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University of St.Gallen

  1. 1. 18.12.2009 Page 1 University of St.Gallen (HSG) Graduate School of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences
  2. 2. 18.12.2009 Page 2 University of St.Gallen (HSG) • HSG: Founded in 1898 as one of the first Business Schools in Europe • Public university: Canton of St.Gallen • Core fields: Business, Economics, International Relations, Law • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts HSG, Master of Arts HSG, Ph.D., MBA, EMBA • Student body: 6,000 students including 2,040 international students (34%) from 80 countries, and 30% female students • Student distribution: 65% Business Administration, 15% Law, 10% Economics, 10% International Relations • Faculty: 80 professorships; 360 lecturers, assistants and visiting professors • Institutes: 30 + institutes and research centers • Workforce: 1,000 employees • Rankings: Consistently ranked as one of Europe's leading Business Schools • Accreditations: EQUIS and AACSB (first in German-speaking world)
  3. 3. 18.12.2009 Page 3 Undergraduate studies: 5 majors Business Administration • Business Administration Economics • Economics International • International Affairs Affairs Law • Law Law and • Law and Economics Economics
  4. 4. 18.12.2009 Page 4 10 Master's Programs • Information, Media and Technology Management • Strategy and International Management (taught in English) Business • Marketing, Services and Communication Management Administration • Accounting and Finance • Banking and Finance (taught in English) • Economics Economics • Quantitative Economics and Finance (taught in English) International • International Affairs and Governance Affairs (taught in English or German) Law • Law Law and Economics • Law and Economics
  5. 5. 18.12.2009 Page 5 Program architecture: 3 levels – 3 pillars The academic structure at the University of St.Gallen: three levels – three pillars: Levels: Assessment Level, Bachelor's Level and Master's Level Pillars: Contact Studies, Independent Studies and Contextual Studies
  6. 6. 18.12.2009 Page 6 Special academic offers CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) • a unique global Master's degree in addition to HSG Master's degree • developed and offered by 25 leading business schools and over 50 leading international companies (Corporate Partners) • ranked #1 in the Financial Times European Ranking of Master's in Management Programmes (October 2009) • gives you an international focus in a globalized world • the program's mission to set a global standard of excellence for pre- experienced Master degrees in management by
  7. 7. 18.12.2009 Page 7 Special academic offers DM2 Double Degree Programme • Participating universities - ESADE (Bacelona, Spain) - Groupe HEC (Paris, France) - RSM Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands) - Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy) - University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  8. 8. 18.12.2009 Page 8 Special academic offers Double degree in Master's Programs with other international partner universities • Sciences Po (Paris) • Fletcher School (Boston) • Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies (Korea) • Nanyang Technical University (Singapore) • FGV (Brazil)
  9. 9. 18.12.2009 Page 9 Highly committed students • Formal student participation in all university bodies and decisions • Student Union: plays a very constructive and respected role • organization of political participation in university affairs • freshmen's week • production of scripts • student magazine and radio • ball, etc. • Student initiatives: cultivation of responsibility and leadership • More than 80 student associations (sports, culture, society...) • International clubs: Club Latinoamericano, Cercle des Francophones, Gateway to India, The Graduate Fair "HSG Talents' Asian Students Association, etc. entirely organised by students.
  10. 10. 18.12.2009 Page 10 Student initiatives: 3 examples The International Students‘ Committee (ISC) organizes the annual ISC-Symposium at the University of St.Gallen with leaders from Europe, America and Asia from the worlds of business, finance, politics and science, and a cross-section of students from leading universities and business schools around the world. Joint project of the student body, the canton of St.Gallen, AIESEC and the HSG. Twelve students from Eastern Europe are awarded scholarships that enable them to obtain an economic education in Switzerland. Oikos is a student initiative in the area of sustainable development. The students organize an annual international conference on sustainable development as well as the annual "Model WTO" where students simulate actual discussions at the WTO.
  11. 11. 18.12.2009 Page 11 Career Services Center (CSC-HSG) CSC-HSG services • Individual career counselling • Optimization of application documents • Application guidebook • Seminars and workshops on career choices • Recruiting events (career fairs and corporate presentations) • Lending library • HSGtalents platform • Website: • Job and internship exchange • Events calendar • Corporate profiles
  12. 12. 18.12.2009 Page 12 Latest rankings results Financial Times Ranking* • Executive Education: 14th place of the best Business Schools in Europe** • EMBA: ranked 20th out of the best business schools in Europe** **Was the only German-language European business school to be admitted to this ranking. • Top European Business School: ranked 25th out of the best business schools in Europe, ranked 1st in German-speaking Europe * As a consequence of the Bologna reforms, the HSG will be admitted in the field of initial education (MSc) for the first time in 2009. The full-time MBA will first be admitted in 2010 CHE • Business Administration: top-group in German-speaking Europe • Economics: top-group in German-speaking Europe • Law: top-group in German-speaking Europe SwissUp • Economic Sciences: 1st place in Switzerland • Law: 3rd place in Switzerland Source:, 2008
  13. 13. 18.12.2009 Page 13 International accreditations EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) • Initial accreditation in 2001, reaccreditation in 2004 • European Foundation for Management Development • Some 110 accreditations, mainly in Europe, leading European Business Schools (IMD, HSG, WHU, University of Mannheim, Bocconi, ESADE, Erasmus, HEC Paris, etc.) AACSB (International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; US-based) • Initial accreditation in 2004 • Some 550 accreditations, about 30 in Europe
