Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions

Advance your Data Science Skills to solve business problems with this online program for professionals.

12 Weeks | Learn from MIT Faculty | Mentorship from Industry Experts

In collaboration with:

Great Learning

Why Join the Data Science and Machine Learning Program

Learn from renowned MIT faculty

  • Build industry-valued skills at your own pace with recorded video lectures
  • Curriculum designed by MIT leaders in computing and statistics

Personalized mentorship and support

  • Live mentorship and guidance from data science and machine learning practitioners on weekends
  • Collaborative yet personalized sessions in small groups

Practical, hands-on training

  • Work on 3 industry-relevant projects and 50+ case studies
  • Graded activities, assessments, and discussions on Great Learning forums

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The Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions program has a curriculum carefully crafted by MIT faculty to provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply data science techniques to help you make data-driven decisions. This data science professional certificate program has been designed for the needs of data professionals looking to grow their careers and enhance their data science skills to solve complex business problems. In a relatively short period, the program aims to build your understanding of most industry-relevant technologies today, such as machine learning to deep learning, network analytics, recommendation systems, graph neural networks, time series, ChatGPT and Generative AI. Hence, the program is best suited for learners with prior exposure to working with data using some tools and applying basic algorithms and methods.

Upon completing the program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from MIT IDSS and 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are a nationally recognized method of quantifying the time spent learning during professional development and training activities.

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Program Faculty


“Sincerely, I have taken several programs, but the experience from this program is simply different from multi-dimensional perspectives. I would recommend this program again and again to professionals who would like to upgrade their skills in Data Science and Machine Learning.”

Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel
Research Scientist, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

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