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Data Science Essentials

Data Science Essentials

Are you ready to kick start your career as business analyst? Join the new 8-day hands-on course Data Science Essentials, starting Thursday 7 November 2019.

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Why join the course Data Science Essentials?

What will you learn?

The goal of the course is to teach participants the practical and hands-on skills to conduct data science projects. We mainly focus on the practical and ‘hard’ skills like programming, statistics and machine learning, but will pay attention to the necessary soft skills as well. You will learn the key concepts for working with data and analytics techniques and grow the skills to efficiently run data science projects to answer the key questions of your business.

During this 8-day course you will acquire:

  • the ability to handle structured and unstructured data;
  • insights in judging the quality of data;
  • skills to perform analysis on data;
  • skills to report the results in a visual matter.

For whom?

This course is for business professionals who perform analyses of any form on data on a daily basis. The content is especially tailored to people who seek to get more from their data. A technical background or profound affinity is a prerequisite, since you will be learning a programming language and will be developing competences in advanced statistics. If you are not sure if your background fits the course, please contact us via

Dates and Fees

Schedule edition 1:

  • Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019
  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019
  • Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January 2020
  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March 2020

Times:   09.00 - 17.00

Fee: €6,500*

*UvA alumni receive a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-free.

Practical information

Location: Amsterdam Business School

Language: English

Certification: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam

PE hours: 56 PE hours for chartered accountants

Teaching staff

Data Science Essentials is designed by The Analytics Academy, a collaboration of the Amsterdam Business School with Ortec and Amsterdam Data Science. The lecturers from The Analytics Academy specialise in offering data science and business analytics education to a wide range of professionals in open and in-company programmes. They help organisations to grow and sustain knowledge at every stage of their data-driven development.


Do you have questions about this or other open programmes? Please contact:

Susan Nuijten
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0) 20 525 6134

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Data Science Essentials
Type Contract teaching
Mode Part-time
Credits 56 PE, 0 ECTS, 8 days
Language of instruction English
Starts in November