General Management & Strategy

Management Certificate (CAS-HSG)

The Innovative Executive Education Program for Ambitious Professionals


Programme Description

The Management Certificate focuses exclusively on the core issues of true entrepreneurship (strategy, finance, and leadership). The program provides you with the full breadth of topics required by the modern manager and is designed to ensure that you are familiarized with the latest findings in the field of business administration. 

Target Audience

Non-Business Specialists


Start Dates
9 days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
CHF 18'500
Executive Campus University of St. Gallen / E-Campus Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language

Course Structure

  • 72 hours of preparatory, self-paced e-learning supported by individual mentoring
  • individual transfer project with coaching
  • 9 days of in-class sessions with corresponding preparatory and follow-up work

Content & Faculty

Strategic Management
• Taking the initiative: Strategy development
• Driving businesses: Competitive advantage and growth
• Inducing change: Strategy implementation

Finance and Controlling
• Analyzing the financial health of a company
• Evaluating companies and businesses
• Making thorough financial decisions

• Crucial steps towards a high-performance organization
• Mobilizing energy in organizations
• Overcoming the acceleration trap
• Effective and inspirational leadership
• Self-leadership - overcoming busyness

Tomi Laamanen, Prof. Dr. Dr., Chair of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen

Dr. Thorsten Truijens, Academic Director of the Finance and Controlling Certificate, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen

Heike Bruch, Prof. Dr., Director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management, University of Gallen


What I learnt in the General Management Certificate some years ago is really helpful.
Edwin Selvarajan
Technical Consultant, Jet Aviation
This is high-caliber management education, comparable to my previous studies at an Ivy League university in the United States.
Stefan E. Mueller
Consultant, Ithaca
As an engineer employed on a full-time basis, I needed a management program that accommodated my hectic schedule and needs. And that is exactly what the Management Certificate course provided.
Dr. Michael Winkler
Senior Scientist, NATO C3 Agency

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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