From Insight to Impact

University of St.Gallen MBA
European MBA


The University of St.Gallen MBA Full-Time Programme

The University of St.Gallen MBA programme was founded in 2005 and strives to develop competent, entrepreneurial and internationally oriented managers who can master tomorrow's challenges. The Full-time MBA is an intensive 11 month experience, taught entirely in English, with a general management approach that offers students the option to tailor the programme towards their own specific career needs. The content of each course is drawn from theory and business cases from all over the world, which, alongside an internationally mobile faculty and highly diverse student body, has ensured a truly international experience for our students. We only accept a maximum of 50 students in our class and place special emphasis on promoting diversity within our groups.

We invest significant resources in providing individual industry coaching, career planning and mentoring services. Each MBA participant has a personal Coaching Programme, which will help to identify their personal strengths and weaknesses and initiate a targeted reflection process with the aim to develop responsible leaders. We build upon our strong business network and invite corporates to take an active part in teaching and learning activities, through in-house leadership training workshops, 'industry insights' courses and weekly company presentations. In addition to this, each MBA participant is introduced to a mentor from a relevant position or industry. This enables MBAs to grow their industry or role specific knowledge and enhance their professional network, facilitating a purposeful and successful entry in the post-graduate labour market.

The University of St.Gallen MBA Part-Time Programme

The University of St.Gallen launched a Part-time option alongside the full-time MBA in 2008. The Programme is designed with working professionals in mind and is intended to allow participants to remain in full-time employment at the same time as having the benefit of an MBA education. Approximately 50 places are available on the programme each year.

The programme is clear in its objectives, precise in its delivery, and consistently effective in progressing participants' capabilities; from the acquisition of general management knowledge, through exploration and enhancement of participants' leadership competencies, and definition of their areas of expertise, to the ultimate goal of significant impact and advancement in their current workplace. The part-time MBA is delivered in 73 on-campus days divided in monthly modules of 4 days (Wednesday-Saturday). Modules will take place in St.Gallen and Zurich with additional modules in across major European cities and business hubs.

The staff are of the highest academic calibre, comprised of University of St.Gallen professors, as well as distinguished professors from other competitive business schools, with professional experience in a variety of organisations. They combine pedagogical excellence, experience in helping senior executives to think in new ways, knowledge of the latest trends, and pragmatism in applying knowledge and methodology to real situations.








Programme Info


Accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB

Programme Title: University of St.Gallen MBA

Type of Course:







  • Full-time MBA
  • Part-time MBA

Course Duration:







  • 12 months (full-time)
  • 24 months (part-time)

Starting Dates: September (full-time); August (part-time)

Application Deadlines: We accept applications on a rolling basis








  • Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2015 No. 4
  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 No. 60 (No. 20 in Europe)
  • The Economist Which MBA Ranking 2015 No. 70 worldwide (No. 21 in Europe)
  • Bloomberg Best Business Schools Ranking 2015 No. 14 Europe
  • TopMBA European Business Schools 2015/16 No. 15 Europe 

Student Body


Full-time MBA Class of 2017


Class size: 50

Average Age: 29

Average Work Experience: 5

Nationalities: 29

Part-time MBA Class of 2018 


Class size: 49

Average Age: 32

Average Work Experience: 7

Nationalities: 25








Admission Requirements


  • University degree in any discipline (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • Two years of relevant work experience (minimum; recommended level of 4 years)
  • Fluency in English
  • GMAT / GRE score or Admissions Test (waiver for PhD, CFA Level 2, CPA and other qualifications on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completed online application
  • Individual interview



Full-time MBA

Tuition fees: 56,500 CHF

Part-time MBA

Tuition fees: 70,000 CHF

Scholarships availabilities: Scholarships of up to 40% of the tuition fee are awarded. Scholarship Categories: Expert Scholarship, Challenge Scholarship, Next 11 (Emerging Markets) Scholarship, Women in Business Scholarship, Outstanding Candidates Scholarship, Early Achiever Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship. For more information:








  • CHF 5,000 Early Enrolment Discount if you enrol by 31 January 2017
  • CHF 3,000 Early Enrolment Discount if you enrol by 31 May 2017
  • CHF 1,000 discount to enroled students who met us in person at an MBA fair or information event
  • 5% Early Payment Discount on any fee payment, in excess of the application and enrollment fee, paid by 31 May 2017


The University of St.Gallen has one of the strongest alumni-networks in Europe with more than 20,000 active members in Europe and around the world. After graduating from the MBA, all participants are automatically given membership into the network for one year. After this, an annual subscription fee is required, thus ensuring the network remains an active organisation.

An online alumni networking platform has also been created specifically for St.Gallen MBA alumni. St.Gallen MBA Connect is a complimentary service, offering a number of ways for our alumni to interact. The purpose of the platform is to enable alumni to re-connect with each other, give back by supporting graduating students, leverage their professional network, and, ultimately, advance their careers.



University of St.Gallen MBA

Address: Blumenbergplatz 9

9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 71 224 7356


Dean: Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok

Academic Director: Prof. Simon Evenett

Contact Admissions: Vinzent Ehrat (




















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