General Management & Strategy

Full-time MBA

Master of Business Administration


Programme Description

The Full-time MBA is an intensive 12 month experience, taught entirely in English, with a general management approach and strong Career Services running throughout the year. The content of each course is drawn from theory and business cases from all over the world, which, alongside an internationally mobile faculty and highly diverse student body, has ensured a truly international experience for our students. We only accept a maximum of 50 students in our class and place special emphasis on promoting diversity within our groups. 

We invest significant resources in providing individual industry coaching, career planning and mentoring services. Each MBA participant can receive personalised support to help them identify their personal strengths and weaknesses, and initiate a targeted reflection process. We build upon our strong business network and invite corporates to take an active part in teaching and learning activities, through in-house leadership training workshops, 'industry insights' days and weekly company presentations. In addition to this, each MBA participant is introduced to a mentor from a relevant position or industry. This enables MBAs to grow their industry or role specific knowledge and enhance their professional network, facilitating a purposeful and successful entry in the post-graduate labour market.

Target Audience

Young professionals with minimum 2 years work experience, but 4 or more years of experience preferred.


Start Dates
1 year
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
High Potential
Programme Type
MBA / Executive Master / MAS
CHF 58,500
Special Discounts
Early enrolment discount of CHF 7,500 and a 5% early payment discount are made available each year. Details are on our website.
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language

Application Criteria

1. Bachelor's Degree

You are required to hold a degree from a recognised university or accepted institution of higher education. Please contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team for more information on whether your degree is from a recognised university.

2. GMAT, GRE, Admissions Test and Test Waivers

Applicants for the Full-time MBA programme are required to demonstrate their numerical, grammatical and critical thinking abilities. This can be done in one of the following three ways:

a. Submit a competitive GMAT or GRE score no older than five years (no minimum score)
b. Complete our MBA admissions test with a minimum score of 80%
c. Hold one or more of the following qualifications: PhD, CFA Level 2, CPA, or a similar qualification assessed on a case-by-case basis

Please feel free to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team to learn more about your options. If you plan to take the GMAT, but haven't yet, you can also contact them for more information about our GMAT preparation courses in Zurich. 

To submit a GMAT or GRE score, please use the following school codes for the University of St.Gallen MBA:

GRE: 0413

3. Fluency in English

Evidence of English fluency must be provided in order to gain acceptance to our programmes, as all coursework, lectures, guest speaking events and academic material is conducted in English. If you have completed another degree in English, this would be considered. For evidence via language proficiency testing, we accept TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate and PTE Academic.

To submit a TOEFL score, please use the following school code for the University of St.Gallen MBA:

TOEFL: 0198

4. Work Experience

A minimum of two years full-time post-Bachelor degree work experience is required, with at least four years of work experience recommended.

5. Speak with our Talent Acquisition Team

Before submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team to learn more about whether our programme matches your MBA goals. 

Further information

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. 

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