Finance, Controlling & Auditing

Executive MBA in Financial Services and Insurance

Edition 10


Programme Description

The MBA-FSI is an executive management programme focused on the financial services industry. The programme emphasizes leadership skills and personal development and provides insights into the various management disciplines. By doing so, we strengthen our participants’ management skills and equip them for a successful career as a financial services manager.

Furthermore, the MBA-FSI fosters global business awareness by organising each of the programme modules in a different financial services market. By experiencing six different countries and cultures and interacting with the local business communities, the participants develop a broad perspective on doing business in a globalised world. Faculty with international experience and an international group of participants make the MBA-FSI a truly international programme. Building on the unique expertise of the organising institutions, the MBA-FSI provides participants with the latest academic insights and the views of thought leaders in the industry. 

Target Audience

The MBA-FSI is an international executive MBA management programme designed for participants with high potential for top executive functions in financial services firms.


Start Dates
20 Months / 78 days
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
MBA / Executive Master / MAS
52,000 EUR
Special Discounts
Fee includes the teaching fees and costs for classrooms and course materials.
Catering, travel, and lodging costs are not included in this fee.
1,000 EUR reduction when paying upfront full tution fee.
Ghent, Belgium; Zurich, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; Hongkong, Shanghai, China; London ON/Toronto, Canada; Boston/New York, USA
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


The aim of the programme is to provide the participants with the latest general management knowledge and skills and to combine this with in-depth insights into business economics of the financial sector. The holistic view on financial services and insurance and the truly international character enable participants to fully understand the various sectors of the financial services industry and to focus on the development of knowledge and skills to fulfill the challenges in mangement in the own industry.

Programme Benefits

The MBA-FSI qualifies participants to perform better in managerial positions, to understand the business logic and to think and act strategically. A broad understanding of management is developed by tackling relevant topics concerning financial institutions like risk management, marketing, management accounting and control, global financial systems and financial instruments, corporate finance, operations and technology management. Competence in leadership is enhanced by experiencing the soft factors within the programme. The delegating institutions may profit directly from the MBA-FSI by the papers prepared by the participants where academic insights and research are linked with work- and company-related questions.

Application Criteria

  • Academic educational background
  • Sustainable amount of work experience (at least 8 years)
  • Relevant management experience
  • Mature personality
  • Identified as high potential within the firm

Course Structure

The MBA-FSI is an intensive part-time programme consisting of six modules covering a period of 20 months. Two-week residential periods (consisting of lectures by academic and business faculty, presentations, business simulations, cases, and company visits) are followed by non-residential periods during which participants are required to prepare take-home and pre-course assignments while conducting self-study (e.g. literature study, preparation of cases, thesis work, etc.) To expose participants to different business cultures the programme is held in six countries on three continents.



Content & Faculty

Edition 2017/18

The 10th Edition (2017/2018) has to be delayed due to operational reasons and is currently scheduled at the beginning of 2018. The new brochure will be published in due course.


Further information

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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.