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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 01:09
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Guys, have you seen the structure of the course?

I honestly can't understand how many exams are we supposed to take..If we have to get 90 credits, subtracting the 15 credits of the core subjects and 18 for the thesis, that would leave 57 credits..and since every elective is 4 or 2 credits, that would mean a huge number of exams for two semesters..Where am I going wrong?! :roll:

And what about the bidding process?Have you heard about it?


Ideally, you should aim to complete 30 credits per semester. Therefore, in the first semester you study 15 credits of optional courses alongwith 15 credits of compulsory courses. In the last semester, you write your thesis along with 12 credits for courses. Usually, students graduate in 2years as they are also required to complete a few supplementary courses.
HSG requires intensive study and one should not compare it with the workload of masters degrees in UK.

Yeah, but with electives being worth a maximum of 4 credits (some are worth only 2) you'd have to take 8 exams in a semester :roll:
I'm not comparing it with UK university, I come from Bocconi and here we're used to study quite a lot, but 8 exams in a semester..Unless they're easy to take, because 8 of the exams I've been used to would kill you :-D


Yes, if you wish to complete 30 credits a semester, you'll have to pass minimum 7-8 courses. One of my friends, pursuing MEcon at HSG, is having a very hard time dealing with the course load. He also revealed that courses offering 2 credits would also demand enormous amount of effort and dedication.
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 05:28
So, you're saying we have to take 20 exams in three semesters + Thesis? :?
I didn't mean to go to St Gallen to have some vacations, but I didn't know it was going to be like this..
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 05:32
And I think we're not even allowed to take electives during the first semester, since on the website it says that electives are to be taken during the second and third semester..This would further increase the number of exams to be taken during the second and third semester!There's got to be something wrong in my count..
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 05:51
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And I think we're not even allowed to take electives during the first semester, since on the website it says that electives are to be taken during the second and third semester..This would further increase the number of exams to be taken during the second and third semester!There's got to be something wrong in my count..

As far as i know, one is allowed to study optionals in the first semester( otherwise there will be no bidding for first semester students).
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 01:28
I don't know about MBF, but a friend who's a current SIM student mentioned that it's a lot easier at HSG compared to Cambridge where he finished his bachelor's degree.

By the way, when are you guys planning to book housing?

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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 01:33
I hope we're allowed to take electives during the first semester, although I think letting international students bid for exams in August while they don't even know what bidding is, is pretty stupid..
I have to graduate first, and then I'll be looking for housing, next month probably..

By the way, what is the next step?I mean, do we have to fill some kind of form online/pay the fee for the first semester by a certain deadline?
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 02:50
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I don't know about MBF, but a friend who's a current SIM student mentioned that it's a lot easier at HSG compared to Cambridge where he finished his bachelor's degree.

By the way, when are you guys planning to book housing?

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Hey sk8e,
Wassup with your SIM application?
I don't have a place as of yet, planning to search from next month.

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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 03:17
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I hope we're allowed to take electives during the first semester, although I think letting international students bid for exams in August while they don't even know what bidding is, is pretty stupid..
I have to graduate first, and then I'll be looking for housing, next month probably..

By the way, what is the next step?I mean, do we have to fill some kind of form online/pay the fee for the first semester by a certain deadline?


@MrEmmeBi - Next step would be to pay the tuition for first semester. Note that you won't be able to bid for subjects if you don't pay tuition on time, the billing process at the HSG seems very slow so I'd suggest paying the fees as soon as you can.

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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 05:03
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I hope we're allowed to take electives during the first semester, although I think letting international students bid for exams in August while they don't even know what bidding is, is pretty stupid..
I have to graduate first, and then I'll be looking for housing, next month probably..

By the way, what is the next step?I mean, do we have to fill some kind of form online/pay the fee for the first semester by a certain deadline?


@MrEmmeBi - Next step would be to pay the tuition for first semester. Note that you won't be able to bid for subjects if you don't pay tuition on time, the billing process at the HSG seems very slow so I'd suggest paying the fees as soon as you can.

Cheers!
Pradeep


Yeah, but when is the deadline, how much do I have to pay and how? :-D
Is there anywhere I can read all of these info?
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 23:21
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I don't know about MBF, but a friend who's a current SIM student mentioned that it's a lot easier at HSG compared to Cambridge where he finished his bachelor's degree.

By the way, when are you guys planning to book housing?

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Hey sk8e,
Wassup with your SIM application?
I don't have a place as of yet, planning to search from next month.


Hi ronnie

My case is quite strange. For two days I had a status of nicht zugelassen, but later it changed to zugelassen mit Vorbehalt. Now I am sure that I have made it due to some other reasons, however, I'am still waiting for the letter.

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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 01:28
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sk8e wrote:
I don't know about MBF, but a friend who's a current SIM student mentioned that it's a lot easier at HSG compared to Cambridge where he finished his bachelor's degree.

