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The 12-month Full-Time MBA programme immerses participants in a highly personalised teaching and learning environment with around 40 students each year. Read more
The 12-month Full-Time MBA programme immerses participants in a highly personalised teaching and learning environment with around 40 students each year. With course content drawn from theory and business cases from around the world, an international faculty and highly diverse student body, the Full-Time MBA programme, taught in English, provides a truly international experience.

Programme Structure

The MBA programme is divided into four parts: Core Modules & Career Development Courses, Integration Courses, Electives and Corporate Project. The nine core modules are delivered from September to December and focus on a range of general management subjects. Simultaneously, students take four Career Development Courses to improve leadership, communication and other important personal soft skills. Before the start of the elective modules, all students participate in the Integration Courses, which challenge participants to think across disciplines in multidisciplinary ways. Following the Integration Courses, electives are offered from March to June, and students select a minimum of six out of roughly 20 modules offered. Non-native German speakers are required to take German courses that count toward the six modules. The Corporate Project is carried out from June to August.

Learning Methods

Each module consists of preparation reading for both academic literature and case studies. Class time will involve a mixture of teaching, open discussion, group presentations and guest speakers. The balance of these will vary depending on both the subject matter being handled and the professor leading the module. During the Core Modules, you will be allocated a new project group for each module ranging between 3-7 people, ensuring that you will have worked with most of your new classmates over the duration of the first four months. During the Elective Modules, part-time MBA students and MBA Alumni will join the classes.

Assessment Methods

Throughout the MBA, you will be assessed on a variety of skills and each module will comprise a number of assessments, including but not limited to:
- Individual written assignments
- Examinations
- Class participation
- Group presentations
- Group written assignments

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The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. Our programme is characterized by its proximity to entrepreneurial practice: topical and relevant issues with the corresponding case-related approaches to solutions play as important a role in day-to-day studies as do reputed guest lecturers and close cooperation with selected companies. The MAccFin programme thus creates optimal conditions for a successful career start.

Objectives

The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) prepares you for responsible activities in the field of financial corporate management. No matter whether you look at it from the perspective of a consultant, a controller, an auditor or a banker:
• you analyse an organisation’s sustainable financial and earning power and issue recommendations for further development;
• you deal with the requirements imposed by the capital market and the regulators;
• you create M&A processes;
• you conduct a value-oriented assessment of the profitability of customers, distribution channels and brands, as well as drawing up alternative action scenarios;
• you conduct management performance assessments and create incentive-compatible management instruments. Financial management thus includes a systematic and reliable record of corporate performance, as well as reporting for the attention of investors and other stakeholders.

Career opportunities

We would like to provide you with the wherewithal for an exciting and unique career. As a MAccFin graduate, you will not only have the necessary theoretical foundation but also be conversant with practice-oriented project work, positioning and opinion-leadership, as well as being involved in the production of solutions and decisions. MAccFin graduates find themselves in responsible positions in big and smaller corporations, on all continents, with responsibility in line functions, project management or consultancy, and as entrepreneurs. Typically, our graduates opt for business consultancy, investment banking, auditing (MAccFin credits will be credited to your auditor training) or a junior position in the finance department of a reputable firm. These starting positions are used as a stepping stone for growth with regard to functions, competence, responsibility, projects and leadership. Alternatively you can remain at university and opt for a doctorate and thus for further specialisation in your field in order to embark on an academic career.

Language

The programme is offered in German and in English.

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With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. Read more
With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. In the fields of Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods, the programme offers high-quality education in both theory and application. It is designed to train our students in the critical reflection of various concepts and approaches prevailing in financial theory and practice. The high quality in teaching and education was confirmed by the Financial Times Ranking 2017 (10th place among more than 200 business schools ranked worldwide).

Curriculum: contents and structure

The core studies are made up of compulsory courses and electives, including a research seminar.

Compulsory subjects

In the first semester of the programme, students attend the compulsory courses Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, and Quantitative Methods. In these challenging courses the essential knowledge of finance will be acquired.

Core electives

In the second and third semesters, students may design their individual curriculum according to their preferences and can choose several core electives in order to focus on financial markets, corporate finance, institutions or methods. They can freely combine courses from our long list of core electives.

Research seminar

In the research seminar, students are required to write a seminar paper with a research focus and they have to present their findings. In combination with the Master’s thesis, the MBF therefore provides a thorough preparation for a Ph.D.

Independent electives

Independent electives create additional choices: students may either attend further core electives of the MBF or courses of other Master’s programmes. A third option is to attend courses of the School of Management.

