Issuu on Google+

School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

Topranke d in th

e Finan cial T Ranki imes ng

International Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes from Switzerland’s leading business university

www.unisg.ch

1


University of St.Gallen (HSG): degree courses The University of St.Gallen (HSG) offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in Management, Economics, Law and International Affairs. Our Master’s programmes are postgraduate programmes of a consecutive nature, i.e. only students holding a recognised Bachelor’s degree in the same or a similar major are admitted. Undergraduate studies leading to the degree of

Postgraduate programmes leading to the degree of

Title page: Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen in a lively discussion with students of the Master’s in International Law.

Bachelor of Arts HSG (B.A. HSG) Business Administration Economics International Affairs Law Law and Economics

English and German English and German English and German German German

Master of Arts HSG (M.A. HSG) Business Innovation Marketing, Services and Communication Management Accounting and Finance Banking and Finance Strategy and International Management Business Management Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory Economics Quantitative Economics and Finance International Affairs and Governance International Law Law Law and Economics

German English and German German English English German German English and German English English and German English German German

Ph.D. Programmes Management (several areas of specialisation) Economics and Finance Finance International Affairs and Political Economy Organization Studies and Cultural Theory Law

English and German English English English and German English and German German

Executive School Full- and part-time MBA Several Executive MBAs

English English and German

Programme language

This brochure focuses on the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes taught in the English language. Please consult our website for brochures and information about the other programmes.

2

www.unisg.ch

www.unisg.ch


Table of contents University of St.Gallen (HSG): degree courses

2

Welcome to the HSG

5

The University of St.Gallen (HSG)

6

Living in Switzerland

10

Living in St.Gallen

13

Bachelor’s Programmes Assessment Year

14

Business Administration

16

Economics

18

International Affairs

20

Master’s Programmes Marketing, Services and Communication Management

22

Banking and Finance

26

Strategy and International Management

30

Economics

34

Quantitative Economics and Finance

38

International Affairs and Governance

42

International Law

46

International orientation

50

Double degree programmes

52

Student commitment

57

Career perspectives

59

Financial information

62

Academic calendar and application process

64

Rankings and accreditations

66


“Internationality, rigour and relevance as well as an integrative view have been characteristics of the HSG ever since its establishment more than a century ago.� Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger, President (second from left)

4

www.unisg.ch


Dear Candidate, Welcome to the University of St.Gallen (HSG) It is my great pleasure to introduce the University of St.Gallen, also known as the HSG, to you. Our vision says: “As one of Europe’s leading business universities, we are recognised globally as a place for thought leadership on current economic, business, and societal matters and for the development of talent able to integrate perspectives and act both entrepreneurially and responsibly.” Accordingly, studies at the HSG have a specific profile:

cantons. In addition, the HSG benefits from numerous sponsorships thanks to its good relations with trade and industry.

Unique academic profile

Worldwide HSG Alumni network

The academic profile at the University of St.Gallen meets the highest academic standards. Our aim is to foster both the academic and the personal development of students by providing an education based on a humanist approach.

The HSG Alumni association consists of about 21,000 members in 140 clubs on 5 continents.

Sustainability and responsibility Our students learn to think critically, make decisions responsibly and act flexibly. With these skills and an integrative mind-set, they will be able to assume a lasting and sustainable position of responsibility in society.

Genuine internationality The HSG is linked up with 170 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 80 nations worldwide.

In demand on the labour market The HSG is Switzerland’s business university with the strongest placement results. Graduates may expect top-level starting salaries and the University’s Career Services Center supports them upon their entry into the labour market.

Rankings and accreditations The HSG is constantly ranked amongst the top business universities in Europe. In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2012 we are in 1st place with the Master in Strategy and International Management and in 3rd place with the CEMS Master in International Management. Our Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2013. In addition, the HSG has enhanced its reputation with the EQUIS and AACSB International accreditations. This brochure will give you a more detailed insight into our University and our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. I would be pleased if I could welcome you at the HSG soon.

Tuition fees Contrary to general opinion, tuition fees are rather low in Switzerland. The reason for this is because the lion’s share of the actual costs is subsidised by the Swiss Confederation and the

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger President of the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

www.unisg.ch

5


The University of St.Gallen (HSG) The University of St.Gallen (HSG) was founded as a “Business Academy” in 1898 – in the heyday of St.Gallen embroidery – and offered its first lectures in 1899. We continue to pursue the goal of providing our more than 7,000 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. Accreditations by EQUIS and AACSB International underline our commitment to a holistic curriculum that meets the highest academic standards.

Bachelor’s Level

Studies at the University of St.Gallen

Master’s Level

Corporations expect that their employees are not merely welltrained specialists. Intellectual skills, an integrative perspective, flexibility, a sense of responsibility and intercultural qualifications are more and more significant. To enable our students to acquire these skills, we have developed a unique degree course structure at the HSG. It creates the conditions required for our students’ academic and personal development.

At the more specialised Master’s Level, we offer seven out of thirteen programmes in English. As a rule, our consecutive Master’s programme take three or four semesters. Students may take up their Master’s programmes immediately after completing their first degree course, after an internship or after a few years’ practical experience.

After the Assessment Year, you choose one out of five majors for your Bachelor’s studies. The Majors in Business Administration, Economics, and International Affairs can be studied in a flexible mixture of English and German (hybrid Bachelor). In the course of hybrid Bachelor’s studies, students must complete at least two courses in the other language. The standard time required for your undergraduate studies is three years (two semesters Assessment Year and four semesters Bachelor’s studies).

Three Pillars Contact Studies

The academic structure Studies at the University of St.Gallen consist of three levels and three pillars (3×3). The three levels are the Assessment Year, the Bachelor’s Level and the Master’s Level. Throughout these three levels, studies consist of three pillars: Contact Studies, Independent Studies and Contextual Studies.

Contact Studies are traditionally-taught courses that consist of lectures, exercises and seminars in the core subjects. Taught by members of the faculty, these courses are offered only when the University believes that it is the easiest and quickest way to learn a subject.

Independent Studies

Three Levels Assessment Year The first level of studies at the HSG is the Assessment Year, i.e. the first two semesters of undergraduate studies. The Assessment Year is offered in two separate tracks – one is taught in the German language, the other one in the English language.

6

www.unisg.ch

Independent Studies means that students learn on their own or in small groups with a variety of aids. Students are provided with exercises and solutions, texts from journals or textbooks with questions about them, and they are given an opportunity to attend different kinds of virtual courses. Small groups of students then meet with faculty members to discuss what they have learned and to clear up any remaining questions.


The academic structure at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) Three levels – three pillars (3×3) Contextual Studies (25 %)

Ph. D. Programmes Master of Arts HSG M.A. HSG

Master’s Programme

Electives

Master’s Programme

Major

Cultural Awareness

Electives

Critical Thinking

Major

Leadership Skills

Master’s Programme (1.5 –2 years)

Bachelor of Arts HSG B.A. HSG

Contextual Studies A unique feature of studies at the HSG is constituted by Contextual Studies: in Contextual Studies, core studies in economic and legal sciences are completed and reflected on from different perspectives. Our students must understand that economic

Law

Economics

Business Administration

Law / Mathematics

Law

Economics

Business Administration

subsequent Majors (2 years)

Fresher’s Week

Master’s Level

Independent Studies (25 %)

Bachelor’s Level

Contact Studies (50 %)

Assessment Year (1 year)

University Entrance Qualification

decisions are always part and parcel of a social, cultural and historical framework and must therefore be considered in an integrative manner. Contextual studies consist of courses in Leadership Skills, Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness.

www.unisg.ch

7


Teaching and research: a symbiosis of theory and practice Our students are taught by more than 80 professors and almost 500 lecturers. Besides teaching, they also work at the HSG’s 41 institutes and research centres, where they deal with topical academic issues. At the same time, they cultivate intensive contacts with trade and industry, law and politics. These activities, rooted both in academia and practice, ensure that our faculty members are always up to date and able to pass on their knowledge to students in their lectures. The practical relevance of teaching is further reinforced by practical case studies and by numerous faculty members who have experience working in their field of expertise in the real world. They are able to optimally show students how theoretical knowledge is applied. The HSG runs five schools: the School of Management, the School of Finance, the School of Economics and Political Science, the Law School and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The schools ensure the pursuit of the basic objectives in teaching, research and executive education. www.unisg.ch/schools

Rankings and accreditations In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2012 we are in 1st place with the Master in Strategy and International Management and in 3rd place with the CEMS Master in International Management. Our Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2013. Additionally, the CHE Ranking awards good grades to the HSG, placing it in the top group in German-speaking Europe. The HSG has earned the EQUIS (2001) and AACSB (2003) accreditations and consequently has obtained the two most demanding

8

www.unisg.ch

international seals of approval for business schools. These two awards are evidence of the high standard of education, which is internationally recognised, as well as the HSG’s excellent quality of service on campus. www.rankings.unisg.ch

Executive education The HSG has always seen executive education as one of its central functions along with degree courses and research. Thus HSG institutes organise certificate programmes and seminars in their respective fields. The Executive School of Management, Techno­ logy and Law (ES-HSG) offers an English-language full-time and part-time MBA and various part-time Executive MBAs. www.weiterbildung.unisg.ch


The University of St.Gallen offers the latest facilities and services to support individual and collaborative learning, including web-based communication platforms and wireless LAN. The Library maintains the best traditions of its trade, yet is up-to-date and modern in design: it has more than 600,000 books, journal volumes and non-books (DVDs, audiobooks, CDs), more than 100,000 e-books and 30,000 licensed journals.


