Online Short Courses

Online short courses are aimed at business leaders, professionals, and managers interested in maximizing their team productivity and leveraging cutting-edge data-centric tools and techniques in their business.

Short course registration is available to all, without applying to the University of California or to I School degree programs. Short course credits cannot be applied to I School degree programs.

Data Science Essentials

As global organizations become more technology-focused and data-driven, professionals and leaders need to interpret large amounts of data and use relevant insights to solve problems and inform solutions. The Data Science Essentials online short course from the UC Berkeley School of Information equips you with the tools to lead your team and organization towards data-driven solutions to business challenges. No prior programming experience is required.

The course is geared towards both managers and professionals wanting to develop an understanding of how data science can be harnessed to drive value in their organization. Led by UC Berkeley faculty at the I School, this course focuses on non-technical skills such as data science project implementation and management in order to complement your decision-making abilities.

Earn a certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Information and be empowered to:

  • Understand the field of data science and how it can be harnessed to drive value, improve resource efficiencies, and accelerate business outcomes
  • Make informed decisions regarding data science and its impact on your business
  • Identify and address the challenges associated with data science, particularly in large organizations
  • Recognize data science techniques and ask the right questions about processes
  • Establish a team capable of delivering results through data science projects

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Machine Learning

Machine learning has the ability to process vast quantities of data, and develop more intelligent algorithms to enhance business scalability and improve operations. As organizations search for ways to gain a competitive edge, machine learning could be the answer to driving innovation.

Implementing this disruptive technology successfully, as part of a comprehensive digital strategy, requires an understanding of the impact it can have on your business. The Machine Learning online short course from the UC Berkeley School of Information aims to equip you with the skills needed to build sustainable and ethical machine learning practices within your organization. Gain practical operational insight into machine learning and its applications through case studies with guidance from I School faculty. Learn to bridge the gap between technical and business-oriented teams, through communication and collaborative partnerships. No prior programming experience is required for this course.

Earn a certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Information and be empowered to:

  • Recognize how machine learning can be used to address a problem in an organization
  • Leverage machine learning techniques to sort through data and optimize business operations
  • Investigate deep learning, and evaluate the relative cost and requirements of implementing machine learning applications in business
  • Communicate a machine learning strategy with your stakeholders
  • Establish how machine learning models can be integrated into production within your organization

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Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving beyond disruptive innovation into real-world application.

With the ability to enhance business decision-making, streamline organizational workflow, process automation, and solve practical problems, understanding the application of AI in business is essential.

The Artificial Intelligence Strategy online short course from the UC Berkeley School of Information equips you with a nuanced understanding of the practical impact AI can have, and how AI can be applied in your own organization. With a focus on real-world applications that address the pervasive advances of near-future AI, this course helps to recognize the opportunities and threats AI could present to your industry. Guided by industry experts, you’ll develop an effective strategy for implementation within your organization.

Earn a certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Information and be empowered to:

  • Assess the AI readiness of an organization
  • Create an AI strategy by focusing on both internal and external considerations
  • Apply strategic thinking to identify and address business needs
  • Gain insight into the value, risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with the implementation an AI strategy
  • Prepare for the future of AI, and create a future-proof plan for your organization

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Last updated:

June 19, 2020