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MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL -Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Cape Town
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Program description

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

Study artificial intelligence (AI) and gain the knowledge to support its integration into your organization.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL

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, and 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 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.

Admission requirements

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.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Learn how to harness AI 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

Program delivery


  • 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 6–8 hours per week - Self-paced learning online


Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Learn how to integrate and support artificial intelligence 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.

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.

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Contact info


Deneb House, 368 Browning Road, Woodstock,
7925 Cape Town
South Africa

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