The Harvard University is offering a free online course on CS50’s Computer Science for Business Professionals. This course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto.
This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals. This course is self-paced.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hours pw
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $90
Session: At your own pace
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty is engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge.
About This Course
This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals, designed for managers, product managers, founders, and decision-makers more generally. Whereas CS50it takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto.
Why Take This Course?
Students will emerge from this course with a first-hand appreciation of how it works and all the more confident in the factors that should guide your decision-making.
- Computational thinking
- Programming languages
- Internet technologies
- Web development
- Technology stacks
- Cloud computing
David J. Malan
David is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science Practice at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
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