The Business of AI
Light up the real business value of Artificial Intelligence. Discover how you can create significant new value and solve your biggest business challenges by using AI technologies.
Develop the capabilities to make smart decisions about AI and create real value for your business.
The programme is designed for executives and mid-to-senior-level managers with eight or more years of experience in management and leadership.
You may be head of a business unit or managing a team at a functional level and tasked with improving business performance in your division. Those who will benefit may include:
years of management experience required
Discover where, when and how AI can deliver real business value for your business.
While other programmes are organised around AI technologies, this programme is focused on creating value in your business. Throughout the two phases of this programme, you'll gain a solid understanding of the characteristics of the technology and then work to gain clarity regarding your business challenge and your data source, so you can select the appropriate AI technologies to connect the two.
Module1/Week 1: The business value of AI
Explore the value of artificial intelligence (AI) in business. Learn about the possibilities and constraints of AI technologies and the practical challenges and broader implications of AI and machine learning (ML).
Module 2/Week 2: What are AI and machine learning?
Explore the capabilities and constraints of AI and how recent LLM and GPT developments have changed the business landscape. Understand what AI actually does so that you can ask the right questions, have effective conversations and gather the insights needed to be able to make well-informed judgements in its application.
Module 3/Week 3: The possibilities of AI
Explore concrete, real-world examples of AI application in business. We look at the different ways that these technologies have changed businesses in a variety of sectors, giving a broad overview about what is happening in the real world and how organisations are actually applying these technologies.
Module 4/Week 4: Leveraging AI to create value
Examine positive and negative experiences that you may encounter as you persuade your organisation to apply AI and learn to overcome potential obstacles and prevent potential problems. Learn how to execute AI projects effectively and deliver results.
Module 5/Week 5: Building AI capabilities
Explore what it takes to experiment with AI and develop the knowledge and confidence to work in partnership with specialists to scale it as an enterprise-wide capability. Learn how to think about data as an asset for your organisation in the long-term.
AI implementation plan: make it real (30 days)
As part of the challenge you will:
Live interactive sessions with faculty and learning managers make this anything but a one-way learning experience. Our online format also includes recorded video lectures, moderated discussions with learning managers and other engaging digital content.
Do I need to attend the whole Executive Education programme?
Are the sessions live? And are they mandatory to attend?
Are all of your programmes delivered by LBS staff and faculty?
Challenge your thinking with our range of online courses for individuals and teams. During this unique digital learning experience, you’ll embark on a self-paced journey with a dedicated Learning Manager over the course of several weeks. We have a variety of programmes to suit your individual needs, all of which offer access to the expertise of our world-class faculty, no matter where you are in the world, and an e-certificate on completion.
Learn from industry experts through videos, curated content, assignments and - on select courses - live faculty sessions.
Experience a journey to suit your schedule with self-paced learning over the course of 10 weeks.
Benefit from the support of a learning manager to boost your development.
Connect and reinforce your learnings with an exceptional group of peers from around the world.
Build credibility with a London Business School e-certificate on completion.
Guest Lecturer for Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Management Science and Operations
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
This programme can also be taken as part of the Certificate in Management. Enhance your leadership approach, hone your business skills and curate your own curriculum with a blend of online and in-person learning.
Submit your application through our online application form.
Not ready to apply yet? Reserve a place
You can apply to the programme of your choice online. Acceptance is not automatic and your application will be reviewed by our team of Programme Consultants to ensure the best fit between applicants and programmes.
Spaces on our programmes can fill up quickly so we encourage you to apply early and to ensure that your application submission is as comprehensive as possible.
As the programme is conducted in English, a good working knowledge of the language is essential. If English is not your first language, we may require evidence of your proficiency.
The programme can be taken on any device and is fully mobile compatible.