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Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 06:38
Hi everyone,

since I couldn't find a recent discussion on the SIM program I want to start a new topic for interested people to contribute and share their experiences on

-the Master's Program in Strategy and International Management in specific
-the University of St. Gallen in general

It recently was ranked #1 in the FT masters in management ranking, but it's a relatively new program and I couldn't find much informal information online.
Is there anyone out there who is currently enrolled in the program?
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Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 04:39
Hi,

I'm currently enrolled in the program. It consists of a small group of 30-40 international students, intake is once a year in September. Due to the small course size, classes are highly interactive, students are especially encouraged to contribute experiences from their home countries. Besides thorough theory coverage, they include case studies, guest lectures, and projects in cooperation with partner companies. You can specialize in certain topics such as entrepreneurship or professional service firms. Most students do an exchange semester or take part in a double degree program. You also complete an international internship and a volunteer international project promoting sustainable solutions to the social needs of the poor.
Overall, I feel I benefitted substantially in terms of professional as well as personal development. The program has a high reputation, especially in Europe, and compared to other MiM programs offers great value for little money.
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Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 07:59
hi, i'm an italian student and i'm gonna apply for the ma in banking and finance at ST.gallen next year. i'm really worried about the language since i don't know even one word of german. do you think would it be a huge problem when applying for an internship in the summer? i don't have any work experience and i won't have one when i'll begin my master. are the exam sheduled in such a way that i would be able to take an internship in the summer? in my university, as usually in italian universities, exams are scheduled until the end of july, so we don't have any possibility of taking any work experience during the bachelor.

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Hi,

I'm currently enrolled in the program. It consists of a small group of 30-40 international students, intake is once a year in September. Due to the small course size, classes are highly interactive, students are especially encouraged to contribute experiences from their home countries. Besides thorough theory coverage, they include case studies, guest lectures, and projects in cooperation with partner companies. You can specialize in certain topics such as entrepreneurship or professional service firms. Most students do an exchange semester or take part in a double degree program. You also complete an international internship and a volunteer international project promoting sustainable solutions to the social needs of the poor.
Overall, I feel I benefitted substantially in terms of professional as well as personal development. The program has a high reputation, especially in Europe, and compared to other MiM programs offers great value for little money.
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Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 00:50
alexba91 wrote:
hi, i'm an italian student and i'm gonna apply for the ma in banking and finance at ST.gallen next year. i'm really worried about the language since i don't know even one word of german. do you think would it be a huge problem when applying for an internship in the summer? i don't have any work experience and i won't have one when i'll begin my master. are the exam sheduled in such a way that i would be able to take an internship in the summer? in my university, as usually in italian universities, exams are scheduled until the end of july, so we don't have any possibility of taking any work experience during the bachelor.


Hi,
if you're an international student and you cannot prove sufficient knowledge of the German language, you'll have to take an introductory German course, no matter which master's course at HSG you're taking (Grade won't affect your GPA though, it's just pass/ fail and won't show up on your transcript). I'm not sure about banking internships, but for consulting you need to have at least a good knowledge of the German language. You can, however, also do international internships, in your case e.g. in Italy, so you avoid the language difficulties.
Regarding potential summer internships: Central exams usually are in June/ early July, so normally, you can still do a summer internship. Moreover, starting from semester 2, you have more freedom to choose your courses and thus you can take the ones that only have decentral exams, which take place in the last month of the teaching period (would be December and May respectively).
Hope that helps!
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Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 10:53
Hi,

I have also applied for this programme. Has anyone of you received admits so far?
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Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 04:15
Congrats everyone on this year's intake...

As a current student of HSG, Masters in economics,

here is alink to my blog about HSG, all comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

http://alambanlives.blogspot.ch/2011/11 ... -days.html
Re: Master's in Strategy and International Management at HSG   [#permalink] 03 Jul 2012, 04:15
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