Introducing the University of St. Gallen Executive School Women’s Programmes

Our Women’s Programmes support women at diverse, often transitional phases of their professional lives, from relaunching their career and reposi-tioning themselves professionally, to preparing for more senior roles and leadership positions. Explore our programme offering below to determine which programme suits your individual needs and objectives.

Overview of the Women’s Programmes

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Aiming Higher Women’s Leadership Programme

7 half-day modules and 6-month mentoring programme
The ideal continuing education for women in lower to middle management positions who want to prepare for a more senior role
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Women Back to Business

12 months
CAS / Certificate
For women looking to relaunch their career or reposition themselves professionally.
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Aiming Higher – Karriereentwicklung für Assistenzärztinnen

Nächste Durchführung in 2024
5+ Tage (verteilt über ca. 9 Monate, tw. im Selbststudium)
Für Assistenzärztinnen in der Schweiz, die ihre Karriere gezielt planen und ihre persönlichen Kompetenzen und Netzwerke stärken möchten.
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Overview of the Women’s Programmes

  • Women Back to Business Programme CAS-HSG

    For women who desire to return to the workforce after a personal or family break or reposi-tion themselves professionally.

  • Aiming Higher Women’s Leadership Programme

    The ideal continuing education for women in lower to middle management positions who want to prepare for a more senior role.

  • Aiming Higher – Career Development for Female Medical Residents
    The Aiming Higher career development course for female medical residents (offered in German only) strengthens the personal competences and the networks of young female physicians in Switzerland.


Advisors & Faculty of our Women’s Programmes

Our Women’s Programmes feature lecturers with extensive knowledge and practical experience in their field of expertise. Participants can expect to gain in-depth insights and receive highly applicable learnings and takeaways from our renowned faculty members.


Key Benefits of our Women’s Programmes

Academic insights and practical takeaways

The Women’s Programmes have been designed to provide you with the latest insights in the broad areas of management and leadership. The programmes feature professors, lecturers and experts who bring not only the most up-to-date insights from academia, but also immediately applicable, highly relevant practical takeaways. Our Women’s Programmes aim to optimally equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to step into their next role.

Competence development, skills training and self-reflection

Whether in the areas of management and leadership, our Women’s Programmes pro-vide partici-pants with the competencies and skills needed to meet the challenges they face as they advance in their career. Self-reflection is an essential component of any career transition, and our programmes enable participants to benefit from this crucial phase through targeted, goal-focused self-reflection.

Support through coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities

Relauching one’s career, repositioning oneself professionally, assuming a leadership role and planning one’s next career steps all require sound support and guidance, and opportunities for network expansion. Depending on the programme, our Women’s Pro-grammes offer personalized career consulting, mentoring with senior leaders, and networking opportunities that enable participants to build relationships which is an important aspect at any stage of one’s career.