Information on teaching yourself Python:
If you are a self-taught Python programmer you may opt to take a competency exam for the Python prerequisite by contacting the MSBA Program Office at MSBA@mason.wm.edu. You may use either of the references below to ensure that you have the prerequisite programming skills.
- Professor Charles Severance (University of Michigan), who is the instructor for the Coursera course above, also provides his content through a book and an online resource:
- Python for Informatics: Exploring Information, Charles Severance, ISBN 9781492339243, Chapters 1-13
- The contents of the book above are also available online: www.pythonlearn.com
- Learn Python the Hard Way, Zed A. Shaw, ISBN 978-0-321-88491-6, Exercises 1-39