Our master programs

The IfB is responsible for two master programs of the HSG: Master in Strategy and International Management (SIM) and Master in Business Management (MBM). Both master programs occupy the best places in different rankings. In the current Financial Times ranking, the SIM program ranks first worldwide. In addition, our “Management” master program (MBM-HSG) was included in a ranking for the first time. In the QS Business Schools Rankings 2018, it was ranked first in the “Masters in Management” category in the German-speaking countries and reached the excellent 10th place worldwide

Strategy and International Management (SIM)

International Master’s degree programs in Strategy of the University of St. Gallen

Master in Business Management (MBM)

Top-ranked Master in Business Management studies

Master in Strategy and International Management (SIM)

SIM Master is a degree program of the University of St. Gallen, a combination of mission-critical managerial knowledge and outstanding practice to prepare students for the demanding business world.

Master program’s base

Core courses in strategic, international and financial management are the base of the Master program in Strategy and International Management. The core courses are supplemented by advanced management courses and so-called “SIM Integratives” like Entrepreneurship, Digitization and Network Strategy. In addition, as part of the “SIM in Practice”, our students develop global initiatives aimed at creating social added value for society. An international mandatory internship is also completed until the end of the studies. This gives students a holistic approach to solve complex challenges in all areas of management.

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Combination of different subjects

SIM provides an integrative and interdisciplinary approach that enables our students to meet complex management challenges of our time. Its base is the pursuit of independent action and orientation towards high ethical and academic standards.

International environment

SIM Master is a three-semester program (18 months). The students have to complete a total of 90 ECTS. Taking the international environment into consideration, the language of teaching and exams is English. Our students graduate with the “Master of Arts of the HSG in Strategy and International Management”. This research-based program starts for successful candidates once a year in September.

Sponsoring SIM Master program

The success of the SIM Master program is based on the contribution of entrepreneurial sponsors that can enhance the program development efforts.

For this reason, contacts with progressive companies interested in the variety of sponsorship opportunities are constantly being looked for the SIM Master program. The SIM management has proven that it has the know-how to create mutually beneficial sponsor partnerships.

Your personal consulting

If you have any questions about the Master in Strategy and International Management, I look forward to hearing from you.

Omid Aschari

Prof. Dr.
Titularprofessor und Ständiger Dozent für Strategisches Management

Master in Unternehmensführung (MUG)

The goal of the Master program in Business Management is to optimally prepare the students for responsible leadership and expert tasks, e.g. in strategy and corporate development.

Master program’s base

With the Master program in Business Management (MBM), the HSG remains in its traditional position in German-speaking countries. The entire Master program is characterized by a strong entrepreneurial mindset, no matter if you talk about start-ups or corporations. Ethical and sustainability issues are of particular importance in the master program. The focus of the master program can be on corporate development, entrepreneurship and family business, sustainability management and staff management. The MBM prepares students for positions in charge of management, staffing, business consulting and general management functions.

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Generalist management education

MBM offers students the opportunity to acquire a broad range of competencies required for business management. In doing so, specializations in the areas of corporate development, staff management, family business and entrepreneurship and sustainability can be chosen. If desired, however, students can also choose their courses across all focus areas, as well as additional elective courses. MBM stresses a holistic approach to the analysis of management challenges and their handling.

Managerial responsibility

Whether it is large companies or family business succession, the students are taught broad-based competencies to assume managerial responsibility. Understanding the use of proven tools and scientific knowledge also helps them successfully address corporate management challenges.

Ethics and sustainability

One of the main focus areas of MBM deals intensively with the handling of dilemmas in business decisions. The students become aware of ethics and sustainability issues and learn to deal with them.

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If you have any questions about the Master in Business Management, I look forward to hearing from you.