is ranked #8 in the world by The Economist, #6 in the world by QS MBA, and #1 in Canada by the Financial Times of London.  

Global, innovative and diverse, Schulich offers business programs year-round at its state-of-the-art complex at York University; at its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre located in the heart of the Toronto’s financial district; and at its new campus in Hyderabad, India. Schulich also operates a number of satellite centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to rewarding careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has more than 30,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. The School pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first ever cross-border Executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. The School launched one of the world’s first Master of Business Analytics and Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure degrees and has one of the largest portfolios of one-year, specialized Masters programs of any business school in North America. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 10,000 executives in Canada and abroad.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Lynn Hayward at (416) 736-5546 or shayward@schulich.yorku.ca.