Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Machine Learning for Managers

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • 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.

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
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  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Machine Learning for Managers

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

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