Living in Switzerland

"The University of St.Gallen provides a setting which marries the promise of the future with the foundations of traditions - and an absolutely essential link between academic work and the practical world." Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General Freedom Prize of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation University of St.Gallen, 18 November 2006

As a federal republic with a system of direct democracy, Switzerland enjoys a high degree of political stability. Its position as a neutral country allows it to play an important humanitarian role in world affairs and to act as a mediator between conflicting parties. Switzerland is the home of various international organisations such as the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

An increasingly large number of companies are moving their European headquarters to Switzerland to take advantage of the favourable business and living environment.

Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly qualified labour force. The main areas include micro-, hi- and biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance know-how. Swiss companies are extremely competitive in world markets. The best-known export items are watches, chocolate and cheese, but in fact mechanical and electrical engineering and chemicals together account for over half of Swiss export revenues. Consultancy, banking, insurance and tourism are also a significant part of the export trade. Political stability and a flourishing economy allow for a high standard of living (e.g. security, lifestyle and employability) at affordable prices. Contrary to general opinion, the cost of living is lower than in, say, London, Paris or Rome.

10 www.unisg.ch

Switzerland’s international reputation as a research centre is beyond dispute. The high standard of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, of the 10 cantonal universities and of the research institutes in Switzerland attracts many scientists and students from overseas.


Facts about Switzerland • Population of 8 million (22.8% foreign nationals) • Surface area of 41,285 square kilometres • 4 national languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh • One of the highest annual per capita GDPs worldwide: USD 79,000 – current prices

• Zurich has the world’s highest gross and net wage levels • Very low unemployment rate: 2.9% (June 2013) • Zurich scores second highest worldwide for quality of living • Most competitive economy in the world

Switzerland is situated in the heart of Europe

St.Gallen is situated in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, close to the German and Austrian borders. Zurich International Airport can be reached by train in an hour.

www.unisg.ch 11


View of the campus (bottom right), the historic centre of St.Gallen and the Alpstein Mountains


Living in St.Gallen St.Gallen offers its approximately 75,000 inhabitants a historic old town. The narrow streets with their many shops, cosy restaurants and bars at every corner create an atmosphere you can’t help falling in love with. The Abbey District with the baroque cathedral and the Abbey Library is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thus of international significance. Further cultural highlights are provided by performances in the City Theatre, in the Concert Hall, at the St.Gallen Festivals, as well as by exhibitions in numerous museums. One event that is particularly popular with many students is the St.Gallen Open Air Music Festival, during which the Sitter Valley is transformed into Switzerland’s biggest tent city for three days. For a relatively small city, St.Gallen has an international flair. 30% of its residents come from other countries and it is home to several international clubs and restaurants. Additionally, St.Gallen is a vibrant city and is among the cities with the youngest population in Switzerland.

History St.Gallen became affluent through the textile trade. Although textile production has since moved to other parts of the world, St.Gallen is still the centre for textile design and prototype development. Once 90% of worldwide embroidery production was traded by St.Gallen’s merchants. The need for professional education soon became evident. In 1898, St.Gallen merchants founded a commercial school: the University of St.Gallen was established.

www.unisg.ch 13


Assessment Year Objectives The Assessment Year is the first year of undergraduate studies at the HSG. In the course of this demanding and clearly structured year, you will acquire a wide range of basic academic knowledge. The broadly oriented subject matter of the Assessment Year will make it easier for you to choose a major for your subsequent Bachelor’s studies.

Structure Contact Studies and guided Independent Studies constitute core studies in the three core subjects Business Administration, Economics and Law. Mathematics is a further component of Contact Studies in the English-language track (cf. graph on p. 7). Contact and Independent Studies allow for the acquisition of fundamental knowledge: in Business Administration, you will acquire such knowledge about “Integrated Management Theory” and “Organisation and Processes of a Company”, in Economics about “Micro- and Macroeconomics” and in Law about “International Law”.

Besides Contact and Independent Studies, you will also attend courses in Contextual Studies. The introductory courses in Leadership Skills, “Introduction to Academic Writing” and the “Integration Project”, serve to convey and apply fundamental working techniques and the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge. In the Critical Thinking pillar of Contextual Studies, there is a choice of seminars in the humanities and social sciences (History, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology). Cultural Awareness offers courses of varying degrees of difficulty in nine foreign languages.

Examinations and standards In order to avoid overloads at individual stages, examinations are spread throughout the entire Assessment Year in addition to the examination blocks in winter and summer. There are different examination formats such as written and oral examinations and writing academic term papers.

“I liked the Assessment Year very much because I got exciting insights into the disciplines of Business Administration, Economics and Law and I’ll only have to decide which major I’ll choose for my Bachelor’s studies after that.“ Loïc Mouilah

14 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Bachelor’s Level

Bilingual Bachelor’s studies At the University of St.Gallen, Bachelor’s studies consist of the Assessment Year and studies in the major. After three years, successful students are awarded the internationally recognised degree of Bachelor of Arts HSG. You will be able to complete the Assessment Year either in German or in English. Students who intend to choose the German-language majors in Law or in Law and Economics have to complete the Assessment Year in German. Those who plan to major in Business Administration, Economics or International Affairs can choose either the German or English track of the Assessment Year as these majors are bilingual. All students doing a bilingual Bachelor’s programme have to attend at least 2 courses taught in the other language. Students who choose the English-language track of the Assessment Year are not required to speak German prior to their studies. They can learn German while they are studying and can attend the courses taught in German at the end of the Bachelor’s programme. German classes are offered by the HSG’s Language Center.

Contact Prof. Dr. Roman Capaul Academic Director

Dr. Anja Zwingenberger Project Manager

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Degree course administration Dufourstrasse 50 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland

Number of students per Bachelor’s programme

132

Law and Economics

107

129

Exchange students

Curriculum, Assessment Year

Law

270

International Affairs

Phone +41 (0)71 224 21 12 E-Mail: assessment@unisg.ch www.assessment-stufe.unisg.ch

1548

Business Administration

Admission requirements Please visit our website for detailed information about the admission requirements. www.admissions.unisg.ch

369

Economics Student Statistics 2012

www.assessment-stufe.unisg.ch 15


Bachelor in Business Administration Does Business Administration suit me?

Content

Are you interested in how the management of economic organisations works? Would you like to learn how the various departments of a firm operate and interact? In our Business Administration major, you will additionally deal with the complex interconnections of entrepreneurial action in a social, political, ecological and ethical environment.

The major in Business Administration offers you an internationally recognised practice-oriented basic economic education. The compulsory courses cover various aspects of Business Administration. In addition, we provide you with an integrative view of economic activity. Thus entrepreneurial action is placed in a wider context in the compulsory courses in Economics, whereas courses in Law demonstrate the legal framework conditions.

“What I particularly like about the Major in Business Administration is that there’s a kind of family atmosphere thanks to the reasonable size of the HSG. Numerous group work sessions mean that you get to know lots of people, which makes our studies more personal – particularly because we students support each other.“ Simon Gensmer

16 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Bachelor’s Level

Compulsory courses in Business Administration: • Marketing •R  esearch Methods • I nformation, Media and Technology Management •F  inancial and Management Accounting •O  rganisation and Leadership • Finance •S  trategic Management •M  icroeconomics II / Macroeconomics II •B  usiness Law / Tax Law You will be able to extend your business administration know­ ledge with the help of core electives; with regard to electives, you will also be able to attend courses from other majors. In Contextual Studies, you can choose from a wide range of courses in Leadership Skills, Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness. The Bachelor’s thesis will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired. Moreover, you will participate in an integration seminar where you apply what you have learned in topical practical projects. This is an optimal preparation for your entry into the world of work.

Bachelor in Business Administration – and then? A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration will qualify you for a wide range of jobs in various corporate divisions of private companies, public organisations or non-profit organisations and for various Master’s programmes.

Contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Grüner Academic Director

Simone Hollenwäger Executive Director

Adrian Oberli Executive Director

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Bachelor in Business Administration Guisanstrasse 1a CH-9010 St.Gallen Switzerland Phone +41 (0)71 224 27 54 Fax +41 (0)71 224 26 71 E-Mail: MajorBWL@unisg.ch www.bwl.unisg.ch

Programme language Business Administration can be studied in a flexible mixture of English and German. All students have to attend at least two courses in the other language track.

Curriculum, Bachelor in Business Administration

www.bwl.unisg.ch 17


Bachelor in Economics Does Economics suit me?

Content

Do you find it exciting to see how economic crises develop and what policies are the right responses to them? Is globalisation bound to result in social inequality? Which people are most affected by a high unemployment rate? Or do you know what happens if a central bank increases the money supply? If you are interested in such questions, Economics is the right thing for you.