Career perspectives

The MBF guarantees a successful career start. Our students
• take up jobs involving practical work in financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, etc;
• work for consulting firms in fields related to financial markets;
• work as auditors in the fields of banking and insurance;
• pursue an academic career in finance, banking or insurance management in the context of doctoral studies (Ph.D.).

Language

The MBF ist taught in English.

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The Master’s Programme in Business Innovation (MBI) combines the traditional strengths of the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a manager’s perspective on new technologies. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Business Innovation (MBI) combines the traditional strengths of the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a manager’s perspective on new technologies. New technologies allow for the design and development of new business models, products, processes and forms of organisation. Trade and industry require business innovators who recognise the new technologies’potentials and realise business solutions. We prepare you for the sustainably growing labour market pivoting on technology-based change.

Language

The programme is taught in German.

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The Master’s Programme in Business Management (MUG) builds on the HSG’s classic positioning in the German-speaking area. The entire Master’s programme is characterised by a strongly entrepreneurial mind-set – be it for start-up firms or large corporations. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Business Management (MUG) builds on the HSG’s classic positioning in the German-speaking area. The entire Master’s programme is characterised by a strongly entrepreneurial mind-set – be it for start-up firms or large corporations. The MUG accords particular importance to ethical and sustainability-related issues. Students are able to choose from among the specialisations in Corporate Development, Entrepreneurship & Family Business, Sustainability Management and Human Resource Management. We prepare them for responsible positions in business management, corporate departments and consultancy and for management functions in general.

Language

The Programme is offered in German.

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The Master’s Programme in Economics offers an extensive economic education. The studies focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of economic relationships and convey the academic knowledge required for analysing economic problems and evaluating economic policy strategies. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Economics offers an extensive economic education. The studies focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of economic relationships and convey the academic knowledge required for analysing economic problems and evaluating economic policy strategies. A flexible curriculum offers a great deal of leeway to shape your studies in line with your own talents, interests and goals. A solid understanding of the fundamentals and appealing specialisations provide the basis for a wide range of professional fields and a successful start to your career.

Curriculum

You will have to acquire 90 ECTS for your MEcon degree. The course takes three semesters (1.5 years). Education in economics largely follows international standards, both in terms of subject matter and with regard to the standards that are aimed at. Compulsory subjects focus on core issues of economics, thus allowing you to select a large part of the core subjects and two thirds of the Master’s programme according to your own interests and skills.

Compulsory subjects:
• Advanced Microeconomics I / II / III
• Advanced Macroeconomics I / II / III
• Econometrics I
• Mathematics

Core elective and elective courses are enriched by the various research interests of the faculty members involved. Depending on individual interests, students can attend courses from other Master’s programmes, primarily from Banking and Finance, International Affairs and Governance, and Law and Economics, and thus create their own optional specialisations:
• International Economy
• Government and the Economy
• Work, Population and Health
• Finance and Capital Markets
• Enterprises and Markets

During your studies, you will have to write a Master’s thesis, which deals with an economic topic and is thus related to your core studies. In Contextual Studies, you will have to attend courses in Leadership Skills, Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness and thus develop transdisciplinary competencies.

Exchange and double degrees

MEcon students can apply for a double degree programme. This will provide you with the possibility of obtaining an additional full-scale Master’s degree from SSE Stockholm, CBS Copenhagen, ESADE Barcelona, Groupe HEC Paris, Erasmus University in Rotterdam or Bocconi in Milan after 2–2.5 years of successful studies. The double degree programmes with SSE and CBS are offered exclusively for our students. You can also apply for the CEMS MIM – Master’s in International Management double degree. In the context of the exchange programme of the University of St.Gallen, you are also able to spend an exchange semester at one of the approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.

Career perspectives

A MEcon degree provides the foundations in economic theory and empirical tools that are required to understand and Analyse economic relationships and processes and to develop solutions to policy problems. Application-oriented empirical tools Support your capacity in strategic decision- making processes. With such abilities, you enjoy substantial advantages with regard to starting a career with a wide range of possibilities. Not only public and international institutions, but also private firms, banks and insurance companies are interested in MEcon graduates. Reputable consulting firms regularly employ well-trained economists too.

Fast-track Pd.D.

If you attain the necessary grade average and fulfil the requirements, the programme will provide you with access to the Ph.D. Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). You will already be able to earn credits for the PEF during the Master’s programme and thus complete your doctoral studies in fast-track mode.

Language

The MEcon is taught both in English and in German. Central basic courses are offered in English jointly with the MiQE/F (Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance). This guarantees consistent mutual openness of electives and enables students to select courses according to their specializations and interests.

