Postgraduate Certificate

Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)

What is the Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)?

The Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration) is a 6-week programme aiming at the development of specialized knowledge, skills and competencies in Artificial Intelligence for Business topics to advance into senior advisory and management positions or to start innovative business ventures. The Award offers 5 European Credits at the European Qualification Framework level 7.

The programme prepares you for the position of Business Analyst, Manager, Consultant or Entrepreneur in the fields of Business Development and Operations, Marketing, Finance, Business Informatics and Digital Transformation.

The programme aims to provide an understanding of the status and prospects of artificial intelligence as a driver of sustainable growth for businesses and societies. Over the course of six weeks, you will develop a holistic understanding of AI technologies at the operational level. Details of the workings of the current algorithms with their strengths and limitations will be discussed so you can make informed decisions about their potential and applicability in your personal and professional practice.

Two-hour live sessions every week will be supplemented with two-hour readings of research and commercial papers. Course modules include:

  1. AI concepts and background
  2. Traditional AI techniques
  3. Neural networks
  4. Computer vision
  5. Formal machine learning methods
  6. Overview and future trends

Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)

Item Description
European Credits:5
Completion time: Full time 4 weeks
Part time 8 weeks
Programme structure:One module of 5 ECTS
European Qualification Framework level: All modules are EQF level 7
Malta Qualification Framework level: All modules are MQF level 7
Language of instruction:English
Mode of delivery: Fully online
Total weekly hours:32
Weekly Contact hours:6
Weekly Self study hours:22
Weekly Supervised placement & practice:3
Weekly Assessment hours:1
Name of the Educational ProgrammeAward in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
Exit QualificationsAward in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
Accredited Status of the ProgrammeMFHEA
Approved Higher Education Programme by MFHEA
MQF / EQF level7
Type of ProgrammeQualification
Mode of DeliveryOnline
Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
Hours of Total Learning for the whole Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)• Total Contact Hours: 25
• Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 10
• Self-Study Hours: 86
• Assessment Hours: 4
• Total Learning Hours of this Module: 125
Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
Mode of AttendanceFull-Time and Part-Time
Programme Durationfull time 4 weeks, part time 8 weeks
Target GroupThe target group consists of professionals at the beginning of their career who seek to enhance their professional competence levels and want to access new professional employment positions including but not limited to Business Analyst, Manager, Consultant or who want to become an Entrepreneur.
Language of InstructionEnglish
  • A relevant MQF/EQF Level 6 degree
  • An MQF/EQF Level 5 full qualification,
    • AND a portfolio evidencing appropriate writing and analytical skills to ensure that the prospective candidate can fully and meaningfully participate in the course,
    • and work experience at professional and/or executive level for at least five years,
  • or a portfolio of prior learning including training, education and professional experience approved on the basis of the EIM policy of Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning, Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL),
    • and Recognition of Accredited Prior Learning (RAPL or RAPEL) according to the RPL policy.
  • Examples are:
    • A candidate has already earned five ECs on the MQF / EQF Level 7 at another institution (RAPL or RAPEL);
    • A candidate has participated in corporate training and mentorship without earning credit (APL);
    • A candidate has successfully founded and developed a start-up firm (APEL).
  • In addition, all applicants are to have a: Professional level English skills on the CEFR level B2; Basic digital skills.
Academic Year 1
Semester I: Module Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
Award in Artificial Intelligence for Business (Business Administration)
CompentenceAt the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:
C1) Demonstrates leadership skills and is able to lead teams in international and intercultural working environments;
C2) Responds and adjusts to fast changing socio-economic, multi-cultural and (digital) business environments with innovative technical solutions;
C3) Communicates and exchanges ideas about management and information systems effectively with the general public and peers.
KnowledgeAt the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:
K1) Has comprehensive, specialised or multidisciplinary theoretical
and practical knowledge and critical understanding in business informatics for decision-makers at international level;
K2) Has specialised and multidisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest and relevant technological innovations in digital world and their impact on organisations at decision making level;
K4) Is able to show multidisciplinary theoretical and practical expertise at the forefront of enterprise information systems in relation to the changing business demands in the digital world.
K5) Demonstrates capability in using business informatics knowledge and concepts to identify, develop, and critically assess international business strategies and operations in response to fast changing socio-economic, multi-cultural and digital environments.
SkillsAt the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:
S1) is able to apply key internationally recognized theoretical concepts and tools to analyse practical business problems in terms of information systems solutions;
S2) shows the ability to identify and design effective strategic and operational information systems solutions that respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels;
S3) demonstrates the ability to translate relevant business challenges into blue prints and business cases of technical solutions that facilitate organisational growth in the digital economy;
S5) Have critical understanding of reliable sources of technical information that enable continuous personal growth in the area of digital innovation;
S6) will be able to identify and use productivity enhancing IT tools to become and stay a more effective and efficient leader.

Teaching and Learning Procedures

EIM uses an appropriate mix of teaching and learning methods that allow learners with different learning styles and abilities to successfully complete our degree courses. The didactic approach is based on a Oxbridge-style tutorial teaching and learning approach which is highly fit for interactive and student-centred learning that promotes active participation of students and a personal learning experience.

Assessment Procedures

The program has a varied range of learning activities embedded within the content for each module. The assessment of the study performance includes a combination of feedforward by lecturers and peers on partial works developed for each tutorial and a final examination. The chosen examination format for each module is aligned with the specific learning outcomes of this module.

The assessments are based on the combined evaluation of partial works delivered for each tutorial and of the final examination. All assessments are corroborated by a second qualified lecturer or coach. To secure originality of the case study developed, the final assessment includes an oral presentation component where students present their final case study.

Grading System:

Distinction (80-100%)
Merit (65-79%)
Pass (50-64%)
Fail (0-49%)

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Business Analyst, Manager, Consultant or Entrepreneur in the fields of:
– General Management
– Business Development and Operations
– Marketing
– Finance
– Business Informatics

These positions can be taken in different business sectors depending on the chosen specialisation of
– Professional services and SME management
– Financial services management
– Manufacturing management
– Logistics & Transport management
– Telecommunications management
– Agri-business management
– Tourism and Hospitality management
– Health care management
– Renewable energy management

The programme does not lead to a warranted profession or regulated occupation.

The program fees below refer to the 2023/24 academic year unless otherwise stated. Program fees are calculated per credit taught. Program fees are subject to annual inflation so the total cost are shown here as a guide. EIM will apply the program fees at the time of the payment.

Number of Credits (ECTS): 30
Program Fees per Credit (ECTS): EUR 299
Total Program Fees Award (5 ECTS): EUR 1497

Pay your program fees:
You can choose to pay your program fees in full at the start of your first term or in instalments at the start of each term. Additional fees may apply for different payment terms, currencies, and methods.

Other fees:
The program fees cover the course delivery and the learning material. Other fees may apply for additional services (e.g., fees for RPL applications, resitting an assessment, repeating a module, or additional tutoring etc.).

Get funding for your program:
EIM offers support to get access to different funding options like for example scholarships.

Please note:
Program fees shown on our website are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where EIM is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in Malta, our program fees are exempt from VAT.