Program Experience

Highlights and Key Outcomes

In Strategies for Accountable AI, you will:

  • Anticipate the legal, ethical, and business controversies posed by AI so you can proactively address them in your organization
  • Empower yourself with techniques to mitigate AI risks as you adopt the technology
  • Gain interdisciplinary insights from data science, law, psychology, and strategy on how to make AI systems safe, trusted, and responsible
  • Assess your organization’s responsible AI readiness
  • Learn how new laws, regulations, and enforcement across the globe are influencing AI strategy and how they could affect your business
  • Integrate your key takeaways in a capstone “AI Impact Assessment” of your own organization or a system of your choice
  • Benefit from direct live online engagement with Wharton’s AI faculty and networking with a select group of peers
  • Get an inside perspective and insights on how leading organizations are currently adopting AI responsibly

Blended Online Program Structure

This program’s unique “flipped learning” format is designed to produce maximum, immediate impact for the busy executive. Over nine weeks, participants will engage in weekly 90-minute live online sessions, interspersed with self-paced online video segments and activities to work through foundational material at their convenience. Content is delivered by award-winning faculty who are pioneering the academic research and leading the dialogue on the accountable use of AI today.

The program prioritizes engagement and employs a host of instructional modalities to enhance the learning experience: in-class discussions, team collaboration, case studies, and video interviews with leading industry experts.

  • Live Online Discussion with Distinguished Wharton Faculty – This program offers the opportunity to directly engage with each of the program’s faculty
  • The Best of Both Worlds – Integrated knowledge checks in self-paced videos allow for efficient personalized learning, while live sessions from Wharton’s cutting-edge Wave Classroom provide a powerful interactive experience
  • Program Site Engagement with Wharton Faculty – The Live Online Classroom is extended through discussion on the program site with your peers and the program faculty.
  • Curated, Relevant Resources – Faculty equip learners with a comprehensive resource toolbox for an optimal experience in live online sessions
  • Peer Dialogue – Participants are encouraged to share their input and experiences as well as gain valuable insights from peers and the wider community

Experience and Impact

Companies that pay attention to mitigating AI risks enjoy higher returns from their AI investments, according to a recent McKinsey survey. Yet many firms don’t devote sufficient resources to this critical aspect of AI implementation. A recent BCG survey found that although 84 percent of executives believe responsible AI should be on top management agendas, only 25 percent have comprehensive programs in place. With Strategies for Accountable AI, you can help your firm get ahead of the curve, ensuring it is prepared for fast-changing government regulations and technological advances.

In this engaging learning experience, Wharton faculty guide you through what you need to know about building, monitoring, and maintaining responsible AI solutions. Explore AI governance worldwide including legal requirements, emerging legislation, organizational practices, and ongoing policy debates. Next, understand AI failures and how to manage the risks, looking at cases from housing algorithms to facial-recognition systems to insurance claims. Other modules will help you become conversant with privacy, copyright, and licensing concerns; how racial and gender bias can manifest itself in machine-learning models; how people perceive human replacement by AI; and how to recognize AI abuses including misinformation and deepfakes. You’ll master the AI Readiness Tool, a diagnostic framework that empowers you to implement AI strategies that are trustworthy and compliant, and in your capstone project you’ll develop an AI Impact Assessment that evaluates a real-world system. The program’s content is regularly refreshed with the newest research findings and industry practices.

With Strategies for Accountable AI, you will leverage the guardrails you need to get the most out of artificial intelligence, reaping maximum rewards for your organization.

Session topics include:

  • The AI Dynamic Landscape: Market Trends and Technological Insights
  • Frameworks for Accountable AI: AI Laws, Regulation, and Governance
  • When AI Goes Wrong: Accuracy, Risk, and Transparency
  • Data Acquisition: Privacy, Copyright, Licensing, and the AI Supply Chain
  • Fairness, Bias, and Discrimination
  • Abusive Practices: Manipulation, Misinformation, Market Power
  • The Human Dimension: How AI Changes Work and Consumer Experiences
  • Techniques and Strategies for Accountable AI

Convince Your Supervisor

Here’s a justification letter you can edit and send to your supervisor to help you make the case for attending this Wharton program.

Due to our application review period, applications submitted after 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday for programs beginning the following Monday may not be processed in time to grant admission. Applicants will be contacted by a member of our Client Relations Team to discuss options for future programs and dates.

Who Should Attend

Strategies for Accountable AI is designed for mid- to senior-career executives in the U.S. and globally, particularly:

  • Executives adopting, evaluating, or expanding AI systems either by implementing commercially available AI platforms or utilizing their own development efforts
  • Executives in all industries, including financial services, health care, media, and technology
  • Entrepreneurs working in the AI space
  • Developers seeking to complement their technical expertise with broader knowledge
  • Marketers, consultants, and other non-technical professionals seeking a fuller understanding of AI’s business risks and benefits
  • Legal and compliance professionals

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group-enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.


Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach, JDSee Faculty Bio

Academic Director

Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor; Professor and Department Chairperson of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Business, legal, and social implications of the internet and communications technologies

Ethan Mollick

Ethan Mollick, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor of Management; Academic Director, Wharton Interactive, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Innovation, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, games, AI

Puntoni Stefano

Stefano Puntoni, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing; Professor of Marketing; Co-Director, Wharton Human-Centered Technology Initiative, The Wharton School

Research Interests: New technologies in marketing, technology adoption, brand management, consumer decision making

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Chief Digital Officer, EVERSANA; Senior Fellow, Management Department, The Wharton School; Adjunct Faculty, The Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; Co-author Goliath’s Revenge

Prasanna Tambe

Prasanna Tambe, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Economics of IT labor, technological change, and labor markets

Lynn Wu

Lynn Wu, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Big data analytics, artificial intelligence, enterprise social media, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity

Date, Location, & Fees

If you are unable to access the application form, please email Client Relations at Our application closes on Oct. 2, 2024.

October 16 – December 18, 2024Live Online$8,000Welcome Session: Wednesday, October 16, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST
Weekly Live Online Sessions:
Wednesdays beginning October 23, 2024, for five consecutive weeks
Wednesdays beginning December 4, 2024, for three consecutive weeks
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT
Additional Asynchronous Hours: Weekly

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