Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science

Who Is This Diploma Designed For?

With respect to the growth and demand for data scientists, insights collected by Glassdoor and
Forbes
predict that there will be a 28 percent increase in the demand for data scientists by 2020, with an average salary of over US $100,000. Data scientist has been ranked as the best job in the USA on Glassdoor consecutively for the last three years.
Data science is an interdisciplinary field. Data scientists need to be curious and results-oriented, with exceptional industry-specific knowledge and communication skills that allow them to explain highly technical results to key stakeholders to drive strategic decision making in the organization.

We are unable to comment about the specific details of diplomas from other providers. We would encourage you to list the things you are looking for in a diplomas and then compare our diploma with other providers’ diplomas. We have listed some of the parameters our learners have found relevant:

Attributes EMERITUS Benefit
Type SPOC (Small Private Online Course) — typically cohorts of 150 people with individualized attention
Delivery Fixed start and end dates
Duration Nine months
Support
  • Dedicated support for academic and non-academic queries.
  • Follow-up to nudge you along to completion.
  • Discussion board to debate and learn with the cohort
Content
  • 20 application projects
  • 1 capstone project
  • 20 discussions
  • 10 live classes
Grading All quizzes and assignments are graded
Learning Outcome
  • Refresher data management tools such as Python, relational databases, and data extraction and cleaning tools
  • Exploratory data analysis techniques such as statistical distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, and data visualization using numpy and pandas
  • Regression techniques such as linear, logistic, step-wise, and non-linear regression
  • Classification techniques, such as dimensionality reduction, Naïve Bayes, and K-means
  • Text mining, clustering, decision trees, time series analysis, and linear optimization
Faculty Vineet Goyal: Professor Vineet Goyal has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to Columbia, he spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the Operations Research Center at MIT.
Hardeep Johar: Hardeep Johar received an MA in Economics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He received a PhD in Information Systems from NYU Stern School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, Johar has worked as a quantitative trader at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank, at a tech startup (MSpoke), and has taught at NYU Stern School of Business and the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.
Diploma Fee USD $3,000
Credential Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science from EMERITUS

After you complete your Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science, you can take any one of the following courses:
Applied Machine Learning: This course teaches you the essential statistical tools and methods and computer algorithms that can help you create models that can analyze vast amount of data to predict outcomes that can be immensely useful for your personal and business ventures alike. By working on real-life application projects, you also acquire the knowledge of how different algorithms are used in different kinds of industry scenarios.
Applied Artificial Intelligence: This course teaches you the essentials of creating intelligent systems. Starting with the foundation of AI, this course teaches you the tools and techniques that make a system intelligent — search techniques, machine learning algorithms to group data points or split datasets to find insights, finding fast and optimal solutions to highly complex problems bound by real-world constraints, and deciding the best logical course of action to achieve its goal.

The concepts and models taught in the diploma covers both B2C and B2B business models. The application projects such as housing price prediction, human activity recognition, and credit card fraud detection are some of the B2B business models. We urge you to participate in the discussions, contextualize the topic under discussion, and ask pointed questions to understand why and how a tool or an algorithm will apply in a B2B context.

Yes, all the concepts are relevant to businesses of all sizes. We use examples of large companies since these are easy for everyone to relate to. However, the frameworks and concepts are applicable to smaller businesses, too. Keep in mind that large companies were also small companies once, who grew owing to their successful strategies.
We urge you to participate in the discussions, contextualize the topic under discussion, and ask more pointed questions to understand why and how a framework or strategy will apply in a smaller company.

Yes, the frameworks and concepts we teach are not specific to an industry or business. Each application project is just one way of using a specific algorithm or tool. As numerous examples illustrate, data science concepts find their application in various other domains as well.
We urge you to participate in the discussions, contextualize the topic under discussion, and ask more pointed questions to understand why and how a framework or strategy will apply in a specific industry.

Generally, professionals in the following roles are most likely to derive the maximum benefit from the diploma:

  • CXO/Chief Data Officer
  • Product/Project Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Database Engineer

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Diploma fee: USD 3,000Application Fee: (Non-Refundable) USD 50 Application deadline: 4 September 2019
Diploma commences: 5 September 2019Duration: 9 Months, Online

APPLICATION DETAILS

Diploma fee: USD 3,000
Application Fee: (Non-Refundable) USD 50 
Application deadline: 4 September 2019
Diploma commences: 5 September 2019
Duration: 9 Months, Online

GET PROGRAM INFO

Take the first step to a Global Education

Your details will not be shared with third parties. Privacy Policy

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Diploma fee: USD 3,000Application Fee: (Non-Refundable) USD 50 Application deadline: 4 September 2019
Diploma commences: 5 September 2019Duration: 9 Months, Online

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