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UC Berkeley College of Engineering and Haas School of Business Launch New Professional Certification in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Emeritus

14 February 2022 | Emeritus

The six-month program, starting March 2, 2022, is designed to help technical professionals foster the skills needed to start a career in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).

BOSTON — February 14, 2022 — ML and AI are transforming industries and everyday life in countries across the globe. To help meet the exploding demand for technical professionals with the specialized skills to develop future ML and AI innovations, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Haas School of Business, Berkeley Executive Education and Berkeley Engineering Executive and Professional Education have joined forces to create the Professional Certification in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence online program, launching on March 2, 2022.

Developed in collaboration with Emeritus, this six-month program leverages the advanced technical expertise of UC Berkeley College of Engineering and ML/AI business application insights from Berkeley Haas. It is led by two members of the esteemed UC Berkeley faculty, Gabriel Gomes and Joshua Hug, and features guest speakers who have successfully deployed ML/AI technologies.

“Over a recent 12-month period, there were nearly 565,000 job postings in the United States alone seeking professionals with skills in machine learning or artificial intelligence,” said Gabriel Gomes, Researcher and lecturer with the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley Executive Education. “We are pleased to prepare the next generation of technical professionals for these roles so they can advance ML/AI technology and solve real-world business problems.”

“According to Forbes magazine, the AI job market has grown by 270% in the last four years and that growth is projected to continue across virtually all industries. This program was designed to help meet that demand and train the next wave of technical professionals in these increasingly sought-after skills.” said Erin Rosenblatt, Vice President of Professional Certificates at Emeritus.

The Professional Certification in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is an intensive, rigorous program designed to provide participants with hands-on skills. Learners will spend 15-20 hours per week learning how to apply these technologies over 24 weeks. The program fee is $7,500. To learn more or apply, please visit here.


About Berkeley Engineering

Ranked among the top three engineering schools in the world, Berkeley Engineering offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary, hands-on education; challenges conventional thinking and values creativity and imagination; and includes students and faculty driven by social commitment and the desire to change the world. Whether pursuing groundbreaking research or teaching students, faculty members are engaged and accessible. In the classroom, the research lab, or the design studio, the Berkeley Engineering community is both welcoming and tightly knit. As a village of entrepreneurs and collaborators within the big city of a renowned public university, Berkeley Engineering is making a world of difference.

About Berkeley Engineering Executive and Professional Education

As one of the world’s top engineering schools, Berkeley Engineering Executive and Professional Education (EPE) understands engineers and what they face when moving into leadership and organizational development roles. Berkeley EPE cultivates an integrated perspective through a range of offerings and customized education programs tailored to employer and engineers’ needs. In collaboration with world-renowned faculty — industry innovators with real-world experience as entrepreneurs, heads of R&D, and other industry experts — Berkeley EPE creates targeted programs focused on applying ideas. Read more on the Berkeley Engineering Executive and Professional Education website.

About Berkeley Haas

As the second oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the

University of California, Berkeley has been questioning the status quo since its foundation in 1898. It is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business. Two of its exceptional faculty have been honored with the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Many more have served in key policy making positions, including Janet Yellen, Secretary of the US Treasury Department, and Laura D’Andrea Tyson, who like Yellen formerly chaired the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Each year, nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Executive Education participants from around the world, learn on the Berkeley Haas campus and online. They join a network of over 41,000 alumni eager to help each other grow and thrive in their professional lives. Berkeley Haas’ distinctive culture is defined by four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself.

About UC Berkeley Executive Education
UC Berkeley Executive Education serves leaders and organizations who aspire to redefine the future of business. Immersive learning experiences, led by renowned UC Berkeley faculty, equip global executives and their organizations with the vision, culture, and capabilities to thrive in an ever-changing world. Leveraging the best resources of the world’s No. 1 university (Forbes) and the surrounding Silicon Valley business ecosystem, Berkeley Executive Education embraces the Haas School of Business mission to develop leaders who Question the Status Quo, exhibit Confidence Without Attitude, are Students Always, and think Beyond Themselves.

Berkeley Executive Education delivers over 150 programs annually, to a global audience, including Open Enrollment programs in leadership, strategy, finance and entrepreneurship; Comprehensive programs (15 days or longer) in leadership, digital transformation and other emerging topics; Custom programs designed and tailored specifically for a specific company, government or university partner’s objectives and organizational culture; and Online programs, in various languages, which offer a flexible schedule with direct application of practical learning exercises. Read more on the Berkeley Executive Education website.

About Emeritus (

Emeritus is the global leader in providing high-quality affordable and accessible professional education to individuals, companies, and governments around the world through collaborations with more than 50 of the world’s top universities such as Harvard, MIT and INSEAD. Emeritus’s UK partnerships include the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London Business School and the University of Manchester.

Since it was founded in 2015, Emeritus has built a massive global upskilling platform that prepares today’s professionals for tomorrow’s rapidly-changing workplace, with over 250 professional learning programs developed in partnership with a network of more than 50 top tier universities, and delivered to more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries.

Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, Emeritus is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by Accel, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Bertelsmann.

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