General Management & Strategy

International Executive MBA HSG

From Insight to Impact


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 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 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 76'000.-
St.Gallen, Singapore, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Irvine, Cape Town
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


In a rapidly changing environment, the International Executive MBA HSG programme 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.

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.

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.

Content & 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.

Further information


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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