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Overview

Assemble the right team, ask the right questions, and avoid the mistakes that derail data science projects.

In Executive Data Science offered by Coursera in partnership with John Hopkins University, you will learn what you need to know to begin assembling and leading a data science enterprise, even if you have never worked in data science before. You’ll get a crash course in data science so that you’ll be conversant in the field and understand your role as a leader. You’ll also learn how to recruit, assemble, evaluate, and develop a team with complementary skill sets and roles. 

You’ll learn the structure of the data science pipeline, the goals of each stage, and how to keep your team on target throughout. Finally, you’ll learn some down-to-earth practical skills that will help you overcome the common challenges that frequently derail data science projects.

What you will learn

  • Become conversant in the field and understand your role as a leader.
  • Recruit, assemble, evaluate, and develop a team with complementary skill sets and roles.
  • Navigate the structure of the data science pipeline by understanding the goals of each stage and keeping your team on target throughout.
  • Overcome the common challenges that frequently derail data science projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A Crash Course in Data Science
  • Building a Data Science Team
  • Managing Data Analysis
  • Data Science in Real Life
  • Executive Data Science Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior data science experience required.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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