Ireland: DBS partners with Metis

Published 18/02/2019

Ireland’s largest independent college, Dublin Business School, has partnered with data science training provider Metis on the college’s first internationally delivered online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis’s New York data science experts.

Part of DBS’s new Master of Science Degree in Data Analytics, the 12-week module was custom built by Metis to teach students how to use machine learning techniques and skill-sets to achieve business goals.

“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for tech multinationals”

One of the first of its kind in Ireland, the master’s degree program is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education.

All Metis boot camp and corporate training programs are designed and taught by data science practitioners, and Metis alumni in the US have gone on to work at companies including  IBM, Spotify, Tumblr, Facebook, Deloitte and Apple.

Officially launched in January 2019, the first Machine Learning module cohort of thirty students includes learners from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Turkey. International students who receive master’s degrees from DBS are eligible to live and work in Ireland for two years.

“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for technology multinationals, so the demand for data science expertise in the city is accelerating,” said Deborah Berebichez, chief data scientist at Metis.

“As Metis expands internationally to cities where data science talent is needed, we’re not losing sight of what we do best: providing dynamic, engaging learning experiences taught by top practitioners in the field.”

Executive Dean of DBS, Andrew Conlan-Trant added that they are “pleased to commence this very exciting collaboration with Metis”.

“The experience for students is hugely enhanced by bringing the deep expertise of Metis into the DBS classroom, and live online delivery has a very positive impact on engagement in the class,” he said.

“This is a real example of the strength of Kaplan’s scale and breadth and the benefit it delivers to students.”

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