Keeping Up with the Quants

Take your data acumen up a notch as you begin to master algorithms and visualization techniques in practical challenges, which will also hone your all-round business skills.

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Core Course

Collaboration & Communication #2: Teamwork

This course builds on the skills developed in Communication & Collaboration 1, moving from exploring your personal impact to exploring team impact. You’ll focus on conflict resolution and negotiation and influencing organizational outcomes through team decision making.

Key topics & skills

  • Team Collaboration

  • Team Diversity

  • Team Problem Solving Tools

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Negotiation

  • Bias & Decision Making

Core Course

Computational Data Analytics With Python

Introduce Python and Pandas to different types of data and gain insights from it. Learn how to prepare data for analysis, perform simple statistical analysis, run and interpret regression.

Key topics & skills

  • Introduction to Pandas

  • Data Anomaly Detection & Treatment

  • Linear Correlation

  • Automated Variable Selection Techniques

  • Logistic Regression & Classification

Core Course

Data Visualization & Analysis

While data is critical for making well-informed decisions, how you present and analyze data to stakeholders can make the difference between a new or improved business model and a missed opportunity. This course covers the design concepts involved in visualizing and analyzing data for decision-makers. You’ll use market-ready tools to perform ETL processes and create storytelling using data visualization tools.

Key topics & skills

  • Tableau—Exploratory Data Analysis Using Visualization

  • Perception & Cognition—Evaluate Visualization Design Alternatives

  • Applying Data Transformations for Visualization (Aggregation, Filtering)

  • Domain Specific KPIs

  • Connecting With Different Audiences—Dashboards & Story

Core Course

Developing Business Acumen

Every department in a business relies on accurate, timely, and easily accessible information. You’ll get a broad overview of the impact and specific data applications essential for key departments. You’ll also learn the basic economics and value-creation of a company as well as the fundamental financial measures of success and financial health.

Key topics & skills

  • Data Systems Within an Organization

  • Operations, Marketing, Finance & Sales Oriented Systems, Key Functions & Decisions Supported

  • The Economics of the Business—Business Model & Value Chain

Core Course

Python for Data Analysts: Methods & Tools

As an analyst, you're expected to interpret meaning from messy data using statistics, programming, and domain knowledge. This course will help you learn the tools and techniques required to derive meaning from large datasets using Python as a foundation and applying statistical methods. You'll also learn programming design principles.

Key topics & skills

  • Fundamental Programming in Python

  • Code Review (Debugging & Feedback)

  • Dictionaries & Lists

  • Functions

  • Nested Loops & Logical Structures

Business Challenge

Business Challenge #2

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key topics & skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    February 16, 2023

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