The International
Executive MBA

The IEMBA programme is aimed at executives operating in an international market environment. Taught in English, participants acquire skills and expertise that are now absolutely essential for the management of international companies and doing business in a constantly changing international environment. As well as differing in terms of the language of instruction, teaching staff, and programme and course structure, the place of study for the IEMBA is another difference: two of the modules take IEMBA participants to Stanford and Irvine as well as Singapore and Beijing.

International Executive MBA Overview

Language English
Start Autumn
  • St.Gallen
  • Beijing
  • Cape Town
  • Los Angeles
  • Singapore
  • Stanford
Core Courses
Elective Courses
18 months
70 days On campus
+ Self-study
+ Thesis
CHF 76,000
Your Application

Programme Structure

IEMBA 8 – Start Autumn 2020

The 18-month IEMBA HSG programme comprises 11 core courses and three elective courses. Modules last for one or 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.

Module 1

Course 1 5 days
Strategy & Sustainability
Course 2 5 days
Financial Reporting & Finance

Module 2

Course 3 5 days
Business Transformation
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose five elective courses.

Module 3

Course 4 5 days

Module 4

Course 5 5 days
Course 6 5 days
Doing Business in China

Module 5

Course 7 5 days
Management Accounting & Performance Management
Elective Course 5 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose five elective courses.

Module 6

Course 8 5 days
Course 9 5 days
Doing Business in Innovative California

Module 7

Course 10 5 days

Module 8

Course 11 5 days
Organizational Development
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between modules

Course Structure

A feature of the IEMBA HSG’s core and elective courses is the special emphasis placed on combining comprehensive general management expertise with the challenges of the modern world of work. The core courses such as Economics for Executives, Corporate Accounting, and Strategic Management are complemented by courses focusing on personal development. Elective courses enable participants to specialise in areas of personal interest or specific fields of work – courses offered include Business Law, B2B Marketing and Sales, and Social Media Management.

Core Courses

10. – 14. August 2020, St.Gallen
Strategy & Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
17. – 21. August 2020, St.Gallen
Financial Reporting & Finance
Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter, Prof. Dr. Flemming Ruud
12. – 16. October 2020, St.Gallen
Business Transformation
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
All Core Courses
25. – 29. January 2021, St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
8. – 12. March 2021, Singapore
Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel
15. – 19. March 2021, Beijing
Doing Business in China
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett
28. June – 2. July 2021, St.Gallen
Management Accounting & Performance Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Dr. Thorsten Truijens
13. – 17. September 2021, Stanford
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
20. – 24. September 2021, Los Angeles
Doing Business in Innovative California
Dr. Richard Sudek
29. November – 3. December 2021, St.Gallen
Prof. Simon Evenett, PhD
21. – 25. February 2022, St.Gallen
Organizational Development
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger

Elective Courses

7. – 11. December 2020, St.Gallen
Strategy in a Global World
Prof. Dr. Dr. Tomi Laamanen
1. – 5. February 2021, St.Gallen
Negotiations & Conflict Management
Dr. Klaus Lassert
22. – 26. March 2021, St.Gallen
Digital Business for Managers, Data Analytics & AI
Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
All Elective Courses
21. – 25. June 2021, St.Gallen
Sustainability as Strategic Advantage
Prof. Dr. Judith Walls
22. – 26. November 2021, St.Gallen
Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok
10. – 14. January 2022, St.Gallen
Business Law for International Managers
Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen
17. – 21. January 2022, St.Gallen
Coding for Executives
Prof. Dr. Damian Borth

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. 

Information on the 
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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