WorldQuant University introduces Intro to Data Science Module

April 30, 2018
8-week program built in partnership with The Data Incubator

This morning WorldQuant University announced the pilot of our new Introduction to Data Science Module, an eight-week long course where students learn how to turn business metrics into valuable insights. The module was built in partnership with The Data Incubator, the leading fellowship program for training data scientists.

Our completely online and tuition-free module serves as the perfect springboard to a successful career in data science. Some students will find it has a multiplier effect in current positions. Others will find it is the ideal starting point on their journey toward earning an MSc in Financial Engineering from WorldQuant University.

In the module, students work with Python, pandas and Jupyter Notebooks to grasp the core data science tools and analytics skills that are most in-demand by employers. By the end of the course, students will be able to source data relevant to a business problem or task, summarize data in aggregate statistics and visualizations, and model trends to show insights and make practical business decisions. Graduates of the module receive a certificate of completion to celebrate and share their accomplishment.

The module is the latest program offered by WorldQuant University in an effort to expand access to most in-demand skills for the 21st century. 

“Expanding opportunity and access is about creating pathways for students to unlock their full potential,” said WorldQuant University Founder, Igor Tulchinsky. “We want to help our students close existing skills gaps, ensuring that opportunity is equally accessible to everyone.”

The pilot cohort is already well underway, with hundreds accepted into the program. Students who are interested in learning more about the program details and requirements can review them here. Those ready to apply can do so here

The Introduction to Data Science module runs quarterly, and the next cohort starts July 2, 2018. 




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