Data Science Essentials

Are you ready to kickstart your career as Data Scientist? Join our new 8-day hands-on course Data Science Essentials for business professionals, starting Thursday 14 February 2019.


  • Day 1: Introduction to Data Science & Introduction to Python programming
  • Day 2: Python programming
  • Day 3: Basic statistics for Data Science
  • Day 4: Data Preprocessing
  • Day 5: Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Day 6: Advanced Statistics for Data Science
  • Day 7: Visualization
  • Day 8: Hackathon

For whom?

This course is for business professionals that perform analysis on any form of data on a daily basis or that are looking to move into such a position. A technical background or profound affinity is a prerequisite, since you will be learning a programming language and will be developing competences in statistics.

What are the key benefits?

  • You will be able to handle structured and unstructured data.
  • You can judge the quality of data.
  • You are able to perform analysis on it.
  • You can report the results in a visual matter.

Dates and Fees

The 8-day course will be scheduled two times in 2019.

Schedule Spring 2019:

  • Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2019
  • Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March 2019
  • Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2019
  • Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2019

Schedule Fall 2019:

  • Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2019
  • Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October 2019
  • Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019
  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019

All classes will be held at the Amsterdam Business School, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam.

Classdays are from 09.00-17.00.

The course fee is €7950

UvA alumni will receive 10% discount. After completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance. The Amsterdam Business School is accredited by NBA to offer 56 PE-hours.


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