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The Executive MBA HSG

The Executive MBA (EMBA) at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of the oldest and most popular postgraduate general management degree programmes in the German-speaking world. The aims of the programme are to provide participants with in-depth management expertise, support their personal development and create networking opportunities for the next generation of executives. On the EMBA HSG, you will be thoroughly prepared for a management position in Switzerland, Germany or Austria – in any industry or market environment.

Executive MBA HSG Overview

Language German
Start Spring and Autumn
Location
  • St.Gallen
  • BRICS countries
Courses
12*
Core Courses
+
4*
Elective Courses
Duration
18 months
Total
80 days On campus
10 days Self-study
CHF 67,000
Your Application

Programme Structure

EMBA 53 – Start Autumn 2017

The EMBA HSG is designed with work, family and leisure time all in mind. During the 18-month programme, participants complete 12 core courses and four elective courses in modules lasting between one and two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow participants time to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil their family and professional commitments. As well as 80 days of contact time at the Executive Campus in St.Gallen including a study trip, participants also complete an additional 10 days of preparation and follow-up work.

Module 1

St.Gallen
Course 1 5 days
Einführung SGMM / VWL / Finanzielle Führung
Free Weekend
Course 2 5 days
Next Level Leadership I

Module 2

St.Gallen
Course 3 5 days
Finanzielle Rechnungslegung und Revision
Elective Course 5 days
Wählen Sie aus dem Angebot an Wahlkursen. Vier Wahlkurse sind möglich.

Module 3

St.Gallen
Course 4 5 days
Strategie I

Module 4

St.Gallen
Course 5 5 days
Marketing I

Module 5

St.Gallen
Course 6 5 days
Finanzmanagement
Elective Course 5 days
Wählen Sie aus dem Angebot an Wahlkursen. Vier Wahlkurse sind möglich.

Module 6

St.Gallen
Course 7 5 days
Controlling

Module 7

St.Gallen
Course 8 5 days
Ökonomie für Manager

Module 8

St.Gallen
Course 9 5 days
Organisations­entwicklung

Module 9

St.Gallen
Course 10 5 days
Technologie- & Innovations­management

Module 10

St.Gallen
Course 11 2 days
Leadership II
Course 12 3 days
Abschlussprojekt
Course 13 9 days
Internationales Management
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between modules

Course Structure

The programme’s key general management topics are covered in 12 core courses in which participants acquire broad-based knowledge in areas such as finance, strategy, marketing or leadership. To cater for individual areas of interest and needs, participants also select four of the 11 elective courses on offer. These are designed to build on topics addressed in the core courses and provide an opportunity for in-depth study.

Core Courses

18. – 22. September 2017, St.Gallen
Einführung SGMM / VWL / Finanzielle Führung
25. – 29. September 2017, St.Gallen
Next Level Leadership I
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein
30. October – 3. November 2017, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Rechnungslegung und Revision
Prof. Dr. Peter Leibfried
All Core Courses
15. – 19. January 2018, St.Gallen
Strategie I
Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens
26. February – 2. March 2018, St.Gallen
Marketing I
Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak
9. – 13. April 2018, St.Gallen
Finanzmanagement
Dr. Stefan Jaeger
28. May – 1. June 2018, St.Gallen
Controlling
Dr. Thorsten Truijens, Ernst Lutz
9. – 13. July 2018, St.Gallen
Ökonomie für Manager
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
13. – 17. August 2018, St.Gallen
Organisationsentwicklung
Dr. oec. HSG Lüder Tockenbürger
24. – 28. September 2018, St.Gallen
Technologie- & Innovationsmanagement
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
4. – 5. February 2019, St.Gallen
Leadership II
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein, Dr. Marcus Heidbrink
5. – 7. February 2019, St.Gallen
Abschlussprojekt
Dr. oec. HSG Lüder Tockenbürger
7. – 15. February 2019, St.Gallen
Internationales Management

Elective Courses

27. November – 1. December 2017, St.Gallen
Corporate Social Responsibility
4. – 8. December 2017, St.Gallen
Leadership at the Top
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
5. – 9. March 2018, St.Gallen
Marketing II
Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel
All Elective Courses
16. – 20. April 2018, St.Gallen
Personalmanagement
Dr. Marcel Oertig
14. – 18. May 2018, St.Gallen
Business Analytics und Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
2. – 6. July 2018, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Führung II
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
20. – 24. August 2018, St.Gallen
Recht und Management
Prof. Dr. iur. Roland Müller
17. – 21. September 2018, St.Gallen
Verhandlungsführung und Konfliktmanagement
22. – 26. October 2018, St.Gallen
Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb
5. – 9. November 2018, St.Gallen
Strategie II: Competing for Advantage
20. – 14. December 2018, St.Gallen
Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik

Programme Structure

EMBA 54 – Start Spring 2018

The EMBA HSG is designed with work, family and leisure time all in mind. During the 18-month programme, participants complete 12 core courses and four elective courses in modules lasting between one and two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow participants time to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil their family and professional commitments. As well as 80 days of contact time at the Executive Campus in St.Gallen including a study trip, participants also complete an additional 10 days of preparation and follow-up work.

Course Structure

The programme’s key general management topics are covered in 12 core courses in which participants acquire broad-based knowledge in areas such as finance, strategy, marketing or leadership. To cater for individual areas of interest and needs, participants also select four of the 11 elective courses on offer. These are designed to build on topics addressed in the core courses and provide an opportunity for in-depth study.

Programme Structure

EMBA 55 – Start Autumn 2018

The EMBA HSG is designed with work, family and leisure time all in mind. During the 18-month programme, participants complete 12 core courses and four elective courses in modules lasting between one and two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow participants time to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil their family and professional commitments. As well as 80 days of contact time at the Executive Campus in St.Gallen including a study trip, participants also complete an additional 10 days of preparation and follow-up work.

Course Structure

The programme’s key general management topics are covered in 12 core courses in which participants acquire broad-based knowledge in areas such as finance, strategy, marketing or leadership. To cater for individual areas of interest and needs, participants also select four of the 11 elective courses on offer. These are designed to build on topics addressed in the core courses and provide an opportunity for in-depth study.

The Digital Classroom

All participants are equipped with an iPad Pro, giving them access to an app which functions as the programme’s central hub. It provides simple and quick access to all course documents and handouts, presentations, timetables and examination results. The app is also used for elective course registration and administration, as well as contact with programme administration and teaching staff.

Practical Thesis Work

The programme’s strong practical focus is reflected in the thesis element of the degree which requires you to analyse a professional challenge you are currently facing, or develop a business plan for your own company. This allows you to put what you have learned straight into practice and benefits both you and your employer. You also have the opportunity to work on a thesis as part of a team – enabling you to profit directly from the knowledge and experience of your peers. 

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