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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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.


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Next step

Are you interested in this programme? Download our brochure to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

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Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

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Otto Moilanen Senior Project Manager, Talent Acquisition

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 (tuition incentive)
Second deadline: 30.06.2024*
*Places still available!

Target group

Bereichsleitende, Höhere Führungskraft, Inhaber / Gründer, Unternehmensleitung

Next date

Start date: 26.08.2024
places available

Target Audience

  • Our International Executive MBA addresses managers and leaders striving to become a responsible and sustainable leadership personality, who 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 stands out for the access it provides to an enriching network. You will have the opportunity to get in contact with fellow students, 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.

Application Criteria

  • Hold a recognised undergraduate degree

  • Have a minimum 5 years of working experience*

  • Have a minimum 3 years of managerial / leadership experience

  • Fluency on the language of the programme (English)

  • *To ensure that students can maximise their learning experience by actively applying their newfound knowledge in a professional setting and having an enriching in-class experience, applicants should be employed at the time of application and remain so during the programme.


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 organisations 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 2023)

  • Customise your EMBA experience with over 12+ 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

Programme Structure


In order to succeed in a 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 and Economics.

Elective Courses

Participants have the opportunity to individualise 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.

Content & Faculty

High-quality learning content

The International EMBA of the University of St.Gallen is one of the leading programmes in Europe, which provides a solid foundation in General Management. The format is specially tailored to allow participants to enjoy an intensive and rewarding learning experience. Our teaching practices are based on rigorous research and robust evidence. This allows them to develop the sound reasoning and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the participants to be effective and responsible.

World-class 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. 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.

Are you interested?

We are pleased to offer you several ways to connect with us. You can register for one of our upcoming online info events, connect with our Talent Acquisition Manager in a personal consultation or visit us on campus in St.Gallen, Switzerland.

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Do you require further information?

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

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Otto Moilanen Senior Project Manager, Talent Acquisition

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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