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The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, our students are able to select from a large menu of elective courses to specialise in economics, finance, or a combination of both. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers where a solid understanding of the theoretical foundations of economics and finance and a rigorous competence in quantitative methods are required. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and direct access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes.

Curriculum

The MiQE/F is a research-oriented programme. The objective of the programme is to educate highly-qualified economists with special skills in the area of quantitative methods. The MiQE/F uniquely combines theoretical concepts, quantitative methods and their application to practical problems. On the basis of well-understood theory and methodology, students develop the skills necessary to analyze and solve complex practical problems.

Students need to successfully complete a course load of 90 ECTS in order to graduate with an M.A. HSG in Quantitative Economics and Finance.
In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods. This allows you to choose core electives according to your interests and talents and to shape your profile.

Compulsory courses
In the compulsory courses you will acquire basic methods and a theoretical knowledge of economics, finance and econometrics, as well as mathematics and statistics:
• Econometrics I / II
• Theory of Finance
• Advanced Microeconomics II
• Advanced Macroeconomics II
• Statistics
• Mathematics
• Advanced Mathematics and Statistics

Core electives and specialisations
The core electives involve advanced application- oriented work and problem-solving and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined. You can choose core electives and will have the possibility to create your profile by specialising within a field of your interest:
• Quantitative economics
• Quantitative finance
• Corporate finance, banking and insurance

Master’s thesis
The topic of the Master’s thesis has to be chosen from the MiQE/F core studies. When writing your thesis, you will be applying the skills you have acquired to explore a special research topic. The thesis must be written in English.

Contextual Studies
Contextual Studies are an opportunity to acquire leadership skills and develop intellectually and culturally beyond the scope of core studies. You are free to choose from Contextual Studies irrespective of your particular Master’s programme.

The Master´s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) has been continuously renewing its structure and curriculum to meet the changing needs in today's academic and business worlds. For the updated programme content, please refer to the programme's website: http://www.miqef.unisg.ch

Double degree and exchange programmes

By choosing the MiQE/F you can benefit from obtaining a double degree from the HSG and an additional leading European university: SSE, Stockholm (exclusively for economics students); ESADE, Barcelona; HEC, Paris; RSM, Rotterdam; and Bocconi, Milan. By choosing the MiQE/F, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM). To extend your choice of courses, the University of St.Gallen and the University of Constance (Germany) have agreed to cooperate at the Master’s Level. MiQE/F students thus have the possibility to choose certain courses from the Master’s Programme in International Economic Relations at the University of Constance, and vice versa.
Furthermore, the University of St.Gallen offers exchange programmes for its students with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.

Career perspectives - A competitive advantage

Graduates with an economics degree often lack an in-depth education and extensive training in quantitative methods, whereas mathematicians and statisticians often lack the necessary background in economics or finance. The analysis of complex real world problems in international economic policy making, financial sector developments and private industry increasingly requires the use of rigorous quantitative and theoretical methods as they are offered by the MiQE/F.
The MiQE/F programme prepares students for ambitious careers that require a sound training in economics and finance, as well as in statistical and econometric methods. Your competitive advantage on the job market – after graduating from the MiQE/F – is the combination of your expertise in quantitative methods and a profound knowledge of economics and finance.

Language

The programme is taught in English.

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The Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. Read more
The Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and know how to integrate the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors.

Curriculum

The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, and Law. Compulsory courses provide the conceptual foundations, Research methods, and knowledge indispensable for a thorough understanding of the complexity of international problems. Specific courses and practical projects enable you to choose and refine your areas of specialisation, and develop your own personal profile. The programme includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a Master’s thesis enables you to concentrate on a research question of your own choice. The MIA is particularly strong in the fields of trade and development, peace and security, as well as democracy and governance. The curriculum skilfully merges St. Gallen’s renowned expertise in economics and business with the analytical study of practical issues pertaining to politics and society as a whole. Linking theory to practice is a top priority in the MIA programme. There are several ways of bringing theoretical analysis to bear on the solution of distinctly practical problems. Our students participate in projects with experts from international organisations such as the European Central Bank or the World Trade Organization (WTO). They may earn credits towards their final degree through internships in companies and in public institutions. The University of St. Gallen has a long-standing commitment to provide its students with a rigorous practical training so as to facilitate their smooth transition from university to professional life as much as possible.

International cooperation

The four double degree programmes with the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Boston, Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá provide selected students with the opportunity to obtain Master’s degrees from two renowned institutions within two academic years. MIA students can also apply for the one-year CEMS Master’s in International Management. In addition to the more than approx. 200 partner institutions of the HSG, there are also special exchange agreements for MIA students. The University of St. Gallen is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), which unites 36 leading schools in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Career perspectives

The MIA programme opens the door to a great variety of careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our graduates now work in banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, consulting firms and other multinational corporations, federal, state and local governments, development agencies, international organisations and diplomacy, the media, political parties, NGOs, non-profit organisations, as well as universities and research centres. Moreover, the MIA prepares you for St. Gallen’s Ph.D. Programme in International Affairs and Political Economy.

