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Executive Master’s in Artificial Intelligence at University of the Cumberlands

Executive Master’s in Artificial Intelligence

It is time to take your business career to new heights. Consider earning an Executive Master’s in Artificial Intelligence in Business degree to explore the ever-expanding influence of AI in the business field. Since businesses across the globe are heavily investing in AI, business professionals must be prepared to evolve with the industry while building the skills necessary to effectively utilize AI technologies in response to workplace demands.

What to expect from an Artificial Intelligence Program

An executive master’s in AI in business is a graduate degree that builds on what you learned in your bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, or information technology, as well as your technical background. This hybrid program often attracts IT professionals with several years of experience in the field. It offers the chance to explore a new direction in the field, build career-specific skills, and prepare for potential leadership opportunities. 

This hybrid program allows students to put themselves ahead in this career field. As the use of artificial intelligence expands, businesses may seek experts with advanced knowledge of AI and its applications in business. In addition, there’s increased demand for professionals who understand how AI can transform businesses to not only be more efficient but develop entirely new services. Earning your executive master’s in AI in business could be one way to stand out from the competition and gain an edge in your career.

Why University of the Cumberlands AI Program?

While there are numerous programs available in Artificial Intelligence, the majority include major programming courses and prepare those students to develop AI applications.  The AI in Business at University of the Cumberlands is unique as the focus is on preparing students to understand how AI can transform businesses to not only be more efficient, but develop entirely new services.

Cumberlands student population work for many Fortune 500 companies that are leveraging emerging technology to become more efficient and increase profit.  The executive AI degree program will prepare students who do not want a strict IT degree in AI, but a business-focused AI degree that includes programming courses as well as recommended AI solutions to transform businesses.

Hybrid Degree Options for AI

The hybrid format executive master’s in artificial intelligence in business is a variation of our fully online program that includes a mandatory three-day weekend residency session each semester. It’s ideal for working professionals who want a program that works with their busy schedule but isn't completely online. The executive AI master’s program would also work for an international student with an F1 visa and a CPT/OPT component to their degree.

The master’s program in Artificial Intelligence in Business is designed to equip students with the analytic skills and theoretical tools required for a wide range of careers in the application of AI in business processes and practices.

The 31-credit program requires 30 credit hours in core subjects such as AI in manufacturing, sales and marketing, healthcare, financial services, and risk management; data visualization, AI and operations management, and transforming a business with AI. A one-hour capstone course is also required of executive students.

Classes are scheduled in two eight-week sessions and 16-week sessions during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Full-time degree candidates typically take one or two classes per bi-term, a total of 6-9 hours per semester. With the recommended course rotation, a full-time student could complete the program in 12 months (three semesters). 

Career Outcomes

AI Skills Integrated in Your Career:

  • Conduct sophisticated analyses using the appropriate analytical tools, techniques, and technologies pertinent to the functional areas of business
  • Apply research-based strategies that integrate theory and practical applications across functional areas in the context of overall business operations
  • Use ethical reasoning skills and behavior standards to ethical issues in the application of artificial intelligence in businesses and organizations
  • Work in a team environment and effectively communicate recommendations of applying artificial intelligence across the functional areas of business guided by high professional standards

According to an article in Forbes Magazine, businesses will significantly expand their investment in AI technology in the coming years. Predictions are that companies will devote over 11% of their marketing budgets to advanced analytics by 2022 and beyond.  Additionally, organizations will invest $125B by 2025 to integrate AI into their business processes

Artificial intelligence impacts nearly every facet of our lives, and this certainly extends into the professional world. The fields in which these AI-driven tasks are performed are nearly limitless, and the career possibilities are, too. Earning your executive master’s in AI in business could help you launch a new career or advance your skills for a promotion.

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.

Explore your business leadership potential with your Executive Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence. To learn more about any of our executive programs call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form below for more information.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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