From the University of Chicago Master of Science in Analytics

Machine Learning for Analytics MasterTrack™ Certificate

Master AI algorithms, data mining techniques, and predictive analytics. Solve real-world business problems using machine learning with the #3-ranked university in the U.S.

Enrollment is open! Secure your spot—class starts January 27, 2020.

Earn credit towards a Master’s Degree

This MasterTrack Certificate can qualify as credit towards your degree.

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Start Your Degree If you're admitted to the Master of Science in Analytics (MScA) at the University of Chicago, your MasterTrack™ Certificate will count towards your degree.

About this Online Certificate Program

Learn evidence-based decision making techniques.

Data analytics and data science positions are growing exponentially across a variety of industries. With this online certificate program, you’ll study at the graduate level to gain the knowledge you need to advance in your career.

You’ll learn to apply mathematical theory and decision making techniques that are vital to solving business problems through real-world projects designed by instructors from the University of Chicago. You’ll also benefit from graded instructor feedback and live sessions with groups of high-caliber peers.

By committing to online study for five months, you can earn the Machine Learning for Analytics MasterTrack Certificate and have the credentials in applied data science to land the job you want.

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    $4,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

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    Intermediate

    You should have undergraduate education or professional experience related to statistics, basic programming (Python), and linear algebra.

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    Hands-on projects

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    Make Progress Towards Your Degree

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What you will learn*

  • Build an analytical model and interpret the results
  • Conduct exploratory analyses via single-mode and multi-mode cluster analyses
  • Conduct predictive modeling via Logistic Regression, Multinomial Logit, Classification, and Regression trees
  • Perform exploratory and confirmatory analyses using Python
  • Recognize, describe, and apply a variety of statistical techniques for univariate and multivariate statistical analyses

    *Subject to change

Skills you will gain

  • Predictive Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Python Programming
  • Logistic Regression
  • Multinomial Logit
  • Regression Trees
  • Univariate and Multivariate Statistical Analyses
  • Feature Engineering
  • Globe

    100% online courses

  • Money

    $4,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

  • Intermediate Level

    Intermediate

    You should have undergraduate education or professional experience related to statistics, basic programming (Python), and linear algebra.

  • Layer

    Hands-on projects

  • Comment Dots

    English

  • Institution

    Make Progress Towards Your Degree

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What is a MasterTrack™ Certificate?

With MasterTrack™ Certificates, portions of Master’s programs have been split into online modules, so you can earn a high quality university-issued career credential at a breakthrough price in a flexible, interactive format. Benefit from a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live, expert instruction. If you are accepted to the full Master's program, your MasterTrack coursework counts towards your degree.

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Master’s Degree Learning

Take an online module of a Master's degree program that features live expert instruction and feedback combined with interactive team-based learning.

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Boost Your Career

Receive a university-issued MasterTrack Certificate from a top university that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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Build Your Portfolio

Demonstrate your skills through real-world projects and create work samples that help you stand out in your job search.

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Start Your Degree

If you are accepted to the full Master’s program, your completed coursework counts towards your degree.

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

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Live Global Webinars

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Feedback from Instructors and Experts

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Real-World Projects

4 Courses in this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Includes:

  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access
Start January 27, 2020

Statistical Thinking I: Foundations

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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

Overview: Projects in the UChicago Machine Learning for Analytics Program

You will generate real insights using data specifically gathered for this program about one of the largest income-generating operations in the United States: property taxes in Cook County, Illinois, which is the second-most populous county in the United States. The data are derived from existing public records, FOIA requests, and APIs. You will use statistical and machine learning techniques to answer real-world business challenges, and the results from your work may even directly affect the models that the Cook County Assessor uses to assess properties.

Project 1: Critical Analytics and Linear Modeling

What you will learn

  • Working with University of Chicago Data Cases
  • Basic data wrangling techniques
  • Applying Python
  • Exploratory data analytics with actual, applied data
  • Parametric statistical tests
  • Linear regression modeling
  • Thinking critically about the data, and deriving and reporting insights

Project 2: Advanced Modeling and Classification

What you will learn

  • Handling missing values
  • Data restructuring and transformations
  • Regression diagnostics
  • Advanced linear regression
  • Binary classification with logistic regression
  • Presenting insights on complex data
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Instructors

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    Austin L. Wright

    Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy

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    Greg Shakhnarovich

    Associate Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago and Associate Professor Part-Time in the Department of Computer Science

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MasterTrack™ Certificates are earned by completing a concatenation of graduate-level courses offered on the Coursera platform by some of the world's most elite universities. Those same universities may allow qualified, admitted students to apply earned MasterTrack™ Certificate credits towards related Master's degrees, leading to an affordable academic degree. Coursera does not grant academic credit, and does not guarantee that completion of a MasterTrack™ Certificate will result in academic credit; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer academic credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an academic institution.