Language

Courses in the MIA programme are taught in German or English. Since autumn 2008, students have had the option of pursuing the MIA entirely in English.

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The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Read more
The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. The Master’s Programme in International Law (MIL) combines a specialist legal education with essential aspects of business and politics. We prepare our graduates for a wide range of careers in the corporate world, in government, diplomacy, international organisations, compliance and regulatory affairs and other public and private sector institutions.

Curriculum: structure and contents

The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical Framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialise in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science.

Compulsory courses
The three compulsory courses are foundational in character. They provide students with the knowledge, the analytical tools and the practical skills required for a general grasp of the theory and practice of international law. The compulsory courses are the basis upon which students can build when they attend more specialised legal classes in subsequent semesters.

Core electives
Core electives are courses designed to deepen students’ understanding of specific international law topics. Courses are organised in clusters, each concentrating on a particular subject area. Some courses seek to familiarise participants with the practical approaches to problem-solving at the intersections of law, business and politics. Others encourage theoretical reflection on basic legal issues or help to develop students’ professional skills. Students choose courses according to their own individual interests.

Legal electives
Legal electives enhance students’ legal expertise and allow them to specialise while granting great freedom of choice. Students may attend various courses from the MLaw and MLE. In addition, they are invited to participate in a variety of practice workshops, especially Moots, in which the Law School regularly takes part. They also benefit from special courses offered by visiting professors.

Independent electives
Independent electives present a wide range of options. Students choose courses according to their own preferences. They may wish to attend further core electives, legal electives, or courses offered throughout the other Master’s programmes, or they can opt for additional courses offered by the Law School.

Master’s thesis
The Master’s thesis allows students to concentrate on a research question in a specialised subject area of their own choice. Students develop their topic in consultation with their supervisor. While the subject may stem from the core studies or from a contextual discipline, it must focus on a research topic broadly related to international law. The thesis must normally be written in English.

Contextual Studies
The University of St. Gallen considers it essential that its graduates should be able to look beyond their academic specialisation and adopt a more comprehensive perspective that enables them to place contemporary issues in their wider cultural, social and historical settings. Contextual Studies complement the MIL’s core studies. Students can choose from a rich variety of options.

Exchange and double degrees

• CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM)
• Exchange programmes with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide
• Double degree programme in preparation

Career perspectives

The MIL curriculum combines a specialised legal education with interdisciplinary training, an international perspective and an emphasis on practical problem-solving. With its innovative curriculum, the MIL opens the door to a wide array of attractive positions, preparing graduates for professional careers in multinational corporations, government, diplomacy, international organisations, compliance and regulatory affairs, business consulting, law firms, NGOs, as well as other public and private institutions. Given its strategic focus on international law and the interdependencies with global business and government, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes that focus on domestic law and are intended for students who, after their Bar exams, will go on to work as legal practitioners, particularly as attorneys or law clerks, in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates, after completing their MLaw or MLE, might think about pursuing an international corporate or public-sector career in order to practise law in a global context. They may find that the MIL is just the academic programme they are looking for as it can make an essential contribution to fulfilling their international aspirations. Subject to the grades achieved, the MIL degree will also enable students to start a promising academic career as it provides access to Ph.D. programmes.

Language

The programme is taught in English.

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The Master’s Programme in Law (MLaw) has a profile of its own and utilises a new training concept. It continues the legal education that was begun at the Assessment Level and pursued further at the Bachelor’s Level and it concludes with the award of the degree of a Master of Arts HSG in Law. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Law (MLaw) has a profile of its own and utilises a new training concept. It continues the legal education that was begun at the Assessment Level and pursued further at the Bachelor’s Level and it concludes with the award of the degree of a Master of Arts HSG in Law. The MLaw is aimed at graduates who will later be admitted to the Bar. It is primarily geared to Swiss legal practice and provides a demanding generalist legal education that is integrated in the HSG’s overall concept. The high percentage of elective courses also enables our students to set their own priorities in line with their personal and professional interests.

Language

The programme is taught in German.

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The Master’s Programme in Law and Economics (MLE) is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme of the University of St.Gallen that combines the study of law with supplementary training in the economic sciences and, in particular, prepares students for a career at the interface of law and the economy. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Law and Economics (MLE) is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme of the University of St.Gallen that combines the study of law with supplementary training in the economic sciences and, in particular, prepares students for a career at the interface of law and the economy. The MLE programme continues the interdisciplinary education that was started at the Bachelor’s Level with a special focus on “Law and Economics”.