The major in Economics pursues the goal of providing you with insights into the economic behaviour model, into the modus operandi of markets and governments, as well as with an understanding of interrelations among institutions and economic policies. It has only a few compulsory courses, but a wide range of core electives, with which you will be able to choose your own focal points within economics. Courses in Business Administration and Law are part of the programme’s core electives.

“The Bachelor’s course in Economics is very attractive for me, since concentrating compulsory subjects on the 3rd and 4th semesters makes it easier for students to go on an exchange semester. I myself spent a semester at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Escola de Economia de São Paulo.“ Mélanie Thévenaz

18 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Bachelor’s Level

Compulsory courses in Economics: • Microeconomics II and III and Macroeconomics II and III • Statistics • Empirical Economic Research • Controlling and Accounting The electives of the major will provide you with an opportunity to extend your core studies or to complement them with courses from other majors. In Contextual Studies, you can choose from a wide range of courses in Leadership Skills, Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness. The Bachelor’s thesis will enable you to create a basis for a Master’s programme or a possible later academic career. The Economics major is also an optimal preparation for your entry into the world of work.

Contact Dr. Philipp Guyer Academic Director

Dr. Kristin Schmidt Executive Director

Bachelor in Economics – and then? Our graduates work in the economic departments of banks and insurance companies, for example, or in federal offices or international organisations. They are also well prepared for several Master’s programmes.

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Bachelor in Economics School of Economics and Political Science Bodanstrasse 8 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland Phone +41 (0)71 224 31 38 Fax +41 (0)71 224 31 35 E-Mail: MajorVWL@unisg.ch www.vwl.unisg.ch

Programme language Economics can be studied in a flexible mixture of English and German. All students have to attend at least two courses in the other language track.

Curriculum, Bachelor in Economics

www.vwl.unisg.ch 19


Bachelor in International Affairs Does International Affairs suit me?

Content

When you browse through the newspaper in the morning, do you jump directly to the stock-exchange part or do the “International news” not let you go? Are you interested in problems within the EU which are a consequence of different political systems? Do you want to know how aid is provided for Third World countries or how diplomats act when conflicts arise between countries? In the Major in International Affairs, you will deal with central social challenges situated at the crossroads of politics, the economy and international law.

With courses in Economics, Political Science and selected areas of Law and Business Administration, the Major in International Affairs (BIA) pursues a generalist approach which pools and integrates the various disciplines. We help you improve your ability to make sense of what is going on in the world, and to render sound judgments. Moreover, we provide you with analytical skills and methodological proficiency.

“The Major in International Affairs is just the right programme for me because I’m interested in both international politics and economic interdependencies. My studies enabled me to serve an internship at the Chilean-Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Santiago de Chile.“ Nevena Radovanovic

20 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Bachelor’s Level

Compulsory courses in International Affairs: • The History of Political Ideas • Public Management & Governance • The State and the Law • International Relations Theory • Comparative Politics • Multilevel Governance • Public International Law • European Law • International Economics • Microeconomics II • Macroeconomics II • Methods I: Quantitative • Methods II: Qualitative • Financial and Management Accounting • Public Finance Besides compulsory subjects and core electives, the BIA offers electives and Contextual Studies with courses in Leadership Skills, Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness. The Bachelor’s thesis constitutes an integrative part of the degree course. It provides you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired.

International Affairs – and then? The Major in International Affairs paves the way for a wide range of professional possibilities in companies, international organisations, politics, public administration, the media and non-profit organisations or for Master’s programmes at the HSG or at other universities.

Programme language International Affairs can be studied in a flexible mixture of English and German. All students have to attend at least two courses in the other language track.

Contact Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl, Ph.D. Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei Academic Director

Dr. Daniela Engelmann Executive Director

University of St.Gallen (HSG) International Affairs and Governance Bodanstrasse 8 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland Phone +41 (0)71 224 31 33 Fax +41 (0)71 224 31 35 E-Mail: mia@unisg.ch www.bia.unisg.ch

Curriculum, Bachelor in International Affairs

www.bia.unisg.ch 21


“I opted for the MSC because it far transcends classical marketing in terms of subject matter: various facets and professional areas of the marketing world are explained to us. This is often done in direct contact with Swiss and international companies. After such a project together with a worldwide operating Swiss company, I was offered an interesting internship, which for me is an ideal start to my career.“ Ivan Ulyanov Russia, MSC

22 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Marketing, Services and Communication Management Objectives

Curriculum

Customer value – the goal of sustainable corporate management

Marketing, service management and communication and their application areas

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. This orientation provides our students with an integrated understanding of corporate management from a customer’s point of view and of a sustainable generation of customer value.

On the one hand, our programme is based on the functions of marketing, market research, service management and communication; on the other hand, it provides students with an insight into a great number of up-to-date application areas such as Marketing of Innovations, Automotive Marketing, Financial Services and Insurance, Family Business and Virtual Communication. The selection of application areas is constantly being updated and is intended to provide students with well-founded access to specific markets. Besides the application areas, core studies consist of an application project, courses in Customer Value and Communication Management, Consumer Behaviour and Market Research, and independent electives. They are supplemented by a Master’s thesis and Contextual Studies (particularly in sociology, psychology, communication and languages).

The customer value approach: value for customers and the value of customers The core of the programme is constituted by the customer value approach: companies and institutions provide customers with goods and services. The solution of customers’ problems, their experience of the product and thus the contribution to their satisfaction define the product’s value for customers. At the same time, however, companies only take their bearings from customers who are valuable in the long term. The customer service approach is promising and helps to answer the key question of entrepreneurial strategy: which goods and services should be provided for which customers and markets?

Partners The MSC encourages the exchange between students, institutes and practice. In application projects, students work in small groups on real tasks set by a company or institute. The project partner remains the same throughout the three-term project period. This early and enduring contact with practice partners teaches students professional teamwork with business partners and often leads to further cooperation with students for their Master’s thesis, individual projects or job offers.

www.msc.unisg.ch 23


“The MSC’s customer value approach calls on students to develop an integrative view of marketing.The nature of the knowledge that is communicated requires a combination of analytical and creative skills, a constant examination of the latest trends and social changes.This education provided me with an ideal preparation for my present activities as a consultant and entrepreneur.The HSG’s international atmosphere, which has put a firm imprint on my studies, is something that I continue to appreciate in the Alumni network in Switzerland and the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Fabio Duma, Switzerland/Italy

Consultant Corporate & Business Development / Entrepreneur

International exchange programmes

MSC admission requirements

The Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) offers its students an opportunity to take part in double degree and exchange programmes: • Exchange programmes with more than 170 partner universities worldwide • CEMS Master’s in International Management • DM2 double degree programmes

• A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • Admission criteria for foreign nationals: international test: GMAT 680, GRE 160 or LSAT 163. (Instead of an international test the German- or English-language admission test of the University of St.Gallen can be taken.) • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0)

Career perspectives MSC graduates have a wide range of qualifications and are prepared for attractive functions and professional fields such as: • executive and specialist tasks directly related to the market, such as product management, marketing, market research, customer relations management and service quality management; • communication jobs such as media work, journalism, management, public relations, advertising and e-communication; • tasks in public administration such as location marketing and the configuration and management of customer-oriented administrative processes; • specialist functions in the relevant industries; • corporate start-ups; • research and teaching at universities and universities of applied sciences.

24 www.msc.unisg.ch

The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria: www.admissions.unisg.ch www.msc.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Marketing, Services and Communication Management MSC Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 107 Average age: 24 Male / female: 43% / 57% Nationalities represented: 7 International students: 18% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in Marketing, Services and Communication Management, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Sven Reinecke Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Schedule & tuition Start: February (Spring Semester) or September (Autumn Semester) Duration: 90 ECTS, average duration of study 3–4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Pietro Beritelli Executive Director

Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Institute of Marketing Dufourstrasse 40a CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland MSC curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 25 25 Fax +41 (0)71 224 25 36 E-Mail: msc@unisg.ch www.msc.unisg.ch

www.msc.unisg.ch 25


“The Master’s in Banking and Finance is a great programme because it offers a broad range of lectures and seminars and because it allows us to design our individual curriculum according to our interests. The programme fosters the exchange between students, faculty, and financial institutions. This guarantees a focus of our lectures on the practitioners’ needs and leads to an optimal preparation for a professional career.“ Viriya Plodpliew Thailand, MBF

26 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Banking and Finance With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. 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.

CFA & CAIA programme partnerships

The programme’s educational goals encompass three ­dimensions:

The MBF programme is an official programme partner of the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association. The MBF programme covers more than 70 % of the candidate body of knowledge for all three levels of the CFA programme. These partnerships enable the MBF to award CFA and CAIA fellowships each year to outstanding MBF students who embark on the programme.

1. Functional dimension

Curriculum

An understanding of the function and importance of financial intermediation in the context of the present and future development of economic systems and its integration in the social, legal and political sphere.

The MBF programme has been structured in such a way as to ensure that students are able to acquire their basic knowledge in the three compulsory courses Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, and Quantitative Methods in the first semester. In the second and third semesters, students may design their individual curriculum according to their preferences and choose several core electives to focus on financial markets, corporate finance, institutions or methods. In addition, the core studies comprise independent electives as well as a research seminar and the Master’s thesis which provides a thorough preparation for a Ph.D. Studies are completed with courses in Contextual Studies.

