Tuition Fees, Deadlines and Early Booking Discounts

Programme Super Early Bird Early Bird Standard fee


Start of programme: 28. August 2023
CHF 80‘000
no longer available
CHF 79‘000
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until 31. March 2023
CHF 80‘000
Admission Deadline: 30. June 2023


Start of programme: 18. September 2023
CHF 75‘000
no longer available
CHF 74‘000
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until 26. June 2023
CHF 75‘000
Admission Deadline: 14. Aug. 2023

emba X

Start of programme: 1. January 2024
CHF 110‘000
no longer available
CHF 109‘000
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until 31. Aug. 2023
CHF 110‘000
Admission Deadline: 31. Oct. 2023

* Rolling admission process. Your online application must be submitted before the deadline (Step 1)

Fees include: iPad Pro, course materials, catering, extra-curricular social events, accommodation costs during the EMBA HSG International Management module Not included: Travel and accommodation, visa fees

Step 1:


We look at your personal expectations and goals, and compare them with our requirements and the admissions criteria. Your online application is the basis for an evaluation with regard to all three postgraduate programmes, to determine whether one of them could be a worthwhile investment for you over the long term.

Step 2:


The core of our admissions process. In this step you learn the most about yourself, your potential and your strengths. Data from the assessment provide us with valuable indications as to whether you are suited to the Executive MBA HSG programme – and whether we will be able to support you over the long term in your professional career and your personal development.

Step 3:

Feedback and Admission Decision

The admissions process ends with a personal feedback interview. We will discuss the results of your assessment in detail, and you will receive the final decision on your acceptance on to one of the EMBA HSG programmes, as well as any awarded scholarships.

Who are we looking for?

As an executive, you face complex challenges every day. To navigate these challenges successfully, you must have the capability to convert the theory you learn into practice. True visionaries focus on optimizing existing processes, go new ways and create something new. On the way to beco­ming such true leaders, we support you with our Executive MBA HSG programmes.

As a leading business school providing executive education, we have been training a diverse group of ambitious exe­cutives since 1987. Our programmes prepare executives to lead the way in a rapidly changing environment by offering a stimulating learning environment.

After completing your Executive MBA programme, you will belong to an exclusive, international and closely networked group of the University of St. Gallen community members. If you have the potential and passion for our Executive MBA HSG programme, we would be delighted to have you on board.



The EMBA HSG students take on responsibility, learn from failures and care about others. They are humble and try to empower others to make them successful. The EMBA HSG students never give up. They always try, try and try, and maybe they might not be successful the first time they try, but they trust themselves that they can make it, they have the drive to make it.

Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
Academic Director

Requirements & Process

Application Requirements

In order to apply to the Executive MBA HSG programmes, candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold a recognized undergraduate degree
  • Have a minimum 5 years of working experience
  • Have a minimum 3 years of managerial / leadership experience
  • Fluency on the language of the programme (German or English)

We look for participants that are not only interested in learning but also sharing their knowledge and experience in an inspirational and supportive environment.

Application Process

    1. Get in touch – share your CV with us and see if your profile and our programme is a good match
    2. Complete the online application
    3. Complete the online assessment (by invitation)
    4. Interview


International EMBA Finance & Tuition Incentives

The International EMBA is an investment in yourself and your future, so it is important to plan your finances carefully. Once you have been admitted to the programme a registration fee of 3’000.- CHF is required to confirm your place in the programme. The remaining tuition fees are split into four equal instalments over the duration of the programme. This may have tax advantages depending on your country or canton of residence (consult your local tax advisor).

Tuition Fees Payment Schedule for the next intake: International EMBA 11 (Summer 2023)


Due date

Final application
deadline 30.06.2023

Registration fee *

Upon enrolment


1st instalment



2nd instalment



3rd instalment



4th instalment





80’000.- CHF

* non-refundable

In addition to tuition fees, you should also plan a budget for travel and accommodation during your modules, including for the modules held abroad.

Our Finance department is happy to split invoices between personal and company addresses if required. Note that this information should be communicated to the Finance department prior to invoicing. (An administrative fee of 100.- CHF is charged for any changes after invoicing.)

Once admitted to the programme you may defer your start only once, (to the subsequent intake) after which a new application will be required.  (An administrative fee of 250.- CHF is charged for any deferral.)

Tuition Incentives

To support a diverse a range of participants and to enable highly talented and qualified applicants to study with us, the Executive MBA HSG offers several merit-based tuition incentives to candidates that demonstrate exemplary strengths in one of the following categories:

  • Sustainability
  • Non-profit management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Emerging markets

If you possess knowledge and experience in one of these areas, something that you believe would benefit other members of the class, please share it with us in your online application in the form of an essay explaining how you can contribute your expertise to the programme. The Admissions Committee will decide on the award of each scholarship.

OMEGA Best Student Award

The best-performing graduate in each cohort can look forward to a very special gift thanks to the Omega Best Award: a personalised watch from global Swiss luxury watch brand Omega SA. We are pleased to partner with this premium manufacturer of Swiss watches.

NZZ Prize for Best Thesis

The NZZ prize is awarded for the best thesis submitted in each year group of each of the three Executive MBA HSG programmes. The EMBA HSG alumni board appraises the nominated papers and awards the NZZ-sponsored prize.


Information on the 
EMBA HSG Scholarships

We provide support to applicants with outstanding potential. Find out about the various scholarships available to EMBA HSG participants.

More on our scholarships

Contact Us

Do you have any questions or require further information? We will be happy to help.

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Use our online form to apply for one of our EMBA programmes. Here you will find further information on Application Process, Deadlines and Scholarships.

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