AI FOR MANAGERS

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  • DURATION
    11 WEEKS
  • SUBJECT AREA
    Artificial Intelligence
  • COURSE LEVEL
    Second Cycle
  • CREDITS
    7.5 HP
  • INSTITUTION
    Linnaeus University
  • STUDY TYPE
    Blended
  • START DATE
    2022-10-02
  • END DATE
    2022-12-18

Applications 2022-04-26 - 2022-09-30

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the course “Artificial Intelligence for Managers” is to give managers and decision makers a principle understanding of AI and to increase their understanding of opportunities, difficulties, benefits, and risks connected to AI. It is neither an “Introduction to AI” nor an “AI for dummies” course. Instead, it is set to demystify AI and to transform it into an actionable tool for manages and decision makers.

Target group
This course is for product managers, project managers, executives, and engineering managers in organizations that have already made, or are about to make, the transition to working with AI.

Content
The course is organized in three modules. The initial module will focus an introduction to AI, giving an understanding of what type of cases can be addressed with AI and what managers need to know about AI technology. Module two will cover tools and concrete on how to set up an AI strategy and roadmap, how to get started on AI projects, how to integrate AI and IT development, how to (self) evaluate AI in use, and, not to forget, the ethical and legal aspects of AI. The third module will give the participants the chance to use their new knowledge and tools and work with their own practical cases and how they could be addressed using AI.

The goal of the course is to empower the participants to: 

  • Describe the principal concept of AI, its strengths, and shortcomings
  • Understand opportunities, myths, and pitfalls of AI
  • Identify problem areas in industry, society, and in management where AI could be utilized
  • Analyze how AI can be applied in a particular problem area
  • Manage an AI strategy and get started: implement a strategy and a roadmap to apply AI in a particular problem area
  • Understand how to integrate AI with IT development
  • Assess the maturity of AI utilization in an organization
  • Reflect on applications of AI from an ethical and legal perspective as well as the future challenges (technical, organizational, social, etc.)

Practical information
All materials will be accessible and include reading material, lecturer slides etc. The lectures can either be attended live via Zoom or later using the recordings at a time that is convenient for the participants. There will be 3 onsite workshops with a focus on interaction with the teacher and the co-participants of sharing real-life experiences and insights. The course will be delivered in a flexible manner to facilitate the combination of course work with your ongoing professional commitments.

The total effort to pass this course is typically around 200 hours.

Teaching language: English

Entry requirements
The basic eligibility for this course is a bachelor’s degree. Candidates with corresponding work experience are also invited to apply. Two years of relevant work experience is considered equivalent to one year of university studies at bachelor level.

The course is free 

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