Personal Development
Programme (PDP)

EMBA HSG participants are prepared for a varied business world that is defined by contrasts. An environment that not only demands professional know-how, but above all social and methods-based skills, as well as physical fitness. The optional Personal Development Programme (PDP) means the EMBA HSG programmes offers the ideal way to meet this challenge. The PDP supports participants over the entire 18 months of the course, and includes – for example – individual coaching sessions, a professional vitality check and a fitness and mentoring programme. The aim of the PDP is to prepare participants mentally and physically for their future leadership roles.

Personal Coaching
to Develop Self-Reflection

Individual coaching supports your personal development as you acquire the professional and interpersonal skills of an accomplished leader. Together with our experts, you define individual goals and desires – and work on achieving them step-by-step over the course of your degree programme. Personal coaching helps you to help yourself. Reviewing your progress, you can reflect on difficult professional decisions, the course of your career and your personal motivation. In this way, the time-intensive coaching sessions are optimally tailored to your needs. 

Vitality Management for
Increased Performance

Physical fitness is a major factor in the performance of management staff – the high professional and personal pressures have a significant impact on physical vitality. The EMBA programme at the University of St.Gallen offers a professional fitness and health examination in collaboration with football club VfB Stuttgart’s sports medicine experts. Based on the results of this check-up and consultations with a physician, you come away with an individual plan for sustainably building your physical and mental performance. Examples? Professional yoga programmes provide training in special techniques for people with management responsibilities. You will also have the opportunity to attend a varied sports and fitness programme led by professionals while studying each module.

Learn and Be Inspired:
the EMBA HSG Network 

Auch der Ausbau Ihres Netzwerkes fördert Ihre persönliche Weiterentwicklung. Im Rahmen von Vorträgen, Fallstudien und Unternehmensbesichtigungen treffen Sie während Ihres Studiums laufend mit Führungskräften unterschiedlichster Branchen zusammen. Sie erhalten die Möglichkeit, von erfahrenen Managerinnen und Managern zu lernen – und Inspiration für Ihren eigenen Karriereweg zu sammeln. Im Rahmen eines jährlichen Business Summit, genannt Transformamus, treten Sie darüber hinaus mit hochkarätigen C-Level-Speakern aus Industrie und Wirtschaft in Kontakt. Eine optimale Gelegenheit, neue Impulse zu erhalten und das eigene Netzwerk zu erweitern.


Draw Inspiration

During the programme you will meet international management executives in the course of talks, case studies and visits to businesses.

Sports and Fitness Programme

During the teaching period for each module, once a week you will have the chance to take part in a varied sports and fitness programme led by professionals.

Business English

Good language skills are a key requirement for effective management staff. We offer an optional intensive business English course.


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