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The Fast-Track MBA

Designed for busy working professionals, this fully online MBA course is highly flexible and delivered with interactive, bite-sized content and personalised student support.

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Fast-Track MBA Subject

Subject Summary

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been one of the hottest topics in recent years due to enhancements in AI technology and the widespread adoption of large language models such as ChatGPT. It’s transformed the world of business, with organisations worldwide now truly harnessing the power of AI as a strategy for competitive advantage.  

Far beyond just a consideration for technology teams, it’s now imperative that managers and leaders across all department and disciplines have an understanding of AI and how it can be used strategically to grow revenue, cut costs, increase operational efficiency and innovate products.  

AIB’s Artificial Intelligence for Business MBA subject provides an extensive and engaging exploration of the AI-enhanced business world. It delves into the real-world applications of AI technologies – such as machine learning, robotics and process automation – utilised by the world’s most forward-thinking companies. It will equip you with a practical framework to enhance your organisation’s capabilities, setting the stage for innovation and growth.   

In the context of organisational leadership in the age of digital disruption, while studying this subject you’ll explore the rapidly evolving challenges and opportunities of AI, as well as the limitations and ethical considerations through mini-case studies, weekly webinars and interactive activities. 

AIB Subject Code9025AIFB
QualificationsMBA (General)
AQF LevelLevel 9
Delivery100% online
Subject Length8 weeks
Prerequisite SubjectsNone
Start Dates2024 MBA Timetable
2025 MBA Timetable

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Subject Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principal concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a business context.  
  • Critically evaluate the capabilities and limitations of AI types and their ethical challenges.  
  • Analyse the strategic functional, organisational, and industry needs that can be addressed by AI solutions.  
  • Develop, justify and effectively communicate appropriate approaches for the deployment of AI. 
Key Topics
  • Challenges and approaches to AI in business 
  • AI in business functions 
  • Business applications of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Leadership strategy and Artificial Intelligence
  • Tactical deployment of Artificial Intelligence  
  • The future of Artificial Intelligence in business  


Our AI for Business MBA subject features two dynamic assessments designed to showcase your strategic insight and practical expertise in AI. First, you’ll analyse AI’s impact in a specific sector and address challenges and future AI opportunities. The second assessment involves creating an AI strategy proposal to carve out a competitive edge and key operations required to bring your vision for AI deployment to life.  

I’m applying the skills I learnt throughout my MBA journey in my current role, whether it’s managing people or managing the strategy of our business. It’s really given me the foresight to go deep into our business and question how we run it and the strategy behind what we do. The key learnings from my MBA study has allowed me to expand on my knowledge and be able to grow for the future.

How you will learn

100% Online MBA Learning

Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.


In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.

The myAIB learning portal app is available on Google play and on the Apple app store.

AIB supports your success

When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.

Student Learning Portal

  • Our innovative Student Learning Portal provides all the resources and support you’ll need to successfully complete your MBA studies


  • Highly qualified and experienced academics
  • Practice-centric curricula, innovative learning resources and realistic assessment techniques

Study Tools

  • Access to tools you’ll need to successfully complete your degree and excel in your career including Office 365, LinkedIn Learning, Scite_, GrammarlyEDU and Endnote

Student Support

  • Dedicated student and enrolment teams
  • Supporting you with any issues big or small from orientation to graduation

Online Facilitators

  • Each class has a dedicated Facilitator (OLF) and a limit of just 50 students to ensure you’ll benefit from high levels of interaction, relationship building and learning

Wellbeing and career support

  • Access to a confidential support service providing personal counselling, wellbeing advice and career assistance

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need prior knowledge of Artificial Intelligence to take this subject? 

No, prior knowledge of Artificial Intelligence is not necessary. The subject is tailored for learners of all experience levels and diverse professional backgrounds, offering essential insights and practical approaches to applying AI in business contexts. 

How does this subject prepare students for the practical implications of AI in business?

While the subject does delve into the theoretical constructs of AI in the commercial space, the major emphasis is on its real-world applications in business. You will be exposed to practical case studies, simulations, and scenarios where AI is making tangible impacts on business outcomes.   

Which professionals will benefit from this subject? 

This course offers foundational knowledge relevant to a wide array of sectors. Whether you’re in finance, healthcare, marketing, or any other field, you’ll discover how AI can be leveraged to make better decisions, improve operational tactics, and foster innovation, even if your role isn’t directly related to technology.

To what extent does the subject address the ethical concerns related to AI in business?

This course adopts a comprehensive view of AI, guiding you through the ethical dilemmas it presents, including issues of data privacy, job displacement, and more. It ensures you are well-prepared to integrate AI into your work in a responsible manner.

What outcomes can I expect after completing this subject? 

Upon completing this subject, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of AI technologies and their application in business. They will be equipped with a practical framework to enhance their organisation’s cognitive capabilities, enabling them to lead innovation and growth initiatives. Additionally, students will have a nuanced understanding of AI’s ethical considerations and limitations, preparing them to make informed decisions in their professional endeavours. 

How do I apply to study Artificial Intelligence for Business with AIB?

If you’re interested in studying Artificial Intelligence for Business within the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling. 

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