The course will be delivered via HBS Online’s course platform and immerse learners in real-world examples from experts at industry-leading organizations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Dustin Tingley is a data scientist at Harvard University. He is Professor of Government and Deputy Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and helps to direct Harvard’s education focused data science and technology team. Professor Tingley has helped a variety of organizations use the tools of data science and he has helped to develop machine learning algorithms and accompanying software for the social sciences. He has written on a variety of topics using data science techniques, including education, politics, and economics.
Prepare for your career by building a foundation of the essential concepts, vocabulary, skills, and intuition necessary for business.
Recognize how data is changing industries and think critically about how to develop a data-driven mindset to prepare you for your next opportunity.
Learn how data science techniques can be essential to your industry and how to contribute to cross-functional, data-oriented discussions.
Data Science Principles consists of approximately 20 hours of material delivered over a four-week period. You can complete the coursework on your own time while meeting regular deadlines.
Data Science Principles makes the fundamental topics in data science approachable and relevant by using real-world examples and prompts learners to think critically about applying these new understandings to their own workplace. Get an overview of data science with a code- and math-free introduction to prediction, causality, data wrangling, privacy, and ethics.
Learning requirements: In order to earn a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Online and Harvard Business School Online, participants must thoughtfully complete all 7 modules, including associated quizzes, by stated deadlines.
Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. Immerse yourself in real challenges faced by business leaders across a variety of industries. You’ll wrestle with the same issues and imperfect information, while problem-solving and interacting with fellow learners from around the world.
This is a topic that people in any industry should have at least basic knowledge of in order to create more efficient and competitive businesses, tools, and resources.Carlos E. Sapene, CEO, Chief Strategy Officer
I found value in the real-world examples in Data Science Principles. With complicated topics and new terms, it’s especially beneficial for learnings to be able to tie back new or abstract concepts to ideas that we understand. This course helped me understand data in this context and what algorithms are actually trying to solve.Alejandro D., Financial Services Analyst
Data Science Principles applies to many aspects of our daily lives. The course helps guide people in everyday life through decision making and process thinking.Jared B., Senior Director of Sales
This course is very well structured. Learning goals are well set up and in line with my expectations. I found the course to be just as entertaining as educational and presented in a very attractive mannerData Science Principles Participant
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