It is sometimes argued that people in business-oriented roles don’t need to know technical skills since they can outsource programming to a development team, but this is an outdated and dangerous way of thinking. Leaders and managers, including those with MBAs, don’t need to be taught to be full-blown programmers. They need to learn how technical concepts apply to business uses.
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. Consider these facts:
According to Emsi employment data, monthly active postings for managers with Python skills have increased significantly, by 90% in 2018, and continue to grow at a staggering pace.
According to a Bloomberg report, the language Citigroup wants its incoming investment bank analysts to know is Python.
Professionals interested in learning practical coding skills to leverage large amounts of data they already have, or that they want to collect, to make better business decisions will find this program valuable. No prior experience in programming is required.
The Python for Mangers (Online) program is ideal for participants from a wide range of industries and backgrounds including:
Python for Managers (Online) will help you build the capacity to organize large volumes of data and combine data from disparate sources so you can make better business decisions.
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On your journey to learning Python with Columbia Business School Executive Education, you’ll be in good company. Past participants come from a wide range of industries, job functions, and levels.
Representative Job Titles:
“The best parts of the course were the program content and the continued challenge exercises which help in getting some practice. The program videos are very well made and detailed which makes it easier to get a grasp on Python. Overall a great learning experience and well worth the effort.”
— Somdutta Sinha, Senior Data Scientist, Visa Middle East FZ LLC, United Arab Emirates
“The videos and assignments were a great way to put into practice what we had learned. Additionally, the final assignment was a great wrap up incorporating real-world scenarios.”
— Corinne Sosa, Senior Analytics Associate, Merkley+Partners, United States
“I wanted to tap into some large public data sets and web scrape sites through this program. By the time we were about halfway through the program, I was already beginning to tackle my dream project. So excited that this small step into Python has opened the door to so many applications in my current role.”
— Ryan Lane, Area Vice President - Strategy and Analytics, Gallagher, United States
“I am very interested in the part of mathematical models, I love the module on Pandas In Python.”
— Israel Lopez Vallejo, Fraud Analytics, Banco Azteca, Mexico
Mattan Griffel is an adjunct professor and Y Combinator-backed entrepreneur. A co-founder of One Month, which offers online bootcamps for coding, Professor Griffel has experience teaching business professionals who want to expand their technical skills. Forbes selected... More info
As a professor of business analytics and director of the Center for Pricing Revenue Management and Business Analytics Initiative, Daniel Guetta straddles both the Columbia Business School... More info
Mattan Griffel is an adjunct professor and Y Combinator-backed entrepreneur. A co-founder of One Month, which offers online bootcamps for coding, Professor Griffel has experience teaching business professionals who want to expand their technical skills. Forbes selected him as one of the 30 Under 30 in Education.
In addition to programming and code, Professor Griffel has taught entrepreneurship and online education. Among the companies he has advised are Pepsico, Bloomberg, GM, NYSE, and JP Morgan. He studied philosophy and finance at New York University, where he wrote his thesis on the metaphysics of consciousness.
As a professor of business analytics and director of the Center for Pricing Revenue Management and Business Analytics Initiative, Daniel Guetta straddles both the Columbia Business School and Columbia Engineering. He served as a data scientist and engagement manager at Palantir Technologies. In addition, he was a research scientist intern on the modelling and optimization team for Amazon.com.
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