Educational goals

2. Instrumental dimension Knowledge of the theory and application of financial markets, characteristics and implementation of modern financial instruments, and the core functions of modern financial management.

3. Institutional dimension Knowledge of the core functions of planning, steering and supervision of financial institutions and their strategic business units.

Industrial partners The MBF encourages the exchange between students, faculty and the financial industry. The “Partners of the MBF” with Credit

Placed 10th in the Financial Times Global Masters in Finance Ranking 2013! www.mbf.unisg.ch 27


“At university, I was hardly able to imagine how much influence the MBF programme would have on my future. The knowledge gained in lectures such as Derivative Instruments, Corporate Finance, Pension Finance and Financial Services Management affects essential parts of my daily business nowadays. I got convinced that the conceptual content of the lessons taught at the HSG is absolutely in step with actual practice. I am glad that I was able to enjoy such an effective education.”

Danielle Brassel, Switzerland Associate, Aeris Capital AG

Suisse Group, Deutsche Bank, UBS and Zürcher Kantonalbank, guarantee an early contact with potential employers and support the MBF in many ways. Our industrial partners award fellowships to the best students who start the programme, and they award prizes at the end of the programme for the best degree and the best Master’s thesis. Thanks to their ongoing support, the MBF invites visiting professors from internationally renowned universities on a regular basis. Doing internships and collaborating with the financial industry when writing the Master’s thesis is simplified thanks to the “Partners of the MBF”.

Career perspectives The MBF guarantees a successful career start. Our students • take up jobs involving practical work in financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, etc; • work for consulting firms in fields related to financial markets; • work as auditors in the fields of banking and insurance; • pursue an academic career in finance, banking or insurance management in the context of doctoral studies (Ph.D.).

International exchange programmes The MBF offers its students an opportunity to take part in double degree and exchange programmes: • Exchange programmes with more than 170 partner universities worldwide • CEMS Master’s in International Management • DM2 double degree programmes

28 www.mbf.unisg.ch

• Double degree with FGV-EAESP, Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil

MBF admission requirements • A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • International test: GMAT 680 or GRE 160 • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0) • CV • Extracurricular activities • Motivation letter • The Bachelor’s grade average is also considered in the admissions decision The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.mbf.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Banking and Finance MBF Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 108 Average age: 24 Male / female ratio: 75% / 25% Nationalities represented: 25 International students: 79% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Prof. Dr. Rico von Wyss Executive Director

Schedule & tuition Start: Each Autumn Semester in September. Duration: 90 ECTS, average time to completion is 3 to 4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014) Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

Philipp Horsch MBF Assistant Sina Marquardt MBF Assistant

University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Financial Times Ranking The MBF programme is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Global Masters in Finance Ranking 2013. Per criteria the MBF was ranked: • Number 1 for “employed at three months” • Number 2 for “value for money” • Number 4 for “placement success”

Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance Rosenbergstrasse 52 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland MBF curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 70 05 Fax +41 (0)71 224 70 88 E-Mail: mbf@unisg.ch www.mbf.unisg.ch

www.mbf.unisg.ch 29


“The SIM programme offers much more than a degree. Behind these three letters lies a vast and breathtaking community, as well as new friendships and experiences. The programme offers a unique insight into diversity and interpersonal skills. Being part of the SIM programme is like becoming part of a large multicultural family.“ Azin Malek Canada, SIM

30 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Strategy and International Management 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.

SIM Integratives (core electives) The Advanced Management Courses are complemented by so-called SIM Integratives, which focus on subjects of widespread and current interest in the field of management. Multi-disciplinary perspectives are needed in order to be able to embrace these subjects and explore ways to successfully cope with the major management challenges of our time. The course lecturers are practising researchers in their respective fields and bring both their practical and subject-related experience into the classroom.

SIM International Project

Curriculum The SIM curriculum unites the best of both worlds. It combines the academic rigour of a research-based Master of Arts with the interactive nature and practice-oriented approach found in leading MBA programmes. This demanding curriculum also reflects the confidence the programme has in its students’ abilities and potential.

SIM Advanced Management Courses (compulsory courses) In these courses our students explore advanced theories and concepts in the functional areas of management while examining managerial practice and engaging in scientific discussion. The Advanced Management Courses are Strategic Management, International Management, Strategic Leadership, Financial Management, and Research in Management.

Each student is required to engage in a challenging and international project which has to be independently defined, planned, initiated, successfully completed and reflected upon.

The SIMagination Challenge Students embark on a compulsory international social project which aims to create enriching and meaningful learning experiences for the managerial profession, providing networking opportunities and enhancing career prospects. It encourages our students to be responsible global corporate citizens, not just competent managers. The SIMagination Challenge helps students develop entrepreneurial, interpersonal, team and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. In addition, the SIM curriculum consists of the independent electives, the Master’s thesis and Contextual Studies.

Placed 1st in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2012 ! www.sim.unisg.ch 31


“Before I participated in the SIM double degree programme at the HSG in St.Gallen and at the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, I graduated as an engineer from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and worked in the consulting industry for two years.The SIM double degree programme was an excellent choice to pursue my Master’s studies in a challenging and international environment.The insights I gained during my time in Asia are a great asset in today’s business world.”

Daniel Dahinden, Switzerland Executive Vice President, Sulzer Metco

Corporate partnerships The SIM programme has close ties to leading international corporations that act as corporate sponsors to the SIM programme. This cooperation includes interactive workshops, lectures, invitations to visit their sites as well as attractive international internships.

International exchange programmes In addition to students being offered an internationally oriented curriculum, they are also enabled to experience foreign cultures and perspectives first hand: • Key partnerships with two prestigious MBA programmes offer SIM students the unique opportunity of gaining a double degree with either INCAE Business School in Costa Rica or Nanyang Business School in Singapore. Within two years, students earn both the SIM-HSG Master’s degree and a prestigious MBA degree. • CEMS Master’s in International Management • Double degree programmes with ESADE, Barcelona, Spain; HEC, Paris, France; RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands; and FGV-EAESP, Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil • Exchange programmes with 170 partner universities worldwide

Career perspectives By fostering academic excellence, intercultural and language skills, as well as an interdisciplinary problem-solving approach, the SIM programme optimally equips students for top positions in key

32 www.sim.unisg.ch

business arenas such as international management, business consulting or entrepreneurship. Most SIM students sign professional contracts before completing their studies. They receive challenging and attractive job offers from highly respected companies in various business sectors throughout the world. Subject to a student’s grades, this Master’s degree also enables SIM graduates to pursue a promising academic career as it provides access to Ph.D. programmes.

SIM admission requirements • A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • GMAT a minimum of 650 points • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0) • Letter of motivation • CV • Proof of internships, work and extracurricular activities • The Bachelor’s grade average is also considered in the admissions decision The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.sim.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Strategy and International Management SIM Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 54 Average age: 23 Male / female: 61% / 39% Nationalities represented: 24 International students: 87% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Schedule & tuition

Dr. Omid Aschari, MBA Managing Director

Start: Each Autumn Semester in September. Duration: 90 ECTS, average time to completion is 3 to 4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014) Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Financial Times Ranking The SIM programme is ranked 1st in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2012. Per criteria the SIM was ranked: • Number 1 for “value for money” • Number 1 for “aims achieved” • Number 2 for “placement success” • Number 4 for “weighted salary”

Institute of Management Dufourstrasse 40a CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland SIM curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 23 67 Fax +41 (0)71 224 23 55 E-Mail: sim@unisg.ch www.sim.unisg.ch

www.sim.unisg.ch 33


“I made a conscious decision to opt for the subject of Economics and for the University of St.Gallen. I chose this major because I am very interested in economic issues such as unemployment, the fight against poverty and globalisation. In the MEcon I can select my subjects for the most part myself and so set my own particular focus. I also appreciate the practice-oriented teaching which is of a very high quality.“ Alok Alamban India, MEcon

34 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Economics The Master’s Programme in Economics offers an extensive economic education. The studies focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of economic relationships, and convey the academic knowledge required for analysing economic problems and evaluating economic policy strategies. A flexible curriculum offers a great deal of leeway to shape your studies in line with your own talents, interests and goals. A solid understanding of the fundamentals, and appealing specialisations provide the basis for a wide range of professional fields and a successful start to your career.

Student profile • Interest in economic issues Economics deals with issues such as growth, business cycles, unemployment, social security, inflation, the strategic behaviour of corporations and governments, as well as problems of globalisation, ageing, climate change and the recent financial crisis. Economics is also highly relevant for strategic management, industrial organisation, corporate finance and capital markets. If you want to study economics successfully, you should be interested in current affairs. • Economic concepts: an enjoyable challenge The MEcon enables you to master the most important theoretical and empirical tools. You will learn how to specify theoretical models, to empirically validate economic relations, and to draw policy conclusions from your work. One important prerequisite for studying economics is therefore an analytical and strategic intellectual capacity. • Readiness for the pragmatic use of mathematical and statistical methods The MEcon emphasises applications, making use of mathematical and statistical methods which belong in every economist’s toolbox. A strong willingness to apply these methods to the analysis of current issues in economic policy, society and management is thus another important prerequisite.

