About this Specialization

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Assemble the right team, ask the right questions, and avoid the mistakes that derail data science projects. In four intensive courses, you will learn what you need to know to begin assembling and leading a data science enterprise, even if you have never worked in data science before. You’ll get a crash course in data science so that you’ll be conversant in the field and understand your role as a leader. You’ll also learn how to recruit, assemble, evaluate, and develop a team with complementary skill sets and roles. You’ll learn the structure of the data science pipeline, the goals of each stage, and how to keep your team on target throughout. Finally, you’ll learn some down-to-earth practical skills that will help you overcome the common challenges that frequently derail data science projects.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 2 months to complete
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English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Spanish...
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 2 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Spanish...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

A Crash Course in Data Science

4.5
stars
6,493 ratings
1,231 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Building a Data Science Team

4.5
stars
2,903 ratings
396 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing Data Analysis

4.6
stars
2,714 ratings
372 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Data Science in Real Life

4.4
stars
1,994 ratings
235 reviews

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 2 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • A basic understanding of how data can be used in an industry, academic, or government environment.

  • We recommend that you take the courses in the following order: Crash Course in Data Science, Building a Data Science Team, Managing Data Analysis, Data Science in Real Life

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Upon completion, you will be qualified to lead a team of data scientists. You will know how to ask the right questions, recruit the right people, and manage the full team as you work through the entire data science pipeline. The skills you learn in this specialization will prepare you to harness the potential of the data scientists in your organization and deliver world-class analyses to your clients and stakeholders.

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