Key details

  • Programme type
    On campus open programme
  • Location
    On campus
  • Start dates
    3 Jun 2024  -  Fully Booked
    4 Nov 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    1 week, full-time
  • Department
    Department of Management


Leverage data science and AI to make informed, intelligent decisions.

Statistical analysis and data management are transforming decision-making in just about every field of private and public life. But how do you distinguish between good data science and bad? This fast-paced, intensive programme gives you a comprehensive, non-practitioner grounding in data science, AI and machine learning. You will also explore its real-world application across business, government and law. Emerge with the understanding and vocabulary to assess quantitative evidence, design big data studies and make more intelligent, data-driven decisions.


An intensive, empowering learning experience for you. Strategic impact for your organisation.  

Programme content

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How you learn

Data Science and AI for Executives is an intensive, five-day learning experience that expertly integrates academic theory and hands-on, practical business application of the concepts and ideas explored. The programme brings together executives and decision-makers from a broad diversity of sectors, organisations and geographies at the LSE campus in central London. Together you will explore the concepts using contemporary case studies, demonstrations, group work discussion and highly interactive sessions with faculty. You also benefit from a full glossary of terms and vocabulary and direct access to four expert practitioner guest speakers who will present work from a variety of applied fields in data science. The programme is led by LSE faculty, who are global thought leaders in data science and statistical analysis.

View the provisional programme timetable below:

Who attends?

This programme is designed for:

  • Senior decision-makers from a range of industries who want to make better data-driven decisions.
  • Senior executives looking to integrate good data management practices into their business strategies.
  • Professionals working in industries concerned with regulatory affairs, privacy and data protection laws.
  • Executives who want to update their understanding of the role of machine learning and AI in data management.
Muzz Adams

"Six months on from the programme, it’s already had a big impact on my work. I’m speaking the language of a quantitative analyst and I can’t put a price on the confidence that’s given me in my conversations."

Muzz Adams, Head of Performance, Investec Asset Management

Why LSE?

At LSE, we understand the complex interconnectedness of the challenges facing our world. As Europe’s foremost social science university, we know that it is only by managing this interconnectedness that you can secure sustainability and success in business. All of our world-class programmes for leaders leverage the fullest benefits of our renowned, interdisciplinary expertise – the psychology, the finance, the economic dimensions, and the interplay between them that underscores global business. You emerge with the fully rounded understanding, the integrated mindset and the leading-edge strategic tools to navigate complexity and spearhead meaningful change.  


The programme is taught by world experts in data science and AI.  

Kenneth Benoit

Professor Kenneth Benoit

Professor of Computational Social Science and Director of the LSE Data Science Institute

Edgar Whitley

Dr Edgar Whitley

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management

Sabine Benoit

Professor Sabine Benoit

Professor of Marketing, University of Surrey

Department overview

The Department of Management at LSE is a world-class centre for research and education in business and management, that draws fully on the LSE tradition of inter-disciplinary academic excellence. Ranked #2 worldwide for business and management by the QS World University Rankings 2019, the department informs and inspires the very best in management in practice by challenging and enhancing understanding of people, teams, organisations and markets, as well as the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which they operate worldwide. 

Fees and entry requirements

June 2024 Tuition fee: £6,950

November 2024 Tuition fee: £7,450

This covers all tuition, course materials, daily lunches and networking events. You will receive an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the course.


Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English, proficiency level or working knowledge of the language is essential.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum five years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience, but we will consider those with less experience who have enjoyed an accelerated career path to a senior level.

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