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The St.Gallen MBA

The University of St.Gallen is a leading European business school located in Eastern Switzerland near Zurich.
Founded in 1898, it became a fully-fledged business school in 1911 and today has the largest management faculty in the German-speaking area, and a 7,000 full-time student body. St.Gallen offers a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive (both degree and short-term) and doctoral programmes, and is accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.
Founded in 2005 and based on the University’s longstanding reputation for integrative management, the St.Gallen MBA offers participants a firm theoretical base supported by tailor-made cases and practical exposure in order to forge the business leaders of the future.


The St.Gallen MBA full and part-time classes are selected to reflect high academic accomplishments, diverse career experiences and exceptional motivation. Our small class size enables personalized attention for each MBA participant. Participants benefit from the University’s close ties to leading international companies and business leaders, and access to a more than 19000 strong alumni network.


The University of St.Gallen is well known for its integrative management approach that addresses business complexity by incorporating multiple management functions, disciplines and logic into the decision-making process. Our large and renowned permanent faculty ensures that St.Gallen stays at the forefront of research and ideas in management education.


We believe that diversity of experiences and academic and cultural backgrounds enriches the learning environment. We place special emphasis on promoting diversity within our small class. This also reflects Switzerland’s tradition as a multicultural host to numerous international companies and organisations in the heart of Europe. We aim to educate graduates who will be socially competent and responsible managers accountable to shareholders and stakeholders. We seek to develop managers with “a cool head, a warm heart, and active hands”.

Full-time MBA

The full-time MBA programme is taught fully in English and has a specialised soft-skills programme. The programme includes recruiters from major management consultants including Bain & Company, McKinsey, Accenture and Roland Berger. In addition to this, graduates perform strongly in the finance industry, where St.Gallen is traditionally well connected, and also in industrial companies such as Hilti and Alstom.

Part-time MBA

The part-time MBA programme is a joint programme offered with the ESADE business school in Spain. It is taught over 2 years and includes modules delivered in St.Gallen and Barcelona. The programme is designed with working professionals in mind and includes flexibility on module choices to allow participants to remain in full-time employment at the same time as having the benefit of an MBA education.

Student Profile

The St.Gallen MBA is designed as a highly selective programme for high potential junior managers. All participants are required to have work experience, with 4 years as the recommended level.


Class profile:

    About 40 students

    Average GMAT - 673

    Average age - 30 years

    Average work experience - 6 years

During the admissions process, we are careful to select participants with international experience, from a mix of employment backgrounds and from a range of different nationalities and language zones. With a small class size we are able to choose participants with the ability to perform well in the market and who have a specific interest in pursuing a career in Europe.


Peggy van der Wallen
Admissions Manager
University of St.Gallen

The St. Gallen MBA
Blumenbergplatz 9
St. Gallen,

Tel: +41-71-224-2478
Fax: +41-71-224-2473





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