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St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2011, 01:08
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Is there anyone who has applied or is planning to apply for the Masters in Strategy and International Management from St. Gallen HSG ?
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 00:36
Hi akhilesh,

I'm from New Delhi and planning to apply for a masters programme (2012 intake). Would you like to share your profile?

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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 00:41
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Hi akhilesh,

I'm from New Delhi and planning to apply for a masters programme (2012 intake). Would you like to share your profile?

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Yea I will, but do you know about employment stats ? Plus We can't work in Germany, Switzerland because of language difficulties.
Do have any information about the course?
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2012, 01:55
hi guys,

i'm thinking about applying for the SIM as it has been ranked #1 in this year's financial times ranking. is there anyone who can provide me with some insider information on the program?
do you think it's comparable to the master in mgt programs of LBS and LSE?

any info is greatly appreciated!
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2012, 03:10
Hi akhilesh,

I have read your posts on various threads such as LBS,LSE,DUKE,HEC for the MIM programs.
I would like to know whether you have any offer from any institute yet ? If yes, please share your experiences and information for all of us !

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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 10:49
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hi guys,

i'm thinking about applying for the SIM as it has been ranked #1 in this year's financial times ranking. is there anyone who can provide me with some insider information on the program?
do you think it's comparable to the master in mgt programs of LBS and LSE?

any info is greatly appreciated!


No matter what the rankings say, LBS and LSE are way ahead in terms of reputation and quality. These 2 are world-renowned programmes whereas gallen is a very "GERMAN" university not renowned outside German speaking Europe.
In my opinion, LBS>LSE>HEC>Warwick>...>HSG.
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 04:29
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gdebruit wrote:
hi guys,

i'm thinking about applying for the SIM as it has been ranked #1 in this year's financial times ranking. is there anyone who can provide me with some insider information on the program?
do you think it's comparable to the master in mgt programs of LBS and LSE?

any info is greatly appreciated!


No matter what the rankings say, LBS and LSE are way ahead in terms of reputation and quality. These 2 are world-renowned programmes whereas gallen is a very "GERMAN" university not renowned outside German speaking Europe.
In my opinion, LBS>LSE>HEC>Warwick>...>HSG.


Hi there,

I wouldn't go for an absoulte ranking but say it depends on your profile and what you expect of your studies content-wise.
The MiM programs of LBS and LSE have a great reputation and if you want to start your career in the UK or the US both probably are a good choice. Nevertheless, you should be aware of the fact that these programs are mainly designed for students who have a NON-business undergraduate background as a kind of "MBA at an early career stage". Thus, it depends on your undergraduate studies, with a bachelor in BA you might have heard a lot of the stuff before, so the value added is limited.
The SIM masters at HSG focuses on advanced management studies and leadership development and hence has more elements of a consecutive master's program. It furthermore places a great emphasis on international experience and entrepreneurship. A better comparable to the SIM is probably the MSc in BAC at Warwick, though that program is closely linked to operations research and thus more implementation than strategy focused.
A last note: If money is an issue for you, the SIM probably offers an option to get a general business degree from a reputable university at a bearable cost.
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 23:36
Hi Akhilesh, i've heard it is a pretty damn good program, but they insist on bachelors in business administration background,i have done BE so don't know they'll accept or not?? also there is one thing i need to ask you, you have (in your profile) said that you have 3.5 GPA, how did you find that out? did you use any profile evaluation service???please advice. Cheers!!
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 02:25
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Hi Akhilesh, i've heard it is a pretty damn good program, but they insist on bachelors in business administration background,i have done BE so don't know they'll accept or not?? also there is one thing i need to ask you, you have (in your profile) said that you have 3.5 GPA, how did you find that out? did you use any profile evaluation service???please advice. Cheers!!


Just send an email to sim@unisg.ch, I sent them a bunch of questions and they were all answered quickly. Apparently it's hard to get in, but there are special provisions for international students, so you might have a chance even though your degree is different - at least worth a try.
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 04:56
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aadityaisking wrote:
Hi Akhilesh, i've heard it is a pretty damn good program, but they insist on bachelors in business administration background,i have done BE so don't know they'll accept or not?? also there is one thing i need to ask you, you have (in your profile) said that you have 3.5 GPA, how did you find that out? did you use any profile evaluation service???please advice. Cheers!!


Just send an email to sim@unisg.ch, I sent them a bunch of questions and they were all answered quickly. Apparently it's hard to get in, but there are special provisions for international students, so you might have a chance even though your degree is different - at least worth a try.

what provisions are you speaking about? i didn't find anything about special rules for international students.. do you think they consider as international students just people coming from non-EU countries?
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Hey everybody!

I am going to apply either, but I still have to take the gmat 8-) I'm gonna take it the 28th of March, just in time for the final deadline!

Did you guys take the GMAT already? masterstrategist123 did they tell you if the awa is relevant for the admission?
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 04:47
Hi there,

@alexba91: Apparently, they abolished the special regulations regarding international students last year, so everyone is assessed equally, independent of nationality. Sorry for the confusion.

@MarkDM: Don't know if the AWA is relevant for admission, it's not explicitly listed on the score system, but I wouldn't run any risks and fill it out, just in case...
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 09:47
Oh no, I know that you must fill it out, I read that on the website. But if it's not relevant, I'm not gonna prepare at all for it. Rather I would try to improve my chances to get an amazing score!

Did you apply already? If so, can I ask you how it works with the payment of the application fee?
I read some info on the website. If I understand correctly, you have to complete an online application, and then send the required documents.

Thank you Masterstrategist! :wink:
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 03:30
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@AWA: What you're saying makes sense - I personally wouldn't (and didn't) take that risk... I guess if they do read it (which might very well be the case) and you had an amazing score it might not reflect to good on you if your amazing score comes at the cost of a really bad awa. But those are just my two cents....

@Application: Nope. I am still compiling my documents. From what I understand you just sign up online, print the confirmation and send that with all the required docs plus the payment receipt to the university before the deadline. I think the bank details you get after starting that online process ....

Good Luck for your application!
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 05:01
Good Luck to you too and thank you!

I think you are probably right. I am going to try to get a decent grade on AWA, but I'll still keep the priority on the GMAT score.

I "just" need to pass the GMAT first :D What did you obtain?
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2012, 23:55
I had an interview at LBS two days ago. Did not like it, because the admissions manager was a bit rude and very challenging. Very different from what I was expecting. I also did not like London, I have to say. Even if I do not get there, I will not feel very disappointed, as I would like to study at St. Gallen. Even though I was thinking about MBF, now I am a lot more interested in the SIM course, because it has more to do with business and management.
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 11:34
Can anyone help me out? I have nearly completed the whole SIM application, but I still have a question regarding one thing. In the first page of the online application there is a slot called "Choose degree level".

If I have a Bachelor's degree, and I am now applying for a Master's which one should I choose? I would really appreciate if someone helped me here.

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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2012, 02:43
I think you would click on "First degree course, Master's" - because than in the "Enroll for" it would give you SIM as an option, right?
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Re: St. Gallen Masters in Management - MA. HSG SIM? [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 10:45
Hi guys,

Any admits so far?
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