University of St.Gallen (HSG)

University of St.Gallen – An Institution with Reputation and History

As one of Europe’s leading business schools, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) educates business leaders. Founded in 1898 as a demand-oriented commercial academy, the HSG has, for over a century, been a prominent port of call for ambitious people whose goal it is to achieve something: for themselves and for society – people who want to shape the future. The high practical relevance of all of the programmes and courses we offer is a result of this aspiration.

The employees of our 30 institutes offer students qualified degrees in the subjects of business administration, economics, law, social sciences, and international relations. The outstanding reputation of the University of St.Gallen is founded on the highest academic standards, as well as our long tradition as a top-tier educational institution for executives. People from around the world value our high-quality majors – together, our students, researchers, alumni and sponsors form one of the largest networks in the business world.

Permanent technological transformation and the associated challenges for people and society have made lifelong learning essential. This is why we have been offering executive education courses in important fields such as leadership and law for over 70 years. These include our postgraduate Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA), which, when introduced in 1987, was the first programme of its kind in German-speaking Europe.

With the University of St.Gallen, you will be choosing an EQUIS- and AACSB-accredited business school with international prestige. The HSG regularly occupies top positions in international business school rankings, and currently occupies fifth place in the Financial Times ranking for European business schools. In the area of thought leadership, we are a well-established institution which focuses on the central challenges of the business world and practice-oriented concepts. Our academic interests revolve around people and society.

The high quality of our degree and executive education programmes is also related to the unique strength of our regional location. At the University of St.Gallen, you will study in the economic and cultural hub of eastern Switzerland. Numerous companies from the commercial and financial sectors are headquartered in eastern Switzerland and nearby Zurich, and when they recruit top talents, they place their trust in the HSG and its graduates. The HSG will thus provide you with access to an abundance of projects and allow you to become a member of an ambitious network – the perfect educational environment for your professional development.

University of St.Gallen Main Building
Universität St.Gallen (HSG) - Ort für Lernen auf höchstem Niveau

The Executive School at the University of St.Gallen

The Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG) is the executive education organisation of the University of St.Gallen. The Executive School offers its own selection of executive education options, and will give you access to a strong portfolio of programmes in the fields of management, law, technology and economics, located at the university’s different institutions. Our range of courses is suitable for those at all stages of their career: high potentials with or without a Bachelor’s degree, as well as executives from middle and top management. With one of central Europe’s largest management faculties, we will be your renowned educational partner, allowing you to acquire new perspectives and career options.

The Executive School has various unique content focus e.g. in its business areas Law and Management and Henri B. Meier School of Entrepreneuers.

Executive Campus HSG Entry
Executive School HSG - Ort für neue Perspektiven

Research and Instruction – From Insight to Impact

Up to date, research-based and practical – from insight to impact. At the University of St.Gallen, cutting-edge research and committed instruction go hand in hand to sustainably promote your personal development. At the same time, we will show you ways to create economic and social value on your own. This creed guides us as a holistic educational institution aware of its power to change society.

As a research-based business university, the HSG gives students a broad spectrum of practical knowledge. An interdisciplinary approach and a holistic perspective are some of the University of St.Gallen’s guiding principles – our wide range of opportunities places equal emphasis on the areas of management, technology and law. The internationally recognised St.Gallen Management Model stems from a long tradition; the HSG promotes the systematic networking of all disciplines in order to implement its interdisciplinary and integrative approach to teaching management successfully.

Responsible and committed – as a university-level educational institution, the University of St.Gallen’s academic interests revolve around people and society. Our faculty unites expertise and a consistent orientation towards the applicability of scientific knowledge in a way highly relevant to real-world practice. Responsible business culture, ecological sustainability and new concepts for modern business ethics are the focus of substantial research projects. In this way, we promote academic pluralism and critical discourses in our instruction.

Thomas Sedlacek at the Challenge the Best Conference
Thomas Sedlacek at the Challenge the Best Conference

CAS, EMBA and Management Training in Switzerland

Whether you want to pursue postgraduate studies in Switzerland, or use scientifically substantiated executive management training courses to prepare your company’s executives for decisive restructuring – the HSG has what you are looking for. From specific CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) programmes in fields such as law, economics, marketing or human resources to Master’s programmes such as our Executive MBA – with the education portfolio of the University of St.Gallen, you will achieve your personal educational goals. Tailored Learning Initiatives: Would you like to support the strategic development of your company? Contact us for our customized solutions. We are your partner for excellent leadership development. 

Should you have any questions regarding our course portfolio, we would naturally be happy to answer these in a personal educational consultation. We offer unbiased advice, and will help you find the courses relevant to you and take advantage of cross-programme synergies. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly