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.



As the Academic Director of the Executive MBA HSG programme, Prof. Frankenberger is responsible for decisions concerning the choice of subjects, lecturers, partnerships and marketing.

Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger

Academic Director
/ +41 71 224 27 01

Marketing and Recruitment

Prospective EMBA HSG participants are usually introduced to the programme by one of the two communication experts from the marketing and recruitment team, who provide advice and information about the merits of the programme at exhibitions and events, as well as via the internet and print media.

Edna Bacopulos Wong

Senior Recruitment Manager
/ +41 71 224 21 10

Sarah Banzer Mehling

Senior Recruitment Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 07


Deputy Director Markus Seitz’s team organises and assesses the case studies and on-site interviews which form part of the application process. The purpose of these is to evaluate whether a candidate’s potential, objectives and choice of programme are a good fit. The results are fed into the design of future participants’ tailored Personal Development Programmes (PDPs).

Dr. Markus Seitz

Head of Admissions and Personal Development and Vice Director

Gret Graf

Project Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 05

Programme Management

The Programme Management team is responsible for the smooth running of and arrangements for the Executive MBA HSG. They prepare curriculum documentation, liaise with partner universities and event locations, book lecturers, and source materials and books – in short, it’s the Programme Management team’s job to deliver an excellent student experience.

Marina Egli

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 20 45

Gesa Jürgens

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 13

Julia Raatz

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 12

Nathalie Schmutz

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 10

Cristina Steinmann

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 04

Naya Suter

Programme Manager
/ +41 71 224 27 14

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