Introduction to Data Science (grads)

The course enables participants to navigate the core themes in Data Science for Finance. overview of: Data and Analytics; Data Science Workflow; Ethics, Privacy and Risk – Tools and Methods: Scientific Method, Statistics and Machine Learning; Programming vs Non-Programming; Advanced Analytics Examples – Case Studies in Finance


Not intended to be a technical course — broad audience assumed with/without prior statistical knowledge

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to discuss the growth of data and data-driven methodologies and its application to business decision-making in general and the financial services world in particular.

Course Content

• Why has data science become such a hot topic?rn• Case studies: Data science in business (and finance in particular)rn• What kind of data is used?rn• What do data scientists (actually) do all day?rn• Overview of some example modelling methods, including interactive examplesrno Comparing statistical approaches versus machine learning approachesrno What about us? AI and machine learning vs humans in financern• The role of data science in our organisationrno Are we all data scientists now?rno Prototyping vs the end productrno Communication and compliance


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