Data Science Essentials

Be the bridge between your data and your business objectives and create real value through analytics.


6 weeks,
excluding orientation


8-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

This Course Is for You If:

  • You lead a team of analysts or data scientists whom you want to empower to drive data science awareness in their collaborations with partner teams across the business.

  • You are a senior manager in need of technical acumen to be more effective in strengthening the data science capabilities in your business.

  • You work on data science projects but need a clearer understanding of how your efforts align with the broader business context.

Course Curriculum

Module 1:
Principles of Data Science
Gain an understanding of the foundations of data science and its applications.

Module 4:
Building a Data Science Team
Learn how to recruit, retain and develop data science talent for your organization.

Module 2:
Data Science Processes, Impact, and Functions
Evaluate how the data science process can be used to address business problems.

Module 5:
Measuring the Success of Data Science Projects
Measure key performance indicators to recognize the drivers of value from data science impacts.

Module 3:
Modern Applications of Data Science
Realize the potential of data science in your organization through modern applications.

Module 6:
Digital Transformation Strategies
Develop your planning and strategy skills by implementing a data science project.



The primary focus of this course is on nontechnical skills, such as the management of data science implementation efforts. Maximizing the business value of data science projects requires more than the ability to program or code. This course does not require technical abilities or cover how to code. Effective communication and collaboration between leaders and data analytics teams is essential to ensure that an organization’s data analytics capabilities serve the business objectives.

Upon Completion of This Course, You'll Have:


The ability to build the right team who can leverage data to deliver meaningful results that improve business challenges.


The insight to lead teams of functional experts such as analysts and technologists, and strategically connect technical skills with business objectives.


An understanding of how complex data can be harnessed to grow and scale an organization, giving you a competitive advantage in your industry.

Your Faculty Director

Edward Fine

Faculty Director, Data Scientist and Consultant

Ed Fine is an experienced data scientist developing cutting-edge technical solutions to data-intensive problems. He specializes in developing creative, actionable, and analytical insights in results-driven environments, some of which include fintech, retail and search. Using statistical and machine-learning methods, Fine’s work focuses on producing reasoned solutions, tailored to the problem and the industry. A large part of his career centers around communicating challenging technical concepts to a broad audience, from engineers and software architects to clients and the broader public.

An Engaging Online Education That Sets You Apart


Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international university, entirely online and in your own time


Enjoy a personalized online learning experience, with feedback on weekly assignments from industry experts, created to make you feel supported at every step


Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your schedule to meet weekly milestones

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