Data Science Bootcamp - The Program

Leverage data science to overcome challenges


The Data Science Bootcamp gives you the opportunity to work in the decade's hottest profession: Data Science. Data Scientists acquire, clean, structure, store, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data from diverse sources to answer complex business questions in a plethora of departments.


Before starting the Data Science Bootcamp, you will have some preliminary work to carry out to ensure the program begins as smoothly as possible. Once you have been formally admitted, you will have access to exercises in Python and others in math and statistics. We estimate that it will take an average of 15–20 hours to complete all the exercises, which must be submitted no later than two days before the program’s start date. In this way, we can ensure the faculty and management team is properly prepared to guide you during the program, allowing you to make the most out of this learning experience.

Python programming

This module is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of Python programming language from its syntaxes to coding tips and techniques for script optimization. You will understand the programming structures as this module provides the core coding foundation for you to excel in the rest of the Bootcamp. You will learn to code from scratch in intensive practice-only sessions using exercises and individual programming assignments.

Math and Statistics for Data Science

This module provides the mathematical foundation for the machine learning module as it covers the mathematical and statistical concepts that support data science and machine learning projects. The sessions in this module provide the theoretical knowledge in quantitative methods and statistical models that will complement the Python machine learning workshops. You will learn the statistical models to extract insights from data and the statistical tests to support your findings.

Machine Learning in Python

This module is designed to enhance an in-depth understanding of the practical knowledge in implementing the quantitative and statistical models that are part of the machine learning landscape in Python.

The machine learning classes will provide you with the hands-on training based on analyzing multiple data sets to take your data science and machine learning output to the next level.

Data Acquisition and Visualization

This module will enable you to complement your data analysis skills with the ability to acquire the data from different sources (from text files to Hadoop files and SQL databases) using Python scripts. Additionally, you will learn how to produce powerful and compelling visualizations using Python packages. Picking the right graph can be the difference between being an agent of change or an irrelevant analysis. You’ll learn how to represent data to highlight your work.

Communication and Data Storytelling

In today’s competitive world, having the technical proficiency to achieve success in the data science industry is not enough to mobilize an organization towards change. Crafting a strong narrative and effectively communicating your analysis is critical to get there. This module aims to complement your technical knowledge with the storytelling and communication skills required to maximize the impact of your data analysis.

Industry Visit

Industry visits are an essential part of the program—they provide you with firsthand knowledge of how international companies adapt their use of data science or machine learning to their day-to-day operations. You’ll hear from them directly as they demonstrate how theory is turned into everyday practice in the real business world. Below you can check out some of the multinational companies that came to visit and teach our students.
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  • Google | IE Exponential Learning
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Resilience: A key class of the Bootcamp that has nothing to do with Data Science

Meet Rodrigo, the professor of a popular course amongst students of the Bootcamp. His course on Resilience touches upon some of the key pillars on which is successful career (and life) are built, and is part of an ongoing effort by IE to continue to think outside of the box in order to maximize the success of its students.

Career Sessions

Are you ready to make huge strides toward redefining your career? Join our career sessions to learn how to present your best self in interviews when applying to data jobs, how to adapt your CV and cover letters to the industry, as well as discover the many other ways that we at IE University can help you advance your career.

First term

During the first term, the sessions will introduce you to developing your job-seeking skills, improving your CV and understanding the different types of assessments that companies use to hire employees:

  • Intro to Talent & Careers: Tools and Resources to Find a Job
  • Job Strategy: Getting in Top Jobs
  • Professional Branding: How to Get Headhunted Online
  • CV and Cover Letter Workshop
  • Online Assessments: Aptitude Tests, Personality Tests, Recruitment Games and Business Cases

Second term

In the second term, the sessions will focus more on helping you ace your interviews and respond to intricate questions. Not only that, but you will learn how to carry out real-world business cases and, most importantly, how crucial it is to network with people around you.

  • Hidden Job Market: Networking for the Right Contacts
  • Acing Interviews: Face to Face and Online
  • Assessment Center: Performance in Real Business Situations
  • Cracking Technical Interviews
  • Building your Tech Portfolio on GitHub

Third term

Finally, during the third term, the sessions will highlight the important information that you learned throughout the bootcamp. Furthermore, you will realize how important it is to make powerful connections and how they can help you search for your ideal job position.

  • Job Strategy II
  • Alumni Panel: Experiences & Networking


In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus in Madrid or online wherever you are.

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"I can truly describe this journey as challenging! Between Math & Stats, coding, exams, study, daily meetings with my teammates and the Capstone Project, the journey on this Data Science Bootcamp has been one of daily challenges. The learning curve is exponential! But that’s easy to explain: we have really good teachers, always open to answer all of our doubts."
"There is no more satisfying experience than getting out of your comfort zone to learn something new. We took a deep dive into the world of data, collaborating intensively with field experts knowing that we all contribute with our singular perspective and technical knowledge to shape a more efficient data driven future."
"Python and mathematical models and techniques are not easy to learn, but IE University gives you the necessary tools, methods and resilience to overcome all the difficulties, despite the intensity of the program."