Summer 2023 Decision, Risk & Operations Management B7154 section 001

Python for MBAs

Call Number 12427
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Sunny Israni
Charles R Guetta
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description From the ads that track us to the maps that guide us, the twenty-first century runs on code. The business world is no different. Programming has become one of the fastest-growing topics at business schools around the world. This course is an introduction to business uses of Python for MBA students.

In this course, we’ll be learning how to write Python code that automates tedious tasks, parses and analyzes large data sets, interact with APIs, and scrapes websites. This might be one of the most useful classes you ever take.

Required Course Material
Students must have a laptop that they can bring to class – Mac or PC is fine, as long as your operating system is up to date (at least Windows 10 and Mac OS 11).
This course does not require a textbook. (Optional Reading: Python for MBAs, Griffel and Guetta)
Any required readings will be provided via Canvas.
Slides and files will be uploaded to Canvas after each class.
Students will need to complete an introductory Python class (https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/courses/152704) and pass the Basic Python Qualification exam (https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/courses/python#basic_qual) before the first day of classes.
Web Site Vergil
Department Decision, Risk and Operations
Enrollment 29 students (50 max) as of 3:05PM Friday, April 12, 2024
Subject Decision, Risk & Operations Management
Number B7154
Section 001
Division School of Business
Open To Business
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232DROM7154B001