Global Executive MBA HSG



The Global Executive MBA HSG is a new Executive MBA programme. It allows you to experience how the tools of general management are used to establish economic success in a global environment, by receiving firsthand information from several economic hot-spots of today. The programme lasts 18 months and consists of seven, two-week modules that take place in St.Gallen, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Dubai.








Study Time


Study Fees



Rio de Janeiro

Cape Town


Los Angeles


14 core courses

18 months over all

70 days on-campus

20 days off-campus

CHF 89'000



Programme Design


The GEMBA HSG consists of 14 courses spread over seven modules and an integrated Personal Development Programme. In addition, participants are required to submit a Master’s thesis. Two of the modules are held on campus in St.Gallen, while the five remaining modules take participants to contrasting international locations. Each course lasts five days and runs from Monday to Friday. Overall, the programme comprises 90 days, 70 days on campus and 20 days of offcampus learning.


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Core Courses


In order to succeed in the international economic environment, executives require not only comprehensive knowledge of general management, but also the skills and vision to rise to the challenges of the contemporary business world. The GEMBA HSG core courses provide this foundation, covering subjects such as finance, strategy and economics from an international perspective. Courses also include personal development training and speaker series as well as social and sports events. To complement the on-campus sessions, participants study remotely by means of state-of-the-art e-learning tools, group assignments, business projects and essays.


Core Course List for GEMBA 2 (2017):


Leadership & Social Competence 



07.08. – 10.08.2017

St.Gallen Management Model I



Economics for Executives


tbd14.08. – 18.08.2017St.Gallen

Corporate Accounting


tbd20.11. – 24.11.2017Rio de Janeiro

Change Management


tbd27.11. – 01.12.2017Rio de Janeiro

Strategic Management


tbd12.02. – 16.02.2018Cape Town

International Marketing


tbd19.02. – 23.02.2018Cape Town

B2B-Marketing & Sales


tbd 07.05. – 11.05.2018Shanghai

Corporate Finance


tbd14.05. – 18.05.2018Shanghai

Innovation Management


tbd16.07. – 20.07.2018Los Angeles



tbd23.07. – 27.07.2018Los Angeles

Operations Management


tbd15.10. – 19.10.2018Dubai

Management Accounting



22.10. – 26.10.2018Dubai

Sustainability Management


tbd21.01. – 25.01.2019St.Gallen

Leadership & Social Competence II


tbd28.01. – 29.01.2019St.Gallen

The St.Gallen Management Model II


tbd30.01. – 01.02.2019St.Gallen

Download the programme calender here!



Business on Site


Each module on the GEMBA HSG includes a Business on Site session. These sessions, which typically last a full day, have been specially designed to give participants an introduction to the business practices of the respective country or region and insights into the destination’s real business culture. Incorporating company visits, panel discussions and joint projects with local firms, the Business on Site sessions allow participants to apply previously acquired general management knowledge in an authentic business context. The Business on Site sessions thus provide a real-world setting in which the concepts, frameworks and tools studied on the GEMBA HSG can be applied and tested in practice. This enables participants to develop a more profound and nuanced understanding of the disparate economies, markets and businesses around the globe. Through this insight-oriented, practical approach, the sessions both consolidate and augment the ideas generated and analyzed in the case studies, project presentations and assignments.