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Temi Odesanya

MSc Business Analytics 2018


MSc '18, Ivey Business School

Briefly, describe your background and profile. Think about how Ivey is/will complement your own personal background and experience.

I completed an undergraduate degree in Management Information System and held the position of junior business data analyst at an IT consulting firm. My experience in information systems revealed that data obtained from technological investments was purely focused on IT, while a business-driven approach was forgone. As a result, I enrolled in a Salesforce and CRM Analytics graduate certificate, which exposed me to a solid understanding of how statistical processes crunch data and deliver insight across multiple organizational functional units. Soon after my certificate, I worked as a Business Solutions Consultant Intern in a cloud consulting and software development firm with expertise in the platform. Prior to the end of my internship, I realized my happiness was in making data dance to the rhythm of business challenges. This motivated my application to Ivey's Master of Management Business Analytics degree in data analytics, which blended business knowledge with analytics skill currently very much needed in the job market.

Think back to when you were researching business schools. What did Ivey offer you that other schools did not? What made it a good fit for you?

The goal of the program to raise "business/project analytics managers" was a perfect fit for me. Ivey offered a robust curriculum that addressed business and analytics skills missing in the job market. My enthusiasm for the Ivey's Analytics Lab experience, educational reputation and university coursework in business, big data, data privacy, customer, pricing and text analytics, fulfilled my career development goal to become an incredible data analyst. The stimulating environment, excellent research and work ethic, and recreational facilities for graduate students also stimulated my interest in the university.

Think about the relationships you’ve built with students, staff and faculty. 

The relationships I have built at Ivey are exceptional. I have found true friendships in my course mates; we all work together on assignments, workshops, and cases, which helps everyone catch up in class. The professors are super nice, keen on imparting practical knowledge, and always ready to explain complex concepts.

What advice would you give to prospective students considering Ivey?

Ivey provides an unforgettable professional and life-changing experience by equipping you with all the resources to be successful. This includes career management, analytics workshops, Hackathon, and the case method. Furthermore, It's a golden opportunity to be part of the Ivey family, as you experience long-lasting friendships with faculty, classmates, and alumni. I am certain Ivey will always be an exceptional business school to help you grow your career.



  • Bachelors of Science- Management Information System Covenant University
  • Graduate Certificate, Salesforce and CRM Analytics