Certificate Programme in

Artificial Intelligence for Managers

About Programme

AI for Managers is a 16-month long programme comprising 11 online modular courses stacked together based on the order of their sequence in a learning curve. It aims to make the knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and its components such as Statistical Learning, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning accessible to a large number of interested candidates from fresh graduates to senior managers who aspire to become competent Decision Makers.

Program Objective

At the end of the programme the participants will be able to:


Recognize the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as a competitive strategy.


Understand foundations of data science on which the AI models are built.


Learn descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics and their applications in generating solutions for business problems.


Understand and apply machine learning algorithms such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning algorithms to solve problems across various functional areas of management.


Learn the functioning of artificial neural networks (ANN) and deep learning algorithms such as recurrent neural network (RNN) and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) with applications.


Demonstrate data visualization and storytelling through data.


Demonstrate hands-on experience with software such as Python, Microsoft Excel, R, SPSS and Tableau.


Apply AI techniques to solve problems in various sectors such as Aerospace, Banking financial services and insurance (BFSI), E-commerce, Manufacturing, Retail, Sports and Services.

Programme Fee Tax(18%) Total
Rs 2,00,000 Rs 36,000 Rs 2,36,000
  Early Bird Participants Other Participants Deadline
1st Instalment Rs 74,018 Rs 85,818 Early Bird: 5th October 2023
2nd Instalment Rs 1,50,182 Rs 1,50,182 5th June 2024

Course Curriculum

Programme Duration: 16 Months

Course Length: Eleven courses comprising of 2 to 8 Modules

Foundations of Data Science

Start Date: 14 October 2023
End Date: 14 December 2023
No of Modules: 8
Instructor: Professor U Dinesh Kumar

Data Preparation and Pre-processing

Start Date: 15 December 2023
End Date: 28 December 2023
No of Modules: 2
Instructor: Sharada Sringeswara

Data Visualization and Story Telling

Start Date: 29 December 2023
End Date: 08 February 2024

No of Modules: 5
Instructor: Sharada Sringeswara

Predictive Analytics

Start Date: 09 February 2024
End Date: 28 March 2024
No of Modules: 6
Instructor: Professor Dinesh Kumar

Machine Learning with Business Applications

Start Date: 29 March 2024
End Date: 16 May 2024
No of Modules: 6
Instructor: Professor Dinesh Kumar

Machine Learning Using Python

Start Date: 17 May 2024
End Date: 18 July 2024
No of Modules: 8 
Instructor: Manaranjan Pradhan

Machine Learning Using R

Start Date: 17 May 2024
End Date: 18 July 2024
No of Modules: 8
Instructor: Kumar Rahul


Start Date: 19 July 2024
End Date: 05 September 2024
No of Modules: 6
Instructor: Manaranjan Pradhan

Prescriptive Analytics

Start Date: 06 September 2024
End Date: 17 October 2024
No of Modules: 5
Instructor: Professor Rajluxmi V Murthy

Reinforcement Learning

Start Date: 18 October 2024
End Date: 28 November 2024
No of Modules: 6
Instructor: Professor Dinesh Kumar

Deep Learning and Artificial Neural Network

Start Date: 29 November 2024
End Date: 30 January 2025
No of Modules: 8
Instructor: Naveen Kumar Bhansali

Who Can Apply?

Fresh graduates with aspirations to build a career in AI/ Machine Learning or who wish to enhance their skills for better career opportunities.
Current/ Aspiring Data, Software, and IT professionals interested in gaining cutting-edge knowledge on AI and ML.
Consultants looking to build expertise in Data Science and Machine Learning for better client delivery.
Senior managers and business leaders who oversee AI and Machine Learning projects with a keen interest in implementing a data-driven decision-making approach.

Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to leverage AI and ML to accelerate their business growth.

Admission Criteria

The Programme follows a comprehensive admission procedure to ensure that the learners’ goals are oriented towards a challenging experience. Participants are carefully chosen through Profile Screening and Online Test.

Important Dates

Early Bird Deadline [DISCOUNT- 5%]: 5th October 2023

Last Date of Registration: 30th September 2023

Programme Commencement: 14th October 2023

Program Highlights


Industry-relevant Curriculum

Experienced Instructors from Industry & Academia

Real-World Case Studies published by faculty at Harvard Business Publishing

Education from India’s Best Management School

Hands-on Learning Experience

Certificate from IIMB

State-of-the-art Pedagogical Tools


Peer2Peer Learning Forum

Boot Camp


Class labs/ Home Assignment

Project Presentations

Evaluation, Grading policy and Certification

  • Evaluation will be done using end of week assessments.
  • Online tests for all courses except: Data Preparation and pre-processing
  • Elective Grading: Flexibility to choose between ML using R or ML using Python for certification.
  • To earn a programme completion certificate, participants are expected to score 60% and above in all the 9 individual courses.

