WHO IT'S FOR
A Coding Book for Business People
From the ads that track us to the maps that guide us, the twenty-first century runs on code. The business world is no different. Programming has become one of the fastest-growing topics at business schools around the world.
This book is an introduction to programming with Python for MBA students and others in business positions who need a crash course. Drawing on years of experience providing instruction in this material at Columbia Business School as well as extensive backgrounds in technology, entrepreneurship, and consulting, Mattan Griffel and Daniel Guetta teach the basics of programming from scratch.
Written for business students with no previous coding experience and those in business roles that include coding or working with coding teams, Python for MBAs is an indispensable introduction to a versatile and powerful programming language.
Why Should Business People Learn Python?
"...in the past 12 months Google users in America have searched for Python more often than for Kim Kardashian"
The Economist, July 2018
"The New York-based bank is testing adding the classes to the curriculum after traders expressed interest in this type of continuing education, he said."
Bloomberg Business, June 2018
"JPMorgan Chase is putting hundreds of new investment bankers and asset managers through mandatory coding lessons, in a sign of Wall Street’s heightened need for technology skills."
The Financial Times, October 2018
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"Since reading your book I've been doing some wonderful things at work like sorting through multiple Excel spreadsheets and 40k line of data using Pandas / Jupyter. Has been one of the most implementable things I've ever done! So thank you.
VP at a Large Investment Bank
"Just one data point here, but I'm happily employed in value investing land and adding a lot of value as the only guy who can write code. It's been great for our firm in the short term and I think it will create a virtuous circle (more code = more automated processes = more free time for stock picking). Everyone should know how to code!! ...from one person's perspective... it doesn't really matter if MBAs want to learn how to code. It'll be a near necessity, eventually.
Analyst at a Hedge Fund