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  • “From Insight to Impact”: Education at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), one of Europe’s leading business universities (#4 at the Financial Times European Business School 2017 ranking), provides you with an optimal preparation for the future.
  • The Master in Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG) is the flagship programme of the University of St. Gallen. We aim to provide outstanding management education and generate exceptional value for our students, their employers and society at large.  Our commitment to excellence has been rewarded with our sustained leadership of the Financial Times Global MIM ranking, where we have held the #1 position for a record eight consecutive years (2011-2018).
  • With a small class-size, our curriculum focuses on your personal development. You will be part of a vibrant and diverse community of future responsible leaders, founded on integrity, friendship and shared values. Through a mandatory international internship, a social initiative abroad, as well as a range of exclusive exchange opportunities worldwide, you will be able to embark on purposeful global journeys.
  • The SIM offers a perfect blend of academic rigour and managerial relevance. Thought-leading research and real-world practical experience. Swiss quality with a global outreach.

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Founded in 1898, the university lies at the heart of Europe and has one of the largest management faculties on the continent. The University of St.Gallen is one of Europe's most distinguished universities, with an unrivaled reputation for quality within the German speaking region. Switzerland is continually recognized as one of the most competitive economies in the world. This world class business environment hosts the regional or global headquarters for over 300 of the world’s leading companies.

The Part-time MBA is designed for young executives wanting to pursue an MBA and continue working. Modules will take place in St.Gallen with additional modules in Barcelona, Basel, Frankfurt, Oxford, Salzburg and Schaffhausen, which allows us to draw on guest speakers and content from some of Europe's most important markets. The Full-time MBA programme is divided into four parts: Core Modules & Career Development Courses, Integration Courses, Electives and Corporate Project. Modules take place in St.Gallen with the opportunity to study abroad in either Singapore or Tokyo.

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  • class size: 51 (2018 intake)
  • % international students: 90
  • % female students: 50
  • % employed after 6 months: 100
  • course fee: 3,327 CHF per semester (three semester)
  • average age: 24 (age range 2018 intake: 20-36)
  • # of nationalities: 29 (2018 intake)