Data Science


Develop core data analytic skills, learn how to prepare a data science project, and even progress toward a degree in data sciences with the Data Science program series, offered through NC State Executive Education. Most of our programs are delivered in short sessions online, allowing participants to learn within their work context and take back key learnings and insights to address big data problems in their workplace.

The Data Science Series can be delivered as a unique corporate customized program or is also available in open class sessions to adapt to particular client needs. What truly sets our series apart from other available options are NC State’s world-class faculty and their real-world experiences to help you hit the ground. Our faculty team includes leading experts from the Computer Science department, Statistics and Mathematics department, and the Poole College of Management.

 

“This program is instrumental not only in changing how managers confirm decisions or adjust assumptions based on what the data is showing, but it has also helped our managers improve the conversations with their teams of data scientists. Getting to the correct problem and bringing clarity to the priorities through the key performance indicators confirms that analytic resources are leveraged most effectively.” – Pamela Webber, EDSO manager of Education Services at Cisco


Open Enrollment Programs:

 

DATA SCIENCE FOR LEADERS

So you want to be a data-savvy leader?!

You have heard of data science and big data, but how do you maximize the opportunities these present to solve complex business challenges with innovative data-driven solutions? Designed to provide managers with an understanding of how to define data science projects, the course provides an overview of data science tools and techniques, and gives guidance on managing/communicating with a team of data scientists. There are no expectations participants in this course should master the technical information themselves. You will become conversant in the field and design strategies for supporting your team’s data science projects. We present this course with a focus on managing data science project opportunities.

Continue your learning and immersion into data science! Data Science for Leaders Part II will build on the principals learned in Data Science for Leaders I with a concentrated focus on data science methods for customer and business intelligence leadership. In this course, you will continue the expansion of your tool kit with practical, hands-on, use-cases of data-guided customer and business analytics with visual and intuitive machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, and Probabilistic Reasoning. This course is taught in once a week two-hour blocks via live video by a highly experienced NCSU computer science faculty.

Part 1 – Wednesday, Nov 1 – Wednesday, December 13th

 – START: Nov 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

 – END: Dec 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

  • 5 week course, no class week of Thanksgiving, + 1 week for project readouts
Part 2 – Tuesday, January 9th – Tuesday, March 13th

 – START: Jan 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

 – END: Mar 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

  • 8 week course + 1 week for project readouts
 *Dates & times subject to change

PRACTICAL DATA SCIENCE:
Part 1 – This five (5) two-hour session course plus project readout aims to cover fundamental concepts and principles underlying data science using a practical, hands-on approach. The methodology spans the entire spectrum of the end-to-end data science within the Prescriptive Action Model (PAM).

Part 2 – This eight (8) two-hour session course aims to cover fundamental concepts and principles underlying customer and business analytics using the well-established methodologies in machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing (CC) and probabilistic reasoning (PR) under uncertainty.

Part 1 – Wednesday, Nov 1 – Wednesday, December 13th

 – START: Nov 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

 – END: Dec 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

  • 5 week course, no class week of Thanksgiving, + 1 week for project readouts
Part 2 – Thursday, January 11th – Thursday March 8th

 – START: Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

 – END: Mar 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

  • 8 week course + 1 week for project readouts

*Dates & times subject to change


Questions?

Want to learn more? Email Jamie Roseborough (jvrosebo@ncsu.edu) or Dr. Dan McGurrin (dpmcgurr@ncsu.edu).