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

Introduction
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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 8,300 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 8th in the FT Masters in Finance Ranking. Accreditations by EQUIS and AACSB International 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'sProgrammes:

· Marketing, Services and Communication Management (Eng/Ger)

· Banking and Finance (Eng)

· Strategy and International Management (Eng)

· Economics (Eng/Ger)

· Quantitative Economics and Finance (Eng)

· International Affairs and Governance (Eng/Ger)

· International Law (Eng)

· Business Innovation (Ger)

· Accounting and Finance (Eng/Ger)

· Business Management (Ger)

· Law (Ger)

· Law and Economics (Ger)

· Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Ger)

Ph.D. Programmes:

· Management (several areas of specialisation)

· Finance

· Economics and Finance

· International Affairs and Political Economy

· Organization Studies and Cultural Theory

· Law

The HSG is linked up with 190 partner universities worldwide and offers Exchange and Double Degree Programmes. At the same time, we are part of the CEMS, PIM and APSIA networks. 34% of students come from foreign countries, from a total of 87 nations worldwide.

The HSG is Switzerland’s business university with the strongest placement results. Graduates may expect top-level starting salaries and the University’s Career & Corporate Services supports them upon their entry into the labour market. The HSG Alumni association consists of about 25,000 members in around 174 clubs on 5 continents.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master's Programme in Economics

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Economics offers an extensive economic education. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Economics offers a comprehensive economic education. The programme focuses on a theoretical and empirical analysis of economic relationships. You acquire a broad knowledge of theories and methods that are useful for understanding the big social and economic challenges of our times and specifically train your ability to analyse economic problems and policy strategies. A sound knowledge in core areas and in attractive specialisations, as well as solid expertise in analytical tools, give access to a wide range of professional activities and provide a successful start to your professional career. Curriculum In MEcon, you acquire 90 credits in three to four semesters. Studies in economics conform to rigorous international standards, both in terms of subject areas and analytical and empirical methods. Therefore compulsory courses focus on core issues of economics. They are supplemented by core electives and elective courses which also give students an opportunity to connect to the research interests of faculty members. In addition, students can attend courses from other Master’s programmes such as Banking and Finance, International Affairs and Governance, and Law and Economics. This large range of elective courses is an opportunity to develop personal specialisations in: International Economy Government and the Economy Work, Population and Health Finance and Capital Markets Firms and Markets Languages of instruction The MEcon is taught both in English and in German. The core courses are offered in English jointly with the MiQE/F (Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance). Fast-track Ph.D. If you attain the necessary grade average and fulfil the requirements, the programme will provide you with access to the Ph.D. Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). You will already be able to earn credits for the PEF during the Master’s programme and thus complete your doctoral studies in fast-track mode. Internships with selected partners The MEcon has agreements with a network of selected partners which regularly offer internship places with economic relevance. We encourage you to gather practical experience and establish contacts for your later career start already during your studies. On application, practice credits will be awarded for qualified internships. Studying internationally MEcon students can benefit from the exclusive opportunity to obtain a double degree from the HSG and a leading European partner university: the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Within the DM2 agreement of the HSG, students can also apply for a double degree programme with ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris and RSM Rotterdam. The CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) is available to them as well. In addition, the HSG offers exchange programmes with more than 190 partner universities worldwide. Double degrees and other programmes The MEcon offers exclusively to its students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programme with SSE Stockholm, Sweden. Other double degree programmes are offered by the HSG with ESADE Barcelona, Spain; HEC Paris, France and RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) Exchange programmes with 190 partner universities worldwide Career perspectives A MEcon degree provides the foundations in economic theory and empirical tools that are required to understand and analyse economic relationships and processes and to develop solutions to policy problems. Application-oriented empirical tools support your capacity in strategic decision- making processes. With such abilities, you enjoy substantial advantages with regard to starting a career with a wide range of possibilities. Not only public and international institutions, but also private firms, banks and insurance companies are interested in MEcon graduates. Reputable consulting firms regularly employ well-trained economists too. Admission to the MEcon programme: Please consult our website for the latest detailed admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.mecon.unisg.ch [-]

Master's Programme in International Law

Campus Full time 18  February 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]

The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialise in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science. Blending law, management and politics MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes. Variety of academic backgrounds Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education. Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates might think about pursuing an international career after graduating with the MLaw or MLE. They may find that the MIL is just the right programme for them.... [-]

Master's Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management

Campus Full time 18  Switzerland

The Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) consists of a unique combination of basic managerial disciplines and the markets and business models of relevant industries. With this concept, the MSC exceeds classical notions of marketing. [+]

 

Objectives:

Customer value – the goal of sustainable corporate management

In a globalised world, sustainable corporate value can only be created through convincing products and services for customers, who are the focus of attention. Marketing along these lines concentrates on achieving the highest possible customer focus with the products and services. This integrative view, which transcends classical marketing, is what the Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) is committed to: the programme combines all management disciplines that take their bearings from customers and unites them with the markets and business models of topical industries. ... [-]


Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin)

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. [+]

Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) Why MAccFin The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) enables you to view financial corporate management from an integrative perspective. Our programme is characterised by its proximity to entrepreneurial practice: topical and relevant issues with case-related approaches to solutions play as important a role as do reputed guest lecturers and close cooperation with selected companies. The MAccFin programme thus creates optimal conditions for a successful career start. Objectives The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) prepares you for responsible activities in the field of financial corporate management. No matter whether you look at it from the perspective of a consultant, a controller, an auditor or a banker: You analyse an organisation’s sustainable financial and earning power and issue recommendations for further development; You deal with the requirements imposed by the capital market and the regulators; You create M&A processes; You conduct a value-oriented assessment of the profitability of customers, distribution channels and brands, as well as drawing up alternative action scenarios; You conduct management performance assessments and create incentive-compatible management instruments. Financial management thus includes a systematic and reliable record of corporate performance, as well as reporting for the attention of investors and other stakeholders. Student profile Would you like to guide a company’s future development with sustainable success? Would you like to underpin its strategic growth opportunities with key figures and thus hone your arguments? Then you fit our target group excellently. As a MAccFin student, you have a great interest in issues of financial management from a CFO’s point of view. Your academic and practical curiosity puts you in a position not only to become acquainted with concepts in a theoretical manner but to scrutinise them, assess them autonomously and adapt them to fit the context. Simultaneously with your education in this field, you further develop your analytical and communicative skills. In this way, you will be prepared to assume responsibility in leading positions in a complex and risky environment in the future. Career outlook We would like to provide you with the wherewithal for an exciting and unique career. As a MAccFin graduate, you will not only have the necessary theoretical foundation but also be conversant with practice-oriented project work, positioning and opinion-leadership, as well as being involved in the production of solutions and decisions. MAccFin graduates find themselves in responsible positions in big and smaller corporations, on all continents, with responsibility in line functions, project management or consultancy, and as entrepreneurs. Typically, our graduates opt for business consultancy, investment banking, auditing (MAccFin ECTS credits will be credited to your auditor training) or a junior position in the finance department of a reputable firm. These starting positions are used as a stepping stone for growth with regard to functions, competence, responsibility, projects and leadership. Alternatively you can remain at university and opt for a doctorate and thus for further specialization in your field in order to embark on an academic career. MAccFin Curriculum The contents of the Master’s programme focus on the current and future tasks of financial management. Increasing demands for transparent and real-time information about current and planned activities and the financial results expected from them require a very good specialist interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to create and implement systems. Now all the compulsory courses are taught both in German and in English; the language can be chosen separately for each individual course. The three compulsory courses of the first semester provide a crosssection of financial management. The Auditing course shows the principles and rules according to which auditors conceptualise and conduct a group audit. Corporate Finance deals with models of corporate funding structures, whereas Management Accounting raises and discusses questions of corporate planning, steering and control. In the second semester, the Financial Analysis course focuses on instruments of financial analysis, as well as their critical assessment and their application in keeping with the context, while Financial Reporting according to the True & Fair View is concerned with the external perspective. In core electives you will be able to choose from a great number of courses. The general core electives should cover the bandwidth of financial management through the choice of four courses, whereas in the immersion core electives, two extensive courses are intended to enable students to specialise and thus to prepare them for their career starts. Students are therefore able to pursue their very own individual requirements and interests. About one in three courses is offered in English. Exchange We support you in the international orientation of your studies. Thus you can apply for the double degree programmes CEMS MIM or DM2. In addition, you will be able to spend an exchange semester at one of our more than 190 partner universities. Admission to the MAccFin programme: Please consult our website for the latest detailed admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.maccfin.unisg.ch [-]

Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance.

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) of the University of St.Gallen is one of the leading banking and finance programmes in Switzerland. [+]

With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. It ranked 8th in the Financial Times Ranking 2016.

In the fields of Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods, the programme offers high-quality education in both theory and application. It is designed to train our students in the critical reflection of various concepts and approaches prevailing in financial theory and practice.

 

Educational goals

The programme’s educational goals encompass three dimensions:

1. Functional dimension... [-]


Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students seeking a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations, and international agencies. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors.

 

Curriculum

The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law.... [-]


Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.

 

Your head start

The unique feature of the MiQE/F is the combination of comprehensive economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with rigorous statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market to successfully compete for the most challenging career opportunities in science, the private sector and national and international policy institutions. Curriculum... [-]

Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers. The SIM offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. [+]

The mission of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) is to provide students with the advanced knowledge of general management necessary for a successful career as respected and responsible managers, entrepreneurs or business consultants. The programme offers an integrative and interdisciplinary approach, because only an approach of this nature is capable of conveying the ability to cope with the complex management challenges of our time. The aspiration to act independently of all interests and the commitment to upholding high ethical and academic standards serve as the basis of the SIM.

This approach earned the SIM 1st place in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2011- 2016!... [-]


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