The Executive MBA

The Executive MBA (EMBA) at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of the oldest and most popular postgraduate general management degree programmes in the German-speaking world. The aims of the programme are to provide participants with in-depth management expertise, support their personal development and create networking opportunities for the next generation of executives. On the EMBA, you will be thoroughly prepared for a management position in Switzerland, Germany or Austria – in any industry or market environment.

Executive MBA Overview

Language German
Start Spring and Autumn
Location
  • Abroad
  • St.Gallen
Courses
12*
Core Courses
+
4*
Elective Courses
Duration
18 months
Total
85 days On campus
15 days Self-study
+ Thesis
CHF 67,000
Your Application

Programme Structure

EMBA 57 – Start Autumn 2019 Fully booked

The EMBA HSG is designed with work, family and leisure time all in mind. During the 18-month programme, participants complete 12 core courses and four elective courses in modules lasting between one and two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow participants time to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil their family and professional commitments. As well as 80 days of contact time at the Executive Campus in St.Gallen including a study trip, participants also complete an additional 10 days of preparation and follow-up work.

Module 1

St.Gallen
Course 1 5 days
Business Transformation

Module 2

St.Gallen
Course 2 5 days
Leadership
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 3

St.Gallen
Course 3 5 days
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung

Module 4

St.Gallen
Course 4 5 days
Stategie I

Module 5

St.Gallen
Course 5 5 days
Technologie- & Innovations­management
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 6

St.Gallen
Course 6 5 days
Marketing I

Module 7

St.Gallen
Course 7 5 days
Ökonomie für Führungskräfte

Module 8

St.Gallen
Course 8 5 days
Controlling & Performance Management

Module 9

St.Gallen
Course 9 5 days
Sustainability as Strategic Advantage

Module 10

St.Gallen
Course 10 5 days
Digital Business for Managers, Data Analytics & AI

Module 11

St.Gallen
Course 11 5 days
Integrierte Organisations­entwicklung

Module 12

BRICS countries
Course 12 10 days
Internationales Management
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between modules

Course Structure

The programme’s key general management topics are covered in 12 core courses in which participants acquire broad-based knowledge in areas such as finance, strategy, marketing or leadership. To cater for individual areas of interest and needs, participants also select four of the 11 elective courses on offer. These are designed to build on topics addressed in the core courses and provide an opportunity for in-depth study.

Core Courses

30. September – 4. October 2019, St.Gallen
Business Transformation
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
7. – 11. October 2019, St.Gallen
Leadership
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein
2. – 6. December 2019, St.Gallen
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung
Dr. Stefan Jaeger, Prof. Dr. Peter Leibfried
All Core Courses
27. – 31. January 2020, St.Gallen
Stategie I
Prof. em. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens
2. – 6. March 2020, St.Gallen
Technologie- & Innovationsmanagement
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
20. – 24. April 2020, St.Gallen
Marketing I
Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak
8. – 12. June 2020, St.Gallen
Ökonomie für Führungskräfte
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
10. – 14. August 2020, St.Gallen
Controlling & Performance Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Dr. Thorsten Truijens
21. – 25. September 2020, St.Gallen
Sustainability as Strategic Advantage
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, Barbara Kux, MBA (Hons.)
2. – 6. November 2020, St.Gallen
Digital Business for Managers, Data Analytics & AI
Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
22. – 26. February 2021, St.Gallen
Integrierte Organisationsentwicklung
Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger
12. – 21. April 2021, BRICS countries
Internationales Management
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett

Elective Courses

11. – 15. November 2019, St.Gallen
Communications Management
Michael Utecht
20. – 24. January 2020, St.Gallen
Recht & Management
Prof. Dr. Roland Müller
9. – 13. March 2020, St.Gallen
Verhandlungsführung & Konfliktmanagement
Dr. Klaus Lassert
All Elective Courses
27. April – 1. May 2020, St.Gallen
Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
15. – 19. June 2020, St.Gallen
Leadership at the Top
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
6. – 10. July 2020, St.Gallen
Strategie II: Competing for Advantage
Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos, Prof. J. Peter Murmann, PhD
28. September – 2. October 2020, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Führung
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
9. – 13. November 2020, St.Gallen
Marketing II: Managing Customer Experience
Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel
30. November – 4. December 2020, St.Gallen
Personalmanagement
Dr. Marcel Oertig
25. – 29. January 2021, St.Gallen
Corporate Governance: Wirksame Führung & Aufsicht von Unternehmen
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb

Programme Structure

EMBA 58 – Start Spring 2020

The EMBA HSG is designed with work, family and leisure time all in mind. During the 18-month programme, participants complete 12 core courses and four elective courses in modules lasting between one and two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow participants time to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil their family and professional commitments. As well as 80 days of contact time at the Executive Campus in St.Gallen including a study trip, participants also complete an additional 10 days of preparation and follow-up work.

