International Executive MBA HSG

The aim of the renowned International EMBA from the University of St.Gallen is to transform ambitious professionals into inspiring, socially responsible leaders
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Executive MBA
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Programme overview

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.



Next steps

Are you interested in this programme? You have several options to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

Mark Reimer

Mark Reimer Talent Acquisition Manager

Programme details

Programme type

Executive MBA





Number of ECTS credits



70 days


Switzerland (St.Gallen), China, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, U.S.


CHF 80'000 First deadline: 31.03.2024 Second deadline: 30.06.2024 First deadline tuition incentive

Target group

Bereichsleitende, Höhere Führungskraft, Inhaber / Gründer, Unternehmensleitung

Next date

Start date: 26.08.2024
places available



The aim of the renowned International EMBA from the University of St.Gallen is to transform ambitious professionals into inspiring, socially responsible leaders. With an integrative learning approach in a unique community atmosphere, we provide our participants with the insights and influential network to create an impact – for their organizations as well as for society.

Your Benefit

By joining our International Executive MBA programme you will:

  • Join one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools (#1 Business School in Switzerland, per Financial Times 2022)
  • Customize your EMBA experience with over 10+ elective options
  • Focus on your leadership skills and career progression with an individualised Personal Development Programme
  • Be part of an inspiring community of international leaders and benefit from the experience of a diverse network

Target group

Our International Executive MBA addresses managers and leaders striving to become a responsible and sustainable leadership personality. These are personalities that want to enhance their tools and competences in order to successfully manage the complex and manifold tasks within a globalised business world.

The International Executive MBA HSG programme stand out for the access it provides to an enriching network. You will have the opportunity to get in contact with fellow participants, lecturers, executives and wider network – as a student, and as a graduate within the scope of the university’s alumni organisation. The diverse range of participants enables you to build up an exciting network of cross-industry and, crucially, long-term contacts.

Program structure

Core Courses
In order to succeed in the dynamic economic environment, executives require not only comprehensive knowledge of general management but also the skills and vision to rise to the challenges of the contemporary business world. The International EMBA HSG core courses provide this foundation, covering subjects such as Business Transformation, Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Economics and Marketing.

Elective Courses
Participants have the opportunity to individualize their learning journey by taking electives in areas of particular personal interest. A wide variety of electives, all designed specifically to complement the International EMBA core curriculum and reflect participants’ development goals, allow participants to deepen their knowledge or widen their perspective.


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. Our faculty members are renowned worldwide for their pioneering research and unique practical orientation. We have more than 90 professors and the majority of lecturers on our EMBA HSG programmes are drawn from this pool of professionals, guaranteeing first-class expertise and industry experience.

Application criteria

  • Recognized undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • Five years of working experience
  • Three years of managerial / leadership experience
  • Fluency in English


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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Reimer

Mark Reimer Talent Acquisition Manager

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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