Industry Partners

To ensure students are exposed to in-demand technologies and techniques, MSc CDA features industry-based instructors in each course, so students receive real-world learning experiences and connections to potential internships, sponsored projects, and industry events.

MSc CDA has partnered with local, national, and international organizations to help students develop in-demand analytics skills and knowledge, leading to exceptional career opportunities:

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Tribe Network Graduate Student Scholarship and internship opportunity - Successful recipients receive $10,000. Applicants can submit anytime.

MSc CDA is a Registered Education provider for the Certified Analytics Professional designation. CAP® is managed by INFORMS, the largest professional society in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics. By completing the MSc CDA program, graduates will have fulfilled the education requirements for CAP® credential and are prepared to write the qualifying exam.

Industry Projects

Industry funded applied projects provide an excellent opportunity for students to hone their skills as both full stack developers and data analysts. Projects address a major data analytics problem identified by industry partners, emphasizing project management, and applying the skills and knowledge gained through MSc CDA coursework. 

Read about the Saint Mary’s Retail Robot project – featuring MSc CDA students Abhishek Vijayakumar Latha and Francis Kuzhippallil

Funding for various industry projects emanates from a variety of national and regional agencies:

Funding Source

Sample Projects

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Generalized sequential data mining using enhanced object representations based on preliminary clustering profiles.
Mitacs National Research Council

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships to support industrial research. All funding includes generous industry contributions.

Integration of Machine Learning and AI Based Optimization from IoT Data streams and Business Information Systems.

Generalized framework for Prescriptive Machine Learning using IoT data streams.

Development of machine learning and artificial intelligence toolbox to monitor data center risks and performance.


Students from our recent MSc CDA cohorts secured a variety of exciting internships working with Fortune 500s, SMEs, governments, and not-for-profits.

Citco: Cloud Engineer Statistics Canada: Data Science Engineer
CGI: Senior Consultant IBM Canada: Application Developer
Deloitte Canada: Consultant Nova Scotia Power: Data Analyst
Canada Revenue Agency: IT Developer/Analyst Emera: HR Data and Process Analytics Manager
Equitable Life of Canada: Int. Developer RBC Capital Markets: Data Analyst
Equisoft: Data Migration Specialist Acuicy: Full Stack Developer

Industry Challenges

Students build their professional networks and gain invaluable experience working on real industry challenges through hackathons and design competitions. MSc CDA regularly sends teams to local and national competitions – with outstanding results.

Teams from MSc CDA finished first in multiple Nova Scotia Open Data Hackathons, sponsored by Microsoft, IBM, Socrata, and the Province of Nova Scotia.

five international business analytics award students holding an oversized cheque for $7500

MSc CDA finished as the top Canadian team and third overall in the prestigious International Business Analytics (IBA) Challenge. MSc CDA has sponsored teams in industry and government events alike:

  • RBC Next Great Innovator Hackathon, Toronto
  • Data for Good - Poverty Hackathon, Chief Data Office, Government of Canada
  • Data Visualization Competition, University of New Brunswick
  • Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition
  • IBM Bluemix Hackathon
  • Atlantic Lottery Hackathon, Payzant Home Hardware Hackathon: David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing & Services
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