The University of St. Gallen (HSG) is a multidisciplinary research and teaching university. Established in 1898 in the charming city of St. Gallen, it was originally a business academy. Today HSG is ranked as one of the top 200 most distinguished public universities in Europe, and the best business school in Switzerland.
The biggest business school
HSG has the largest business school of any Swiss university. The university consists of five schools: The School of Management (SoM-HSG), the School of Finance (SoF-HSG), the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS-HSG), the Law School (LS-HSG), and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG). It is accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in management, humanities, law, finance, and political and social science, with an emphasis on practical education and international research.
According to the Financial Times (FT), HSG’s Master’s in Management is ranked 1st, and its Master’s in Banking and Finance is ranked 6th internationally. HSG also offers a range of continuing education options such as courses, seminars, postgraduate training, and in-house seminars. There are 29 research affiliated institutes with HSG, and while they are managed by academics, they that act as independent businesses.
More than 8,500 students attend HSG, 32% of which come from 84 nations. This is why a large number of courses are taught in English. That makes HSG attractive to foreign students. However, they also have an opportunity to follow the courses in German. HSG collaborates with 200 international partner universities. Hence, its attendees may choose studying abroad while obtaining two degrees and immersing him/herself into a different culture and learning style.
The University of St. Gallen provides its students, professors, and personnel with a large variety of amenities and activities, including a language center, a massive library collection, career and corporate services, counseling and psychological services, a gym, a football pitch, and tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts.
The university’s location is also attractive as it’s just a 15-minute walk from the city center, making it ideal for all kinds of leisurely activities such rock climbing and sailing. There are about 120 student associations and initiatives that contribute to a rich and diverse university life at St. Gallen. These associations, which are often international, include the Scandinavian Society, the Asia Club, Club Latino, the St. Gallen Lacrosse Club, St. Gallen Sailing, and the Golfclub HSG. Students can even organize international events such as the St. Gallen Symposium and the Oikos Model World Trade Organization (WTO).
The university has also close ties to leading international corporations, which conduct interactive workshops, lectures, and international internships.
So, if you are looking at getting into business, and don’t mind the picturesque views of the Swiss Alps and Lake Constance, then check out the University of St. Gallen. You will love it.
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