General Management & Strategy

International Executive MBA HSG

The international postgraduate degree in General Management for business executives


Programme Description

This part-time general management programme focuses on participants with leadership experience, who demand skills and competences to successfully operate in a continuously changing international business environment. Courses in economically relevant markets held by local professors provide market specific insights and allow transfering theoretical knowledge into practical contexts.

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.


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

Sustainability, Women in Leadership, Excellence in Leadership, Entrepreneurs, Non-profit Management.
St.Gallen, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


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

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 America and ASIA. The external modules in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Beijing are held by local Professors, lecturers and speakers at leading Universities.

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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