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Key Capabilities in Data Science

UBC Certificate

  • Online
  • $2,685

In today’s data-focused world, data science is proving to be one of the most interesting, lucrative and versatile career paths to pursue. Understanding the principles of data science and knowing how to use data analysis techniques is a valuable skill set applicable to a wide range of professions and sectors.

Developed and taught by instructors from the UBC Master of Data Science program, Key Capabilities in Data Science is a 150-hour online program that provides you with a solid foundation in data science combined with hands-on experience applying data analysis to real-world cases. Learn how to analyze and interpret data to inform strategies and make smart data-driven business decisions.

If you’re interested in specific programming skills, you might consider Introduction to Systematic Program Design in Python. Use this table to compare these programs to find the one that best suits your skills and career goals.

  • Format: 100% online and facilitator/instructor supported with virtual office hours
  • Duration: Three to four courses of seven to nine weeks each, approximately 50 hours per course
  • Cost: $895 per course, $2,685 for the program
  • Prerequisite course: Programming in Python for Data Science

Program details

key capabilities in data science student, juan.

I wanted to learn more about data science to complement my current role and expand my opportunities. I’ve learned a lot, refreshed some basics and connected with professionals.

Juan, Student, Key Capabilities in Data Science

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