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AI Strategy and Application in IT

Harness the power of AI to achieve business goals. This certificate program equips you to evaluate the strategic potential of AI in different business contexts and build expertise to successfully lead AI projects. You’ll gain a solid working knowledge of AI’s capabilities, limitations, and ethical considerations, alongside practical skills for developing AI-driven solutions.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

Our Information Technology (IT) Graduate Certificate programs are in the process of becoming eligible for Federal student aid. While we expect the Department of Education to approve aid eligibility soon, at this time Federal financial aid is not currently available for IT certificate programs.

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Assess the strategic potential of AI in different business contexts

Select the right AI tools to achieve organizational goals

Strategically apply AI tools to real-world challenges

Specialized Graduate Certificate in AI Strategy and Application in IT requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

 

 
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Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4700 AI Concepts, Capabilities, and Tools
ICT 4705 AI Ethics, Policy, & Governance
ICT 4710 Strategic Application of AI in IT
ICT 4715 Developing AI Technical Solutions

Graduate Certificate in AI Strategy and Application in IT requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

 

 

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Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4700 AI Concepts, Capabilities, and Tools
ICT 4705 AI Ethics, Policy, & Governance
ICT 4710 Strategic Application of AI in IT
ICT 4715 Developing AI Technical Solutions

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Information and Communications Technology program include:

ICT 4007 Creative Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
ICT 4010 Enterprise Architecture
ICT 4015 Managing Technology for Strategic Value
ICT 4020 Business Forecasting and Planning
ICT 4025 Managing the Innovation Process
ICT 4100 Principles of Project Management
ICT 4200
Cybersecurity Foundations
ICT 4361
Java Programming
ICT 4370
Python Programming
ICT 4405
Database Design and Implementation
ICT 4605
Principles of Information Security
ICT 4695
Application Security

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Information Technology program. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

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Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in AI Strategy and Application in IT.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of AI Strategy and Application in IT

Generative AI is anticipated to become a $1.3 trillion market by 2032, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

A recent survey by New Vantage Partners found that 91.7 percent of top organizations are investing in AI activities.

A LinkedIn analysis shows that AI Consultant was a top-10 fastest growing job title in 2024.


Job Titles

AI Business Strategist
AI Operations Manager
AI Project Manager
AI Ethicist
AI Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst
AI Researcher
AI Consultant
 

 

 

 

AI Business Strategist Salary: National Average

$116,000

(Glassdoor)

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“That master’s degree had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years and I just started thinking now’s the time, I’m not going to procrastinate anymore!” —Carolyn Hinkley, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Timothy Bradsby

Portfolio Manager,
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

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Don Halloran

Founder & CEO,
Waypoint Group


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Mark Merkow

Senior Security Engineer,
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


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Darl Kuhn

Solutions Architect,
RMCI


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Nathan Braun

Educational Consultant & Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver, University College

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Mike Prasad

Architect/Engineer,
State of Colorado


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Glenn Ware

Director Corporate Systems,
Xcel Energy


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Amber Cardillo

Sr. Director Americas Telco,
VMWare


Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.

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