Data Science for Leaders

Data Science for Leaders

Harness the Power of Data and Technology
An immersive boot camp with a blend of lectures, case studies, laboratory practice, and panel discussions.
Analyze problems from your organization and derive data-driven solutions.
Learn directly from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

About the Program

Data Science for Leaders equips senior executives with the aptitude to harness data science and business analytic insights to inform business decisions, strategy, execution, and more effective organizational leadership. Executives need to possess this critical and evolving knowledge foundation to optimally leverage the information produced for and by their data science teams in delivering business solutions based on analytic insights.

Uniquely designed for the demanding schedule of senior executives, Data Science for Leaders moves participants through a three-day applied, intensive, boot camp which includes a mix of lectures, case studies, laboratory practice, and panel discussions.

Esteemed Haas faculty, Lucas Davis and Jonathan Kolstad, lead senior executives through the process of learning and applying the leadership principles behind the applications of data science methods. At the forefront of the nexus between data science and business analytics, Professors Davis and Kolstad draw on their robust research and industry engagement to define the capabilities, challenges, and decisions executives must make every day in leading an organization.

Harness the Power of Data and Technology
Make data-driven decisions and solve business problems using the power of data and technology
Create Value for the Organization with Data Science
Leverage data science to create and implement business strategies
Improve your Organization’s Business Processes
Use data analytics and its application to improve business processes
Drive Business Improvement
Examine how to anticipate organizational needs and drive business improvement through data science future trends

Program Dates

Program Topics

The Data Science for Leaders program curriculum covers the following topics:

Topic 1 |
Data Science Foundations

Topic 2 |
Using Big Data to Make Better Decisions

Topic 3 |
Business Applications of Data Analytics

Topic 4 |
Analytics-Based Strategy

Topic 5 |
Future Trends of Data Science

Topic 6 |
Challenges and Opportunities of Utilizing Data Science

Topic 7 |
Drive Organizational Goals with Data Science

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Who It's For

Leaders who must engage with data scientists across their organization by drawing on a strong conceptual understanding of how data science should be utilized as a senior leader and decision-maker. Executives without a deep background in data science and business analytics, and who have minimal technical expertise, are strongly encouraged to attend. 

 A group of colleagues or team can greatly benefit from attending this program together. 

Cost & Features

Program Fee
  • Three-day immersive program  
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Practical application
  • Highly interactive environment 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Data Science for Leaders Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Three Days
Strategy & Management

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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