Online Summer School - Machine Learning and Data Analytics in Finance and Accounting (MDA)


Important Update-April 27, 2020: We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on the upcoming Summer School. In response to that, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) will be hosting the course Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MDA) remotely this summer. 

The online course will contain all relevant elements of the regular course including interactive live lectures, online group work and assignments and examination procedures. 

Course: August 3 - 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany

An increasingly complex global business environment requires firms’ to make use of the large amounts of data out there in order to make better decisions. Machine learning allows to “automatically detect patterns in data, and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data” (K. Murphy, Research Scientist at Google). 

Using data analytics techniques, large data and detected patterns can be visualized and communicated to decision makers. Both, rapidly evolve and change businesses as well as companies’ financial processes. This opens up the possibility of using machine learning approaches to cope with complicated real-world financial problems that are too complex for humans.

The goals of the course are:

As a result of participating in this course, which is part of the MISU at LMU, a student is expected to

  • understand the goals and capabilities of machine learning
  • apply machine learning approaches using Python to real-world financial problems
  • use important data analytics methods in Python to evaluate large data sets

We hope you will join the program. 

We would be happy to receive your application.