Data Science for professionals Level 3: Lead

Duration 1 year
Weekly workload 8 hours (class) + 8 hours (preparation)
Start date 21th of May 2021
Tuition fee 18,950 VAT exempt

Lead: Learn to execute and lead data science in your organization

Data science is changing what organizations do … What will be the impact on your organization? And on your career? What opportunities does it create, and how to seize them?

Lead is JADS’s complete, 1-year professional program, based on the dual perspectives of the universities of Eindhoven and Tilburg. It includes the Discover (Level 1) and Execute (Level 2) modules. You will work on a project in your organization, supported by JADS experts, so the benefits are not only for you, but spin off to your organization’s data-science effort.

After completion, you will be certified as a Certified Lead Data Scientist.

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What will you do

The 1-year program takes you from the basics to an advanced-level specialization that fits your personal career ambitions.

  • Level 1: Discover: introduction to data science, and foundational program in machine learning and data engineering. Theory of supervised and unsupervised learning, and their practical applications in a Python-based analytics environment.
  • Level 2: Execute: core program in data analytics, data engineering and data entrepreneurship. Community-specific modules, teaching the impact and applications of data science in a specific work domain.
  • Level 3: Lead Advanced-level program: privacy & data security, leadership & entrepreneurship, data quality, and new business models and innovation strategy.
  • Level 3: Lead Electives: students choose two elective courses on topics including advanced data architectures, data science and cognitive science, advanced machine learning & AI, and business analytics.
  • Level 3: Lead Boot camp: This two-day experience revolves around different teams and one data challenge to be solved, following the format of a hackathon. The team with the best solution wins!
  • Level 3: Lead Professional skills: Lectures and individual coaching in taking a leading role in the development of your organization’s data ambitions.

You walk away with

  1. All-round professional data-science expertise, both technical and concerning business impact.
  2. Mastery of in-depth technical skills in machine learning, data engineering and analytics, both theoretical and hands-on experience doing your own data project.
  3. Strategic view on how data and analytics reshape the professional field, and leadership skills to lead data-science initiatives delivering results. You are business savvy and know how to design a strategy for getting things done.
  4. A completed data-science project in your own organization, and a perspective and expert coaching on the development of your organization’s data ambitions.
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Things you will like

  • The JADS Community: upon entering your program, you will be part of the JADS Community of companies, students, startups, professionals, NGOs and academic staff, who all have a passion for data science. We organize network events, inspirational talks and many other activities. It’s also a market for finding business partners and expert help for a data challenge. The Community embodies our belief in the importance of life-long learning.
  • The Mariënburg, a former convent in the historical center of Den Bosch, is JADS’s home. It’s a welcoming, inspirational and atmospheric environment for life-long learning, with the former chapel functioning as the main auditorium, and the vast complex offering many surprising authentic details reminiscent of its former function.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching does not start from theory and technology, but from challenging assignments. Real challenges make learning motivating, helps to get your organization involved, and is a catalyst to achieving real impact. During the program, you complete three CRISP-DM data-science projects:

  • A stylized team assignment in the first 7 weeks.
  • A complex and realistic group assignment, supported by technical experts and the Communities’ Academic Directors.
  • A substantial project in your own organization, supervised and supported by JADS experts, and delivering real impact and creating value for the organization.

Do you fit the profile?

You have a HBO or WO degree and affinity with analytics and IT, and the ambition to learn basic programming skills. You have the ambition to grow in a more senior professional position, combining technical expertise with boundary-crossing skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, complex problem solving and critical thinking. You want to explore how you can contribute to implement a data driven approach to your organisation.

Data scientists are T-shaped professionals

The T shape visualizes the idea that a successful career is based on the combination of deep technical expertise (the vertical bar) and wide and broad boundary-crossing skills (the horizontal bar).

JADS’s Professional Program trains T-shaped data scientists, who master the technical skills of data engineering and data analytics, and who are also business savvy, understand how business models and strategies work, are able to manage data-science projects delivering results, and in general, know what it takes to get things done in large and complex organizations.

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What others say about Professional Education

I wanted to complement the successful completion of the Data Science for Professionals program at JADS with an internationally recognized Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certificate from INFORMS. I succeeded. The JADS ‘Professional Education program turned out to be an excellent basis for obtaining this globally renowned certificate.’

Chris – Dotnet

Background Pattern

Teaching in Covid times …

We’ve created a welcoming and warm online teaching environment, which we use as long as the covid situation prevents classroom teaching. Instructors and teaching technologies are adjusted to online teaching. We miss the friendly and inspirational atmosphere of our historic campus, but the teaching effectiveness of online course matches that of classroom teaching!

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