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, Services and Communication 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 Program in Marketing, Services and Communication Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Program in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) consists of a unique combination of basic managerial disciplines and the markets and business models of relevant industries. With this concept, the MSC exceeds classical notions of marketing. Owing to a combination of thorough theoretical knowledge and projects with partners from practice and research, students are taught an integrated understanding both of corporate management from a customer’s viewpoint, and of customer value generation. [+]

Objectives: Customer value – the goal of sustainable corporate management In a globalised world, sustainable corporate value can only be created through convincing products and services for customers, who are the focus of attention. Marketing along these lines concentrates on achieving the highest possible customer focus with products and services. This integrative view, which transcends classical marketing, is what the Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) is committed to: the programme combines all management disciplines that take their bearings from customers and unites them with the markets and business models of topical industries. Curriculum Marketing, service management and communication and their application areas: The MSC is taught in German and in English. On the one hand, it is based on the functions of marketing, market research, service management and communication, and on the other hand, it provides students with an insight into a great number of up-to-date application areas such as Interactive Marketing, Automotive Marketing or Luxury Brand Management. The selection of these application areas is constantly being updated and is intended to provide students with a well-founded access to specific markets. Another central element is partnerships and project work with companies. In the applied research project, for example, students deal with a real problem with the same practice partners for three semesters. In addition, core studies consist of Independent Electives and the Master’s thesis and are supplemented by Contextual Studies (particularly in sociology, psychology, communication, and languages). Partners The MSC encourages the exchange between students, institutes,... [-]

Master's Programme in Economics

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Economics (MEcon) will provide you with an all-encompassing education in economics. You will acquire extensive theoretical and empirical knowledge that will enable you to understand the great social and economic challenges of our time in depth. The focus will be on the analysis of economic problems and on solving strategies for politics, business and society. Well-founded knowledge in core subjects and in attractive specialisations, as well as a thorough mastery of demanding empirical methods, will ensure a successful career start. [+]

In the MEcon, you will acquire an indepth methodological knowledge of modern theory and empiricism and a clear understanding of the central economic and societal contiguities. You will learn to make use of this knowledge for the solution of great economic and social problems. The MEcon is emphatically application-oriented and, besides imparting methodological know-how, will also train your communication and leadership competencies. The programme will prepare you for a wide range of demanding professional activities in practice, as well as for Ph.D. studies at the start of an academic career. Curriculum In the MEcon, you will earn 90 credits in three to four semesters. The programme is provided in accordance with leading universities’ strict international standards. In the compulsory subjects, you will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the core areas of economics and of methodological skills. In electives, you will develop your personal degree course profile and focus on the specialisation of your choice:• International Economy• Government and Economy• Work, Population and Health• Finance and Capital Markets• Corporations and Markets Languages of instruction The MEcon is taught both in English and in German. The core courses are offered in English jointly with the MiQE/F (Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance). Fast-track PhD. If you attain the necessary grade average and fulfil the requirements, the programme will provide you with access to the PhD Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). You will already be able to earn credits for the PEF during the Master’s programme and thus complete your doctoral... [-]

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 reputed 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 graduate education combining theory and quantitative methods. Building on a set of core courses, students choose from numerous electives to specialise in economics, finance or econometrics. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers requiring a deep understanding of economics and finance, combined with a rigorous competence in quantitative methods. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and offers access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both. Your head start The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education combining theory and quantitative methods. Building on a set of core courses, students choose from numerous electives to specialise in economics, finance or econometrics. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers requiring a deep understanding of economics and finance, combined with a rigorous competence in quantitative methods. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and offers access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. Curriculum In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods: Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Theory of Finance, Econometrics. You can choose the core electives according to your interests and talents and shape your own profile. They involve advanced application-oriented work and problem-solving and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined: • Quantitative economics • Quantitative finance • Corporate finance, banking and insurance During your studies, you will also have to write a Master’s thesis and attend courses in... [-]

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