Professional Course

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

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6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing field, changing the way businesses operate. As it has already begun to impact various industries, business professionals are interested in learning how to implement it in their organizations. But first, what is artificial intelligence, or AI? Simply put, AI is the process of programming a computer to make decisions for itself. This makes AI a vast and complex field, with many different applications and techniques. If you're looking to gain a competitive edge in today's business world, then this artificial intelligence online course may be the perfect option for you.

To capitalize on the value automation could bring to your business, you need the ability to appreciate its implications and the confidence to apply it in your teams and organizations. The Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy online short course from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) provides you with the skills to include artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your business strategy. It equips you to develop a road map for implementation. With a focus on the organizational implications and potential of robotics, natural language processing and ML, you’ll gain valuable insight to drive AI integration and machine learning in business. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to transform your organization into an innovative and sustainable company of the future.

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

You don’t have to be a data scientist, software engineer, or have any technological background for this program. It focuses on the organizational and managerial implications of artificial intelligence technologies and how they can be applied in the workplace, rather than on their technical dimensions. The design of this course prepares current managers and high-level executives with strategic decision-making skills to effectively analyze and articulate key AI management and leadership insights in their work with teams and organizations. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge to support informed strategic decision making for the use of key AI technologies in your business.

Training content

Learn how to harness AI in your organization as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

Module 1

An introduction to artificial intelligence

Module 2

Machine learning in business

Module 3

Natural language processing in business

Module 4

Robotics in business

Module 5

Artificial intelligence in business and society

Module 6

The future of artificial intelligence

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 6–8 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

This program provides an introduction to AI and machine learning and their implications for business strategy. Earn an official digital certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

This program also counts toward an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn by completing four programs; three from your chosen certificate track and one completed in person. Find out more.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll gain:

  • Key AI management and leadership insights to support informed, strategic decision making.
  • A practical grounding in AI and its business applications, helping you to transform your organization into a future-forward business.
  • A road map for the strategic implementation of AI technologies in a business context.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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