Curriculum Education in economics largely follows international standards. Thus, the compulsory subjects focus on core issues of economics (Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics) and allow you to select a large part of the core subjects according to your own interests and skills. By choosing courses from other Master’s programmes you can create your own optional specialisations, for example in: • International Economy • Government and the Economy • Work, Population and Health • Finance and Capital Markets • Enterprises and Markets During your studies, you will also have to write a Master’s thesis and attend courses in Contextual Studies.

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). This guarantees consistent mutual openness of electives.

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. www.mecon.unisg.ch 35


“The MEcon taught me economic analytical procedures, economic policy strategies and their application to current issues in economic policy, society and management, and provided me with direct access to the PEF doctoral programme.The small course groups and our close contacts with professors made it easier for me to find a perfect assistant’s job.”

Stefan Legge, Germany Ph.D. candidate and research fellow

International exchange programmes

Career perspectives

Double degrees and other programmes

A MEcon degree equips you with the fundamental knowledge and expertise required to understand and analyse economic processes. Application-oriented empirical and theoretical tools support your capacity for strategic decision-making. This will enable you to pursue a career with a wide range of possibilities. Not only banks, insurance companies, public services, administrations and private enterprises are interested in our graduates, but reputable business consultancies also regularly employ well educated economists.

• The MEcon offers exclusively to its students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programmes with SSE Stockholm, Sweden and CBS Copenhagen, Denmark. • Other double degree programmes are offered by the HSG with ESADE Barcelona, Spain; HEC Paris, France; RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy. • CEMS Master’s in International Management • Exchange programmes with 170 partner universities worldwide

MEcon admission requirements • A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • Admission criteria for foreign nationals: international test: GMAT 680, GRE 160 or LSAT 163. (Instead of an international test the German- or English-language admission test of the University of St.Gallen can be taken.) • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0) Please note that the admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.mecon.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch

36 www.mecon.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Economics MEcon Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 60 Average age: 25 Male / female: 78% / 22% Nationalities represented: 21 International students: 38% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in Economics, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bühler Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Schedule & tuition

Franziska Fawcett Executive Director

Start: Starting in September (Autumn Semester) is recommended, but the programme can also be started in February (Spring Semester). Duration: 90 ECTS, average duration of study 3–4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014) Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

University of St.Gallen (HSG) School of Economics and Political Science Bodanstrasse 8 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland MEcon curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 29 26 Fax +41 (0)71 224 31 35 E-Mail: mecon@unisg.ch www.mecon.unisg.ch

www.mecon.unisg.ch 37


“I chose the MiQE/F programme because it uniquely combines quantitative methods with finance and other economic subjects. Students benefit from close contact with an international faculty. When questions and new challenges arise, professors are always ready to help at short notice. People who are looking for an academically demanding programme in a familiar atmosphere will be in the right place.“ Irene Fensore Italy, MiQE/F

38 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance 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.

Fast-track Ph.D. Graduates who attain the requisite GPA score and fulfil the requirements will be granted access to the Ph.D. Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). The PEF offers our MiQE/F students a fast-track programme: certain electives can be attended during the Master’s studies and can be additionally credited to your future PEF studies.

Your head start The unique feature of the MiQE/F is to combine rigorous 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 statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market.

Cooperation with LGT The LGT Group is a cooperation partner of the MiQE/F. A prize for the best MiQE/F degree result has been awarded every year by LGT. This award amounts to CHF 5,000. Furthermore, students may have the opportunity to do internships at LGT, where they can earn practice credits.

Curriculum In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods: Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Theory of Finance, Econometrics. You can choose the core electives according to your interests and talents and shape your own profile. They involve advanced application-oriented work and problem-solving, and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined: • Quantitative economics • Quantitative finance • Corporate finance, banking and insurance During your studies, you will also have to write a Master’s thesis and attend courses in Contextual Studies.

International exchange programmes Double degrees and other programmes • The MiQE/F exclusively offers its students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programmes with SSE Stockholm, Sweden. • Other double degree programmes are offered by the HSG with ESADE Barcelona, Spain; HEC Paris, France; RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy. • CEMS Master’s in International Management • Exchange programmes with 170 partner universities worldwide • The MiQE/F is part of the Quantitative Economics European Network (QUEEN), a network of several universities that offer Master’s programmes in quantitative economics and/or finance. Our students will have the opportunity to spend one semester in one of the other programmes. The first partner in this network is the Master of Quantitative Economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany.

www.miqef.unisg.ch 39


“What distinguishes the MiQE/F from most other Master’s Programmes is its focus on quantitative methods. For my job in the Economics Department of the Central Bank of Lithuania, where I perform stress-testing and monitor the credit risk of the local banking sector, sound analytical skills, expert knowledge of statistical and econometric methods as well as a solid background in economic and finance theory are essential.”

Audrius Mozuras, Lithuania

Senior Economist, Central Bank of Lithuania

• To extend the choice of courses, the HSG and the University of Constance (Germany) have agreed upon cooperation at the Master’s Level. MiQE/F students thus have the opportunity to choose certain courses from the Master’s in International Economic Relations at the University of Constance, and vice versa.

Career perspectives Graduates with an economics degree often lack an in-depth education and extensive training in quantitative methods, whereas mathematicians and statisticians often lack the necessary background in economics or finance. MiQE/F prepares participants for ambitious careers that require a good education in economics, finance and quantitative methods. The competitive advantage of MiQE/F graduates on the job market is the combination of quantitative methods and expert knowledge of economics and finance. The analysis of complex real world problems in international economic policy making, financial sector developments and private industry increasingly requires the use of rigorous quantitative and theoretical methods and thereby creates a rising demand for our alumni. In addition, MiQE/F is an ideal preparation for demanding Ph.D. programmes in Economics, Econometrics and/or Finance.

MiQE/F admission requirements • A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • GRE a minimum of 160 points • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0) The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.miqef.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch

40 www.miqef.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance MiQE/F Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 28 Average age: 25 Male / female: 82% / 18% Nationalities represented: 24 International students: 60% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bühler Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Schedule & tuition

Franziska Fawcett Executive Director

Start: Starting in September (Autumn Semester) is recommended, but the programme can also be started in February (Spring Semester). Duration: 90 ECTS, average duration of study 3–4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014) Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

University of St.Gallen (HSG) School of Economics and Political Science Bodanstrasse 8 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland MiQE/F curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 29 26 Fax +41 (0)71 224 31 35 E-Mail: miqef@unisg.ch www.miqef.unisg.ch

www.miqef.unisg.ch 41


“The interdisciplinary and international education provided by the MIA enables me not only to liaise between different cultures but also between experts of a wide variety of disciplines. The possibility of selecting my specialisation areas on an informal basis also enables me to acquire a subject-related knowledge in an area of my own choosing and thus constitutes a firstclass prerequisite for the start of my professional career.“ Lucile Epper Switzerland, MIA

42 www.mbf.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in International Affairs and Governance 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.

participate in projects with experts from international organisations such as the World Bank or the World Trade Organization (WTO). They may earn credits towards their final degree through internships in companies and in public institutions. The University of St.Gallen has a long-standing commitment to provide its students with a rigorous practical training so as to facilitate their smooth transition from university life to professional life as much as possible.

International exchange programmes Double degrees and other programmes

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. Our three compulsory courses “International Governance”, “State and Economy” and “International Politics, Economics and Business” provide the conceptual foundations, research methods, and knowledge indispensable for a thorough understanding of the complexity of international problems. Specific courses and practical projects enable you to choose and refine your areas of specialisation, and develop your own personal profile. The programme includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a Master’s thesis enables you to concentrate on a research question of your own choice. The MIA is particularly strong in the fields of trade and development, peace and security, as well as democracy and governance. The curriculum skilfully merges St.Gallen’s proven expertise in economics and business with the analytical study of practical issues pertaining to politics and society as a whole. Linking theory to practice is a top priority in the MIA programme. There are several ways of bringing theoretical analysis to bear on the solution of distinctly practical problems. Our students

• The MIA offers students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programmes. At present, there are partnerships with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France, with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Medford, Boston, USA, the Graduate School of International Studies of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia • CEMS Master’s in International Management • Specific exchange programmes with: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore; School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia; The Graduate Institute (HEID), Geneva, Switzerland • Exchange programmes with 170 partner universities worldwide

International partner: APSIA The University of St.Gallen is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), which comprises thirty-five leading schools in the United States, Europe and Asia. APSIA promotes excellence in professional graduate education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and the wider international affairs community. www.apsia.org

www.mia.unisg.ch 43


“The MIA enabled me to come to terms with a variety of topics such as European integration, international trade, political theory and the reform of public institutions.The courses were very demanding and the instructors were stimulating and easily accessible.The joint diploma programme with Sciences Po afforded me the opportunity to spend a year in Paris. Finally, the MIA led to my obtaining a much sought after position in the private sector.”

