Digitalisation & Transformation

CAS HSG Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Managers


Be a Leader in the data-driven transformation of your organization.

Overview

Programme Description

Today’s executives and decision-makers need to understand how to harness the potentials of big data and artificial intelligence. This CAS executive program enables you to improve your daily business operations and develop innovative data-driven solutions in order to create competitive advantages. The program provides the required managerial and analytical frameworks, methods and skills to manage data as a strategic resource, analyze and interpret data as well as to build scalable organizational structures fostering the data-driven transformation process of your organizations.

Target Audience

The CAS program targets senior managers and executives that want to play a key role in the digital transformation of their organizations. The program is ideal for executives with little or no expertise in data analysis, statistics or programing.

The program is well suited for:

  • Decision makers who want to become more data and analytics savy

  • Digital officers, technology officers and individuals launching big data, data science and artificial intelligence projects / teams

  • Managers in marketing, supply chain, information technology, human resources, talent management, product development, operations and other strategy-related functions

  • Individuals from business intelligence-related functions that want to go the next step

Infos

Start Dates
Duration
16 classroom days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
10
Level of Experience
C-Level
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
Certificate
Price
CHF 17'500.-
Special Discounts
There will be an early bird discount of 5% on the tuition fee until April 30, 2019.
We also offer a special discount for members of HSG Alumni.
Location
St.Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
No
Flexible Entry
No
Programme Language
English

Objective

  • Become a leader in the digital and data-driven transformation of your organization

  • Learn to speak data science and artificial intelligence (AI)

  • Be equipped with a data science toolbox that helps you improve your daily business

  • Apply agile methodologies to develop innovative data-driven business solutions that deliver true customer value

  • Learn to build scalable and effective Big Data & AI organizations

Programme Benefits

  • Learn to speak data science and artificial intelligence

  • Be equipped with a big data and artificial intelligence toolbox that helps you improve your daily business

  • Apply the lean startup approach and other agile methodologies to develop innovative data-driven business solutions that deliver true customer value

  • Learn how to build scalable data-driven organizations that excel

Application Criteria

The CAS program targets senior managers and executives that want to play a key role in the digital and data-driven transformation of their organizations and want to harness the potentials of data science in order to gain competitive advantage. The program is ideal for executives with little or no expertise in data analysis, statistics or programing.

Applicants for the CAS HSG Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Managers must meet the following requirements:

  • Recognised undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor degree)

  • At least five years of practical experience, preferably also in a leadership position

In individual cases applicants with other qualifications may be admitted (“sur dossier”) by the Academic Director.

Course Structure

With its explicit focus on developing data-driven innovations as well as the data-driven transformation of organizations, the program offers a unique learning experience. Deeply rooted in the University of St.Gallen footprint in business engineering and transformation and completed by state-of-the-art expertise of the university’s big data and artificial intelligence experts, the program equips participants with all business-related, technical and legal knowledge to make a difference in their organization and become true leaders in the data-driven transformation.

For reaching this overarching goal, the program builds on four overarching themes:

  1. The data-driven organization and competing on analytics (module 1)
  2. Organizational, technical and legal pre-requisite for managing data as strategic asset (module 2)
  3. Gaining practical experience in implementing big data & artificial intelligence algorithms (module 3)
  4. Building scalable organizational structure for big data & artificial intelligence (module 4)

Across all modules, participants gain hands-on experience in developing and implementing a data-driven innovation project from data collection to implementing a scalable operating model under supervision of HSG lecturers, industry experts and other participants (module 5).

Approach CAS HSG Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Managers

Content & Faculty

The following modules belong to the “CAS HSG Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Managers” and require your personal attendance. Therefore they can not be visited separately:

  1. The data-driven Organization5. November 2019 – 8. November 2019, Executive Campus HSG
  2. Individual Data Innovation Project30. November 2019 – 1. December 2019, Executive Campus HSG
  3. Data as Strategic Asset7. January 2020 – 10. January 2020, Executive Campus HSG
  4. Analytics Bootcamp23. March 2020 – 26. March 2020, Executive Campus HSG
  5. Scale Up Big Data & AI26. May 2020 – 29. May 2020, Executive Campus HSG

The CAS intends to employ a balanced set of lecturers originating from HSG’s management and new computer science faculty. Also, lecturers other renowned institutions and industry are integrated in a systematic fashion:

  • Prof. Dr. Melinda Lohmann

  • Prof. Siegfried Handschuh

  • Prof. Damian Borth

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Eppler

  • Prof. Dr. Ivo Blohm

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister

How to apply

Your Application

Please submit the following documents for your application:

  • Completed Online Application Form 

  • CV (with education and professional experience as well as a brief description of your current situation)

  • Personal motivation for attending the program

  • Diplomas or transcripts and work-related letters of reference

Further information

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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