Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

Course starts in 5 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
4 August 2020
Course Starts:
12 August 2020
6 weeks, excluding orientation
6–8 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $3,200
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MIT Sloan School of Management


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.

This online short course from the MIT Sloan School of Management will offer you the skills to include AI in your business strategy, and equip you to develop a road map for implementation.

With a focus on the organizational implications and potential of robotics, natural language processing, and machine learning – you’ll walk away armed with the insight to drive AI integration in business.

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need – to transform your organization into an innovative and sustainable company of the future.


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What will set you apart

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

  • The ability to harness 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 business of the future
  • A road map for the strategic implementation of AI technologies in a business context

Is this course for you?

The program doesn’t assume any particular technological background – you’ll focus on the organizational and managerial implications of these 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 responsibilities – 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 around the use of key AI technologies in your business.

Course curriculum

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

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • 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

Explore AI from a business perspective

This MIT Sloan online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you investigate the implications of artificial intelligence for leadership and management, and network with like-minded business leaders from across the globe in this online executive program from MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL. 

Your Faculty Directors

The design of this online program is guided by MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Thomas Malone


Founding Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence


Thomas W. Malone is a professor of information technology and of organizational studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology.

He has published his groundbreaking research in the book The Future of Work and in over 100 articles, research papers, and book chapters. His newest book, Superminds, appeared in May 2018. He holds 11 patents, cofounded three software companies, and is quoted in numerous publications such as Fortune, the New York Times, and Wired.

Malone holds a BA from Rice University, two master’s degrees and a PhD from Stanford University, as well as degrees in applied mathematics, engineering-economic systems, and psychology.


Daniela Rus


Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)


Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. She serves as the director of the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center and is a member of the science advisory board of the Toyota Research Institute.

Rus’s research interests are in robotics, mobile computing, and data science. Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Award from the Robotics Industries Association. She earned her PhD in computer science from Cornell University.

MIT Faculty and Industry Experts

Alex Pentland


Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Sciences

Iyad Rahwan


Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at the MIT Media Lab

Tessa Lau


CTO and Chief Robot Whisperer at Saviok

Andrew Lo


Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Randall Davis


Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT

Frank Levy


Professor Emeritus of Urban Economics at MIT DUS

David Autor


Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head of MIT Economics

Dario Gil


Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and of Quantum Computing at IBM Research

Regina Barzilay


Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Patrick Winston


Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT

Tommi Jaakkola


Thomas Siebel Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Learn how to integrate and support AI in your business and earn an official certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

This program also counts towards 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.

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


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Our next available short course starts in 5 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    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.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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.