Dr. Werner Schäfer, Germany International Consultant in Berlin

Career perspectives

MIA admission requirements

The MIA programme opens the door to a great variety of careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For the past ten years, our graduates have gone on to work in banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, consulting firms and other multinational corporations, federal, state and local governments, development agencies, international organisations and diplomacy, the media, political parties, NGOs, non-profit organisations, as well as universities and research centres. Moreover, the MIA programme prepares students for St.Gallen’s Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy.

• A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits • Supplementary work may be required • Admission criteria for foreign nationals: international test: GMAT 680, GRE 160 or LSAT 163. (Instead of an international test the German- or English-language admission test of the University of St.Gallen can be taken.) • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0) • Letter of motivation • Reference letters by academics The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.mia.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch

44 www.mia.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in International Affairs and Governance MIA Profile

Contact

Class of 2014 Class size: 75 Average age: 24 Male / female: 56% / 44% Nationalities represented: 9 International students: 28% Job offers before graduation: 2.0* Signed a job contract by graduation: 83%*

For any questions regarding the contents and the structure of the Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance (MIA), please contact:

Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl, Ph.D. Academic Director

*Average of all Master’s programmes 2012/2013 (Source: HSG 2012/2013)

Schedule & tuition Start: February (Spring Semester) or September (Autumn Semester) Duration: 90 ECTS, average duration of study 3–4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei Academic Director

Dr. Daniela Engelmann Executive Director

Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) Bodanstrasse 8 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland

MIA curriculum

Phone +41 (0)71 224 31 33 E-Mail: mia@unisg.ch www.mia.unisg.ch

www.mia.unisg.ch 45


“Like many of my fellow students in the MIL I am exploring career options in both the public and private sectors. The programme offers a first-class education in international law, politics and business. Its courses provide me with the legal knowledge and practical expertise on which I shall be able to build my career.“ Edward Bucher Switzerland, MIL

46 www.mil.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in International Law The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business, and government. Addressing them calls for professionals who command the necessary legal skills and management abilities as well as a profound understanding of the complexities at issue.

Curriculum The MIL curriculum grants participants enormous freedom to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences.

Compulsory courses The Master’s Programme in International Law (MIL) is an innovative degree course with a clear focus on international law, business and government. Through courses, research, and practical engagement, students acquire a sound knowledge of international law and its sub-fields as well as a firm grasp of the manifold interdependencies between law, the economy, and the state. The Law School and the University of St.Gallen have outstanding curricular strength in a number of important fields such as international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organisations and politics, and institutional management. The MIL blends a specialised legal education with essential aspects of business and politics strongly emphasising practical training. In this way, the MIL prepares its graduates for a wide range of careers in the corporate world, in government, diplomacy, international organisations, compliance and regulatory affairs, and other public and private sector institutions. With its interdisciplinary perspective, the MIL seeks to attract candidates from a variety of educational 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.

Three compulsory courses provide students with the knowledge, the analytical tools and the practical skills required for a general grasp of the theory and practice of international law. Classes cover legal method and theory in international business law, international negotiation, and the international legal order.

Core electives Core electives are designed to deepen the understanding of specific international law topics. Classes are organised in clusters, with each concentrating on a particular subject area. Eventually, the programme may comprise up to six or seven clusters covering subjects such as international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organisations and politics, theoretical foundations, legal profession, and institutional management.

Legal electives Legal electives enhance participants’ legal expertise and allow them to specialise further. Students are invited to engage in a variety of practice workshops, especially Moots, in which the Law School regularly takes part.

Independent electives and Master’s thesis Independent electives present a wide range of options, and students choose depending on their own objectives and prefe­ rences. The Master’s thesis enables them to concentrate on a research question in a specialised subject area of their own choice.

www.mil.unisg.ch 47


“The flow of goods, technology, ideas, capital, and people across borders means that the work of lawyers, whether in private practice or public service, increasingly involves matters in which knowledge of legal systems beyond one’s own can prove important.The MIL prepares students to work in this exciting environment.”

Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen Academic Director

Career perspectives

MIL admission requirements

With its innovative programme, the MIL opens the door to a wide array of attractive positions, preparing graduates for professional careers in multinational corporations, government, diplomacy, international organisations, compliance and regulatory affairs, business consulting, law firms, NGOs as well as other public and private institutions. Given its focus on international law and interdisciplinarity, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students who, after their Bar exams, will go on to work as legal practition­ ers, particularly as attorneys, in their national jurisdictions.

• A university degree that is recognised as equivalent, in the same or a similar major, with at least 180 ECTS credits (at least 30 ECTS in legal studies) • Supplementary work may be required • Admission criteria for foreign nationals: international test: GMAT 680, GRE 160 or LSAT 163. (Instead of an international test the German- or English-language admission test of the University of St.Gallen can be taken.) • Proficiency in the English language (Level C1 CEF: e.g. TOEFL internet-based 100 points, IELTS 7.0)

Some law graduates may find that the MIL is just the academic programme they are looking for as it can make an essential contribution to fulfilling their international aspirations. The MIL degree will also enable students to enter a promising academic career as it provides access to Ph.D. programmes.

The admission criteria may be subject to change. Please consult our website for the latest admission criteria. www.admissions.unisg.ch www.mil.unisg.ch For specific questions: admissions@unisg.ch

International exchange programmes While offering a distinctly international curriculum, the MIL also enables students to personally experience international exposure, affording them the possibility to participate in various student exchange schemes and partnership programmes: • CEMS Master’s in International Management • Exchange programmes with 170 partner universities worldwide • Double degree programme in preparation

48 www.mil.unisg.ch


Master’s Level

Master in International Law Schedule & tuition

Contact

Start: February (Spring Semester) or September (Autumn Semester) Duration: 90 ECTS, average duration of study 3– 4 semesters / full-time programme Tuition fees: CHF 3,326 per semester for foreign students (as from AS 2014)

For any questions regarding the contents and structure of the Master’s Programme in International Law, please contact:

Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen Academic Director

Sabine Greiser, M.A. Executive Director

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Law School Master’s Programme in International Law (MIL) Guisanstrasse 36 CH-9000 St.Gallen Switzerland MIL curriculum Phone +41 (0)71 224 33 84 Fax +41 (0)71 242 62 01 E-Mail: mil@unisg.ch www.mil.unisg.ch

www.mil.unisg.ch 49


International orientation The University of St.Gallen (HSG) encourages and enables students to supplement their academic curriculum with inter­ national experience. Double degrees, exchange programmes, students from all over the world, an international faculty, an internationally oriented curriculum and networks give students the opportunity to experience foreign cultures and perspectives first hand.

International exchange programmes Exchange semesters

• 34% of students come from 80 different nations • 64% of the faculty come from abroad • Selected visiting professors from various countries

Bachelor’s and Master’s students at the University of St.Gallen have different options for exchange stays at another university: • Partner university exchange Exchange at one of the 170 partner universities all over the world • Swiss Mobility Exchange at another Swiss university • Freemover Exchange at a non-partner university of the HSG www.exchange.unisg.ch

Networks:

HSG Asia Term in Singapore / Management in Europe

• The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) • Partnership in International Management (PIM) • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) • Global Business School Network (GBSN)

The HSG Asia Term is a special programme for Bachelor’s students with a strong interest in Asia. During their stay in Singapore, students attend lectures at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and work in business consulting projects with multinational companies. In return, a group of students from the SMU spend an exchange semester at the HSG and attend courses on the topic of Management in Europe. www.asiaterm.unisg.ch www.singapore.unisg.ch

International students and faculty:

The HSG supports international networking with (a selection): • Hub in São Paulo • In Singapore we run a Hub and the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI) www.singapore.unisg.ch • Asia Research Center www.arc.unisg.ch • The Sino-Swiss Management Training Programme www.sino-swiss.unisg.ch • Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la Universidad de San Gallen www.cls.unisg.ch

Special exchange for MIA students Students of the Master’s in International Affairs and Governance can participate in special exchange programmes with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, the School of International Relations, St.Petersburg State University, and the Graduate Institute (HEID), Geneva.

Exchange in the QUEEN network The Master’s in Quantitative Economics and Finance is part of the Quantitative Economics European Network (QUEEN). Students have the opportunity to spend one semester at a QUEEN partner university.

50 www.unisg.ch


International exchange programmes give students firsthand, personal experience in foreign countries. HSG student Christoph Schleiffer (right) visited the colonial village of Barichara with other students during his exchange semester in Bogotá.