Module 1

St.Gallen
Course 1 5 days
Management & Sustainability

Module 2

St.Gallen
Course 2 5 days
Leadership
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 3

St.Gallen
Course 3 5 days
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung

Module 4

St.Gallen
Course 4 5 days
Technologie- & Innovations­management

Module 5

St.Gallen
Course 5 5 days
Strategie I
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 6

St.Gallen
Course 6 5 days
Marketing I

Module 7

St.Gallen
Course 7 5 days
Ökonomie für Führungskräfte

Module 8

St.Gallen
Course 8 5 days
Controlling & Performance Management

Module 9

St.Gallen
Course 9 5 days
Strategie II

Module 10

St.Gallen
Course 10 5 days
Digital Business for Managers, Data Analytics & AI

Module 11

St.Gallen
Course 11 5 days
Integrierte Organisations­entwicklung

Module 12

Ausland
Course 12 10 days
Internationales Management
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between modules

Course Structure

The programme’s key general management topics are covered in 12 core courses in which participants acquire broad-based knowledge in areas such as finance, strategy, marketing or leadership. To cater for individual areas of interest and needs, participants also select four of the 11 elective courses on offer. These are designed to build on topics addressed in the core courses and provide an opportunity for in-depth study.

Core Courses

16. – 20. March 2020, St.Gallen
Management & Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
23. – 27. March 2020, St.Gallen
Leadership
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein
11. – 15. May 2020, St.Gallen
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung
Dr. Stefan Jaeger, Prof. Dr. Peter Leibfried
All Core Courses
24. – 28. August 2020, St.Gallen
Technologie- & Innovationsmanagement
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
28. September – 2. October 2020, St.Gallen
Strategie I
Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos, Prof. em. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens
23. – 27. November 2020, St.Gallen
Marketing I
Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak, Prof. Dr. Sven Henkel
1. – 5. February 2021, St.Gallen
Ökonomie für Führungskräfte
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
22. – 26. March 2021, St.Gallen
Controlling & Performance Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Dr. Thorsten Truijens
31. May – 4. June 2021, St.Gallen
Strategie II
Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos, Prof. Dr. Christoph Lechner
12. – 16. July 2021, St.Gallen
Digital Business for Managers, Data Analytics & AI
Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
23. – 27. August 2021, St.Gallen
Integrierte Organisationsentwicklung
Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger
6. – 15. October 2021, Ausland
Internationales Management
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett

Elective Courses

22. – 26. June 2020, St.Gallen
Verhandlungsführung & Konfliktmanagement
Dr. Klaus Lassert
29. June – 3. July 2020, St.Gallen
Leadership at the Top
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
19. – 23. October 2020, St.Gallen
Recht & Management
Prof. Dr. Roland Müller
All Elective Courses
30. November – 4. December 2020, St.Gallen
Personalmanagement
Dr. Marcel Oertig, Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel
25. – 29. January 2021, St.Gallen
Corporate Governance: Wirksame Führung & Aufsicht von Unternehmen
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb
22. – 26. February 2021, St.Gallen
Sustainability as Strategic Advantage
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, Barbara Kux, MBA (Hons.)
8. – 12. March 2021, St.Gallen
Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
12. – 16. April 2021, St.Gallen
Coding für Führungskräfte
Prof. Dr. Damian Borth
14. – 18. June 2021, St.Gallen
Marketing II: Managing Customer Experience
Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel
21. – 25. June 2021, St.Gallen
Kommunikationsmanagement
Michael Utecht
16. – 20. August 2021, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Führung
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller

The Digital Classroom

All participants are equipped with an iPad Pro, giving them access to an app which functions as the programme’s central hub. It provides simple and quick access to all course documents and handouts, presentations, timetables and examination results. The app is also used for elective course registration and administration, as well as contact with programme administration and teaching staff.

Practical Thesis Work

The programme’s strong practical focus is reflected in the thesis element of the degree which requires you to analyse a professional challenge you are currently facing, or develop a business plan for your own company. This allows you to put what you have learned straight into practice and benefits both you and your employer. You also have the opportunity to work on a thesis as part of a team – enabling you to profit directly from the knowledge and experience of your peers. 

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EMBA HSG Scholarships

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

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