MIT School of Architecture and Planning

AI Leadership

Transform your business by leading an AI revolution.

Course starts

February 15, 2023

Registration closes February 21, 2023



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Course starts

January 11, 2023

Registration closes January 11, 2023




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  • Length:
    6 weeks


  • Language:


  • Effort:
    7-10 hours per week, online collaborative learning


  • Faculty directors:
    Prof. Alex Pentland

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Learn about the curriculum, the industry experts you’ll learn from, the global network you’ll build and more.

About the course

By 2030, AI is expected to contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy (PwC).

Business leaders looking to take advantage of the wealth of AI opportunities need to know the nuances of leading AI innovation.


In this MIT course, you’ll learn the actionable skills and strategic frameworks needed to help your AI teams innovate with agility and purpose.


Take a deep dive into AI leadership and architect your organization’s future.

Who is this course for?

  • Executives eager to learn how to lead AI initiatives that drive business value.

  • Managers and directors responsible for leading operational AI projects.


  • Entrepreneurs looking to lead successful AI ventures.



Of global organizations believe AI will give them a competitive edge


Of global executives have adopted AI in at least one business function

Get certified

On completing the course, you will gain a prestigious certificate of attendance from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Program Benefits

What you will gain

  • Actionable skills, knowledge and strategic frameworks to help you lead AI initiatives that make a difference.
  • A deep understanding of the unique leadership tools and techniques needed to make AI initiatives successful.
  • A powerful professional network of AI business leaders, influencers, innovators and fellow learners.
  • Increased professional credibility from earning a certificate of completion from a world-renowned university.

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Companies we’ve worked with

Our learners are professionals from prestigious companies from across the world. In the past, we have worked with companies like NASA, Boeing, MasterCard, Salesforce, HSBC and many more.

The guest sessions and videos are very apt and help one to connect the dots between concepts and real life.


Rupendra Soni

Co-founder - Truefarm Organic Foods


Course Content

Module 1

Examine individual and team leadership strengths, organizational structures and culture to support bottom-up and top-down innovation.

Module 2

Explore innovation systems and collective intelligence, and evaluate your organization's current structure.

Module 3

Learn how x-teams and AI tools act as aggregators for building, nurturing and supporting complex knowledge transfer and creative solution-finding.

Module 4

Uncover ways of building effective teams, tapping into organizational wisdom and creating agile organizations.

Module 5

Understand how AI can be used as a sensemaking tool in the decision-making process, with a focus on ethics and responsibility.

Module 6

Examine trends and developments in AI, how to evaluate and choose which technologies to pursue and how to maintain adaptive teams to accelerate transformation.

Faculty Directors

Prof. Jinhua Zhao

Faculty Director

Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society
Media Lab, Sloan School

Annie Hudson

Researcher, MIT Mobility Initiative

  • Employer Assistance

    Helping employees upgrade their skills benefits employers and employees alike as it’s the perfect way to build skills and add value to your company. Reach out to our course advisors to get a sample letter to send to your employer requesting tuition reimbursement.
  • Payment Options

    You may pay your course fees in one upfront payment via credit or bank card, or you may opt to split payment in two or three installments. UK, EU and international learners who are UK residents may be eligible for private student loans. Learn more
  • Course Recurrence

    The next presentation of this course starts on Sept 21, 2022.
  • Esme Advantage

    Esme Learning is transforming the online learning experience with group collaboration in real-time, interactive tools, AI-based learning platform and real-life simulations and projects.

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Student completion of courses, against the industry average of 3-5%.


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