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Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Leaders

Ensure that your organization is future-fit in the digital age.

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About the Course

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Leaders will introduce you to the range of new technologies and tools available to ensure that your business is future-fit in this digital age. Over the six-week period, you will learn about the opportunities that AI and data science can offer your organization.

You Will Learn To:

  • Cultivate new skills that are essential for your business.
  • Develop a strategic plan to manage change within your team, function, or organization.
  • Identify the risks and rewards of new data science projects.
  • Create a strategy for your organization that employs AI to accomplish business goals.
  • Build a team for success in an AI world.
  • Select the best areas for early-stage development and understand how to scale AI solutions.
  • After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.
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Career Outlook

In today’s data-driven world, artificial intelligence and data science are experiencing an unprecedented boom, revolutionizing industries, optimizing decision-making, and propelling technological advancements. An increasingly wide range of industries—automotive, entertainment, healthcare, media, retail, and telecommunications—need professionals with the skills to leverage AI and data science. 




The average annual base pay for a CTO in the Unite States

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  • Analytics Consultant   
  • Analytics Specialist  
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist   
  • Big Data Developer  
  • Business Intelligence Developer  
  • Chief Information Officer  
  • Chief Technology Officer  
  • Digital Innovation Officer  
  • Digital Product Director  
  • Director of Strategy  
  • Insights Analyst  
  • Program Director  
  • Program Manager  

Meet Your Instructors

These instructors teach this course regularly. Please speak to your enrollment advisor if you wish to know who the current teacher is.

Michael Colella, MS, MA, MS

Senior Director of Global Data Strategy and Analytics, AXS

Michael Colella is the senior director of Global Data Strategy and Analytics at AXS, where he leads business intelligence, analytics engineering, and web analytics. He is passionate about helping organizations use advanced analytics and AI to thrive.

instructor Utku Pamuksuz

Utku Pamuksuz, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor and Cofounder of Inference Analytics

Dr. Pamuksuz is an artificial intelligence professor and industry consultant with expertise in data mining, applied mathematics, machine learning, and deep learning. He earned his PhD in IS/Analytics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

What Our Participants Say

"I have achieved my goal of delving into the AI and ML dimensions. I am now embarking on a longer journey that will involve continuous learning to reach higher goals."

"This course helped me refresh concepts, learn about new use cases, and bolster my capabilities as a leader in a company where we create AI solutions."

"Everything I learned helped me gain a better executive-level strategic overview. I also had the opportunity to share experiences with people from different countries and the data science experts at the University of Chicago."

"This course helped me refresh concepts, learn about new use cases, and bolster my capabilities as a leader in a company where we create AI solutions."

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

Register Now

Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.