University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

Introduction
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The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a “Business Academy” in 1898 – in the heyday of St.Gallen embroidery – and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 8,500 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs.

With success: the University of St.Gallen has constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. The Master's Programme in Strategy and International Management is ranked 1st worldwide in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking. The Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 6th in the FT Masters in Finance Ranking. Accreditations by EQUIS and AACSB International underline our commitment to a holistic curriculum that meets the highest academic standards. We aim to develop students both in professional and personal terms by providing them with an education along humanist lines.

The HSG is a bilingual university (German/English)

Bachelor's Level:

·Business Administration (Eng/Ger)

·Economics (Eng/Ger)

·International Affairs (Eng/Ger)

·Law (Ger)

·Law and Economics (Ger)

Master's Programmes:

·Business Innovation (Ger)

·Marketing Management (Eng/Ger)

·Accounting and Finance (Eng/Ger)

·Strategy and International Management (Eng)

·Business Management (Ger)

·Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Ger)

·Banking and Finance (Eng)

·Economics (Eng/Ger)

·Quantitative Economics and Finance (Eng)

·International Affairs and Governance (Eng/Ger)

·International Law (Eng)

·Law (Ger)

·Law and Economics (Ger)

Ph.D. Programmes:

·Management (several areas of specialisation) (Eng/Ger)

·Finance (Eng)

·Economics and Finance (Eng)

·International Affairs and Political Economy (Eng/Ger)

·Law (Ger)

·Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Eng/Ger)

The HSG is linked up with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide and offer Exchange and Double Degree Programmes. At the same time, we are part of the CEMS, PIM and APSIA networks. 32% of students come from foreign countries, from a total of 84 nations worldwide.

The HSG is Switzerland’s business university with the strongest placement results. The Career & Corporate Services supports them upon their entry into the labour market. The HSG Alumni association consists of about 28,000 members in around 188 clubs on 5 continents.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master's in Marketing Management (MiMM)

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s programme in Marketing Management (MiMM) trains students who are interested in customers and design to become reflective, competent and entrepreneurial personalities. The programme focuses on customers. With an extensive and academically well-founded education in the fields of consumer behaviour and market research, students learn how to run a company in a customer-oriented manner, on the one hand, and how to satisfy customer requirements, on the other hand, to ensure that companies are able to stand their ground successfully in global competition. [+]

Objectives: Objective

MiMM graduates...

…identify challenges and the need for action from the viewpoint of customers and the market and are able to adopt other entrepreneurial perspectives.…are familiar with methods and instruments of market research and consumer behaviour because they have applied them to practical examples and practised them.…conduct well-founded assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of strategies and campaigns in the context of market-oriented corporate management (marketing management).…are competent in the conceptualisation of a market-oriented use of instruments and are able to innovate strategies in a dynamic environment.…are well-versed in dealing with (digital) media.…combine qualitative and quantitative analytical and conceptual methods in order to solve present and future problems.…gauge the impact of entrepreneurial strategies and plans on the market, on society and on the environment in a realistic manner.…have learnt to tackle new things in a spirit of personal responsibility.…formulate clear consequences.... [-]


Master's Programme in Economics

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s programme in Economics (MEcon) offers a comprehensive education in economics. It provides in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to analyse the social and economic challenges of our time. Data analysis has become a central component of developed economies due to the advance of digitalisation. Hence, over recent years processing and analysing Big Data has become increasingly important. MEcon provides you with the necessary tools to analyse economic policy problems using state-of-the-art methods and to develop successful strategies. [+]

The Master’s programme in Economics (MEcon) offers a comprehensive education in economics. It provides in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to analyse the social and economic challenges of our time. Data analysis has become a central component of developed economies due to the advance of digitalisation. Hence, over recent years processing and analysing Big Data has become increasingly important. MEcon provides you with the necessary tools to analyse economic policy problems using state-of-the-art methods and to develop successful strategies. You will thus be well prepared for responsible positions when you enter the job market. Curriculum MEcon is a full-time programme and designed for a standard study period of three semesters. You will earn 90 ECTS credits. The core studies consist of compulsory subjects and a wide range of core elective and elective courses.In the compulsory subjects you deepen your knowledge in the core areas of economics and acquire advanced methodological skills. Based on this solid knowledge, you then choose your core elective and elective courses. The core electives include courses for advanced applications and problem solving. From a wide range of courses, you chose according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MEcon offers the following specialisation areas: • Global Economy• Public Policy• Managerial Economics• Financial Economics• Digitisation and Data Analytics Languages of instruction In the MEcon you can choose courses in both English and German. The core courses are taught in English. Studying internationally The MEcon offers exclusively to... [-]

Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin)

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. Our programme is characterised by its proximity to entrepreneurial practice: topical and relevant issues with case-related approaches to solutions play as important a role as do reputable guest lecturers and close cooperation with selected companies. The MAccFin programme thus creates optimal conditions for a successful career start. [+]

Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) Why MAccFin The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. Our programme is characterised by its proximity to entrepreneurial practice: topical and relevant issues with case-related approaches to solutions play as important a role as do reputed guest lecturers and close cooperation with selected companies. The MAccFin programme thus creates optimal conditions for a successful career start. Objectives The MAccFin prepares you for responsible activities in the field of financialcorporate management. No matter whether you look at it from the perspective of a management consultant, a controller, an auditor or a banker:• you analyse an organisation’s sustainable financial and earning power, assess the profitability of customers, distribution channels and brands, and issue recommendations for further development;• you are able to put the new technologies and opportunities of digital transformation for specific use in financial management;• you deal with the requirements imposed by the capital market and the regulators;• you create M&A processes;• you conduct management performance assessments and create incentive-compatible management instruments. Student profile Would you like to steer a company’s future development with sustainable success? Would you like to underpin its strategic growth opportunities with key figures and thus hone your arguments? Then you fit our target groupexcellently. As a MAccFin student, you have a great interest in issues of financial management from a CFO’s point of view. Your academic and practical curiosity puts you in a position to not only... [-]

Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. A top-tier international faculty in the fields of Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods offers high-quality education in both theory and application. With its 6th place in the global Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2018, the MBF programme has been ranked among the top finance programmes for six years in a row and ranks number one in Switzerland and in the German-speaking world. [+]

With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. It ranked 6th in the Financial Times Ranking 2018. In the fields of Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods, the programme offers high-quality education in both theory and application. It is designed to train our students in the critical reflection of various concepts and approaches prevailing in financial theory and practice. Educational goals The programme’s educational goals encompass three dimensions: 1. Functional dimension An understanding of the function and importance of financial intermediation in the context of the present and future development of economic systems and its integration in the social, legal and political sphere. 2. Instrumental dimension Knowledge of the theory and application of financial markets, characteristics and implementation of modern financial instruments, and the core functions of modern financial management. 3. Institutional dimension Knowledge of the core functions of planning, steering and supervision of financial institutions and their strategic business units. CFA & CAIA programme partnerships The MBF programme is an official programme partner of the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association. The MBF programme covers more than 70 % of the candidate body of knowledge for all three levels of the CFA programme. These partnerships enable the MBF to award CFA and CAIA fellowships each year to outstanding MBF students who embark on the programme. Curriculum: contents and structure The MBF programme has a clear and flexible structure. The core studies are made up... [-]

Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and know how to integrate the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a results-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors. Curriculum The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law. Our three compulsory courses “International Governance”, “State and Economy” and “International Politics, Economics and Business” provide the conceptual foundations, research methods and knowledge indispensable for a thorough understanding of the complexity of international problems. Specific courses and practical projects enable you to choose and refine your areas of specialisation and develop your own personal profile. The programme includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a Master’s thesis enables you to concentrate on a research question of your own choice. The MIA is particularly strong in the fields of trade and development, peace and security, as well as democracy and governance. The curriculum skilfully merges St.Gallen’s proven expertise in economics and business with the analytical study of practical issues pertaining to politics and society as a whole. Linking theory to practice is a top priority in the MIA programme. There... [-]

Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. [+]

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. Curriculum The MiQE/F is a full-time programme with a course load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed for a standard study period of three semesters. The core studies consist of compulsory courses and a wide choice of core and independent electives. The compulsory courses focus on finance, economics, econometrics and quantitative methods. Based on these rigorous foundations, students subsequently choose their core and independent electives. The core electives involve advanced application-oriented and problem solving courses. From a wide range of courses, you chose your courses according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MiQE/F also offers a specialisation in “Digitisation and Data Analytics”. Cooperation with LGT The LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein – is a cooperation partner of the MiQE/F. Each year,... [-]

Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. The SIM offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. [+]

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. The SIM offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. This approach earned the SIM 1st place in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2011- 2017! Curriculum The SIM curriculum combines the research-based, academic rigor of a Master of Arts with the interactive nature and practice-oriented approach present in leading MBA programs. Students are thus offered the best of two learning worlds. Advanced Management Courses The compulsory courses advance students’ knowledge of the functional areas of management. Students explore advanced theories and concepts, examine managerial practice, and engage in scientific discussion. Core electives The core electives consist of Advanced Management Courses, Integratives and SIM in Practice: SIM Integratives SIM Integratives focus on subjects of widespread and current interest in the field of management. Multidisciplinary perspectives are needed in order to embrace these subjects and explore ways to cope successfully with the major management challenges of our time. SIM in Practice SIM students have to initiate and complete an international internship, called SIM International Project (SIMIP). The purpose of the SIM-IP is for students to engage in challenging and practice-oriented work outside the classroom, yet topically related to their studies. The SIMagination Challenge requires students... [-]

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University of St. Gallen

Address St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Website http://www.unisg.ch/
Phone +41 71 224 21 11