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Certified Specialist in AI for Business – Prepare your Organisation for AI

Certificate Programme


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enormous disruptive potential, but making the most of this potential requires you to change your mindset and business priorities.

The programme Certified Specialist in AI for Business aims to provide you with an overview of AI, including a discussion of what the technology is (and is not), the current state of AI research, and how to make best use of the business opportunities presented by AI.


The programme Certified Specialist in AI for Business focuses on issues and applications from a business perspective. You will gain an understanding of the various business applications of AI and digitalisation, as well as the principles and skills you need to build a data-driven organisation. You will also be empowered to evaluate levels of digitalisation in your own area of business so you can better assess the growth potential of your department or business unit.

Programme content

This certificate course forms the foundation for the expertise to gain the use and benefit of AI technologies in the business environment. In 2 x 3-day workshops, you will discuss and develop the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, gain deep insight into how AI is already being used in various areas (such as financial industry, sales and marketing, pharmacy, automotive industry) and how AI implementations and methods of Data Science and Deep Learning will change the business landscape in the long term.

This course provides you with the necessary know-how to competently contribute to the strategic orientation of your organisation and make it fit for the future.

Artificial Intelligence fundamentals and applied AI (Workshop 1)

  • What is AI? - hype versus reality
  • Trends in AI - investments, development areas, the overview of the AI development market
  • How does AI work? - understanding the conceptual layers of different AI applications
  • How does it learn? - data and procedural requirements for AI systems to learn
  • Applications with specific business impacts

Applied AI and introduction in the fundamentals of Data Science and Deep Learning (Workshop 2)

Follow-up: Applications with specific business impacts.
Managing the data capital:

  • Foundational definitions and historical overview of Data Science
  • Task settings, tasks of AI models
  • New roles in an organisation: data manager, data engineer, data scientist
  • The layers of data management: big data, data cleaning, validation

What is Deep Learning? Fundamentals:

  • Introduction to Deep Learning
  • Neural Network Basics
  • Shallow Neural Networks
  • Deep Neural Networks
Start 2019

Workshop 1: 26.-28.11.2019

Workshop 2: 21.-23.01.2020

Exam: 24.01.2020

Start 2020

Workshop 1: 16.-18.9.2020

Workshop 2: 02.-05.11.2020

Exam: 06.11.2020

Key Facts


Certified Specialist in AI for Business (Frankfurt School)

Target Group

Managers, Project Managers, Process manager and Project coordinators in the field of Digital Transformation or business development of banks or companies, Business Analysts etc.


  • No IT background required
  • All participants should bring laptops with them to work on practical exercises during the course.


2 months, 2 times 3 days on campus + ½ certification day

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