  14. 14. 18.12.2009 Page 14 Internationalization: a process ... Cultural diversity • 50 university places at the Master‘s Level are earmarked for students from regions outside the European Union Programs in English language • 4 Master's Programs, several Ph.D. Programs, a full-time MBA and several executive MBAs Faculty • 48% foreign national faculty • international visiting professors International exchange programs • some 150 individual partnerships • strategic partnerships: CEMS, PIM, APSIA • Joint-degree and double-degree program International networking • Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la Universidad de San Gallen • Center for Sino Swiss Competence • Hub in Singapore • Asia Research Center Student Body: 34% international students from 80 countries
  15. 15. 18.12.2009 Page 15 International Exchange Guest students • More than 450 students from 150 partner universities and 50 nations spend a guest semester at the HSG each year • Pre-semester German language course • Orientation program • BuddySystem • Housing office • Many courses in English at Bachelor and Master levels Source: University of St.Gallen, 2008
  16. 16. 18.12.2009 Page 16 ... more than 150 partner universities Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milano South Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires Stockholm School of Economics America Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez,Vina del Mar London School of Economics CEMS Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo University College Dublin Instituto Autónomo de México ESADE Barcelona Universidad del Pacífico, Lima HEC Paris EM Lyon ITESM, Monterrey WU Wien Babson College, Boston ESCP, Paris University of Chicago Sciences Po, Paris Europa Duke University, Durham Handelshoyskolen BI, Oslo McGill University, Montreal University of Göteborg University of Michigan, Ann Arbor University of Warwick HEC Montreal University of the Witwatersrand New York University Tel Aviv University IIM, Bangalore Northwestern University Nanyang, Singapore Pepperdine University Europe, Africa Sophia University, Tokyo University of Toronto Middle East Chinese University, Hong Kong Asia / Oceania Melbourne Business School USA and Canada Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney ...
  17. 17. 18.12.2009 Page 17 Exchange possibilities Faculty Doctoral Ph.D. / Doctorate Exchange Exchange Lectureship/doctorate Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Regular Exchange Free Mover Swiss Mobility CEMS Program Exchange Exchange Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Master's Level International Federal Master's degree (1.5-2 years) Study MAPOW DD Programs Scholarship Program (ISP) Incoming Incoming Incoming Incoming/Outgoing Bachelor's Level Free Mover Swiss Mobility Regular Exchange HSG Asia Term Bachelor's degree (3 years) Exchange Exchange Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Incoming/Outgoing Exchange Possibilities
  18. 18. 18.12.2009 Page 18 Exchange programs for guest students Regular Exchange for undergraduate & graduate students from partner universities • Course program courses available from bachelor or master level courses • Semester dates Fall semester September to December Spring semester February to May • Application procedure contact the International Office at your home university
  19. 19. 18.12.2009 Page 19 Exchange programs for guest students International Study Program (ISP) for MBA students from partner universities • Course program course choice fixed within the ISP Program • Program highlights program includes several company visits • Program dates Fall term September to November Spring term January to March more information at:
  20. 20. 18.12.2009 Page 20 Exchange programs for guest students Freemover for undergraduate & graduate students from non-partner universities • Course program courses available from bachelor or master level courses • Semester dates Fall semester September to December Spring semester February to May • Application deadline 30 April (for Fall semester) 30 November (for Spring semester)
  21. 21. 18.12.2009 Page 21 Exchange programs for guest students Swiss Mobility for undergraduate & graduate students from Swiss universities • Course program courses available from bachelor or master level courses • Semester dates Fall semester September to December Spring semester February to May • Application deadline 30 April (for Fall semester) 30 November (for Spring semester)
  22. 22. 18.12.2009 Page 22 Master studies with Swiss Federal Scholarships • Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Government grants foreign students university scholarships • It is possible to make a Master program as a Swiss Federal Scholarship holder • Information: → incoming → programs → other programs → Swiss Federal scholarships • Contact:
  23. 23. 18.12.2009 Page 23 Sports program Aerobics Aikido Badminton Basketball Beach Volleyball Canoeing Cycling Dancing Diving Fitness Training Golf Horse Riding Indoor Climbing Inline Skating Jogging Judo Karate-Do Meditation Rugby Paragliding Pilates Sailing Shinson Hapkido Soccer Squash Swimming T'ai Chi Kineo Tennis Unihockey Volleyball Windsurfing Yoga
  24. 24. 18.12.2009 Page 24 Facts and impressions of St.Gallen • 75,000 inhabitants • German-speaking part of Switzerland • Close to Swiss Alps + Lake Constance • City founded in 610 AD • Cultural + educational history since 900 AD • In the past: textiles and embroideries • Today: trade, services, and education • only 1 hour’s journey to International Airport Zurich
  25. 25. 18.12.2009 Page 25 Abbey Library and Cathedral of St.Gallen (UNESCO World Heritage) St.Gallen's picturesque old town A traditional house in Thurgau The "Säntis" Mountain During the St.Gallen Open Air, the Sitter Valley is transformed into Switzerland's biggest tent city for three days
  26. 26. 18.12.2009 Page 26 Switzerland • Population: 7.5 million • Surface area: 41,285 km2 • Four national languages • Federal republic with direct democracy • Internationally recognized neutral nation • Headquarters of companies with a worldwide reputation • United Nations Office at Geneva, biggest UN duty station outside the New York headquarters • Excellent public transport system Zurich • Short distances to major cities in Europe • The quality level of universities and research institutes attracts many scientists and students from overseas (17.2% international students)
  27. 27. 18.12.2009 Page 27 See you in St.Gallen! University of St.Gallen (HSG) International Exchange Dufourstr. 50 CH-9000 St. Gallen E-mail: Phone: +41 71 224 23 39