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Advance your analytics expertise with AI, ML, and data science.Download Brochure
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Prerequisites: Familiarity with Excel datasets, data visualization, and basic knowledge of Python coding are recommended.
Data is not only pervasive in today’s technologically savvy business environment—it’s essential for improved efficiency, accelerated productivity, and maximum profitability. However, the impact of data is most valued when it’s embedded into decision-making and leveraged for long-term growth. Professionals who are adept in data science—as well as in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)—are leaders who can harness their expertise to achieve optimum results for their organizations’ success.
If leveling up data science, ML, and AI skills is part of your career trajectory, the Professional Certificate in Data Science and Analytics from MIT xPRO can provide the expertise you need to navigate the challenges of this in-demand field. During this program, you will explore the fundamentals of data science—along with a mix of foundational and advanced AI/ML concepts relevant for data professionals. You will expand your skill set and learn to apply cutting-edge tools, such as Python and Google Colab, to gain an understanding of how data science, ML, and AI can enhance decision making and translate technical results into actionable insights.
projected growth in employment of data scientists from 2021 to 2031
of organizations expect to employ professionals with AI and ML skills in the next couple of years
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Excel datasets, data visualization, and basic knowledge of Python coding are recommended.
Survey the fundamentals of data science and understand its potential. Explore how data science can be used to learn more about your customers and master key analytical frameworks.
Examine the role of optimization and how it can be used for the good of humanity. Dive deeper into model design and learn how to build, interpret, and assess models.
Take an in-depth look at regression and classification, ensemble learning, and bias in model-based, data-driven decision-making.
Explore advanced applications of data science including deep learning, neural networks, and natural language processing.
Discover real-world applications of AI/ML and new applications of digital transformation.
Both hard and soft skills are needed to succeed as a data analytics professional. This program offers you guidance for navigating your career path, from crafting your elevator pitch to perfecting your interview skills. These services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The program support team includes program leaders who help you reach your learning goals. The primary goal is to give you the skills necessary to be prepared for a job in this field; however, job placement is not guaranteed.
Career guidance with this program includes:
Exercises specific to building your data science career include:
Throughout the program, each faculty member will present case studies they have personally helped solve using the principles and tools of data science, including:
Analyze how a Boston MA retailer handled its response to the Covid-19 pandemic using the systems approach.
Solve an optimization problem by developing a model and making recommendations on how this Italian yarn manufacturer should outsource production in order to maximize profits.
Examine the ramifications of poorly designed models and discover how to detect, diagnose, and mitigate biases that can arise in model-based, data-driven decision making.
See how BlueBike used regression to predict demand. Then build your own models with regression and use R2 to pick the optimal model.
Highlight your learnings in a final capstone project by building a portfolio of application-based assignments you have completed throughout the program. Your portfolio will demonstrate your proficiency in a range of data science skills required for model optimization and strategic decision thinking in organizational contexts.
Vivek is affiliated with the Operations Management group and the Operations Research Center (ORC) at MIT Sloan School of Management... More info
Robert’s primary research interests are in convex optimization, computational complexity and related computational science, convex geometry, large-scale nonlinear optimization, and related mathematical systems... More info
Retsef’s research focuses on the design of analytical data-driven decision support models and tools addressing complex business and system design decisions under uncertainty in areas such as health and healthcare management, supply chain, procurement and inventory management, revenue management, pricing optimization, and logistics... More info
Rama’s research and teaching interests focus on the application of data science and machine learning techniques to problems in industry and the creation of intelligent products and services created by the algorithmic use of data... More info
Vivek is affiliated with the Operations Management group and the Operations Research Center (ORC) at MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on the development of new methodologies for large-scale dynamic optimization under uncertainty, and the application of these methodologies to the design of practical revenue management strategies across various industries, from airlines and retail to online advertising. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science as a co-editor of data science, Operations Research, and the Informs Journal on Optimization.
Vivek received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. During his time in industry, he served as co-founder/CTO at Celect, a predictive analytics start-up acquired by Nike. Vivek also serves on several technology start-up advisory boards and has experience in quantitative finance and private equity.
Robert’s primary research interests are in convex optimization, computational complexity and related computational science, convex geometry, large-scale nonlinear optimization, and related mathematical systems.
Robert has served as co-editor of Mathematical Programming and as associate editor of several optimization and operations research journals. He received the Longuet-Higgins Prize in computer vision (2007) and numerous MIT teaching and education awards in conjunction with the MBA core course and textbook Data, Models, and Decisions: The Fundamentals of Management Science, co-authored with Dimitris Bertsimas.
Robert received his BA in Mathematics from Princeton University and MS and PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University.
Retsef’s research focuses on the design of analytical data-driven decision support models and tools addressing complex business and system design decisions under uncertainty in areas such as health and healthcare management, supply chain, procurement and inventory management, revenue management, pricing optimization, and logistics.
Retsef is the recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development award, the 2008 INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, the 2013 Daniel H. Wagner Prize, and the 2016 Harold W. Kuhn Award.
Retsef received a BA in mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) in 2001 and a PhD in operations research from Cornell University in 2005.
Rama’s research and teaching interests focus on the application of data science and machine learning techniques to problems in industry and the creation of intelligent products and services created by the algorithmic use of data.
Rama has over two decades of experience as a data science entrepreneur and tech executive. He has founded or served as a senior executive in four software companies that have been acquired by technology giants such as Oracle, Salesforce, and Demandware. He remains an active member of the start-up space as an advisor, angel investor, and board member.
Rama holds a BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and MS and PhD degrees from MIT.
Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants and 36 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This program is graded pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.Download Brochure
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The video lectures and assignments are accessible weekly throughout the program. In the event you miss a live session, a recording will be made available.
Faculty video lectures are recorded, allowing you to watch these on your own schedule. However, participation in optional live sessions and discussion boards is highly encouraged. Live sessions will give you the opportunity to draw on the coding experience of our industry-experienced program leaders to answer your questions and help reach your learning goals. The discussion boards are also an integral part of the learning experience, giving you and your peers the opportunity to learn together and receive guidance from the moderators.
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More than 300,000 participants across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.
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