University of St. Gallen

University Overview:

The University of St. Gallen (HSG) is a public research university located in St. GallenSwitzerland. Established in 1898, it specialises in business administrationeconomicslaw, and international affairs.[2] In 2020, it had 9,047 students, of which 3,443 were master’s students and 617 doctoral students.[3] It is ranked among the top business universities in the world. Popular rankings place the institution as the best business school in the German speaking world and consistently among the top 1-7 business schools in Europe.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Although one of Switzerland’s smallest universities, HSG has Switzerland’s largest faculty for business administration.[13] It is a member of the CEMS and APSIA and is EQUISAACSB and AMBA accredited (triple crown).


MA in Strategy and International Management:

With a challenging curriculum that combines the research-based, academic rigour of a Master of Arts with the practice-oriented approach of leading MBA programmes, the SIM offers an outstanding management education. Centred around the core disciplines of strategy, leadership, finance, marketing, organisational behaviour and international management, the SIM curriculum prepares you for a successful career in today’s increasingly digitalised world as a respected and responsible manager, entrepreneur, business consultant and beyond.

Key Facts

TitleMaster of Arts HSG (M.A. HSG) inStrategy and International Management
Programme StartAutumn semester, calendar week 38(Integration week SIM Start Professional, calendar week 36)
Duration1.5 years / 3 semesters (full-time)
Credits90 ECTS
Programme running since2004
AccreditationEQUIS, AACSB, AMBA
Financial Times Ranking Global MiMThe Economist Ranking Global MiM1st worldwide (2011-2021)2nd worldwide / Band A (2019)
Application window1 October to 30 April(deadlines Admissions & Crediting Office page)
Admission requirementsSee Admissions & Crediting Office page
Tuition feesSwiss nationals: CHF 1,429.- per semesterForeign nationals: CHF 3,329.- per semester
Loans & ScholarshipsSee Advice Center for Study Funding page 
Class Profile 2021 Intake 
Class size55
Average age23
Nationalities represented25
Female / Male ratio53% / 47%


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