Essentials in General Management CAS HSG

Development of Business Competencies in Strategy, Finance, Leadership and Self-Management for Non-Economists

Enhance Your Management Know-how

Understanding interrelationships in business management is the foundation of every successful manager today. As non-economist this program will equip you with the necessary tools in the areas of Strategy, Finance, Leadership and Self-Management to take confident and professional action in matters requiring business management skills and to position yourself in the long term as competent leader.

Target Group

This certificate is aimed at non-business-administration specialists in lower and middle echelon management who want to acquaint themselves with business subjects.


  • Duration: 6 – 9 months

  • On-Campus: 13 days

  • Self-Study: 3 – 5h per module

  • Personal coaching (resilience module): 2 x 30min

On-Campus Modules

  • Self-Management and Resilience

    July 13 – 15, 2022
    July 05 – 07, 2023

  • Leading with Energy and Focus

    September 28 – 30, 2022
    November 06 – 08, 2023

  • Driving Financial Performance

    April 17 – 20, 2023

  • Building Sustainable Strategies

    June 06 – 08, 2023

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Location: St. Gallen     |     Language: English     |     ECTS-Points: 10     |     Costs: CHF 17’500     |     Individual modules bookable: Yes     |     Flexible entry possible: Yes    |     Graduation: CAS in General Management    |    Recognition: Leadership CAS HSG

Next Start Date

July 13, 2o22

Registration Deadline

July 06, 2o22

Participant’s Profile

~Years‘ Work Experience
Average Age
Number of industries
Female participants

Modules and Overview of Topics

Building Sustainable Strategies

  • Strategies for business units – develop competitive strategies and tactics for contested industries

  • Implementing strategies – initiate, follow and conclude change processes

  • Building innovative business models – improve value creation and develop the business model

Driving Financial Performance

  • Understanding balance sheets and asking the pertinent questions – interpret key figures correctly and recognize risks early on

  • Tools of financial management – utilize the business plan as tool to successfully shape the future

  • Financial performance indicators – analyze and assess the success of strategic decisions

Leading with Energy and Focus

  • Develop your own management style – manage yourself and your team confidently and persuasively

  • Effective and inspiring leadership – develop and communicate a common vision

  • Change management – overcome resistance and motivate your employees to stand behind a common goal

Self-Management and Resilience

  • Self – Management – basis for unfolding the own potential

  • A worthy image of man – foundation for sustainable health and fulfillment

  • Attitudes and instruments for the development of inner strength and success

Your Practical Benefits

Shape future-proof competitive strategies to position yourself and survive in contested markets.

Initiate change processes and be capable of advancing them and bringing them to a professional conclusion.

Know the fundamentals of double-entry accounting and analyze past events.

Plan the financial future making use of key figures and prepare capital budgets.

Develop your own specific management style and lead your team securely and confidently even in difficult circumstances.

You incorporate attitudes that enable you to face challenges and difficulties to grow.


“The quality of the professors was exceptional. Highly relevant examples were repeatedly demonstrated in practice to provide a broader understanding of topics. My knowledge was enhanced significantly in ways that support my day-to-day management tasks.”

Chris Howard, Global Program Manager, Financial Services Industry

“As an engineer employed on a full-time basis, I needed a management program that accommodated my hectic schedule and needs. And that is exactly what the Management Certificate course provided.”

Dr. Michael Winkler, Senior Scientist, NATO C3 Agency

“This is high-caliber management education, comparable to my previous studies at an Ivy League university in the United States.”

Stefan E. Mueller, Consultant


3 Reasons to Attend

  • Obtain valuable stimulus for your management responsibilities in strategy, finance, and leadership.

  • Network with exciting peers and become part of the IfB Executive Education HSG alumni community.

  • Acquire first-class practical business management know-how based on cutting-edge research of the HSG.

Are you interested?

Then sign up for the executive education program „Essentials in General Management CAS HSG“.

We look forward to your registration!

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