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roles don’t need to know technical skills since they can outsource programming to a development team, but this is an outdated and dangerous way of thinking.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 the past year, and continues to grow at a staggering pace.
(Source: Emsi employment data)
According to a Bloomberg report, the language Citigroup wants its incoming investment bank analysts to know is Python.
(Source: Bloomberg report)
Watch this short overview program video for Python for Managers (Online) to meet Professors Mattan Griffel and Daniel Guetta. They will tell you how this program can help you communicate more effectively with technical teams, get value from data, and reach fluency in Python, the fastest-growing and most popular programming language.
Watch this video to see if you’re a good match for the Python for Managers (Online) program, which requires no experience in programming. Anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient in analyzing data to make better decisions or has outgrown Excel spreadsheets could be a good fit.
"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."
Faculty Co-Director; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Decision, Risk, and Operations, Columbia Business School Executive Education
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.
(Source: Emsi data 2019)
Python for Managers 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.
For full details of the curriculum, please download the brochure.Download Brochure
This New York restaurant group has eateries across New York City and Boston with a decidedly locavore flavor. They are rethinking every aspect of creating a meal from seed to service. Their mission is to embrace a deeper connection to our food system, supporting minority-run and small-scale farms along the way. They even started their own farm operations in upstate New York as a way to deeply understand the demands of the entire supply chain.
In one year alone, they purchased over 2 million pounds of produce from their 65 local farms. Do you think that creates a lot of data to analyze? Yes it does, in fact, using the restaurant data of more than 2.5 million sales transactions, you’ll apply your new-found Python skills to address some fundamental business questions such as:Read more
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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Decision, Risk, and Operations
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...Read More
Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Decision, Risk and Operations;
Director Center for Pricing and Revenue Management and Business Analytics Initiative
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...Read More
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School Executive Education and one day towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.Learn more
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