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.
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
- BRICS countries
|80 days On campus|
|10 days Self-study|
Programme StructureEMBA 56 – Start Spring 2019
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.
Upcoming events15. Oct Access MBA Fair ‑ Zurich 17. Oct Access MBA Fair ‑ Vienna 25. Oct QS Connect 121 ‑ Copenhagen All Events
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.
Further programmes of the HSG
International Executive MBA
This EMBA programme format puts the focus on international management skills. Classes are taught in English.