Python for Managers (Online)
Python for Managers (Online)
According to Emsi employment data, monthly active postings for managers with Python skills have increased significantly, by 90% in the past year, and continues to grow at a staggering pace.
Python is designed to be easy to read while still being very powerful, which makes it a great language for beginners to learn. It’s the fastest-growing programming language out there and is becoming an integral part of many professions, from finance and insurance to technology, healthcare, retail, and ecommerce.
Columbia Business School Executive Education’s two-month online program — Python for Managers (Online) — is designed to get you off the sidelines and into the programming action. The program teaches you how to implement basic coding skills for practical business applications. Columbia Business School is at the nexus where technology and business merge.
The program is divided into two sections: part one is focused on fundamentals and part two is business applications. The curriculum includes mini challenges designed to give you hands-on coding practice. Ultimately, after taking this program, you will be able to organize and analyze data efficiently — by writing your own Python code.
With a focus on business application, the program includes opportunities to read and write scripts, work with simulated data from a case study on a New York restaurant group and executing a final project with real-world application. At the end of the program, you will be able to organize, aggregate, and analyze large amounts of data using Python.
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“There are two kinds of people: those who understand technology and those who don’t. People who understand technology can design and control the very structure of the world around them. People who don’t understand it are controlled by those who do.”
Mattan GriffelThe program's Faculty Co-Director
Hear from the faculty directors about the program.
You will emerge from Columbia Business School Python for Managers (Online) with the capacity to understand and utilize Python, fostering a renewed confidence in your decision-making abilities. It will accelerate your ability to have a real impact on your organization and serve as a springboard for your career.
The key takeaways of the program are:
- Learn the fundamentals of coding in Python with a focus on practical business applications
- Read and write scripts
- Learn to communicate effectively with programmers whether you hire, manage, or collaborate with them
- Build the capacity to organize and interpret data that extends far beyond Excel’s capabilities
- Learn how to combine multiple data sources for better insights
- Explore the practical applications of web scraping and APIs
Upon completion of this program, you will earn two credits towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.
A hybrid of Python fundamentals and hands-on learnings in the application of Python, this program teaches you how to connect to APIs, scrape data from websites, and access and analyze large volumes of data efficiently and effectively.
Python Fundamentals Part 1
- Review Evolution and Purpose of Python
- Understanding Your Development Environment
- Customizing Your Command Line and Practicing Command Line Prompts
- Start Building a Mental Map of Python Concepts
- Practice Coding with Basic Python Scripts
Professionals interested in learning practical coding skills that allows them to leverage large amounts of data they already have, or that they want to collect, in order to make better business decisions. No prior experience in programming is required.
Representative roles and titles may include:
- Product managers, growth hackers, business strategy managers, product marketing managers
- Risk managers, portfolio managers, high frequency traders
- Data analysts, data scientists, analytics managers and VPs
- Project managers
- Management consultants
- Anyone who has outgrown excel for data analysis
Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business
Decision, Risk, and Operations
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Columbia Business School
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