Data Science for Leaders (Classroom)

  • USD 4,900

  • classroom only
  • United States (Berkeley) |
  • Date not specified
  • Certificate

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.

Program Benefits


  • Choose from a wide variety of programs and topics based on your unique learning needs to achieve a strong general management foundation
  • New online programs provide even more flexibility so you can learn from home with classmates from around the globe
  • Take the full three years to complete or schedule programs closer together to complete in less time


  • Be the first to hear about special promotions for program offerings in our open enrollment portfolio
  • 15% discount on future eligible future Berkeley Executive Education programs
  • 30% discount on eligible future programs after completion of your Certificate of Business Excellence
  • Get an email forwarding address


  • Ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region
  • Join the private, invitation-only Berkeley Haas Alumni LinkedIn group
  • Invitations to the annual Berkeley Haas Alumni Conference
  • Attend select Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Executive Education Networking events opened to the COBE community


  • One-year complimentary digital subscription to the California Management Review
  • Receive the Berkeley Haas Alumni emailed newsletter
  • Access to Haas Insights – Latest research and thought leadership from Industry speakers and faculty
  • Subscribe to the Berkeley Haas Alumni Jobs e-Newsletter with latest job postings from distinguished employers

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

Who Should Attend

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. 


Lucas W. Davis
Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor Economic Analysis and Policy | Energy Institute | Sustainability
Jonathan Kolstad
Associate Professor | Egon & Joan Von Kaschnitz Distinguished Professorship Economic Analysis and Policy | Graduate Program in Health Management

*Program faculty is subject to change


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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