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Data Science Essentials - online modules (start 2021)

Are you ready to kickstart your career as a business analyst? Join 1 or all of our 5 hands-on Data Science Essentials modules, the next edition will start in 2021. You will learn the key concepts of working with data and analytics techniques and grow the skills to efficiently run data science projects, answering your organisation’s key questions.

Join 1 or more of our modules

The goal of each of the modules is to teach participants practical and hands-on skills to run data science projects. We mainly focus on the practical and ‘hard’ skills like programming, statistics and machine learning, but will pay attention to the necessary soft skills as well.
You can apply for 1 or multiple modules.

  • Module 1: Python Programming Skills

    Python is a very popular programming language in data science. The goal of this module is to learn Python programming skills and SQL basics to apply in data science projects. In this module, you will develop the practical and ‘hard’ skills for working with data.

    Dates: 19 & 26 January 2020
      2 & 9 February 2020
    Times: 13:00 - 17:00
    Combining modules: Module 1 can be combined with Module 2 and 4, or Module 2 and 5
    PE hours*: 14
    Fee**: €1,950
    Knowledge of Python required? No

    *Suitable for PE portfolio. NBA-accredited.
    **Fees are VAT-exempt. UvA alumni get a 10% discount. If you apply for 2 or more modules at once, you will receive a discount of €250 per module (from the 2nd module on).

  • Module 2: Data Cleansing and Visualisation

    In this module, you will learn all about the practical and hands-on foundational skills to conduct data science projects. Unfortunately, data is often not handed to you on a silver platter; it can be incomplete, noisy, or inconsistent. You will learn the key concepts for working with data and analytics techniques. How to get to know the data you are working with, how to improve the quality of the data, and use it to create insights through visualisations. Basic Python programming skills and SQL knowledge are required before you start this course.

    Dates: 2 & 9 March 2020
      16 & 23 March 2020
    Times: 13:00 - 17:00
    Combining modules: Module 2 can be combined with Module 1 and 4 or, or Module 1 and 5
    PE hours*: 14
    Fee**: €1,950
    Knowledge of Python required? Yes

    *Suitable for PE portfolio. NBA-accredited.
    **Fees are VAT-exempt. UvA alumni get a 10% discount. If you apply for 2 or more modules at once, you will receive a discount of €250 per module (from the 2nd module on).

  • Module 3: Business and Soft Skills

    In module 3, you will get to know more about the practical and hands-on business skills to conduct data science projects. You will learn how to create business value by using your new skills to efficiently run data science projects to answer the key questions of your business. We will also address the key concepts and techniques for visualising data and storytelling.

    Dates: 30 March 2020
      6, 13, 20 & 29 April 2020
    Times: 13:00 - 17:00 (except 29 April: 13:00 - 15:00)
    Combining modules: Module 3 can be combined with any of the other modules
    PE hours*: 16
    Fee**: €2,250
    Knowledge of Python required? No

    *Suitable for PE portfolio. NBA-accredited.
    **Fees are VAT-exempt. UvA alumni get a 10% discount. If you apply for 2 or more modules at once, you will receive a discount of €250 per module (from the 2nd module on).

  • Module 4: Applied Machine Learning

    This module will provide you practical and hands-on modelling skills to conduct data science projects applying machine learning. We will introduce and apply different algorithms and evaluate and improve model performance. Python programming skills are required before you start this module.

    Dates: 11, 18 & 25 May 2020
      1 June 2020
    Times: 13:00 - 17:00
    Combining modules: Module 4 can be combined with Module 1 and/or 2
    PE hours*: 14
    Fee**: €1,950
    Knowledge of Python required? Yes

    *Suitable for PE portfolio. NBA-accredited.
    **Fees are VAT-exempt. UvA alumni get a 10% discount. If you apply for 2 or more modules at once, you will receive a discount of €250 per module (from the 2nd module on).

  • Module 5: Applied Optimisation

    The goal of this module is to learn practical and hands-on modelling skills to conduct data science projects for optimisation problems. You will learn the key concepts for recognising and modelling optimisation problems. Python programming skills are required before you start this module.

    Dates: 8 & 15 June 2020
      22 & 29 June 2020
    Times: 13:00 - 17:00
    Combining modules: Module 5 can be combined with Module 1 and/or 2
    PE hours*: 14
    Fee**: €1,950
    Knowledge of Python required? Yes

    *Suitable for PE portfolio. NBA-accredited.
    **Fees are VAT-exempt. UvA alumni get a 10% discount. If you apply for 2 or more modules at once, you will receive a discount of €250 per module (from the 2nd module on).

Why join the Data Science Essentials modules?

  • What will you learn?

    This interactive programme will be taught by experienced university lecturers and consultants, who will share their knowledge and expertise on the topic. There will be plenty of room for discussion and work-related questions.
    During this programme you will acquire:

    • the ability to handle structured and unstructured data.
    • insights into judging the quality of data.
    • skills to perform data analysis.
    • skills to report the results in a visual manner.
  • For whom?

    This course is for business professionals who perform data analyses of any form on a daily basis. The content is specifically tailored to people who seek to get more out of their existing data. A technical background or profound affinity is a prerequisite, since you will be learning a programming language and developing competences in advanced statistics. If you are not sure whether your background fits the course, please contact us.

  • Dates and fees
    Module Dates Times PE hours* Fee**
    Module 1 19 & 26 January and 2 & 9 February 13:00 - 17:00 14 €1,950
    Module 2 2, 9, 16 & 23 March 13:00 - 17:00 14 €1,950
    Module 3 30 March and 6, 13, 20 & 29 April 13:00 - 17:00 (29 April: 13:00 - 15:00) 16 €2,250
    Module 4 11, 18 & 25 May and 1 June 13:00 - 17:00 14 €1,950
    Module 5 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 13:00 - 17:00 14 €1,950

    *PE hours for chartered accountants. Let us know if you require PE hours.
    **UvA alumni get a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt.

  • Practical information
    Location: Amsterdam Business School
    Language: English
    Certification: You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam
  • Teaching staff

    Data Science Essentials is designed by The Analytics Academy, a collaboration of the Amsterdam Business School, Ortec and Amsterdam Data Science. Our lecturers specialise in offering data science and business analytics education to a wide range of professionals - in open and in-company programmes. They help organisations grow and sustain knowledge at every stage of their data-driven development.

Contact

Do you have questions about this or other open programmes? Please contact:

Jannice Daha LLM
Manager Executive Education
E: executive-education@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134

Data Science Essentials - online modules (start 2021)
Degree programme
Type Contract teaching
Mode Part-time , module , online
Credits 0 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in January , March , May , July