Digitalisation & Transformation

Corporate Data Management (CDQ Academy)

Complete data management training for sustainable data quality


Programme Description

Professional data management is more important now than ever and has evolved its meaning from reactive necessity to a competitive advantage enabler. The CDQ Academy was established to provide professional courses in the area of data management. Since 2013, more than 400 participants have benefited from the data quality management expertise of CDQ AG and the Institute of Information Management of the University of St.Gallen. The three training modules "Data Excellence for Business Value", "Governance and Data Quality Management" and "Data Architecture, Life-Cycle and Applications" are based on the results of a decade of work of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality.

Target Audience

The course addresses line and project managers in the area of data management, data stewards, data managers and data architects. Participants who attend all three training modules will receive a ’Certificate of Participation’ from the University of St. Gallen. Participants who wish to attend only one or two of the modules may do so.


Start Dates
3 modules à 2 days
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
Short Seminar
CHF 2’150.– for each training module
Special Discounts
Check our group discount (15 % discount for the second and all other participant of the same company; special conditions for members of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality at
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


The data management training program is based upon the practice-proven CDQ Data Excellence Model as a reliable guideline to govern all aspects of establishing and running effective corporate data quality management in large and medium sized organisations The CDQ Academy addresses all aspects of this framework with theoretical  best practices and real-life examples. Experts from CDQ AG and representatives from various industries will share their experience, practical solutions and real-life use cases. In addition to learning from the leading experts in the field and participating in interactive exercises, participants are encouraged to exchange opinions and experiences amongst each other.

Application Criteria

What you should bring along:

  • Willingness to participate actively and contribute to the course
  • Openness to develop further and advance, both as a professional and as an individual

Course Structure

  • Module 1 – Data Excellence for Business Value
  • Module 2 – Governance and Data Quality Management
  • Module 3 – Data Architecture, Life-Cycle and Applications

Further information

Corporate Partners

We offer special conditions for members of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality


The theoretical part in connection with the practical part of this training gave me a really good perspective of how I can handle this in my daily business, address the right topics and ultimately how I can get more results in my projects.
Andreas Mörker, SIGVARIS Management AG
Andreas Mörker
Master Data Manager Corporate IT, SIGVARIS Management AG
Case studies from guest speakers brought lots of input and stimulation, as did open discussions and the exchange of experiences with participants. Insights from participants who have already been working on practical applications surrounding this topic for years save us from potential errors and, therefore, save us time and money.
Jean-Philippe Roulet, Helvetia Versicherungen
Jean-Philippe Roulet
Head CC Information & Data Management, Helvetia Versicherungen

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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