University of St Gallen Masters

University of St.Gallen (SIM-HSG)

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Country: Switzerland

City: St.Gallen

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University of St.Gallen (SIM-HSG)

In the quaint Swiss town of St.Gallen you probably wouldn’t expect to find one of the world’s leading business schools, but then again the University of St.Gallen has always done things differently. Lying between the financial centers of Zurich and Munich, it is a key recruitment hotspot for employers in the ‘DACH’ region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) yet its reach extends far beyond this pocket of central Europe.

University of St.Gallen also has international hubs in São Paulo & Singapore as well as links with more than 200 universities worldwide, providing unmatched exchange opportunities for its students.

After graduation its students also benefit from being part of the oldest alumni association in Europe and one of the most active, with over 300 events annually. That means University of St.Gallen alumni can instantly tap into a global network of contacts that stretches across five continents. It is these kinds of benefits which St.Gallen graduates value the most and which make the school so highly-respected.

Their flagship program, the Master’s in Strategy and International Management (SIM) at University of St.Gallen has been ranked as the best in the world by the Financial Times for 10 consecutive years (2011 – 2020). It combines the academic rigour of a master’s degree with the practice-based approach of an MBA, providing graduates with a well-rounded skill set and significant work experience. By incorporating studies from other disciplines into the program, students are left with a broad business perspective & complementary skills that allow them to tackle complex management challenges. SIM students also have excellent career perspectives and graduates rated the SIM the highest among all MiM programs for aims achieved, with 94%.

There are many more reasons why the St.Gallen SIM program is the best of its kind in the world, but perhaps it’s time you found out for yourself right here on their MASTERGRADSCHOOLS profile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Master's programs does Gabelli Fordham offer?

Drawing on the depth of expertise of our 127 full-time business faculty members and the breadth and flexibility of myriad graduate business courses, we are able to offer 14 specialized Master of Science programs (three of which are online) developed for the business niches that seek today’s student talent.

Gabelli’s MS programs can often be completed quickly to allow rapid re-entry into the professional world—some in as little as nine months. Each MS program has its own credit requirement, ranging from 30-45 credits.

What kind of connections does Gabelli's faculty have to the business world?

We  have more than 120 full-time professors and 100 adjunct professors, most of whom are actively employed as executives in the New York City business community at top-flight firms including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, IBM, Bloomberg, World Bank, McCann Erickson, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Thanks to such a diversity of professional backgrounds, our faculty is uniquely positioned to bring current industry expertise into the classroom.

What are the admissions requirements and criteria at Gabelli School of Business?

Our highly personal admissions philosophy is based on cura personalis, a Jesuit principle built on a deep respect for each individual and his or her potential.

The following is required to apply:

  • Completed application
  • Standardized Exam (GMAT/GRE)- *These exams are optional for certain programs*
  • Resume
  • Essays (2 required, 1 optional)
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • Interview
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/DUOLINGO for international applicants
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcript(s)
  • Transcript evaluations for international applicants
  • $130 application fee

What is the cost structure?

Tuition for the MS programs is $1,682 per credit

Graduate School Fees

  • General Fee -$82 (per term)
  • Technology Fee -$164 (per term)
  • Application Fee -$130
  • International Students Service Fee -$40
  • Late Payment Fee (monthly) -$15 or 1.5% on outstanding balance, whichever is greater
  • Maintenance of Matriculation Fee -$40
  • Foreign Study Fee -$250 (per trimester)

How large and important is your alumni network?

Community is a hallmark of the Gabelli School, where an open, supportive environment proves that it is possible to be both competitive and collaborative. At the conclusion of their program, students join a global network of 175,000 Fordham University alumni (40,000 of whom are Gabelli School of Business alumni.)

Gabelli alumni have a reputation for being uniquely loyal. They take with them not only the knowledge and skills that they gained throughout their program, but also the values for which the university is known. Yuan Peng, MSQF ’14, is now an Associate at JPMorgan Chase, and had this to say about his alma mater: “The Gabelli experience is not just about learning from the best, though that is part of it. More importantly, I find that the core values of hard work, curiosity, and honesty have stuck with me in both my career and my personal life.“


According to the Financial Times, the SIM program had an overall satisfaction score of 9.98 (the highest rate of any MiM program) whilst 94% of its alumni said the program helped them to achieve their aims


In the 2020 rankings the University of St.Gallen was ranked #7


Plans are afoot to build an additional campus in St.Gallen. It will accomodate 3,000 extra students and is expected to be completed by 2025


University of St.Gallen alumni network has been in existence for over 80 years, making it the oldest association of its kind in Europe


University of St.Gallen has more billionaires amongst its alumni than any other university in Europe

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