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BUS 17 — Executive Guide to Leveraging AI for Performance

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Apr 11—May 9
Time: 6:15—8:05 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 13
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $470
Instructor(s): Renata Gomide
Limit: 40
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what was previously published. The course will meet on 5 Thursdays, April 11 to May 9, 6:15 - 8:05 pm (PT).
Spring
On-campus
Thursdays
6:15—8:05 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Apr 11—May 9
5 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 13
1 Unit
Fees
$470
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Renata Gomide
Limit
40
Recording
No
Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what was previously published. The course will meet on 5 Thursdays, April 11 to May 9, 6:15 - 8:05 pm (PT).
We often think about AI's ability to generate words, images, programming code, and even music. But there's something else it can generate: enhanced productivity and job satisfaction. This course will teach students how to use AI to augment their existing capabilities and everyday job functions. Students will learn how to create email responses; turn text documents into presentations with copy, image, and chart recommendations; generate (and expand on) project plans; and critique arguments. Automating these time-intensive tasks can help free time for strategic work, benefitting both the individual and teams. Students will learn these skills through design thinking exercises and building personalized AI-based productivity plans. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with demonstrable skills to foster a culture of balance, engagement, and efficiency in their organizations and step into a new era of executive leadership.

While no prior AI experience is required, a basic understanding of workplace technology is beneficial.

RENATA GOMIDE
Data & AI Strategy Senior Manager, Accenture

Renata Gomide is an executive at Accenture, bringing nearly two decades of expertise in data & AI strategy and operations. Experienced in leading transformative global business initiatives for Fortune 100 companies, she designs and develops generative AI solutions to drive productivity and deliver value for clients in collaboration with ecosystem partners. Gomide is a wellness and balance advocate, sharing insights and inspiration in her Ideas for Divas blog. She received an MBA from the Ross School of Business and a BS in computer sciences from Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.