Language

The programme is taught in German.

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As a leading interdisciplinary Master’s programme in General Management, the MOK consistently interlinks management, social and cultural sciences, developing competencies that enable you to effectively realise entrepreneurial and societal changes. Read more
As a leading interdisciplinary Master’s programme in General Management, the MOK consistently interlinks management, social and cultural sciences, developing competencies that enable you to effectively realise entrepreneurial and societal changes. You will acquire new perspectives on demanding leadership tasks: for instance, as an entrepreneur, change manager or organisation developer. In the MOK, you are part of a select community of ambitious students with strong academic records in a variety of disciplines. You will profit from firstclass faculty support and establish personal networks with our practice partners and alumni at an early stage.

Language

The programme is taught in German.

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The Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) consists of a unique combination of basic managerial disciplines and market and business models of the relevant industries. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) consists of a unique combination of basic managerial disciplines and market and business models of the relevant industries. With this concept, the MSC exceeds classical notions of marketing. Owing to a combination of thorough theoretical knowledge and projects with partners from practice and research, students are taught an integrated understanding both of corporate management from a customer’s viewpoint and of customer value generation.

Curriculum

On the one hand, our programme is based on the functions of marketing, market research, service management and communication; on the other hand, it provides students with an insight into a great number of up-to-date application areas such as Interactive Marketing, Automotive Marketing or Luxury Brand Management. The selection of application areas is constantly being updated and is intended to provide students with well-founded access to specific markets.
Besides the application areas and the compulsory subjects, core studies consist of independent electives and a Master’s thesis, and are supplemented by Contextual Studies (particularly in sociology, psychology, communication and languages).

Career perspectives

MSC graduates have a wide range of qualifications and are prepared for attractive functions and professional fields such as:
• executive and specialist tasks directly related to the market such as product management, marketing, market research, customer relations management and service quality management;
• communication jobs such as media work, public relations, advertising and e-communication;
• tasks in public administration such as location marketing and the configuration and management of customer-oriented administrative processes;
• corporate start-ups;
• research and teaching at universities and universities of applied sciences.

Studying internationally

The MSC enables students to spend exchange semesters at more than approx. 200 partner universities. There is the additional possibility of completing a CEMS MIM or a DM2 double degree course.
http://www.exchange.unisg.ch

Language

The programme is offered in German and in English.

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The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. Read more
The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. The SIM offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. The aspiration to act independently of all interests and the commitment to upholding high ethical and academic standards serve as the basis of the SIM. This approach earned the SIM 1st place in the Financial Times Rankings 2011–2016.

Curriculum

The SIM curriculum combines the Research-based, academic rigour of a Master of Arts with the interactive nature and practice-oriented approach present in leading MBA programmes. Students are thus offered the best of two learning worlds.

Advanced Management Courses
The compulsory courses advance students’ knowledge of the functional areas of management. Students explore advanced theories and concepts, examine managerial practice, and engage in scientific discussion.

Core electives
The core electives consist of another Advanced Management Course, in SIM Integratives and in SIM in Practice:

SIM Integratives
SIM Integratives focus on subjects of widespread and current interest in the field of management. Multidisciplinary perspectives are needed in order to embrace these subjects and explore ways to cope successfully with the major management challenges of our time.

SIM in Practice
Apart from attending these courses, a SIM student is required to find, plan, execute, and reflect on projects as part of SIM in Practice, which is made up of two innovative courses that are important components of the SIM programme: the SIM International Project and The SIMagination Challenge.
• SIM students have to initiate and complete an international internship, called SIM International Project (SIM-IP). The purpose of the SIM-IP is for students to engage in challenging and practice-oriented work outside the classroom, yet topically related to their studies.
• The SIMagination Challenge requires students to embark on a compulsory international social project which aims to create enriching and meaningful learning experiences for the managerial profession, to provide networking opportunities and to enhance career prospects. It encourages our students to be responsible global corporate citizens, not just competent managers. This course helps students develop entrepreneurial, interpersonal, team and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural competencies.

Career perspectives

By fostering academic excellence, intercultural and language skills, as well as an interdisciplinary problem-solving approach, the SIM programme optimally equips students for top positions in key business arenas such as international management, business
consulting or entrepreneurship. Most SIM students sign professional contracts before completing their studies. They receive challenging and attractive job offers from highly respected companies in various business sectors throughout the world. The SIM Master’s degree also provides access to Ph.D. programmes.

Language

The SIM is taught in English.

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