Earn your International Executive MBA in Switzerland

Inspiring Global Success through Swiss Excellence

Switzerland is consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world, not least for its quality education. As a centre of quality, innovation and economic influence, Switzerland is the ideal location to broaden your business perspectives and prepare to take your career to the next level.

As a leading business school providing executive education, we have been training a diverse group of ambitious executives since 1987.  With an integrative learning approach in a unique community atmosphere, we provide our participants with the insights and influential network to create an impact – for their organizations as well as for society. With the University of St.Gallen, you will be choosing an EQUIS-, AACSB-, and AMBA-accredited business school with international prestige. Only 1% of business schools across the globe hold “Triple Crown” accreditation.


Our International Executive MBA

The International EMBA HSG (IEMBA) provides open-minded, purpose-driven global leaders with an international network, management insights and inspiration by offering a curriculum with an international focus, modules abroad and multi-national diversity.  The aim of our IEMBA is to transform ambitious professionals into inspiring, socially responsible leaders and it does so by offering you an exclusive executive education in the area of general management. It is an advanced programme of study that lasts 18 months and is taught in English throughout.

A focus on personal development

Running alongside our core and elective courses, you’ll find our carefully honed Personal Development Programme. This is an integral element of your International EMBA and something that many of our students report finding incredibly helpful.


“The EMBA Community of the University of St.Gallen has given me the opportunity to build new friendships and networks from people across various industries and the diversity that is present in our cohort has improved my ability to solve business problems. We have lawyers, doctors, finance experts, engineers – the list goes on. Everyone brings a different view to the table when we do group work and learning from each other is the best part of doing an EMBA.”

Sarah Clark
Global Head of Medical Affairs and Operations
at Biogen Digital Health
International EMBA Alumna (2020)


  • #1 Worldwide in Career Progress (FT EMBA Ranking 2022)
  • Top 10 European business universities (FT – European University Ranking 2021)
  • Ranked globally #1 for Aims Achieved (FT EMBA Rankings 2021)

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 in English

Application Deadline

  • First Application Deadline: 31 March 2023
    – apply before March 31st and qualify for a tuition fee deduction of CHF 5 000
  • Application Deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Programme Start: 28 August 2023


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