A selection of our prestigious partners AGSM MBA Programs, UNSW, Sydney, Australia Babson College, Boston, USA Beijing University, Beijing, China CEIBS, Shanghai, China Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Columbia University, New York, USA Cornell University, Ithaca, USA Duke University, Durham, USA Fudan University, Shanghai, China Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan

IESA, Caracas, Venezuela IIM, Ahmedabad, India IIM, Bangalore, India Insper São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil LSE, London, United Kingdom Nanyang Technological University, Singapore National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan National University of Singapore, Singapore Northwestern University, Evanston, USA NYU Stern, New York, USA Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

Ivey School of Business, Toronto, Canada Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia Universidad del Pacif ico, Lima, Peru Universidad San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina University of California, Los Angeles, USA Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa 51 www.unisg.ch


Double degree programmes for Master’s students

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) The University of St.Gallen has been a member of CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education, since 1989. CEMS is a strategic alliance of the world’s leading business schools and multinational companies. This network consists of 26 CEMS universities and enables our students to complete CEMS MIM in parallel with their Master’s programme. The double degree in the network of management schools and over 70 corporate partners has occupied a leading position in the global FT Ranking for Master Programmes in Management for years. The programme is based on three pillars: intellectual competencies, professional competencies and practical competencies. The one-year curriculum consists of compulsory subjects in Strategy and Global Management Practice, electives, a business project, a block seminar and skill seminars. Additionally, students need to obtain a good level in two foreign languages. A compulsory internship abroad and an exchange semester at a CEMS school conclude the programme.

52 www.unisg.ch

The CEMS programme is suitable for students who want to improve their academic standards, their achievement potential and their cultural competencies. In addition, they should want to take responsibility within society and prepare themselves for global leadership roles. The network of universities, corporate partners, CEMS students and alumni creates good conditions for this and for subsequent career opportunities. Since the CEMS MIM is a double degree programme, our students need to pursue one of our HSG Master’s programmes in parallel with the CEMS MIM programme. They can only apply after they have enrolled in one of our Master’s programmes. www.cems.org w  ww.cems.unisg.ch cems@unisg.ch


DM2 double degree programme Five of the top European business schools operate the DM2 double degree programme under the aegis of DAFME (Double Degree Agreement for Management Education in Europe). • ESADE, Barcelona • HEC, Paris • RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan • University of St.Gallen (HSG) More than 30 different Master’s programmes from all the universities are involved in this double degree programme. This results in a wide variety of programme combinations for more extensive studies in the same or a similar major or for the choice of an additional major. After 2–2.5 years of successful studies, selected HSG students obtain two full Master’s degrees from leading European universities. DM2 graduates also enjoy the very best career opportunities and close links with both universities and their alumni organisations. (This offer is not available for MIA and MIL students.)

Double degree programmes with APSIA member schools As a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the HSG is able to offer students of the Master’s in International Affairs and Governance double degree programmes with the following universities: • Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Medford, Boston, USA • Graduate School of International Studies of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea • Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia MIA students spend one year at our partner university and one year at the University of St.Gallen. The close cooperation between the two institutions and the mutual recognition of course work ensure that students receive a high-quality education with a genuine cross-border reach. After two years students will have obtained a Master’s degree from each of the two institutions. Further double degree programmes are in preparation.

www.unisg.ch/doubledegrees w  ww.mia.unisg.ch mia@unisg.ch www.apsia.org

www.unisg.ch 53


FGV-EAESP double degree programme Together with FGV-EAESP (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo) we have put together a double degree programme that, after 2–2.5 years of studies, offers you a Master’s degree from the HSG as well as a second degree from the most renowned school of economics in Brazil. Students of the Master’s in Strategy and International Management and the Master’s in Banking and Finance are able to apply for this double degree programme. www.unisg.ch/doubledegrees

MEcon and MiQE/F double degrees The Master’s in Economics (MEcon) and the Master’s in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offer double degree programmes together with CBS Copenhagen and SSE Stockholm. www.unisg.ch/doubledegrees

54 www.unisg.ch

Our SIM and MBF students have the opportunity to apply for a double degree programme at the excellent FGV-EAESP in Brazil.


SIM double degrees Our Master’s Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) runs a double degree programme with Nanyang Business School (NBS) in Singapore and with the INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. These SIM double degree programmes enable students to obtain an MBA degree from NBS or INCAE and a Master’s degree from the HSG. www.sim.unisg.ch

www.unisg.ch 55


University of St.Gallen students enjoy taking advantage of the many outdoor sports activities in the Swiss Alps.

56 www.unisg.ch


Student commitment

“I chose the University of St.Gallen (HSG) because it is one of Europe’s top business universities. This is shown by the various rankings and by the EQUIS and AACSB International accreditations. Also, I love Switzerland because of its landscape with mountains, lakes, historic towns and the snow in winter. Thanks to the HSG, I found a very rewarding job at a global company based in Switzerland.”

Violette Yi QIN, M.A. HSG, China Corporate Accounting, Bühler Management AG

The Student Union The Student Union is the official student representative body at the HSG and the umbrella organisation of all the associations and initiatives. Its representatives and the students work towards the realisation of their ideas and contribute to the development of the University. The HSG supports such students’ efforts and, in particular, encourages them to assume personal responsibility. www.myunisg.ch

Student associations and initiatives Nearly 100 student associations and initiatives contribute to a rich and diverse university life. These associations range from international ones such as the Gateway to India, the Club Latino and the Cercle des Francophones to sports associations like the Snow and Mountain Sports Association, St.Gallen Sailing and the Aviation Group. But cultural associations like ProArte, an orchestra and the HSG Big Band also contribute towards the wide variety of leisure opportunities. The University of St.Gallen’s students also organise events of international significance: • The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier opportunity

for intergenerational debate on issues of management, politics and civil society. www.stgallen-symposium.org • The oikos Model WTO is an international event with 70 students simulating the regular WTO minister conferences. www.modelwto.org • More than 110 firms of international significance participate in the HSG TALENTS Conference and present themselves on the HSG Campus. www.hsgtalents.ch

Sports and leisure activities To keep body and mind in balance, the University provides a gym, weights rooms, football field, tennis, basketball and beach volleyball court. The University’s attractive location between Lake Constance and the Alps makes St.Gallen an ideal setting for all kinds of leisure activities, such as rock-climbing and sailing. The so-called “Three Ponds” are only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre: the three small lakes on a hill on the outskirts of the city serve as public swimming pools in the summer and as ice rinks in cold winters. The Peter and Paul Wildlife Park is situated near the University and is popular with students who want to go jogging and walking. www.sport.unisg.ch www.unisg.ch 57


58 www.unisg.ch


Career perspectives

“ ‘Small, but beautiful’ – this is my picture of the HSG. Its international orientation, its integration in different ­networks, its high quality standards and its interdisciplinary approach sharpened my eye for interdependencies and encouraged me to think analytically. I associate these skills with my time at the HSG, which had a great impact on me both professionally and personally.”

Dr. iur. HSG Klaus Tschütscher, LL.M.

Head of Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, 2009–2013

Career Services Center (CSC-HSG) The Career Services Center of the University of St.Gallen is the central contact point for our students with regard to their entry into professional life. The CSC team consists of coaches and career advisers who have extensive know-how from various industries and fields. Their aim is to support students in their career planning and in the realisation of their career steps according to their requirements. For this purpose, they offer individual consultations and workshops about various topics, such as the professional drafting of application documents, interview training, preparation for interviews and personal stock-taking and decision-making. The CSC-HSG has a library with brochures about topics relevant to careers. Our students can also profit from the Career Management Handbook Application and career planning – competent and practical. The CSC-HSG also supports international students in their entry into professional life in the Swiss labour market. It provides them with information about particular features of Swiss labour law and culture. The new career and event platform www.hsgcareer.ch provides our students with a job database offering internships, traineeships and regular jobs. In addition, they can input their profiles on the platform and thus directly introduce themselves to potential employers or register for CSC-HSG events. Besides the various

workshops, this also includes the HSG TALENTS Conference, the HSG Banking Days and the HSG Industrial Career Day. www.csc.unisg.ch

Contact Brigitte Läderach Student Career Services

University of St.Gallen (HSG) Career Services Center (CSC-HSG) Guisanstrasse 3 9000 St.Gallen Switzerland Phone +41 (0)71 224 29 23 Fax +41 (0)71 224 31 22 E-Mail: csc@unisg.ch www.csc.unisg.ch www.unisg.ch 59


The HSG TALENTS Conference is the University of St.Gallen’s official recruiting event, and as such one of the biggest in the German-speaking area. Our students are offered the excellent opportunity to establish contacts with more than 110 companies, to market themselves and to extend their network. www.hsgtalents.unisg.ch

60 www.unisg.ch


Labour market • The labour market puts a premium on HSG degrees. On average, graduates are able to choose between 2 job offers. • Search for employment: over 80% of graduates already have a job at the time of graduation. • (Source: Graduate Survey Report, 2012/2013, University of St.Gallen)

Some of the HSG Alumni’s most important employers are:

HSG Alumni HSG Alumni is the official organisation of former students of the University of St.Gallen. With more than 21,000 members and 140 Alumni Clubs on 5 continents, it is one of Europe’s leading associations of this type. It reinforces the alumni’s lifelong bonds with the University, as well as the networks among its members, by means of numerous events and information platforms. www.alumni.unisg.ch

www.unisg.ch 61


Financial information What does it cost to study at the HSG?

Accommodation

Students’ living costs vary according to their lifestyles. On average, our foreign students’ annual expenses amount to appro­ximately CHF 27,000–28,000.

