The International EMBA HSG is an advanced General Management programme taught in English that provides open-minded, purpose-driven global leaders with an international network, management insights and inspiration by offering a curriculum with an international focus, modules abroad and multi-national diversity.

International Executive MBA Overview

Language English
26. August 2024
Fee CHF 80,000
Locations *
  • St.Gallen, Switzerland
  • Beijing, China
  • UC Berkeley, USA
  • UC Irvine, USA
  • Singapore
  • Italy Elective course
  • South Africa Elective course
  • Spain Elective course
Core Courses
Elective Courses
18 months
10 weeks On campus
+ 4 weeks Abroad
+ Thesis

Programme Structure

IEMBA 12 – Start Autumn 2024

The 18-month IEMBA HSG programme comprises 10 core courses and four elective courses. Modules last for one or two weeks. The breaks of several weeks between modules, and the weekends, allow you to complete self-study and most importantly fulfil your family and professional commitments.

Course 1

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Fundamentals of Strategy

Course 2

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Leading People in Global Organisations
Elective Course 3 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose three elective courses.

Course 3

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Financial Reporting & Finance

Course 4

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Value Creation in a Global Economy

Course 5

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Management Accounting & Performance Management
Elective Course 3 days
Select from our offer of elective courses. You choose three elective courses.

Course 6

Peking, China
5 days
Doing Business in Asia

Course 7

5 days
Business Model Innovation

Course 8

UC Berkeley, USA
5 days
Open & Climate Innovation

Course 9

UC Irvine, USA
5 days
Building a Thriving Entrepreneurial Mindset

Course 10

St.Gallen, Switzerland
5 days
Off campus break of 4-6 weeks in between core courses

Course Structure

A feature of the International EMBA HSG programme’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. In order to thrive in a fast-changing environment, you need not only comprehensive knowledge but also the skills and vision to rise to the challenges of the contemporary business world. Our core courses provide these foundations covering subjects such as sustainability, strategy, leadership, economics and accounting. The elective courses offer you a portfolio of options from which you can select subjects according to your interests, giving you the opportunity to individualize your learning journey and customize it to your development needs.

Core Courses

26. – 30. August 2024, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Fundamentals of Strategy
Prof. J. Peter Murmann, PhD
2. – 6. September 2024, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Leading People in Global Organisations
Prof. Dr. Amanda Shantz
21. – 25. October 2024, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Financial Reporting & Finance
Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter, Prof. Dr. Flemming Ruud
All Core Courses
6. – 10. January 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Value Creation in a Global Economy
Dr. Stefan Legge
17. – 21. February 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Management Accounting & Performance Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller, Dr. Thorsten Truijens
24. – 28. March 2025, Peking, China
Doing Business in Asia
Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett
31. March – 4. April 2025, Singapore
Business Model Innovation
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
18. – 22. August 2025, UC Berkeley, USA
Open & Climate Innovation
Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Zobel
25. – 29. August 2025, UC Irvine, USA
Building a Thriving Entrepreneurial Mindset
Rodrigo Mahs
23. – 27. February 2026, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Claudio Feser

Elective Courses

4. – 8. November 2024, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Leading the Sustainability Transition
Prof. Dr. Judith Walls
2. – 6. December 2024, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Digital Business & Data Analytics
Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
20. – 24. January 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing Analytics & Behavioural Insights
Prof. Dr. Christian Hildebrand
All Elective Courses
10. – 14. March 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Financial Management
Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
2. – 6. June 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Negotiations & Conflict Management
Dr. Klaus Lassert
23. – 27. June 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Strategy in a Global World
Prof. Dr. Dr. Tomi Laamanen
13. – 17. October 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Business Law
Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen
3. – 7. November 2025, South Africa (Elective Course)
Doing Business in Emerging Economies
Prof. Dr. Martin Hall
24. – 28. November 2025, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok
26. – 30. January 2026, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Restructuring & Change Management
Dr. Lüder Tockenbürger
9. – 13. February 2026, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Coding & Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Damian Borth, Prof. Dr. Barbara Weber
Electives @Bocconi & ESADE

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


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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