Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme

Understand AI, its potential for business, and the opportunities for its implementation


6 weeks, excluding


7-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

Other Detail

Learn alongside a global cohort
of like-minded professionals

This programme aims to bridge the gap between business and technology.
Designed for management and business leaders across multiple functions and industries seeking to understand the possibilities of AI, it’s also applicable for technical professionals such as CIOs, IT managers, and business analysts looking to better understand how AI can be implemented within their organisations.

You'll walk away with:


The ability to identify and assess the possibilities for AI in your organisation and build a business case for its implementation.


A strong conceptual understanding of the technologies behind AI such as machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and algorithms.


Insight from Oxford Saïd faculty and a host of industry experts, helping you to develop an informed opinion about AI and its social and ethical implications.


A contextual understanding of AI, its history, and evolution, helping you to make relevant predictions for its future trajectory.

Programme outline

Module 1: Artificial intelligence ecosystem
Explore the history and potential of AI within the context of the digital ecosystem.

Module 2: AI and machine learning: Understanding the black box
Delve into the mechanics of the three main types of machine learning: supervised, reinforcement, and unsupervised learning.

Module 3: Understanding deep learning and neural networks
Understand what deep learning is and how it is powering the modern approach to AI.

Module 4: Working with intelligent machines
Explore the concept of intelligence in machines and the impact of AI in the labour market.

Module 5: The ethics of artificial intelligence
Explore the hierarchy of ethical and legal considerations around AI.

Module 6: How to drive AI in your business
Identify the potential business opportunity of AI in a specific context.

This programme does not require technical skills or the ability to code.

Your Programme Director

Matthias Holweg

American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Matthias is an industrial engineer by training and is interested in how organisations generate and sustain process improvement practices. His research focuses on the evolution and adaption of process improvement methodologies as they are being applied across manufacturing, service, office and public sector contexts.

You’ll also hear from a number of guest experts, including renowned industry professionals and global leaders during the programme, who will share their insights and opinions. Download the prospectus to see the full list.

Jeff Hoffmann, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton image

"An absolutely outstanding virtual learning programme that provides one of the very few globally connected opportunities to uniquely understand several aspects of artificial intelligence. Equips any type of professional in any sector for the future.”

Jeff Hoffmann, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

An online education that sets you apart

This Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme is delivered in collaboration with leaders in digital education GetSmarter. Join a global community of professionals who have already had the opportunity to:


Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule


Enjoy a personalised and supported online learning experience


Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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