The University of St.Gallen is a research-intensive public university founded in 1898, specializing in business, economics, law, and social sciences. It is one of Europe's leading business schools and is renowned for its excellent teaching, research, and global networks. The success of their graduates is internationally recognized by leading positions in international rankings (FT: # 1 worldwide for a record 12 years from 2011 to 2022, The Economist: #2 worldwide 2019 to 2021) With a curriculum that puts students at the center, combining essential management knowledge with practice, St.Gallen students unleash their potential and create their own purposeful journeys.
The University of St.Gallen is located in the quaint Swiss town of St. Gallen about 15 minutes away from the city center by foot. Renovated in 2011, the campus is fitted with modern new classrooms, an underground car park, a large cafeteria, a library, a sports center, and a range of eateries. The campus also houses two care centers for students with children.
The town of St. Gallen itself has a population of 80,000, with a community of foreign nationals who make up almost 30% of its residents. St. Gallen is located between the major economic centers of Zurich and Munich, while Switzerland is easily accessible from major European cities like Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Milan. The country has one of the highest average national salaries, as well as a high standard of living, so it’s unsurprising why Switzerland continues to be a popular destination for international students.
The University of St.Gallen offers master’s programs across a variety of business disciplines, including marketing, accounting and finance, economics, international affairs, law, and computer science. The curriculum is designed to be highly interactive, with a focus on case studies, team projects, and real-world experiences. Most programs are taught in English, and students can choose from a variety of specializations and elective courses. St.Gallen also has dual-degree programs with partner universities around the world.
#1 Financial Times Global MiM Ranking
#2 The Economist Global MiM Ranking
#14 Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking
The University of St.Gallen is triple-accredited, which means it has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Less than 1% of business schools around the world hold this coveted “triple-crown” accreditation.
As a public university, the University of St.Gallen has relatively low tuition fees. St.Gallen offers a range of scholarships to both domestic and international students based on academic merit, financial need, and other criteria. Cantonal scholarships are available for Swiss citizens.
With a faculty of about 100 professors, 110 assistant professors and senior lecturers, and more than 500 part-time lecturers, the University of St.Gallen has a high teacher-student ratio. More than 50% of faculty come from abroad. This high teacher-student ratio contributes to the high-quality learning experience students can expect from this top-ranked university.
Notable current or former faculty members at HSG include Walter Hunziker (Swiss professor who co-developed the scientific study of tourism), Ota Šik (Czech economist and politician and one of the key figures in Prague Spring), Miriam Meckel (German journalist and corporate communication professor), and Juliane Kokott (Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union).