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Data Science Essentials

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Online Short Course

Harness the power of data science to transform your business. 
No coding experience required. 

6 weeks, excluding orientation

Weekly modules, flexible learning

8-10 hours per week, entirely online

The ability to design and implement a data science project for your organization with a focus on real-world application.

An understanding of how to use data analytics to solve business challenges.

A certificate from the UC Berkeley School of Information. 

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Upon Completion of this Course, You’ll Have: 

This UC Berkeley School of Information online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals and benefit from the opportunity to:

An Online Education That Sets You Apart

Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life 

Enjoy a personalized online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

 Gain relevant skills and experience from a team of faculty and industry experts as you learn online

Your Faculty Director

Ed Fine is an experienced data scientist developing cutting edge technical solutions to data intensive problems. He specializes in developing creative, actionable, and analytical insights in results-driven environments, some of which include fintech, retail and search. Using statistical and machine learning methods, Fine’s work focuses on producing reasoned solution tailored to the problem and the industry. A large part of his career centers around communicating challenging technical concepts to a broad audience from engineers and software architects to clients and the broader public. 

Ed Fine is an experienced data scientist developing cutting edge technical solutions to data intensive problems. He specializes in developing creative, actionable, and analytical insights in results-driven environments, some of which include fintech, retail and search. Using statistical and machine learning methods, Fine’s work focuses on producing reasoned solution tailored to the problem and the industry. A large part of his career centers around communicating challenging technical concepts to a broad audience from engineers and software architects to clients and the broader public. 

Faculty Director, Data Scientist and Consultant

Edward Fine

Edward Fine

Faculty Director, Data Scientist 
and Consultant

Module 1:
Principles of data science

Module 2:
Data science processes, impact, and functions

Module 1:
Principles of data science 


Module 2:
Data science processes, impact, 
and functions


Module 3:
Modern applications of data science


Module 4:
Building a data science team


Module 5:
Measuring the success of data science projects


Module 6:
Digital transformation strategies

Module 5:
Measuring the success of data science projects

Module 6:

Digital transformation strategies


Course Curriculum 

Module 3:
Modern applications of data science

Module 4:

Building a data science team

A certificate from the UC Berkeley School of Information.