University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs


Information concerning COVID-19:

The autumn semester 2020 at the University of St.Gallen is scheduled to start as usual on 14 September 2020.

• Open Days and Campus Tours

The campus of the University of St.Gallen is scheduled to reopen on 8 June 2020. Until then, there will be no campus tours held. The next scheduled Open Days will be held in autumn (see below).

• Applications and Admission

Our time period for applications is going to start from 1 October 2020 and end by 31 March / 30 April 2021 for programs starting in September 2021. Please contact the Admissions Office via email ( with any questions related to your application.

The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a “Business Academy” in 1898 – in the heyday of St.Gallen embroidery – and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 8,800 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs.

With success: the University of St.Gallen has constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. The Master's Programme in Strategy and International Management is ranked 1st worldwide in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking. The Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 6th in the FT Masters in Finance Ranking. Accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA underline our commitment to a holistic curriculum that meets the highest academic standards. We aim to develop students both in professional and personal terms by providing them with an education along humanist lines.

The HSG is a bilingual university (German/English)

Bachelor's Level:

·Business Administration (Eng/Ger)

·Economics (Eng/Ger)

·International Affairs (Eng/Ger)

·Law (Ger)

·Law and Economics (Ger)

Master's Programmes:

·Business Innovation (Ger)

·Marketing Management (Eng/Ger)

·Accounting and Finance (Eng/Ger)

·Strategy and International Management (Eng)

·Business Management (Ger)

·Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Ger)

·Banking and Finance (Eng)

·Economics (Eng/Ger)

·Quantitative Economics and Finance (Eng)

·International Affairs and Governance (Eng)

·International Law (Eng)

·Law (Ger)

·Law and Economics (Ger)

Ph.D. Programmes:

·Management (several areas of specialisation) (Eng/Ger)

·Finance (Eng)

·Economics and Finance (Eng)

·International Affairs and Political Economy (Eng/Ger)

·Law (Ger)

·Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Eng/Ger)

·Computer Science (Eng)

The HSG is linked up with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide and offer Exchange and Double Degree Programmes. At the same time, we are part of the CEMS, PIM, APSIA and GBSN networks. 35% of students come from foreign countries, from a total of 88 nations worldwide.

The HSG is Switzerland’s business university with the strongest placement results. The Career & Corporate Services supports them upon their entry into the labour market. The HSG Alumni association consists of about 28,000 members in around 188 clubs on 5 continents.

For more information, visit our website ( or one of our Master's Open Days:

  • 12 October 2020
  • 01 March 2021



St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen

St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
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