General Management & Strategy

International Executive MBA HSG

The international postgraduate degree in General Management for business executives



The International EMBA HSG programme is targeted towards executives who wish to take their career to the next level with an international focus. The programme aims to learn more about business in a global environment and comprises core courses, electives, a personal development programme and a thesis. Courses are held in St.Gallen, Singapore, Beijing, Stanford, Irvine and Cape Town to ensure immersion in different cultures. Participants are given the opportunity to develop an international mindset through our collaboration with excellent partner business schools such as Tsinghua University, Antai College of Economics and Management, the University of California, Irvine and ESADE Business School.


Our International Executive MBA HSG addresses managers and leaders striving to become a responsible and sustainable leadership personality. These are personalities that want to enhance their tools and competences in order to successfully manage the complex and manifold tasks within a globalised business world. The International Executive MBA HSG therefore provides them with the tools they need to get the best out of themselves, their team and their companies.


70 days
Anzahl ECTS Punkte
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
MBA / Executive Master / MAS
CHF 76'000.-
First application deadline: 30.03.2021 / CHF 71'000.-
Second application deadline: 30.06.2021 / CHF 76'000.-

Scholarships on different topics.
St.Gallen, Singapore, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Irvine, Cape Town
Einzelmodul buchbar
Flexibler Einstieg möglich


The International Executive MBA HSG is an innovative General Management programme, which prepares managers to act successfully in the continuously changing international environment. Next to the understanding of cultural and economic relevant factors in countries abroad, you are taught the practical usage of latest management methodologies and tools. By means of the St.Galler Management model you are shown what management tasks are and how they relate to functional activities. One additional focus of the studies is your personal development towards a competent leader. This aspect is taken care of with a special coaching and development programme.


  • Recognized undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • Five years of working experience
  • Three years of managerial / leadership experience
  • Fluency in English


Core Courses
In order to succeed in the dynamic economic environment, executives require not only comprehensive knowledge of general management but also the skills and vision to rise to the challenges of the contemporary business world. The EMBA HSG core courses provide this foundation, covering subjects such as Business Transformation, Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Economics and Marketing. To complement the on-campus sessions, participants study remotely by means of state-of-the-art e-learning tools, group assignments, business projects and essays.

Elective Courses
Participants have the opportunity to individualise their learning journey by taking electives in areas of particular personal interest. A wide variety of electives, all designed specifically to complement the EMBA HSG core curriculum and reflect participants’ development goals, allow participants to deepen their knowledge or widen their perspective.

To complete their studies, EMBA HSG participants are required to write a thesis in which they demonstrate their indepth knowledge of a concrete General Management topic and mastery of the application of scientific methodology and academic working techniques. The thesis allows participants to develop competencies as integrative problem solvers, being able to identify and critically analyse unstructured, complex and ambiguous management challenges faced by their organisation.

Personal Development Programme (PDP)
In a VUCA environment, sustainable success cannot be achieved through business knowledge alone: a mastery of soft skills and interpersonal and intercultural skills are also vital. We offer many impulses for personal development over the entire length of the programme. The aim of the PDP is to prepare the participants mentally and physically for their future leadership roles. The PDP offers a career coaching programme and vitality management.
The structured career development programme gives access to experts and specialists, who are capable of providing individual assessment and training to support participants in defining and achieving their career goals.

Inhalte & Faculty

High-Quality Content
The EMBA HSG is one of the leading programmes in Europe, which provides a solid foundation in General Management. The format is specially tailored to allow participants to enjoy an intensive and rewarding learning experience. Our teaching practices are based on rigorous research and robust evidence. This allows our participants to develop the sound reasoning and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the participants to be effective and responsible.

World-Class Faculty
With more than 90 professors, the HSG boasts one of the largest faculty bodies in the German-speaking regions. Our faculty members are renowned worldwide for their pioneering research and unique practical orientation. This combination of cutting-edge research and real-world experience means that our professors are ideally qualified to support participants in developing innovative concepts and effective solutions for their businesses.

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The programme has given me the opportunity to build new friendships and networks from people across various industries and the diversity that is present in our cohort has improved my ability to solve business problems.
Sarah Clark
Sarah Clark
Field Medical Strategy - Biogen

Warum HSG?

Mit einer Weiterbildung an der Universität St.Gallen (HSG), einer der führenden Wirtschaftsuniversitäten Europas, schaffen Sie sich die besten Voraussetzungen für Ihre Zukunft. Die HSG ist mehr als ein Lernplatz, sie ist ein Ort der Inspiration, der Sie zum Denken anregt. Sie eignen sich aktuelles Wissen von hoher Praxisrelevanz an und gewinnen wertvolle Erkenntnisse. Dadurch sind Sie in der Lage, einen wichtigen Beitrag zur gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und zu Ihrer persönlichen Entwicklung zu leisten. "From insight to impact" ist nicht nur unsere Botschaft, es ist ein Versprechen, an dem wir uns messen lassen.

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