Why Data Analytics?
The Harvard Business Review called Data Science "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century," and that sentiment is shared by businesses around the world. Data science and analytics plays a pivotal role in industries from healthcare to public policy and demand is growing. You already encounter analytics on everyday websites like Google and Facebook which use Python to leverage data with powerful built-in algorithms and open source libraries. Transform your career by learning to sort, organize, analyze, and visualize massive data sets.
Upcoming Course Dates
March 15, 2021
4 Weeks Live Online
Mon and Wed, 7pm - 8:30pm
3 Hours Per Week
We believe that the best way to learn is by doing, so we focus on giving you the hands-on practice you need.
Work with your instructor to choose a dataset from a topic of interest to you, anything from basketball scores to real estate prices.
Learn from professionals with years of experience using Python in the data science and data analytics field.
How it works
This short program teaches the core introductory skills for Data Analytics and coding in Python. Each class will cover a basic core skill, from data cleaning to visualization, and offer a chance to apply those skills to analyze a dataset you are interested in. Through individualized coaching and group feedback, you’ll be able to move your own data project through four stages: Hypothesis, Organization, Analysis, and Visualization. Whether you are a beginner in data analytics, or just new to Python, this course is a chance to learn an exciting and in-demand new skill.
Who is this course for?
While no experience is required to succeed in this course, how do you know if learning Data Analytics with Python is the right next step for you?
This course is a great option for people who:
Are new to Data Science and want to try programming before committing to a bootcamp
Interact with data scientists often and want to better understand their work
Want to advance their career by demonstrating Data Analytics skills
Karoline Skatteboe is a Research Data Scientist and the US Lead for Spacemaker AI, an Autodesk company using Data Science, Analytics and AI to optimize and simulate urban development projects. Karoline holds B.S degrees in Information, Management and Systems Engineering, Mathematics specialized in Optimization, and Computer Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, in addition to a Master Degree in Business Analytics and Data Science from MIT's Sloan School of Management and The Operations Research Center. Prior to joining Spacemaker Karoline worked as a Data Scientist for the Boston Consulting Group in their advanced analytics group GAMMA and as a Data Scientist for StubHub. In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and playing with her son.
Our Program Director and Sprints Instructor Karoline Skatteboe discuss the Sprints program
What You'll Learn
Developing useful research questions
Strong vs. weak hypotheses
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic analytic functions (computations, statistics, and patterns)
Advanced analytic functions (regression, correlation)
Basic visualizations (bar, box, line, and pie graphs)
Advanced visualizations (maps, heatmaps, and flow diagrams)
About Worcester State University
Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. Our students take on real-world challenges with portfolios that include critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, technology and global awareness skills. We offer 60 undergraduate majors and minors, 29 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and graduate programs, and real-time access to online, noncredit professional training. Our accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), formerly the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), demonstrates that our liberal arts and sciences curriculum meets or exceeds its criteria for assessment of quality.
About Stack Education
Stack Education empowers colleges & universities to offer industry-driven, industry-taught courses, helping students of all ages learn the skills and earn the experience they need for the modern economy. Our programming is unique as we use local industry experts to teach our classes and provide an industry project in partnership with a local business. Our proprietary Professional Acceleration Program curriculum (PACC) envelops our program and gives students the necessary capabilities and skills required to thrive in business and in life. Stack Education is headquartered in Boston, MA.