We do not offer on-campus housing. Generally, students share an apartment or rent a small one. If students share an apartment, they can obtain a single bedroom from CHF 500 upwards per month. Rents for small private studios range from CHF 650 upwards per month. The HSG’s Student Mobility offers a limited number of rooms in a student residence against a brokerage fee. Interested students should contact us as early as possible (exchange@unisg.ch). Rooms and apartments can be found on these websites: www.wgzimmer.ch www.students.ch www.myunisg.ch

Tuition fees Tuition fees per semester as from Autumn Semester 2014 Application and administrative fee Tuition fee per semester for foreign students Bachelor’s Level Master’s Level

CHF

250

CHF CHF

3,126 3,326

The visa process

Food

Most students who come to Switzerland must obtain a visa prior to entering the country. It may take several months for a visa to be issued. Please contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country at an early stage to find out about the relevant procedures and documents to be submitted. In most cases students must prove that they have sufficient financial means for their stay in Switzerland. Therefore they will have to transfer money (currently CHF 24,000) into a Swiss bank account and submit the bank statement with the other documents to the embassy to obtain the visa. Please note that you will need this amount during the first year, and make sure that you can finance the following years as well. www.eda.admin.ch

A regular menu at the on-campus cafeteria costs about CHF 8. Students can find all kinds of restaurants and snack bars in town. Regular lunch menus are priced from around CHF 15 upwards. In the fast-food outlets such as McDonald’s and kebab stands, menus are more favourably priced.

Health insurance Various items of information about moving to St.Gallen and about health insurance schemes for foreign students can be found on the website of the City of St.Gallen. Students are required to take out a Swiss health insurance unless the Swiss authorities accept their original one. Costs start at around CHF 100 per month. www.stadt.sg.ch

Travelling Enrolment Services Our Enrolment Services assist international students with immigration formalities, with general issues related to settling down in St.Gallen and with problems during their early days at the HSG. www.enrolment.unisg.ch

62 www.unisg.ch

In Switzerland, travelling by public transport is very convenient and is encouraged. Students are advised to obtain the Swiss Federal Railway half-fare card in order to save 50% on all tickets. It is available for CHF 175 and valid for one year.


Scholarships and funds

Money-earning opportunities

The effective cost of studies incurred by the University of St.Gallen amounts to CHF 26,500 per student per year. But a student’s annual contribution in the form of tuition fees is only a fractional amount. The large remainder is defrayed by the Confederation and the cantons and by third parties with sponsorships. Accordingly, each student receives a grant automatically.

International students can apply to work 15 hours a week and full-time during the mid-term break. The average hourly wage for students is around CHF 25–35 per hour. The university and its institutes are always looking for students to work on some project or do regular work. It is customary for a relatively high percentage of students to work at the University. Information for international students can be found at: www.csc.unisg.ch

Loan and scholarship fund To ensure financially disadvantaged students are also able to study at the HSG, we have the loan and scholarship fund. The fund offers scholarships and loans to students enrolled in the Bachelor’s or Master’s Level. The purpose is to support students in need. To be eligible to apply for either form of aid, students must be enrolled for a minimum of one semester.

Starr International Foundation Scholarship Fund The Starr International Foundation Scholarship Fund is set aside for highly talented foreign-language students with a recognised foreign Bachelor’s degree who are completing a Master’s degree in one of the English-language programmes. Exceptional students are identified by the Advice Center for Study Funding and asked to hand in an application.

Philanthropy – Financial Support The “Philanthropy Team” supports two Assessment students each semester. The fund is at most as high as the tuition fee and should provide financial relief during the Assessment Year.

Monthly expenses

Foreign Foreign Bachelor’s Master’s students students

Housing costs Rent Food Communication Studying costs Tuition (foreign students) and class materials Transport Other expenses Health Clothing Spare-time activities Miscellaneous Total Expenses (CHF)

990 990 580 580 340 340 70 70 750 780 630 660 120 120 530 530 180 180 100 100 130 130 120 120 2,270 2,300

Please check the website of the Advice Center for Study Funding for further information on the above-mentioned or other options. www.studyfunding.unisg.ch

The figures come from a survey conducted in 2009 by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and refer to students who do not live with their parents.

E-Mail: studyfunding@unisg.ch

Exchange rate (Aug. 2013): CHF 1.00 = EUR 0.80 / CHF 1.00 = USD 1.03

www.unisg.ch 63


Academic calendar and application process

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Application deadline

30 April

30 November

Start of semester

Calendar week 38

Calendar week 8

Mid-semester break

Calendar weeks 44­/45

Calendar weeks 14/15

End of semester

Calendar week 51

Calendar week 21

Exams

Calendar weeks 3–7

Calendar weeks 25–29

Application process Applicants will have to fill in an online form and send various documents to the Admissions and Crediting Office of the University of St.Gallen. You can find the online form and all the necessary information under www.admissions.unisg.ch. The online form can only be filled in during the application time windows. Application time frame: • to start in September (Autumn Semester): 1 February to 30 April of the current year • to start in February (Spring Semester): 1 September to 30 November of the preceding year The Assessment Year (Bachelor’s Level), the Master in Banking and Finance, and the Master in Strategy and International Management start in the Autumn Semester only. Registration for these programmes only takes place from 1 February to 30 April for enrolment in the following September.

How to apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course 1. You will find all information pertaining to degree courses, admission criteria and deadlines on our website at

64 www.unisg.ch

www.unisg.ch. Please inform yourself thoroughly about the admission criteria on our website: www.admissions.unisg.ch. 2. If you still are unsure whether with your background you are eligible for a degree course at the University of St.Gallen, please send your certificates and transcripts to the Admissions and Crediting Office for a pre-check by e-mail: admissions@unisg.ch. This Office will establish whether you possess the necessary background. 3. If you have decided to apply for studies at the HSG, you should take the HSG admission test or an international test and possibly a language test if you have not done so already. You must submit the results of the international and the language test by the end of the application deadline. 4. Apply online for the course in good time. During this process you will be told what documents you have to submit. Prepare these documents, send them to us, and pay your application fee. Once you have done that, you have completed the application for a degree course at the University of St.Gallen. If your application is accepted, you may take up your studies at the beginning of the following semester.


Education fairs and campus visits The HSG takes part in various education fairs worldwide. We would appreciate meeting you at a fair and explaining more about the HSG. If you would like to get an idea of the University in person, you are cordially welcome to visit our campus. Please send an e-mail to us at info@unisg.ch so that we can fix a date. www.fairs.unisg.ch

www.unisg.ch 65


Rankings and accreditations Financial Times Ranking

Accreditations

• Masters in Management: • 1st place among the best business universities worldwide with the Master in Strategy and International Management • • 3rd place among the best business universities worldwide with the CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS-MIM) • Masters in Finance: 10th place among the best business universities worldwide with the Master in Banking and Finance • Top European business school: 7th place among business schools in Europe

The University of St.Gallen is committed to maintaining its high standard of education, which is internationally recognised, as well as its excellent quality of service on campus – these two aspects are considered to be ongoing for the HSG. It is for this reason that the HSG has introduced comprehensive measures of quality assurance and development. It also subjects itself to the scrutiny of the highest international quality standards by independent experts for the purpose of accreditations. Thus the HSG has earned the EQUIS (2001) and AACSB (2003) accreditations and consequently has obtained the two most demanding international seals of approval for business schools.

CHE Ranking

EQUIS

• Excellence Ranking Economics Master’s Programmes • Business administration: top group in European, German-speaking countries • Economics: top group in European, German-speaking countries • International relations: top group in European, German-speaking countries

The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is a seal of approval that has been awarded by the Foundation for Management Development (EFMD, Brussels) ever since 1997 to institutions that meet its standards of quality. These standards include general criteria such as national ranking and resources, internationality and links to the business world.

AACSB

Handelsblatt Ranking • Business research: 1st place in European, German-speaking countries • Economics research: 9th place in European, German-speaking countries www.rankings.unisg.ch

The International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) was founded in 1916 as a special agency designed to advance B.A. and M.A. programmes. Besides leading American business schools, the best international business schools have also been granted accreditation since 1997. www.rankings.unisg.ch

EFMD

66 www.unisg.ch


Useful weblinks Studying in Switzerland

www.swissuniversity.ch www.crus.ch

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs www.eda.admin.ch

Swiss Scholarships

This brochure contains information about the English-language Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Please consult our website for information about the German-language Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, as well as for information about the Ph.D. programmes and the Executive School. The relevant brochures can also be ordered on or downloaded from our website.

www.sbfi.admin.ch

Information about Switzerland www.swissworld.org

Information about St.Gallen

© University of St.Gallen (HSG) 2013: The information in this publication is correct as of August 2013, but the University of St.Gallen reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without further notice. Editorial office: Marketing. Photos: Hannes Thalmann, University of St.Gallen.

www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch www.stadt.sg.ch

www.unisg.ch 67


General questions University of St.Gallen (HSG) Dufourstrasse 50 9000 St.Gallen Switzerland www.unisg.ch E-Mail: info@unisg.ch Phone: +41 (0)71 224 21 12

Questions regarding enrolment and admission www.admissions.unisg.ch E-Mail: admissions@unisg.ch

Student Mobility www.exchange.unisg.ch E-Mail: exchange@unisg.ch

Facebook www.facebook.com/HSGStart

EFMD


International Bachelor's and Master's programmes