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Since businesses across the globe are heavily investing in AI, business and information technology professionals must be prepared to evolve alongside the industry while building the skills necessary to effectively utilize AI technologies in response to workplace demands. As the use of artificial intelligence expands, businesses seek IT experts with advanced knowledge of AI and its business applications.  

Artificial intelligence impacts nearly every facet of our lives, and the professional world. Earning your master’s in artificial intelligence could help you launch a new career, plus advance your skills for a promotion.

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI)

If you’re ready to achieve more in the field of artificial intelligence, Cumberlands is here to help you plan your next steps. By taking part in our masters in AI program, you’ll develop theories, strategies, and tactics for critical fields, including business intelligence, IT management and leadership, data mining, and information security.

The master’s in AI degree requirements are made up of 30 credit hours in core subjects such as AI in manufacturing, sales and marketing, healthcare, financial services, and risk management; data visualization, AI and operations management, and transforming a business with AI, and a one-credit-hour capstone project.

Course Requirements

  • MSAI 511 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • MSAI 531 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • MSAI 532 Natural Language Processing
  • MSAI 544 Application of AI in Healthcare
  • MSAI 578 Data Visualization
  • MSAI 630 Generative AI with Large Language Models
  • MSAI 631 Artificial Intelligence for Human-Computer Interaction
  • MSAI 632 Application of AI in Risk Management (original listed as BADM 566)
  • MSAI 633 Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
  • MSAI 599 Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence
  • MSAI 699 Capstone (1 hour)* or INTR 599 Applied Learning Practicum (1 hour) ***

*All online students seeking to earn a degree in Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence must take this course in lieu of INTR 599 in addition to meeting all program degree requirements. Executive students may take MSAI 699 or INTR 599 as part of their program degree requirements. 

**The Computer and Information Sciences Department, the School of Business, and the Leadership graduate (Masters and Doctorate) executive format programs have an applied learning component (internship/practicum) that is an integral (essential) part of the established curriculum. Due to the applied learning component required for the degree program, executive format students must enroll in INTR every term of enrollment.

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Mission & Goals

Students in the artificial intelligence program will develop skills needed to design, implement, and manage AI systems and solutions in a variety of professional settings.

Develop proficiency in advanced artificial intelligence concepts, develop relevant AI skills, and learn appropriate techniques.
Develop the practical skills required to integrate artificial intelligence theories and methodologies.
Develop an ethical decision-making framework to guide them in situations that involve ethical considerations.
Develop the competency to collaborate effectively and communicate efficiently in diverse team settings.
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Artificial Intelligence Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Logistician: $77,030

Logistician: $77,030

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Operations Research Analyst: $82,360

Operations Research Analyst: $82,360

Operations research analysts use mathematics and logic to help solve complex issues.

Transport Analyst: $98,560

Transport Analyst: $98,560

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. 

Information Research Scientist: $131,490

Information Research Scientist: $131,490

Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology. 

Data Scientist: $100,910

Data Scientist: $100,910

Data scientists use analytical tools and techniques to extract meaningful insights from data.

Database Architect: $101,000

Database Architect: $101,000

Database administrators and architects create or organize systems to store and secure data. 

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Common Questions in Artificial Intelligence

An online master’s in artificial intelligence is a graduate degree that builds upon what you learned in your undergraduate in business, computer science, computer engineering, or information technology degree, as well as your personal work experience. It offers the chance to explore a new direction in the field, build career-specific skills, and prepare for potential leadership opportunities. 

The fields in which these AI-driven tasks are performed are nearly limitless, and the career possibilities are, too. With an MSAI you’ll be able to choose from careers like logistics analyst, operations research analyst, computer and information scientist, database administrator/architect, and more! 

University of the Cumberlands' Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program will prepare you to: 

  • Conduct sophisticated analyses using the appropriate analytical tools, techniques, and technologies pertinent to the functional areas of business and information technology
  • Apply research-based strategies that integrate theory and practical applications across functional areas in the context of overall business and IT operations 
  • Use ethical reasoning skills and behavior standards to ethical issues in the application of artificial intelligence in businesses and organizations 
  • Work in a team environment and effectively communicate recommendations of applying artificial intelligence across the functional areas of business and IT guided by high professional standards 

Pursuing an advanced degree is an investment in your future, and earning a master’s degree in AI in business from University of the Cumberlands may be worthwhile for a number of reasons:  

  • You could prepare for leadership opportunities. Many organizations prefer to hire business managers who hold a graduate degree. These career paths may become increasingly complex as businesses increasingly rely on artificial intelligence for daily routine tasks. Earning a master’s could help you prepare for both current and future, unforeseen challenges and opportunities in artificial intelligence.  
  • You could boost your earnings and job security. Master’s degree-holders earned a median annual salary of nearly $13,000 more than bachelor’s degree-holders in 2019. In addition, those with a master’s degree had an unemployment rate of just 2 percent, compared to 3 percent for the working population overall.    
  • Earning a master’s doesn’t have to put your career on pause. The master’s in AI in business at University of the Cumberlands is designed for working adults. Offered in a variety of modalities, you can study in a flexible format, enhance your skillset, and prepare for new professional challenges—all while keeping your current job. 

Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise. 

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Faculty Experts in Artificial Intelligence

Learn about the artificial intelligence professors you'll be interacting with.

Dr. Bernard Sharum

Adjunct Professor
School of Computer Information Sciences

Dr. Bernard Sharum

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bernard.sharum [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Patrick Haney

Adjunct Professor
School of Computer Information Sciences

Dr. Patrick Haney

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patrick.haney [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. David Ostrowski

Adjunct Professor
School of Computer Information Sciences

Dr. David Ostrowski

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david.ostrowski [at] ucumberlands.edu
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