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

  • Building Sustainable Strategies:

    June 11 – 13, 2024
    May 21 – 23, 2025

  • Self-Management and Resilience:

    July 02 – 04, 2024
    July 01 – 03, 2025

  • Leading with Energy and Focus:

    September 16 – 18, 2024
    September 17 – 19, 2025

  • Driving Financial Performance:

    April 22 – 25 , 2025

Next Start Date

  • June 11, 2024

Registration Deadline

  • June 04, 2024




CHF 17’500




On-campus Modules:
Can be booked individually

Credited to:
Leadership CAS HSG

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

Participant Profile

years work experience
30 – 55 years
number of industries
female participants


“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 good reasons for your participation

  • Receive valuable impulses for your management responsibility in strategy, finance, and leadership
  • Network with exciting peers and become part of the IoMS Executive Education HSG Alumni Community

  • Give your career an extra kick with a worldwide recognized executive education from the University of St.Gallen

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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Project Manager IoMS Executive Education