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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
  • St.Gallen
  • BRICS countries
Courses
12*
Core Courses
+
4*
Elective Courses
Duration
18 months
Total
80 days On campus
10 days Self-study
+ Thesis
CHF 67,000
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Programme Structure

EMBA 55 – Start Autumn 2018

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
Einführung SGMM / VWL / Finanzielle Führung
Free Weekend
Course 2 5 days
Next Level Leadership

Module 2

St.Gallen
Course 3 5 days
Finanzielle Rechnungslegung und Revision
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 3

St.Gallen
Course 4 5 days
Strategie I

Module 4

St.Gallen
Course 5 5 days
Finanzmanagement

Module 5

St.Gallen
Course 6 5 days
Marketing I
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose four elective courses.

Module 6

St.Gallen
Course 7 5 days
Controlling

Module 7

St.Gallen
Course 8 5 days
Ökonomie für Manager

Module 8

St.Gallen
Course 9 5 days
Organisations­entwicklung

Module 9

St.Gallen
Course 10 5 days
Technologie- & Innovations­management

Module 10

St.Gallen
Course 11 5 days
Next Level Leadership II / Integratives Abschlussprojekt
Course 12 7 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

1. – 5. October 2018, St.Gallen
Einführung SGMM / VWL / Finanzielle Führung
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger, Dr. Simon Pfister, Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutzwiller
8. – 12. October 2018, St.Gallen
Next Level Leadership
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein, Dr. Marcus Heidbrink
3. – 7. December 2018, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Rechnungslegung und Revision
Prof. Dr. Peter Leibfried
All Core Courses
14. – 18. January 2019, St.Gallen
Strategie I
Prof. em. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens
25. February – 1. March 2019, St.Gallen
Finanzmanagement
Dr. Stefan Jaeger
1. – 5. April 2019, St.Gallen
Marketing I
Prof. Dr. Torsten Tomczak
13. – 17. May 2019, St.Gallen
Controlling
Dr. Thorsten Truijens, Ernst Lutz
1. – 5. July 2019, St.Gallen
Ökonomie für Manager
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
12. – 16. August 2019, St.Gallen
Organisationsentwicklung
Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger
9. – 13. September 2019, St.Gallen
Technologie- & Innovationsmanagement
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
17. – 21. February 2020, St.Gallen
Next Level Leadership II / Integratives Abschlussprojekt
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein, Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger, Dr. Andreas Wittmer
22. – 28. February 2020, BRICS countries
Internationales Management
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett

Elective Courses

5. – 9. November 2018, St.Gallen
Corporate Social Responsibility
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schank
10. – 14. December 2018, St.Gallen
Recht und Management
Prof. Dr. Roland Müller
21. – 25. January 2019, St.Gallen
Leadership at the Top
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
All Elective Courses
4. – 8. March 2019, St.Gallen
Personalmanagement
Dr. Marcel Oertig
8. – 12. April 2019, St.Gallen
Marketing II: Managing Customer Experience
Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel
20. – 24. May 2019, St.Gallen
Finanzielle Führung II
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
3. – 7. June 2019, St.Gallen
Business Analytics und Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger
30. September – 4. October 2019, St.Gallen
Strategie II: Competing for Advantage
Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos, Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann
11. – 15. November 2019, St.Gallen
Verhandlungsführung und Konfliktmanagement
Dr. Klaus Lassert
9. – 13. December 2019, St.Gallen
Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb
13. – 17. January 2020, St.Gallen
Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik

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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