This program is for mid-career managers wanting to upskill, C-suite professionals that make impactful organizational decisions and those at an executive level looking to develop their career in a fast-growing field.
While there are no formal prerequisites such as coding knowledge, having an aptitude for quantitative concepts is important.
As pre-term work and in week 1, there will be a review of basic mathematical and statistical concepts such as mean, standard deviation, graphs, histograms, and linear and logarithmic functions. In addition, there will be a weekly 'prep session' to introduce key concepts from the next module that participants may want a refresher on. To gain true literacy in data science, be prepared to get dirty in the data and embrace some math and stats. We'll fully support you along the way.
Over the course of ten weeks, you will be exposed to many of the most common techniques used to manipulate and analyze data. At the end of this program, you will be able to work effectively with data science and analytics teams to drive business decisions and successful outcomes for your organization.
Note: In order to help you explore some of the hands-on techniques that lead directly to making better data-driven decisions, there will be two week-long learning labs as an opportunity to dig deeper into the data. This makes for a 10-week long program in total.
During this ten-week online journey, you’ll connect directly with UC Berkeley Executive Education's faculty, industry leaders and peers from every corner of the globe. Taking a rigorous, hands-on approach, you’ll analyze data sets using Jupyter Notebook, an interactive open-source platform we will use for computational analysis. While the curriculum is pre-determined, this is an agile learning experience and there may be dynamic opportunities that present themselves based on real-world happenings.
UC Berkeley Executive Education's faculty have strong relationships with industry, including many of the top tech firms in and around Silicon Valley. Content from the program is either inspired by or directly derived from research and applications from companies that include:
We exist in the analytics economy, where every organization can benefit from improving its data literacy skills. Examples come from a broad range of industries, including:
"The Jupyter Notebook assignments and the weekly office hours were the best part of the program for me."
"I enjoyed the combination of videos, hands-on exercises and Jupyter Notebook exercises in the program."
“This program gave me the required insight into the world of data science, the different languages, models, algorithms as well as the value and pros/cons of using these.”
"Working with Jupyter Notebook, having access to a good online platform with a focus on real life cases and learning facilitators added a lot of value in my learning journey throughout this program."
Prior to starting his position at Berkeley Haas, Steve was an assistant professor at Stanford University for eight years. Steve also held positions as a senior director and distinguished economist at eBay Research Labs (2011–13) and vice president of economics and market design at Amazon (2016–17) where he applied economic research tools to a variety of product and business applications...More info
Shachar is the former department chair and faculty director of the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab). His research in behavioral and experimental economics provides novel tools for understanding individual preferences and attitudes towards risk and time, which inform nearly all aspects of decision making. The research has uncovered valuable new insights about individuals' financial...More info
Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.EARN CERTIFICATE
Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.
This program counts toward a Certificate of Business Excellence
A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.Learn more