Professional & Online Education

In addition to short courses led by IDSS faculty and offered through MIT Professional Education, IDSS has partnered with MITx to offer both a 7-week online course in data analytics and the comprehensive, 16-month MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science.

Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions

Developed by eleven MIT faculty members at IDSS, this seven-week course, offered by MIT xPro, is especially designed for data scientists, business analysts, engineers, and technical managers looking to learn the latest theories and strategies to harness data.

3 Reasons You Should be Taking an Online Data Science Course

Not sure this course is for you? Download this sample case study on building a movie recommendation system to get a sneak peek of what’s included.

For a behind-the-scenes point of view, check out this interview with one of the course TAs:
Ask a TA: Everything You Need to Know About MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course

MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science

For a deeper dive in probability and statistics, data analysis, and machine learning, the MicroMasters offers a way to master the skills needed to solve complex challenges with data. Comprised of four online courses and a virtually proctored exam, the MicroMasters provides a professional credential and an accelerated path towards an MIT PhD or a Master’s at other universities.

MIT Professional Education Programs

Gain crucial knowledge and new skills from MIT faculty with programs offered by MIT Professional Education.

IDSS affiliated faculty are teaching the following courses:

Ethics of AI: Safeguarding Humanity
Instructors: Bernhardt L. Trout, Stefanie Jegelka
Dates: Sep 14 – 16, 2020

Applied Inclusive Business: Scaling Technology in Low-Income Markets
Instructor: Stephen Graves
Dates: Oct 26 – 30, 2020

Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory
Instructor: Jessika Trancik
Dates: Jun 14 – 16, 2021

Advanced Business Resiliency
Instructors: Steve Goldman, Dick Larson
Dates: Jun 21 – 25, 2021


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