Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Machine Learning for Managers

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All 3 courses are part-time and also open to current practitioners
Program enrolment is optional – register without applying

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  • engineers
  • technical managers
  • business managers

Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) and machine learn­ing (ML) inter­sect with busi­ness appli­ca­tions and process­es on a dai­ly basis. Hav­ing a foun­da­tion­al under­stand­ing of AI and machine learn­ing is crit­i­cal in the every work­place. This series will pro­vide man­agers and domain experts with the knowl­edge, skills, and com­pe­ten­cies they’ll need in order to under­stand the role of AI and ML in busi­ness, as well as how to man­age machine learn­ing projects.

Whether you are an engi­neer, tech­ni­cal man­ag­er or busi­ness man­ag­er, hav­ing an under­stand­ing of what ML does is fun­da­men­tal to suc­cess­ful ML project implementation.

Through a set of three work­shops (three days each), you will gain an under­stand­ing of super­vised, unsu­per­vised, and rein­force­ment learn­ing, the most wide­ly used meth­ods of machine learn­ing. From this foun­da­tion­al knowl­edge you will acquire a tech­ni­cal foun­da­tion to work with data and devel­op crit­i­cal prac­ti­cal skills to work with and ana­lyze machine learn­ing appli­ca­tions. Cours­es will cov­er machine learn­ing foun­da­tions, foun­da­tion­al tech­ni­cal skills, and machine learn­ing project man­age­ment principles.

There are no pre­req­ui­sites or entrance require­ments to take the cours­es with­in the series. Pri­or knowl­edge of basic pro­gram­ming, lin­ear alge­bra and sta­tis­tics is expect­ed. For those look­ing for more expe­ri­ence with Python, Exten­sion also offers con­densed Python I and Python 2 cours­es (click to view dates and to reg­is­ter) meant for work­ing professionals.

                                                                   

Courses are scheduled in the daytime.

Designed for managers, domain experts, and technical professionals.

Gaining foundational knowledge and technical skills in ML.

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Pay as you go
  • Start today – no need to apply for admission
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep