Artificial Intelligence Strategy online short course

Course starts 14 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
6 October 2020
Course Starts:
14 October 2020
6 weeks, excluding orientation
7–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $2,100
Payment Options
UC Berkeley School of Information


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving beyond disruptive innovation and into real-world application. With the widespread adoption of AI across industries, understanding its business applications is now vital to leveraging its organizational value.

This Artificial Intelligence Strategy online short course from the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) provides you with a nuanced understanding of AI technology, the current landscape, and the practical impact it could have on your business.

Guided by industry experts, you’ll learn to recognize the opportunities and challenges it presents for your industry and develop an effective AI strategy for implementation within your organization.


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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to assess the AI readiness of an organization
  • A practical plan to successfully drive and implement an AI strategy within your business
  • An understanding of the various internal and external considerations, such as ethics and governance, to ensure successful AI project delivery
  • Insight into the value, risks, and opportunities associated with implementing an AI strategy

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for executives, higher level management, analysts and specialists who would like to understand how AI is changing the way business is done, and how to benefit from its value. Anyone in a decision-making position regarding the application of AI, at any level of an organization, should ensure those decisions are informed with knowledge and a thorough understanding of the landscape. 

Whether you are simply exploring the necessity of, and the processes used in, transformative technology, or you are actively looking to evolve your organization, this course will provide you with current, value-driven information regarding AI in business. While not technical in focus, it equips professionals with the knowledge to maintain organizational alignment with an AI strategy.

Course curriculum

Learn to develop an AI strategy that aligns with your organization’s goals as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 AI now – why this time it’s different
  • Module 2 Challenges and approaches to determining an AI strategy
  • Module 3 Resource requirements for adopting an AI strategy
  • Module 4 KPIs and identifying threats
  • Module 5 Consolidating your AI strategy canvas
  • Module 6 Future AI implications

As part of our commitment to your professional development, GetSmarter offers you a two-week period to change your course start date or request your money back if you’re not fully satisfied.

Understand the theory behind the technology

This UC Berkeley School of Information online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you gain the skills needed to develop an AI strategy, and lead the transformation in your organization. 

Your Faculty Director

The design of this online short course is guided by UC Berkeley I School faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Alberto Todeschini


Faculty Director, UC Berkeley School of Information

Earn a certificate from the UC Berkeley School of Information

Learn about the business applications of artificial intelligence and earn an official certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Information. 

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 October 2020.

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    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

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    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.