Mohawk College in Hamilton Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Data Analytics and Management


By Anthony Urciuoli

Published on October 12, 2022 at 7:41 am

Mohawk College in Hamilton has launched an honors bachelor’s degree in data analytics and management to meet demand in various economic sectors.

Mohawk College in Hamilton announced the launch of the new Honors Bachelor of Data Analytics and Management, focused on giving students work experience and developing the skills needed to “meaningfully explain data to employers.” “.

The college says the specialized program was developed to meet the demand for data analysts in various economic sectors. According to data from the City of Hamilton, there were over 3,100 job openings in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant in the field of data analytics over 12 months. Most job openings were in six broad occupations: finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical services; manufacturing; educational services; public administration; and health care and social assistance.

“In our increasingly digital society, data is becoming increasingly important to employers of all sizes, but they need to have a good understanding of that data to be competitive and successful,” said Dr. Cebert Adamson, vice president of studies at Mohawk College. “This degree program gives students the skills they need to understand and interpret data, and it gives them the opportunity to apply those skills in the workplace to ensure they’ll be job-ready. when they graduate.”

According to Mohawk, “The Bachelor of Data Analytics and Management will equip students with the fundamental skills and business acumen, programming, data management, analytics, and communication to deliver analytics and data management on industry-recognized tools to multiple sectors, as soon as possible. as they graduate. The program differentiates itself from traditional data analysis programs by focusing on inference from data for business decision making instead of data mining.

Mohawk College in Hamilton Launches New Bachelor's Degree in Data Analytics and Management

“In our field of medical research, wearable and smart technologies have seen available data explode into millions of readings per day. It is important to be able to isolate and understand the data. Yet it takes another set of skills to be able to help others understand what the data means and how to respond to it,” said Kevin Archibald, senior business intelligence developer at the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton and member of the Committee. program advisory for the new degree.

“Graduates of this program will be able to analyze and translate complex information into tangible facts, statements and stories. They will make the data more useful for their employers.

Mohawk College’s Bachelor of Data Analytics and Management (Hons) program will accept its first class of students in September 2023. Enrollment is available now.

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