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Executive MBA – the postgraduate degree in general management for business executives

Details of the programme

 

Management training with an
international reputation

The University of St.Gallen’s Executive MBA (EMBA) is the oldest and most successful postgraduate general management degree programme in the German-speaking world. For over 30 years now, international managers have been placing their trust in the expertise and experience of central Europe’s largest business administration faculty. The part-time EMBA at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) aims to give students the capabilities needed to assume challenging managerial positions in a wide range of industries and market environments. And the university has certainly achieved its goal: the Financial Times ranks HSG’s School of Management as one of Europe’s top five business schools, and an extensive alumni community of over 20,000 graduates is one of the most active and influential business networks in the world.

The ideal platform for you to take your career to the next level, broaden your horizons and drive forward your company with fresh new insights. Apply for one of the three EMBA options today.

Training with added value

 

Module blocks lasting between one and two weeks

No classes between
modules

   

Course structure promotes effective learning

Practical content

   

Scope for networking

Opportunities to specialise

 

Thesis with a
practical focus

Personal development
and coaching

One Executive MBA – three paths to success

The University of St.Gallen offers its EMBA in three formats. Besides the German-language programme – which takes place mainly in St.Gallen – HSG also provides two other options with an international focus: the International Executive MBA and the Global Executive MBA. The three options differ in terms of the language of instruction, place of study, teaching staff, and the number and choice of compulsory and elective modules.

Executive MBA HSG
Language German
Location
  • St.Gallen
  • BRICS countries
12*
Core courses
+
4*
Elective courses
80 days On campus 10 days Self-study 30 days Thesis
18 months
CHF 67,000
Further details
Executive MBA HSG
  • St.Gallen
  • BRICS countries

The EMBA HSG is the number one German-language postgraduate business programme. EMBA students work in a range of industries and are predominantly based in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria. The programme is taught primarily at HSG’s Executive Campus. Programme graduates are among central Europe’s most sought-after executives.

International Executive MBA HSG
Language English
Location
  • St.Gallen
  • Cape Town
  • Dubai
11*
Core courses
+
3*
Elective courses
70 days On campus 20 days Self-study 30 days Thesis
18 months
CHF 76,000
Further details
International Executive MBA HSG
  • St.Gallen
  • Cape Town
  • Dubai

The IEMBA, the international version of the EMBA, looks beyond regional markets, with a strong focus on the acquisition of international management skills. Contact time is split between St.Gallen, Cape Town in South Africa and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Graduates are ideally placed to succeed in a constantly evolving international environment.

Global Executive MBA HSG
Language English
Location
  • St.Gallen
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Cape Town
  • Shanghai
  • Los Angeles
  • Dubai
14*
Core courses
70 days On campus 20 days Self-study 30 days Thesis
18 months
CHF 89,000
Further details
Global Executive MBA HSG
  • St.Gallen
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Cape Town
  • Shanghai
  • Los Angeles
  • Dubai

Students on the GEMBA programme are true cosmopolitans who are capable of aligning market requirements with the specific cultural demands. In keeping with the focus of this English-language programme, contact time is split between six countries on four continents.

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Use our online form to apply for one of our EMBA programmes.

Our main aim is to provide you with lasting inspiration – because it takes passion to extend your limits and develop into a conscientious, dependable and creative executive.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein
Academic Director, Executive MBA HSG

Student profile

Function
53% Head of Department
13% Director
13% Project Leader
9% Bord of Directors
6% Team Leader
2% Owner/Partner
2% CEO
2% Other
Education Field
30%
Engineering
26%
Business Administration
21%
Economics
4%
Humanities & Social
4%
Law
4%
Medicine
4%
Natural Science
6%
Other
Job Area
22% General Management
13% Sales
9% Business Administration
4% Accounting
4% Controlling/Quality
4% Engineering
4% Information Technology
2% Corporate Finance
2% Legal
2% Marketing & Communication
2% Operations
2% Strategy
2% Supply Chain
26% Other
Origin
36% Switzerland
20% Germany
6% Italy
4% Belgium
4% Brasil
4% Bulgaria
4% Denmark
4% India
4% Russia
2% Austria
2% France
2% Greece
2% Kenya
2% Syria
2% Sweden
2% Ukraine
Company size
62% Large company
23% Medium-sized company
15% Small company
Education Level
47% Master
28% Bachelor
11% PhD
15% Other
Gender
72%
Male
28%
Female
The student data stem form August 2016

30 years of the EMBA:
A tradition of innovation

The knowledge and practical expertise provided on the University of St.Gallen’s EMBA is based on 30 years of experience. Launched in 1987, HSG’s postgraduate degree in business administration (NDU) – the precursor to today’s EMBA programme – began with 42 students. Now, more than 2,000 graduates hold this first-class qualification.

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The perfect environment for successful learning

The business faculty is situated on HSG’s Executive Campus – a perfect place to study. Set in a quiet location and surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, students have access to the latest facilities, spacious lecture theatres and seminar rooms as well as comfortable quiet areas that facilitate rapid learning progress. The Executive Campus’s on-site hotel provides international students with comfortable overnight accommodation.

Become part of an exclusive network

HSG graduates are members of an extensive global network of over 20,000 alumni, all of whom have access to an interactive online database with the contact details, employer information and career status of all alumni. The 2,000-plus EMBA graduates also benefit from first-class professional development events. HSG’s alumni network is regarded as one of the largest, most active and most influential business networks in Europe.

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