Meet the Instructors

Professor U Dinesh Kumar

Professor U Dinesh Kumar

Decision Sciences and Chair of Excellence

Professor Rajluxmi V Murthy

Professor Rajluxmi V Murthy

Decision Sciences

Kumar Rahul

Kumar Rahul

Alumnus of IIMB and Research Scholar of IIMK

Manaranjan Pradhan

Manaranjan Pradhan

Alumnus of IIMB and Authored a Book on Python

Naveen Kumar Bhansali

Naveen Kumar Bhansali

Adjunct faculty and alumnus of IIM Bangalore

Sharada Sringeswara

Sharada Sringeswara

IIM Bangalore and BITS Pilani alumni


The rapid integration of AI technologies into various industries motivated me to join the AI for Managers program. Understanding the fundamentals of machine learning algorithms and their applications provided me with the confidence to engage in meaningful discussions with data scientists and engineers within my company. The insights into natural language processing were particularly eye-opening, as I realized the vast potential of AI-driven language technologies for customer engagement and sentiment analysis. Since completing the program, I have been able to apply my new found knowledge in various real-world scenarios. For instance, I have initiated an AI team within my Line of Business and bring multiple use cases which creates business Impact. This initiative not only started working on new projects also a created high-level motivation for the team to work on new technical topic. Furthermore, understanding the ethical implications of AI has allowed me to advocate for responsible AI practices within our organization, ensuring that we uphold the highest standards when handling data and deploying AI-driven solutions.In conclusion, the AI for Managers program has been a transformative experience for me. I highly recommend this program to any manager seeking to enhance their leadership skills and stay at the forefront of the AI revolution..

Syamkumar Rajasekharan Nair

Sr. Development Manager, SAP Labs India

AI is a challenging topic but since the program was meant specially for managers, I felt encouraged to take up this 16 months endeavour. Prof. Dinesh Kumar, who leads this course, is one of the best in the field of AI. His teaching style and vast knowledge from real life case studies made the course very productive. The most complex of topics were delivered effortlessly by Prof. Dinesh and rest of the faculty. The course is very well structured – the first module, Foundations of Data Science, is really the backbone of the whole course. The modules are sequenced quite logically, given the vast nature of this field. All concepts are covered to a meaningful extent and through case studies and graded assignments, we were encouraged to learn further and internalise the topics. The course strikes a great balance between recorded lectures, live online and in-person sessions. This program has really equipped me to apply the learnings to my day to day job in the area of supply chain planning. I would highly recommended this program to people who are getting started with AI or are existing practitioners but want to revamp themselves by learning from the best in the industry.

Saurabh Chaturvedi

Senior Manager, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.

Based on my experience I found the course content to be very relevant & is an attempt to democratize Artificial Intelligence knowledge and bridge gap between industry & academy. I would urge all aspirants to embark on this long, exciting & fulfilling journey unravelling AI mystic in august company of Prof Dinesh Kunar, Prof Manranjan Pradhan (Python & MLOps) , Prof Rajluxmy (Prescriptive Analytics) & Prof Naveen Bhansali (Deep Learning) ably supported by Ms Seema Jaiswal who has done wonderful job of coordinating with students and Professors. In particular Deep Learning, ML Ops & Prescriptive Analytics modules have been top class & content was curated to give insights to practical aspects. In personal capacity, I have learnt a lot and this course has helped me in joining dots during evaluating business requirements, conceptualizing & architecting solutions.

Chandrashekhar Mane PMP

Head of Artificial Intelligence & IoT , Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd.

This program’s comprehensive curriculum covered a range of cutting-edge topics, including Artificial Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, Prescriptive & Predictive Analytics, MLOps to name a few. I also found the module on visualization & Story telling very appropriate, as in roles as managers, it is critical to be able to be build trust with senior leadership via persuasive and convincing communications regarding the application of AI technologies in the organization. I wholeheartedly recommend this certification program to all managers who wish to future-proof their careers and lead their organizations into the AI-driven era. It is an investment that pays dividends by empowering you to harness the immense potential of AI and drive innovation, efficiency, and success in your respective domains..

Aditya Shankar

Development Manager, SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd

This course was an incredible journey, unveiling the intricate world of algorithms, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks. From theory to hands-on projects, it expanded my understanding and ignited my passion for the limitless possibilities of AI.

Ankita Umesh Panchariya

Ph.D , IISC Bangalore

I am IT professional and working as Manager in Capgemini. I have 10 years of industry experience. I always wanted to learn how AI works and how to apply it in real world. But was not sure which course to attend. I compared this course with all course in market and came to conclusions to select this course as this holds best curriculum. Foundation and statistics module eye opening and benificial. This you will not get in any other course as detailed as in this course. I have started to apply all applications in my organisation, thanks IIMB

Rohit Chourey

Senior Manager, Capgemini

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