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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science for Executives Program in collaboration with Columbia University – ColumbiaX. Learn the foundations of statistical thinking, the power of machine learning, and enabling technologies for data science.

About

Data science is making us smarter and more innovative in so many ways. How does it all work? In this Data Science and Analytics Professional Certificate program you will gain insight into the latest data science tools and their application in finance, health care, product development, sales and more. With real world examples, we will demonstrate how data science can improve corporate decision-making and performance, personalize medicine and advance your career goals.

Taught by a distinguished team of professors at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute, this Data Science for Executives program is perfect for anyone who wants to understand basic concepts in data science without getting into the weeds of programming. Aimed at organization leaders, business managers, health care professionals and anyone considering a career in data science, this program will steep learners in the fundamentals of statistics, machine learning and algorithms. It will also introduce emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) , or wirelessly connected products, and techniques that allow computers to summarize mountains of text, audio and video. Concrete examples provided throughout the program will ensure that learners fully grasp and master key concepts.

Job Outlook
  • The use of analytics has grown exponentially in all areas, including healthcare, government, retail, e-commerce, media, manufacturing, and the service industry
  • Training in data science and analytics creates a pathway to jobs like Software Developer, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, and Systems Administrator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 105 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Average Length: 5 weeks per course Effort: 7-10 hours per week, per course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn:

  • The history of data science, tangible illustrations of how data science and analytics are used in decision making across multiple sectors today, and expert opinion on what the future might hold
  • A practical understanding of the fundamental methods used by data scientists including; statistical thinking and conditional probability, machine learning and algorithms, and effective approaches for data visualization
  • The major components of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the potential of IoT to totally transform the way in which we live and work in the not-to-distant future
  • How data scientists are using natural language processing (NLP), audio and video processing to extract useful information from books, scientific articles, twitter feeds, voice recordings, YouTube videos and much more

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    347 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 347 USD for the full programme and a duration of 105 days.
  • National Applies to you

    347 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 347 USD for the full programme and a duration of 105 days.
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Funding

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