Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

Unlock the power of AI in your organisation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a buzzword. In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, AI has become the cornerstone of business environments, but how do we navigate the social and ethical risks? Staying ahead demands more than just awareness; it calls for active engagement and understanding of AI's transformative potential.

This Postgraduate Award equips business and technology professionals like you, with the skills to navigate and understand the AI landscape and decode AI's impact on industries.

During this course, you’ll upskill your knowledge to foster innovation and unlock new avenues for strategic growth. Throughout the course, you’ll evaluate some of the key social and ethical risks arising from AI implementation in organisations, to support your understanding about strategies available to ensure responsible and fair AI usage.

By examining real-world AI solutions implemented by organisations globally, you'll gain valuable insights into successful AI adoption and its impact on diverse industries.

  • Start Date 04 February 2025
  • Duration 4 days
  • Location London - The Shard
  • Format Part-time
  • Fees £4,410 *

* See fees and funding for fees breakdown.


This Postgraduate Award will run across four days of face-to-face teaching at our London base in the Shard, with a six week window to complete your assignments.


Each day of the course focuses on the opportunities and challenges surrounding AI and how emerging technologies can be integrated into business environments.

  • Day one: Explore the foundational concepts, terminology, definitions and characteristics of AI and how its deployed in the real-world and deep dive into the competitive issues of AI
  • Day two: Address new approaches to technology and the differences between emerging technologies such as machine learning, generative AI, with a focus on strategic and leadership challenges. Explore the competitive advantage of using AI in commercial, legal and business market contexts
  • Day three: Discover how to incorporate AI and emerging technologies into managerial decision making and effective business operations
  • Day four: Explore the risks associated with AI including ethical and cyber security risks. Understand the difference between ethics, regulation and governance for AI as well as the major constructs in ethical AI and new digital human rights.  Panel discussion with AI practitioners from industry.

To consolidate your learning you will be asked to complete a reflective assignment, consisting of a 4,000-word essay. 


What will you learn?

  • You will develop a solid conceptual understanding of AI and the foundations of such systems to form an informed opinion about various ways AI can be applied to enhance business operations and decision-making.
  • You will be able to assess the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating AI technologies into the business by reflecting on AI solutions that are already in use by various organisations worldwide
  • You will be able to recognise and evaluate the potential social and ethical challenges arising from AI implementation in your organisation, and develop strategies to ensure responsible and fair AI usage

Benefits to you and your business 

  • Applied learning - Each Postgraduate Award provides knowledge, tools and strategies to take straight back to the workplace. Assignments directly link what is learnt in the classroom to your organisation. 
  • Flexible on time - This Postgraduate Award will run across four days of face-to-face teaching at our London base in The Shard, with a six week window to complete your assignments.
  • Flexible on finance - You can pay for each Postgraduate Award individually, allowing you to build up to higher awards gradually, when budget allows. 

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If you’re interested in studying one of our subject-specific Diplomas, this Postgraduate Award is a module on our Executive Diploma in Digital Leadership.