Practical approach to Data Science and Machine Learning 

You will learn to create your own predictive algorithms to perform data analysis, machine learning, classification and regression tasks. You will learn the basic concepts and tools needed to execute Data Science projects and you will complement your theoretical knowledge with laboratory work in which you will put into practice all the concepts learned.

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analysis
Next edition
Classes start
07 April, 2021
Program ends
28 April, 2021
Schedule
Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Total length of the course: 16 h
Language
Spanish
Modality
On-campus
ECTS credits
2
Price
1200 €

The data generated by our society is the oil of the 21st century and its potential, if properly exploited, can generate great benefits. 

There is currently a great demand for professionals and data scientists who know how to analyse the data sets of companies and institutions with the aim of generating new knowledge and launching new strategic projects.

Companies, from multinationals to startups, dedicate a large part of their efforts to extracting knowledge from the data they generate to optimize their processes.

Data Science offers a response to this need to interpret large volumes of data and brings together knowledge from different disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, computing and the business perspective. 

This Executive Education Course integrates all these areas in a very practical way in order to effectively consolidate the knowledge that will allow you to grow professionally in the world of Data Science.

Why choose this program

01

Learn to create your own predictive algorithms to analyse data

You will learn to perform data analysis, machine learning, classification and regression tasks; and you will learn the concepts and tools needed to execute Data Science projects.

02

Learning by doing

You will complement your theoretical knowledge with laboratory work in which you will put into practice all the concepts learned.

03

Executive training

Spread over four afternoons, enabling you to gain in-depth knowledge about Data Science without neglecting your professional obligations.

04

High-level networking

Grow your network of professional contacts with high level executives.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at professionals or graduates who want to start out in the world of Data Science so they can gain knowledge of this discipline and execute mid-level difficulty projects.

Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

This Executive Education Course in Practical approach to Data Science and Machine Learning combines lecturer presentations with student participation.

It takes a theoretical-practical approach, to facilitate learning, make it fun and encourage participant interaction, student-to-student and student-to-lecturer.

Introduction to Data science

What is Data Science? Workflow. Tools.
Examples of application in various fields.
Practical session: basic analysis of a data set in Python.

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)

First steps in the analysis of a data set: statistics, correlation, graphical data analysis.
Data preparation and cleaning.
Practical session: EDA and data cleaning in Python.

Machine learning

Introduction to Machine Learning: supervised and unsupervised.
Review of the most used algorithms for classification and regression.
Practical session: training machine learning algorithms in Python.

Hands-on Data Science

Practical session: development and presentation of a complete Data Science project in Python.

Qualification obtained

Upon passing the Executive Education Course in Practical approach to Data Science and Machine Learning, you will receive an official certificate from UPF Barcelona School of Management endorsed by the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University, the top ranked university in Spain and Latin America (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020).

Faculty

Academic directors

Ana Maria Freire Veiga

Postdoctoral Contract UPF

Methodology

The Executive Education courses combine content that is key for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.

01.

Collaborative learning and real case studies

The diversity of student profiles enriches learning through a shared and interdisciplinary perspective. An integrative learning approach is used in the classroom, in which the active participation of all students is promoted in the form of dialogue and exchange of ideas for the resolution of various real case studies.

02.

Practical approach

The program has a theoretical base, taught by lecturers, complemented with practical experience acquired in class through real business case studies.

03.

Executive vision

We take full advantage of the time available, concentrating valuable learning within a few hours, in accordance with the demands of our participants, who hold positions of great responsibility in important companies.

Evaluation

Evaluation consists of following the sessions and practical case studies worked on in class.

Tools

The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

Personalized, interdisciplinary, and based on management as a practical resource for bringing ideas to life.

Professional Future

Executive Education training combines fundamental content for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.

Student profile

The Executive Education Course participants are professionals with a relevant career history. 

The diversity of profiles and sectors represented in Executive training at UPF-BSM contributes added value to the learning experience. It consists of directors, CEOs, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, consultants and heads of teams, areas and departments.

35

Average age

10

Average years of professional experience

Career opportunities

This Executive Education program will provide you with the necessary knowledge to exercise executive and Director/Management functions.


  • CEO, Board of Directors or General Management of companies and organizations of any kind.
  • Team or Department manager.
  • Strategic consultant.
  • Management positions in any of the functional areas of a company: marketing, finance, human resources, production, etc
  • Entrepreneur with your own project, thanks to the broad business vision provided to ensure its success.
  • Intrapreneur: entrepreneur of projects within your organization.

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

Our Executive Education Courses are aimed at professionals in or seeking management positions and looking to acquire or recycle essential knowledge for their executive professional development.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

Grants, scholarships and financing

Grants and discounts

External financial aid

A large number of external entities and institutions offer financial aid options to students who want to enrol on one of our master programs and postgraduate courses.

 

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

Practical approach to Data Science and Machine Learning