MBA in Advanced AI & the Future of Automation

Earn your MBA with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other MBA graduates. Specialize in hot topics like AI, robotic automation and applying statistical modeling.



Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months, but flexibly paced. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.


15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule so you can earn while you learn. 


Learner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience. 


Advanced AI in focus: your courses

When you take a Nexford MBA with a Specialization in Advanced AI & the Future of Automation, you’ll need to complete three specialized courses in addition to 10 core MBA courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

  • Artificial Intelligence

    AIA6600 Artificial Intelligence

    3 course credits

    Artificial Intelligence considers the business applications of machine learning, and how AI supports the discovery of meaningful patterns in data and adds insights into predicting performance and increasing productivity. Learners explore advanced concepts in machine learning, including details of decision tree algorithms, the QUEST algorithm, and missing data.

    The course covers four major topics: first, machine learning and neural networks; second, value creation across the value chain phases and various industry verticals; third, elements of successful artificial intelligence transformation; and fourth, artificial intelligence use cases across retail, electric utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, and education.

  • Data Sciences for Decision Making

    AIA6550 Data Sciences for Decision Making

    3 course credits

    Learn the foundation of how to apply advanced analytics skills to complex data analysis and modes. You’ll build an understanding of design, data analytics tools, and advanced analytics translators to communicate complex data-related requirements between data engineers, business, and IT stakeholders.

    The course examines four major areas; the momentum gains in the data and analytics revolution; the five elements of successful data analytics transformation; the mapping value in data ecosystems, and data analysis; the models of distribution.

  • Robotics and Automation

    AIA6650 Robotics and Automation

    3 course credits

    Robotics and Automation engages learners in examining the Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) five core technologies. These are the following: robotic process automation (RPA), smart workflow, machine learning/advanced analytics, natural-language generation (NLG) and cognitive agents.

    You’ll learn the inner workings of each of these five technologies during the course. RPA is a software automation tool that automates routine tasks. Smart workflow is a process-management software tool that integrates tasks performed by groups of humans and machines. Machine learning/advanced analytics includes algorithms that identify patterns in structured data, such as daily performance data. Natural-language generation (NLG) is a software engine that creates seamless interactions between humans and technology. Cognitive agents are technologies that combine machine learning and natural-language generation to build a completely virtual workforce.

Key Skills

RoboticsMachine learningRobotic Process AutomationBig dataData analyticsData modelingStatistical modelingArtificial Intelligence (AI)Data scienceMachine learning (ML)Deep learning

Shape automation and drive innovation

  • Apply your artificial intelligence MBA and robotic automation knowledge to business challenges
  • Your AI MBA program will allow you to master soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency and business analysis
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 85+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

Build job-ready skills

95% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford MBA in AI is designed for experienced professionals like you. Whether you’re pivoting roles, accelerating in the career you already have, or launching a startup, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our AI specialization, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

Here are some examples of the work you'll be doing within this MBA AI specialization:

  • Apply statistical modeling and optimization techniques (using R, Python, SQL) for various business problems
  • Create a business case that measures the cost reduction and revenue uptake resulting from robotics and automation, and the five core technologies
  • Develop a roadmap for artificial intelligence and robotic automation implementation across the value chain phases of different verticals

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your MBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and an MBA degree!

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning straight away and send us your documents later (in exceptional circumstances). If you’re unable to immediately provide us with your transcript or diploma, you can just upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee.

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a college or university
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn an MBA with a Specialization in Advanced AI & the Future of Automation for as little as $160 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months. Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your MBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is one of the most affordable American universities in the world. We’re not ordinary.

Specialization in Advanced AI: your career options

Every day across the globe, Nexford learners proudly share their digital badges, certificates, and alumni status on LinkedIn, applying what they’ve learned. Here are some potential career routes if you take this specialization in advanced AI.