About the Executive
St.Gallen has one of the best universities of business and economics in the German-speaking world, offering degree programmes and professional development courses that meet the highest international standards. In 1987 it launched the first German-language executive MBA programme, which is today one of the top five in Europe. Our goal is to inspire our participants with an inspirational curriculum focusing on business practice and skills – putting them on track to becoming successful executives with extensive know-how and excellent networks at their disposal.
The St.Gallen Management Model
The St.Gallen Management Model (SGMM) is a business administration framework first published in the 1960s. It is applied in day-to-day practice and is continuously updated. Now in its fourth generation, the model presents key management concepts within an overarching context – in other words, the SGMM is a tool which aids critical thinking and the in-depth study of management.
The University of St.Gallen (HSG)
The commercial college which later became the University of St.Gallen was established in 1898. Over the years, it has become firmly established as one of Central Europe’s leading higher education providers for business, law, social sciences and international relations programmes. HSG has over 8,000 students who recognise the university’s reputation for programmes with a strong practical and international focus, and its integrative approach to teaching, professional training and research. The University of St.Gallen obtained EQUIS accreditation in 2001 and AACSB accreditation in 2003.
The Largest Business Faculty in the German-Speaking World
The University of St.Gallen is one of the top universities of economics and business in Europe and has a business faculty larger than any other in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. It has more than 90 professors and the majority of lecturers on the EMBA HSG programme are drawn from this pool of professionals, guaranteeing first-class expertise and industry experience. HSG’s business school consistently ranks among the top five in Europe.