Part-time MBA

The MBA programme at the University of St.Gallen focuses on two skillsets: problem-solving and communication.
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Programme overview

The MBA programme at the University of St.Gallen focuses on two skillsets: problem-solving and communication. We design and deliver the programme for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region. There are the two skillsets which employers in the region see as a value-add from an MBA. We help people who are already prospective high potentials in the region by giving them the tools to become truly sophisticated long-term leadership candidates in this employment market.

Problem-solving: The programme emphasises numeracy in problem-solving. Our courses are data-driven. It also builds on the University’s tradition of integrating knowledge across siloes. Multiple aspects of the curriculum are designed to achieve this, including the Integration Phase, Learning Assessment Week and the Project Phase.

Communication: Employers regularly state they expect MBAs to be highly polished communicators. We work on all aspects of communication. Workshops directly address topics such as body language, slide design and structuring arguments. Learning is put into action on an ongoing basis through oral examinations, group work and corporate interactions.

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Programme details

Programme type






Number of ECTS credits



2 Years


St. Gallen and Zurich


CHF 73'500 Early enrolment discount of CHF 7,500 and a 5% early payment discount on fees are made available each year. Details are on our website.

Target group

High Potential

Next date

Next start in 2023

Target group

Our Part-time Class has an average of 6 years of work experience and is 31 years old

Application criteria

1. Bachelor’s Degree

You are required to hold a degree from a recognised university or accepted institution of higher education. Please contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team for more information on whether your degree is from a recognised university.

2. GMAT, GRE, Admissions Test and Test Waivers

Applicants for the Part-time MBA programme are required to demonstrate their numerical, grammatical and critical thinking abilities. This can be done in one of the following three ways:

a. Submit a competitive GMAT or GRE score no older than five years (no minimum score)
b. Complete our MBA admissions test with a minimum score of 80%
c. Hold one or more of the following qualifications: PhD, CFA Level 2, CPA, or a similar qualification assessed on a case-by-case basis

Please feel free to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team to learn more about your options. If you plan to take the GMAT, but haven’t yet, you can also contact them for more information about our GMAT preparation courses in Zurich.

To submit a GMAT or GRE score, please use the following school codes for the University of St.Gallen MBA:

GRE: 0413

3. Fluency in English

Evidence of English fluency must be provided in order to gain acceptance to our programmes, as all coursework, lectures, guest speaking events and academic material is conducted in English. If you have completed another degree in English, this would be considered. For evidence via language proficiency testing, we accept TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate and PTE Academic.

Institution Code TOEFL: 0198

4. Work Experience

A minimum of three years full-time post-Bachelor degree work experience is required, with at least four years of work experience recommended.

5. Speak with our Talent Acquisition Team

Before submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team to learn more about whether our programme matches your MBA goals.

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Do you require further information?

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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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