Data Science for Decision-Makers

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Data Science for Decision-Makers

Course Description

Demystify data science to drive strategic decisions. This introductory course guides executives through the data science pipeline, from collecting and cleaning data to extracting actionable insights.  Lead discussions, ask strategic questions, and harness data’s full potential for informed decision-making. Elevate your leadership with practical data science expertise to adapt and innovate in today’s data-driven landscape.

Course Content

TOPIC – Introduction

  • Data Science Introduction
  • Decision-Making with Data

TOPIC - Application

  • Use Case Review
  • Create/Update Personal Use Case

TOPIC - Next

  • Review of Adjacent Topics
  • Assessment


Requirements & Materials



  • Basic familiarity with data concepts.
  • General understanding data categorization and prioritization.  



Required (student must provide) 

  • Laptop

Provided (student will receive)

  • Digital Course handouts, available for download on Canvas LMS


Who Should Attend

This course is designed specifically for senior decision-makers, including executives, managers, and leaders across various industries. It is tailored to individuals who do not have a technical background in data science but are responsible for making strategic decisions within their organizations that can benefit from data-driven insights. 

What You Will Learn

  • Data Science Hierarchy of Needs: You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Data Science Hierarchy of Needs, a structured framework that outlines the key stages of data processing, from data collection to actionable insights.
  • Foundational Data Science Principles: Gain basic data science principles for effective engagement with data professionals.
  • Impactful Analytic Use Cases Identification: Identify high-impact analytic cases for aligned data-driven strategies.  
  • Effective Communication with Data Teams: Gain practical data science knowledge and skills for clear communication with data professionals.  
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Enhance strategic decision-making with practical data science knowledge.  
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How You Will Benefit

  • Gain confidence in making data-backed decisions using the Data Science Hierarchy of Needs and core data science principles (Data-Driven Decision-Making).
  • Bridge the gap between decision-makers and data professionals, ensuring projects align with strategic goals (Effective Collaboration).  
  • Spot impactful analytic use cases that extract greater value from your organization’s data investment and help drive innovation (Opportunity Identification).
  • Strengthen leadership skills with a practical data science foundation, guiding teams towards data-informed excellence (Enhanced Leadership).
  • Stay ahead in today's data-driven business landscape, adapting to our ever-evolving, technology-mediated enterprises and economies (Competitive Advantage).  
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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