EMBA HSG

The EMBA HSG is an advanced General Management programme taught in German that provides ambitious, purpose-driven leaders with new insights and content of major relevance to the German speaking regions and full access to the HSG network. Its modular format makes it convenient to combine the challenging course with work and private life by using a focused learning approach and providing a family-like campus culture.

Executive MBA Overview

Language German
Start
11. March 2024
Fee CHF 75,000
Locations
  • EMEA*
  • Switzerland (St.Gallen)
* subject to change
Courses
11*
Core Courses
+
5*
Elective Courses
Duration
18 months
Total
15 weeks On campus
+ 1 Course Abroad
+ Thesis

Programme Structure

EMBA 66 – Start Spring 2024

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

Course 1

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Strategisches Management

Course 2

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Ökonomie
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose five elective courses.

Course 3

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung

Course 4

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Controlling & Performance Management

Course 5

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Marketing
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose five elective courses.

Course 6

EMEA
10 days
Internationales Management

Course 7

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Kritisches Denken und datenbasiertes Entscheiden

Course 8

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Strategische Innovation

Course 9

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Leadership

Course 10

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Nachhaltigkeit im unternehmerischen Kontext

Course 11

Switzerland (St.Gallen)
5 days
Eine Woche als CEO
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between core courses

Course Structure

Die Kernthemen aus dem Bereich General Management werden in elf Pflichtkursen behandelt. Hier eignen Sie sich ein solides Wissensfundament an – in Themen wie Leadership, Strategie, Marketing oder Finanzen. Von den zu Verfügung stehenden Wahlkursen können Sie fünf zur individuellen Vertiefung auswählen – angepasst an Ihre eigenen Wünsche und Bedürfnisse. Die Wahlkurse sind so konzipiert, dass Sie die Themen der Pflichtkurse ergänzen bzw. vertiefen.

Core Courses

11. – 15. March 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Strategisches Management
Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos
18. – 22. March 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Ökonomie
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger, Dr. Carolin Güssow
22. – 26. April 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Rechnungslegung & Finanzierung
Dr. Stefan Jaeger, Prof. Dr. Peter Leibfried
All Core Courses
24. – 28. June 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Controlling & Performance Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Dr. Thorsten Truijens
19. – 23. August 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Marketing
Prof. Dr. Sven Henkel
27. October – 5. November 2024, EMEA*
Internationales Management
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett
9. – 13. December 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Kritisches Denken und datenbasiertes Entscheiden
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger, Dr. Carolin Güssow
17. – 21. February 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Strategische Innovation
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
31. March – 4. April 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Leadership
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein
2. – 6. June 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Nachhaltigkeit im unternehmerischen Kontext
Dr. Fabian Takacs
15. – 19. September 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Eine Woche als CEO
Claudio Feser

Elective Courses

10. – 14. June 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Technologie- & Innovationsmanagement
Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann
14. – 18. October 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
(Re-)Organisation & Changemanagement
Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger
18. – 22. November 2024, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Datenbasierte Wertschöpfung & KI: Techniken & Managementherausforderungen
Prof. Dr. Johannes Binswanger, Marc Schöni
All Elective Courses
13. – 17. January 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Personalmanagement
Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel, Dr. Hans C. Werner, Dr. Marcel Oertig
20. – 24. January 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler
3. – 7. February 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Coding & Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Damian Borth, Prof. Dr. Barbara Weber
10. – 14. February 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
3. – 7. March 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Strategie in einem dynamischen Geschäftsumfeld
Prof. Dr. Dr. Tomi Laamanen
17. – 21. March 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Recht & Management
Prof. Dr. Roland Müller
28. April – 2. May 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Verhandlungsführung & Konfliktmanagement
Dr. Klaus Lassert
12. – 16. May 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Finanzielle Führung
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
16. – 20. June 2025, Switzerland (St.Gallen)
Leadership at the Top
Prof. Dr. Ulrich F. Zwygart

Our Faculty

The University of St.Gallen is one of the top universities of economics and business in Europe and has a business faculty larger than any other in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. It has more than 90 professors and the majority of lecturers on the EMBA HSG programme are drawn from this pool of professionals, guaranteeing first-class expertise and industry experience. HSG’s business school consistently ranks among the top in Europe.

More about our faculty

Thesis

The Executive MBA Thesis is a piece of academic writing by means of which you demonstrate in depth knowledge of a concrete General Management topic and mastery of the application of scientific methodology and academic working techniques. The Executive MBA Thesis allows you to develop competences as an integrative problem solver, being able to identify and critically analyse unstructured, complex and ambiguous management challenges. Additionally, it allows you to address a challenge in a reasoned fashion by integrating and/or synthesising insights from various management disciplines and evaluating alternative solutions. 

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