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General Information

Target Group: Professionals and executives who want to continue their education in the field of data science, want to learn how to extract information from data, rethink and enhance data analysis procedures to prevent wrong decisions, and want to get to know important software used in the field of big data analytics. See our requirements for further information on the formal prerequisites.

Language of instruction: English (unless all participants understand German well enough, however, the course material itself will always be in English)

Application deadline: Application period opens in June 2024, subscribe our newsletter for updates.  

Note: The Data Science Certificate Program primarily focuses on teaching theoretical foundations and methods. However, it also includes some minor practical sessions and demos where basic knowledge of the statistical programming language R can be an advantage (in some practical sessions, we may additionally provide equivalent Python code; however, our primary emphasis remains on utilizing R). Therefore, if you lack basic proficiency in R or seek to refresh your skills, we advise either undertaking self-study to learn R or enrolling in a dedicated R course (e.g., Essential Data Science Training GmbH, a LMU Spin-off, offers a specialized R course before the beginning of every program).


Duration: The program consists of 9 lecture days (e.g., each from 09:00 to 17:00 in case of an in-person course) and one exam day.

Workload (estimated): 200 hours (including participation in lectures, preparation time, follow-up work, and for the exam).

LectureTopicSummer Term 2024
(in-person course)
Winter Term 2024/2025
(online course)
Application Deadline* 26.01.2024 ~ June 2024
0 R crash course (optional, separate booking required) 19.02.2024 tba
1 First Steps in Data Analysis 23.02.2024 tba
2 Statistical Foundations 01.03.2024 tba
3 Statistical Modeling 15.03.2024 tba
4 Large-Scale Data Science and AI 22.03.2024 tba
5 Unsupervised Methods 12.04.2024 tba
6 Supervised Machine Learning 1 19.04.2024 tba
7 Supervised Machine Learning 2 26.04.2024 tba
8 Supervised Machine Learning 3 03.05.2024 tba
9 Introduction to Deep Learning 17.05.2024 tba
10 Day of the Exam 07.06.2024 tba
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Participation Fee

We try to offer an in-person course in the first half of each year and an online course in the second half of each year. There is no mixed/hybrid format where participants can attend both in person and online.
In-person Course2
(regular price)
Online Course2
(regular price)
Course Fee (incl. Examination Fee) 6.500,00 € 5.200,00 €
Examination Fee1 650,00 € 520,00 €
Participation in the exam is only possible if you have already participated in our certification program. A failed exam can be repeated on the next possible regular date and a separate examination fee will be charged for each retest.
There is a 20% discount for LMU alumni and employees in public service, social, and scientific institutions. Proof is required, which has to be sent with your application via the registration form.
1,2 See also the Course Regulations (140 KByte) and our FAQ for further information.

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Course Regulations (140 KByte) 
Terms and Conditions (104 KByte)