The Data Science for Executives Professional Certificate Program on edX is designed to help learners master the foundations of data science and gain insight into the latest data science tools and applications. The program consists of three courses taught by a team of professors from Columbia University's Data Science Institute. Learners who successfully complete the program receive a certificate that they can share on their LinkedIn or CV.

The Professional Certificate Program consists of three courses:

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the Certificate Program?

  • The courses are self-paced. On average, learners take five weeks per course.

How much does it cost?

  • Learners can audit the courses for free, but to receive the Professional Certificate they must be enrolled as verified learners, which costs $312.30 for all three courses. Prices vary by course if you would like to receive a certificate of completion for only one course. 

Can I enroll in a single course and not the entire program?

  • Yes, you can enroll in a single course as an audit or verified learner. 

Are learners required to take the courses in a certain order?

  • Learners may take the courses in any order.

Do learners receive a certificate from Columbia University?

  • Learners receive a certificate from ColumbiaX on edX, not from Columbia University.

Do learners earn university credit for completing the Professional Certificate?

  • No university credit will be provided.