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CS50's Computer Science for Business Professionals

Provided by Harvard University (HarvardX)
2–6 hours
per week, for 6 weeks

$90 USD for a certificate of completion

This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals.

Before you start

  • No prerequisites.
Course opens: Jan 4, 2018
Course ends: Dec 31, 2019

What you will learn

  • computational thinking
  • programming languages
  • internet technologies
  • web development
  • technology stacks
  • cloud computing


This is CS50’s introduction to computer science for business professionals, designed for managers, product managers, founders, and decision-makers more generally. Whereas CS50 itself takes a bottom-up approach, emphasizing mastery of low-level concepts and implementation details thereof, this course takes a top-down approach, emphasizing mastery of high-level concepts and design decisions related thereto. Through lectures on computational thinking, programming languages, internet technologies, web development, technology stacks, and cloud computing, this course empowers you to make technological decisions even if not a technologist yourself. You’ll emerge from this course with first-hand appreciation of how it all works and all the more confident in the factors that should guide your decision-making.

Meet your instructors

David J. Malan
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
Harvard University
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