University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law
Business School

University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Our Executive Education programmes are characterised by its high level of relevance for current practical issues, by drawing on the latest results in research.

University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Established 2005

Business School

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Executive Education at the University of St.Gallen

The University of St.Gallen has always seen executive education as one of its specialities - since 1890, when our first programmes started. Our Executive Education programmes are characterised by its high level of relevance for current practical issues, by drawing on the latest results in research.

The University of St.Gallen has the largest business administration faculty of any German-language university, providing the basis for cutting edge research and excellent teaching.

St. Gallen University was the first German-language university receiving both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. Executive education at the University of St.Gallen offers more than 200 courses, the largest business program portfolio in Switzerland.

Some of the strengths of executive education at the University of St.Gallen include: 

Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative view 
     - Pillars of education at the HSG 
- The HSG as one of Europe’s leading business universities 
- EQUIS-and AACSB-accredited

Professional and personal education 
- 2001: implementation of the Bologna reforms introduicedBachelor’s and Master’s courses at HSG 
- Focus on professional and personal education  
- Close nexus between degree courses, practice and research

More than 150 partner universities 
- Double-degree programmes and exchange semesters in a network 150 universities all over the world 
- Member of CEMS, PIM and APSIA 
- Numerous executive education programmes

- EQUIS-accredited since 2001, AACSB-accredited since 2003

Institutes and research centres 
- 41 institutes and research centres 
- Autonomously organised 
- Largely funded by third-party resources

St.Gallen is currently placed #6 in the FT European Business School rankings in 2014.

HSG–an overview 

- Established in 1898 as a “Commercial Academy” 
- Academic degrees: B.A. HSG | M.A. HSG | Dr.HSG | Ph.D. HSG 
- Majors: Management | Economics | Law | Law and Economics | International Affairs 
- Students: 8,020 students from approximately 80 nations 
- Faculty: 93 professors | 79 assistant professors | more than 400 lecturers 
- Costs of average degree-course: CHF 25,000 p. a. (cost of living and tuition fees) 
- Executive education: MBA| various EMBAs | various diplomas and certificates | customised programmes |
- HSG Alumni: more than 23,000 members | 100 clubs on 4 continents 
- University budget for 2014: CHF220m, of which more than 50 % is funded by third-party resources

The HSG campus

Our campus provides the ideal setting for your studies. Distances between different departments are short and connected by a modern infrastructure.

Our campus is located on a sunny hill in St.Gallen with a lovely view of the city. It is well-connected to the public transportation network, or is about 15 minutes on foot from the city centre or train station.

Manageable and modern
Our campus is compact, with a manageable size and modern infrastructure, helping students both in their individual and group study activities.

Artwork by Giacometti and Richter
Above all, our institute of higher education is a place of culture and art. Works from Arp, Miró, Braque, Giacometti, Richter and other artists are presented in a unique dialog with the buildings, designed by architects Walter M. Förderer and Bruno Gerosa.

Executive Campus HSG

Modern conference rooms and a first-class hotel service are available to all course participants directly on Campus.

A venue for your event
Many executive education courses offered by the University of St.Gallen take place in our modern seminar rooms. Seminar rooms for meetings, events, conferences, seminars and congresses can also be booked by private enterprises.

HSG Alumni House*** Seminar Hotel
As an alternative to the hotels in the city, you have the possibility of staying in the HSG Alumni House and thus being right in the centre of things. The HSG Alumni House Seminar Hotel is a member of hotelleriesuisse and has been awarded three stars.




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Our Mission: We help to create Value! 

Our long-term and successful cooperation with renowned companies in the areas of organisational and management development has been recognized by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) with the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2012.

Our Focus on the Customer

All our programs are directly tied to your organization's needs and strategy. We believe that a high degree of customization exponentially increases a program's value for the client. We will therefore work closely with you to identify and thoroughly understand your needs. A detailed preparation and follow-up process further assists our participants in linking their learning to their daily tasks and activities and thus creates sustainable value.

Our Integrative Way towards a Better Management 

In order to make sound and timely decisions, it is important to "see the big picture" and to quickly distinguish between important and unimportant information in complex and uncertain situations. Learning to develop an integrative and interdisciplinary view facilitates this process and improves the participants' leadership capabilities as well as eventually those of the entire organization. In the design of your program, we adhere to a strong integrative approach towards Management, Technology and Law, which follows a long-standing tradition at our University.

Our Close Interaction with the Business World 

The University's 30 institutes are at the core of our knowledge production. However, theory must be grounded in practical application in order to achieve its highest impact. Consequently, we maintain a strong involvement with the business world via relevant projects, competence centers, and innovation labs. We are well-known for our entrepreneurial spirit, the practicability of our knowledge, as well as for the multitude of successful spin offs. Our professors and lecturers have profound theoretical and practical knowledge and actively interface with corporations world-wide.

Our International Programs Meet Your Internationality 

International programs tend to serve the purpose of fostering collaboration across business units and continents. In turn, networks that are built through a customized executive education program can be considered invaluable. Sharing of knowledge and collaboration is facilitated in a lasting manner. Our highly international programs have proven to be an important pillar in reaching these objectives for many of our international clients.

In developing your program, we draw from our own international focus. Our acclaimed faculty consists of professors and lecturers from 17 nations. We are members of CEMS, APSIA and PIM, and we have partner schools all over the world. Our customized executive education programs are mainly conducted in English to serve a diverse international audience.

Our Ultimate Goal is Impact 

First and foremost, our goal is to make an impact, which means growth and value creation for the individual and your company. If you are facing strategic or management issues that affect an entire division or company, our custom programs might be the right solution for you.

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