By the way, when are you guys planning to book housing?

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Hey sk8e,
Wassup with your SIM application?
I don't have a place as of yet, planning to search from next month.


Hi ronnie

My case is quite strange. For two days I had a status of nicht zugelassen, but later it changed to zugelassen mit Vorbehalt. Now I am sure that I have made it due to some other reasons, however, I'am still waiting for the letter.

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@sk8e,
In my opinion, you are through. It seems adcom changed its mind after 2 days.
I have been admitted on 1st May and I'm still awaiting the admission letter through post. But I have received the electronic confirmation. I hope that you don't have to wait this long for the letter.
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 02:15
@ronnie...this might be a really stupid question but how did you figure out what supplementary courses you've been assigned. I've only gotten an admissions letter through email but it didnt mention any supplementary courses. where on the service portal website are we supposed to go?

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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 04:09
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@ronnie...this might be a really stupid question but how did you figure out what supplementary courses you've been assigned. I've only gotten an admissions letter through email but it didnt mention any supplementary courses. where on the service portal website are we supposed to go?

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You don't have to figure it out. It's mentioned in a letter you get along with your admission letter. If you haven't received it, you will get it very soon. (Maybe adcom has not yet ascertained the number of supplementary courses you have to complete)
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 07:37
Guys, I need some help with the German language, since I can't understand what documents I have to submit by the end of August..
In the Service Portal I can see I have to sumbit the following:
-Reifezeugnis im Original: Matura bzw. anderer Zulassungsausweis.. Is it the high school leaving certificate?
-Ausstehende Noten: no idea here
-Erworbener Abschluss im Original: degree certificate?
-Erworbener Abschluss in Kopie: copy of the degree certificate? :D

Thanks for your help
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 08:13
Guys, I ve heard about that new website duolingo and all the hype going on about it. I am thinking about starting learning some basic German. Think should be useful ?
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 00:06
MrEmmeBi wrote:
Guys, I need some help with the German language, since I can't understand what documents I have to submit by the end of August..
In the Service Portal I can see I have to sumbit the following:
-Reifezeugnis im Original: Matura bzw. anderer Zulassungsausweis.. Is it the high school leaving certificate?
-Ausstehende Noten: no idea here
-Erworbener Abschluss im Original: degree certificate?
-Erworbener Abschluss in Kopie: copy of the degree certificate? :D

Thanks for your help

@mREmmeBi - try this link: https://serviceportal.unisg.ch/Download ... Status.pdf
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 00:09
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pradeepskunwar wrote:
MrEmmeBi wrote:
I hope we're allowed to take electives during the first semester, although I think letting international students bid for exams in August while they don't even know what bidding is, is pretty stupid..
I have to graduate first, and then I'll be looking for housing, next month probably..

By the way, what is the next step?I mean, do we have to fill some kind of form online/pay the fee for the first semester by a certain deadline?


@MrEmmeBi - Next step would be to pay the tuition for first semester. Note that you won't be able to bid for subjects if you don't pay tuition on time, the billing process at the HSG seems very slow so I'd suggest paying the fees as soon as you can.

Cheers!
Pradeep


Yeah, but when is the deadline, how much do I have to pay and how? :-D
Is there anywhere I can read all of these info?
Thanks


@MrEmmeBi- You must have received an invoice along with your admission letter. That invoice has all the details you need i.e. deadline/amount/mode of payment etc.
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 12:48
Guys, do you know how their GPA points are distributed according to the U.S 0-4.00 scale GPA ?
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:43
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MrEmmeBi wrote:
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@MrEmmeBi - Next step would be to pay the tuition for first semester. Note that you won't be able to bid for subjects if you don't pay tuition on time, the billing process at the HSG seems very slow so I'd suggest paying the fees as soon as you can.

Cheers!
Pradeep


Yeah, but when is the deadline, how much do I have to pay and how? :-D
Is there anywhere I can read all of these info?
Thanks


@MrEmmeBi- You must have received an invoice along with your admission letter. That invoice has all the details you need i.e. deadline/amount/mode of payment etc.



Problem is I haven't received it!I have just received the admission letter without any other info..
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Re: University of St.Gallen (HSG) MBF 2012 intake [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:59
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MrEmmeBi wrote:
Guys, I need some help with the German language, since I can't understand what documents I have to submit by the end of August..
In the Service Portal I can see I have to sumbit the following:
-Reifezeugnis im Original: Matura bzw. anderer Zulassungsausweis.. Is it the high school leaving certificate?
-Ausstehende Noten: no idea here
-Erworbener Abschluss im Original: degree certificate?
-Erworbener Abschluss in Kopie: copy of the degree certificate? :D

Thanks for your help

@mREmmeBi - try this link: https://serviceportal.unisg.ch/Download ... Status.pdf


Thanks for the link!

What does Grades still outstanding mean? :\
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