Executive Education
Understanding the Power and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Understanding artificial intelligence (AI) empowers business professionals to harness its potential, make informed decisions and navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of technology-driven business transformation.

Effectively leveraging AI allows companies to achieve a wide range of capabilities across their operations including automation, data analysis and insights, and better customer service. However, AI introduces new ethical, legal and security considerations. Effective AI governance promotes responsible deployment of AI, and this, in turn, allows you to innovate more aggressively and achieve AI’s full benefits. In this way, digital transformation and AI governance go hand in hand.

In this program, participants will learn guided ways to utilize AI and how to assess and mitigate risks, ultimately leaving them more confident and enabled to innovate. Questions covered will include: 

  • Open/Close Questions covered will include...
    • What can AI do for my organization and how can I best achieve this value?
    • How are companies utilizing AI to predict customer demand and other predictive analyses?
    • How does the emergence of AI impact my job and my role within my organization?
    • What risks does my organization’s use of AI create for others and for the organization itself?
    • How can my organization proactively mitigate these risks and free itself up for aggressive AI innovation?
    • What laws and policies regulate AI? How are they growing, and where are they likely to head in the future?  
    • How can my company ensure employees are utilizing AI responsibly?

Program Details

Program Dates

March 21-22, 2024


Registration Deadline

March 7, 2024

Delivery Method Two full days, in-person

Please reach out to Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu for more information about the price and available discounts for this program. 

  • Discounts are available for Ohio State University employees, OSUWMC employees, Veterans, employees from non-profit organizations and organizations who send three or more employees.  
Prospective Participant Profile

Because AI has the power to transform countless areas of business, this program is valuable for a wide range of professionals, organizations and industries. Anyone who would like to better understand AI,  how it impacts their business and role, and how most effectively to govern it and mitigate its risks, will find value in this program.

  • Business managers who want to utilize AI for automation, process optimization and cost reduction
  • Executives and other leaders who need a foundational understanding of the risks presented by AI and how it will impact the company’s future
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators interested in bringing to market new AI governance products and services
Program Schedule

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Course Takeaways

  • Open/Close At the conclusion of the program you will be able to...
    • List the principal risks that business use of AI can generate for individuals, groups, and the broader society
    • Describe the primary strategies that businesses use to govern AI, mitigate its risks, and so achieve its benefits
    • Think strategically about the business value of effective AI governance

What You Will EarnExample certificate of completion

Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. You may proudly display this certificate in your office or home to showcase your accomplishment. You may also add this certificate to the licenses and certifications section of your LinkedIn profile. This will allow you to showcase your newly acquired experience to your network and stand out in your field.

We also value your commitment to learning, and as a token of appreciation, we offer a 10% discount on future topic-based programs you wish to pursue through Executive Education at Fisher College of Business. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we are proud to be a part of yours.

  • Value for Individual
    • Improved understanding of how you can leverage AI’s power and insights in your role
    • Greater understanding of how AI is being and could be used throughout your organization
    • Increase sensitivity to the risks that AI can pose and what you can do in our role to avoid and mitigate these risks
  • Value for Company
    • A competitive edge in understanding AI concepts, functionality and impacts on business operations – skills that will be increasingly desired
    • An innovative mindset that will allow you to maximize the capabilities of AI
    • A competitive advantage to stay ahead of industry trends, enhance customer experience and optimize processes
    • The ability to harness data more effectively leading to better decision making
    • Improved capacity to weigh the risks and benefits of utilizing AI
    • Increased confidence to innovate with AI
    • Greater preparedness for the growing regulation of AI
    • An informed workforce who is equipped to responsible use and govern A

Program Faculty

  • Open/Close Dennis Hirsch, Director of Program on Data & Governance, Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law

    Dennis Hirsch is Professor of Law and of Computer Science at The Ohio State University where he also serves as Director of the Program on Data and Governance and as a core faculty member of the Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI). His research and teaching, and the program that he directs, focus on the law, policy, ethics, and management of advanced analytics and AI. The author of numerous articles and an award-winning book, Professor Hirsch is the co-editor of the SSRN eJournal on Artificial Intelligence – Law, Policy, and Ethics, the founding Chair of TDAI’s Responsible Data Science Community of Practice, the founder of the Ohio Data Ethics Working Group, and a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) AI Governance Center. In 2010, he served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam where he studied Dutch privacy regulation and taught a course on comparative privacy law.  He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his BA from Columbia University, summa cum laude.

  • Open/Close Nate Craig, Associate Professor, Fisher College of Business

    Nate Craig headshotNate Craig is an associate professor in the Department of Operations and Business Analytics. He researches the application of data science and artificial intelligence to managerial decision-making, focusing on the financial services and retail industries. Leading outlets have published his research, including Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Operations Management, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. At the Fisher College of Business, Nate is academic director of the Executive MBA program and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Operations and Business Analytics.

    Nate earned a doctorate in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard Business School and master's and bachelor's degrees in Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of research awards, including the Wyss Award and the Ralph Gomory Industry Studies Award. Nate serves on the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Community Board and the Ohio Union Council.

  • Open/Close Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu with the name of the program, followed by “cancellation” or “transfer” in the subject line.

    • Cancellations must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a full refund.
    • Cancellations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a 50% refund.
    • Any cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program will forfeit the registration fee.
    • If you for any reason are unable to attend the program, please consider sending someone in your place. Participants can transfer their registration to someone else within their organization at no charge up to 24 hours before the first day of the program.

Jennie McAndrew
Education Program Senior Specialist