General Management & Strategy

International Executive MBA HSG

Inspiring global success through Swiss excellence


Programme Description

The International EMBA HSG is an advanced General Management programme taught in English that provides open-minded, purpose-driven global leaders with an international network, management insights and inspiration by offering a curriculum with an international focus, modules abroad and multi-national diversity.


Target Audience

Our International Executive MBA 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 programme stand out for the access it provides to an enriching network. You will have the opportunity to get in contact with fellow participants, lecturers, executives and wider network – as a student, and as a graduate within the scope of the university’s alumni organisation. The diverse range of participants enables you to build up an exciting network of cross-industry and, crucially, long-term contacts.


Start Dates
70 days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Programme Type
MBA / Executive Master / MAS
CHF 80'000.-
Switzerland (St.Gallen), China, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, U.S.
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


The aim of the renowned International EMBA from the University of St.Gallen is to transform ambitious professionals into inspiring, socially responsible leaders. With an integrative learning approach in a unique community atmosphere, we provide our participants with the insights and influential network to create an impact – for their organizations as well as for society.

Programme Benefits

By joining our International Executive MBA programme you will:

  • Join one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools (#1 for Student Aims Achieved, per Financial Times)
  • Customize your EMBA experience with over 10+ elective options
  • Focus on your leadership skills and career progression with an individualized Personal Development Programme
  • Be part of an inspiring community of international leaders and benefit from the experience of a diverse network

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 International EMBA HSG core courses provide this foundation, covering subjects such as Business Transformation, Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Economics and Marketing.

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 International EMBA core curriculum and reflect participants’ development goals, allow participants to deepen their knowledge or widen their perspective.

Content & Faculty

The International EMBA of the University of St.Gallen 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.

The University of St.Gallen is one of the top universities of economics and business in Europe and has a business faculty larger than any other in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Our faculty members are renowned worldwide for their pioneering research and unique practical orientation. We have more than 90 professors and the majority of lecturers on our EMBA HSG programmes are drawn from this pool of professionals, guaranteeing first-class expertise and industry experience.


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
Global Head of Medical Affairs and Operations at Biogen Digital Health
I can say with confidence that this is one of the best decisions and investment that I made in my life.
Vinoth Sundaramoorthy
Vinoth Sundaramoorthy
R&D Project Manager at Hitachi ABB Power Grids

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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