About the University of St. Gallen
The University of St.Gallen is one of Europe`s leading business schools and receives consistently high rankings in leading business surveys. The University's proximity to the business world and its integrative view have characterized St.Gallen since its foundation. Today, the University of St.Gallen has one of the largest management faculties in Europe and provides a wide range of executive education programmes.

About the Executive MBA HSG:
The Executive MBA HSG programmes (EMBA HSG) are rigorous 18-month General Management programmes which prepare executives to lead the way in a rapidly changing environment by offering an enriching learning environment.  The small class size and continuous group works in diverse teams allow for meaningful mutual learning, and participants benefit from being part of a diverse cohort with members from different backgrounds. The modular part-time format enables students to apply what they learn to their organisation immediately.

Executive MBA HSG (German-speaking Programme)
The Executive MBA HSG is one of the oldest and most successful Executive MBA programmes taught in German. Over a period of 18 months, the programme provides you with management expertise and opportunities for personal development. By solving case studies and exchanging with top executives, you will further strengthen your skills to add competitive value to your company. Most modules take place in St.Gallen.

International Executive MBA HSG (English-speaking programme)
The International Executive MBA HSG is one of the top English language Executive MBA programmes. The programme provides you with the skills and competences necessary for the management of a corporation able to navigate today's rapidly changing international markets. This programme consists of 14 courses of 1 week each,  delivered over 18 months. Most modules take place in St.Gallen, with one study trip (2 courses) in Asia and one study trip to the USA (2 courses). Select electives may also be taught abroad.

Our unique Personal Development Programme (PDP) supports participants over the entire 18 months of the course by providing individual coaching sessions, a professional vitality check and a fitness and mentoring programmes. The aim of the PDP is to prepare the participants mentally and physically for their future leadership roles. The HSG Alumni is the official association of former students at the University of St.Gallen, with over 28,000 members.

Programme Info

Type of Programme: 
Our programmes are General Management studies in a modular part-time format.


Ranked 4th in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking

Starting Dates:

  • Executive MBA HSG (German-speaking programme): March 16th, 2020 / September 14th, 2020
  • International Executive MBA HSG (English-speaking programme)::  August 10th, 2020

Duration of Programmes:

  • Executive MBA HSG: 18 months
  • International Executive MBA HSG: 18 months

Application Dates:

  • Executive MBA HSG:  February 16th, 2020 /  August 14th, 2020
  • International Executive MBA HSG: July 10th, 2020

Student Body

Average Age: 38 years

Average Work Experience: 14 years

Average Leadership Experience: 8 years

Women to Men Ratio: 24/76


Minimum work experience: 5 years
Required Managerial / Leadership work experience: at least 3 years
Language Fluency:

  • Executive MBA HSG: German
  • International Executive MBA HSG: English

University degree: Recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent
References: 2 plus

Application process:
Online Assessment required.
Case study and personal interview on campus in St. Gallen, Switzerland. 


Executive MBA HSG
University of St. Gallen
Holzstrasse 15, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Telephone:  Tel: +41 (0) 71 224 27 02
Website: emba.unisg.ch

Academic Director: Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger

Contact Admissions:
Julia Raatz (Recruitment Manager):