General Management & Strategy

International Executive MBA HSG


The international postgraduate degree in General Management for business executives

Overview

Programme Description

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 dissertation. Courses are held in St. Gallen, Beijing, Cape Town, Los Angeles, Singapore and Stanford 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.

Target Audience

Our International Executive MBA HSG addresses managers and leaders striving for becoming a responsible and sustainable leadership personality. These are personalitis that want to enhance their tools and competences in order to sucessfully manage the complex and manyfold tasks within a globalized 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.

Infos

Start Dates
Duration
70 + 20 days off campus
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
75
Level of Experience
Owner/Entrepreneur
C-Level
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Programme Type
MBA / Executive Master / MAS
Price
CHF 76'000.-
Special Discounts
Early enrolment incentives
29.02. – CHF 8'000.-
30.04. – CHF 5'000.-

Scholarships
Sustainability, Women in Leadership, Excellence in Leadership, Entrepreneurs, Non-profit Management.
Location
St.Gallen, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles
Individual Modules Bookable
No
Flexible Entry
No
Programme Language
English

Objective

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 thought the practial 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 focus is taken care of withing a special coaching and development programme.

Application Criteria

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

Course Structure

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.
Course Structure

Elective Courses
Participants have the opportunity to individualize 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.

Thesis
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 participatns to develop competencies as integrative problem solvers, being able to identify and critically analyse unstructured, complex and ambiguous management challegend faced by their organization.

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.

Content & Faculty

The international General Management programme provides you with fundamental management know-how and offers various opportunities for your personal development. The 18 month study is stuctured into one to two week blocks, which allow a high compatibility with your family and business life. Furthermore, this concept enables you to fully concentrate on your studies during presence times. Out of the seven modules, five take place in St.Gallen. Additionally, two modules allow you to get deep insights into relevant economies in the United States and Asia. The external modules in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Beijing are held by local Professors, lecturers and speakers at leading Universities.

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.

Further information

Testimonials

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

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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