Certificate in Data Science

General

Program Description

Become a pathfinder in the maze of big data and learn how to lead your company to outstanding success

In times of digitalization, where buzzwords such as business intelligence (BI) and marketing automation are omnipresent, companies are confronted with huge challenges: how can they optimize their decision-making-process on the basis of an unimaginable mass of data, originating from a variety of sources? The answer lies in data science.

To meet this need WU's executive academy has designed a cutting edge program on data science. In just a few months, you will get to know the tools, techniques, and fundamental concepts that you need to know in order to make an impact as a data scientist. You will learn how to unleash the potential of unused data resources within your enterprise - and how to approach this.

During the course of the program, you will work through real-life case studies, with datasets from different domains (e.g. marketing, supply chain management) and will gain experience across the entire data science process: explorative data analysis, data munging, modelling, validation and cleansing, visualization, and communication.

Taking your skills to the next level

This applied program takes your data skills to the next level, shows you how to build big data pipelines as well as analytics processes and how to apply what you have learned in the context of real projects. At the end of the program, you will be able to apply all the methods dealt with and will have gathered an overview about the opportunities that open up as a data scientist.

“Data Science” will guide you and your company to the future and provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be your organization’s data scientist. Help your company to get on the fast lane – master the big data challenge! Become part of the WU community!

Schedule

  • Module 1: What is Data Science? Concepts & Application Domains (4 days)
    October 14-17, 2020
  • Module 2: From Data Science to Big Data (4 days)
    November 18-21, 2020
  • Module 3: Data Science in Practice and in the Future (4 days)
    February 10-14, 2021

Target Group

This applied program is for analysts, product managers, business managers or simply someone who wants to optimize their and their companies’ decision making through data science. Participants come from a wide range of industries including:

  • Marketing, CRM, Business Analysis, Market Research
  • Consulting
  • Industry, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing
  • Health Care, Pharma
  • Technology, IT, Telecommunications
  • Consumer Goods
  • Finance, Insurance

Please note: You should have at least 3 years of work experience and a good command of English (as this is the language of instruction).

Topics

Module 1: What is Data Science? Concepts & Application Domains | 4 days

  • Overview and case studies from different application domains (e.g. Marketing, Supply-Chain/Production Management, Process Management, Finance)
  • Data Processing and Data Analytics: Concepts & Methods
  • Selected case studies in depth

Module 2: From Data Science to Big Data | 4 days

  • Data Science project kick-off
  • Legal and ethical foundations and data security
  • Big Data methods and algorithms
  • Data workflows, distribution, advanced techniques (e.g. Semantic Technologies, text extraction)
  • Commercial Data Science Tools Fair
  • Advanced Data Analytics

Module 3: Data Science in Practice and in the Future | 4 days

  • Data processing and data analytics trends and outlook
  • Application of Data Science
  • Special guest talks by distinguished academic speakers and experienced experts from practice
  • Data Science project presentations
Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive edu ... Read More

The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes MBA and Master of Laws programs, university certificate programs, custom programs and open programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Read less