University of St. Gallen

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Institution Profile

The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a "Business Academy" in 1898 - in the heyday of the St.Gallen embroidery industry - and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 7,000 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of business, economics, law, social sciences and international affairs. With success: we have constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe.

In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2012 we are placed 1st with the Master's in Strategy and International Management. The Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 12th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking. The St.Gallen MBA is also the only FT ranked MBA from the German-speaking region. In addition, the HSG has enhanced its reputation with the EQUIS and AACSB International accreditations.

Academic structure
The University of St.Gallen (HSG) has developed a unique academic structure to satisfy the demands of society and the economy to promote graduates with intellectual flexibility and intercultural qualifications. We aim to develop students both in professional and personal terms by providing them with an education based on a humanistic approach.

Partner universities:
- Possibility of exchange semesters at 150 partner universities worldwide - 600 guest students per year

Appreciation of HSG degrees on the labour market
- HSG degrees are at a premium on the labour market. On average, graduates are able to choose from among 2.2 jobs.
- Search for employment: more than 80% of graduates already have a job at the time of graduation.
- The quota of HSG alumni in Swiss top management is outstanding. The HSG has the greatest placing power in Switzerland in Business Administration and is the runner-up with regard to Law.

HSG Alumni
HSG Alumni is the official organisation of former students of the University of St.Gallen. With more than 19,000 members and 100 Alumni clubs on 5 continents, it is one of Europe's leading associations of this type. Since 1930, the club has been reinforcing the alumni's lifelong bonds with the University, as well as the networks among its members, by means of numerous events and information platforms.

ES-HSG:
The Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG) offers English-language part- and full-time MBAs and various Executive MBAs.

Subjects offered at Undergraduate level
  • Administration
  • Business/Management
  • Communications/Media
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Law/Legal Studies
Subjects offered at Postgraduate level
  • Administration
  • Business/Management
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • MBA
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