University of St.Gallen holds on to top spot

The University of St.Gallen’s Masters in Strategy and International Programme was again selected the best overall Master in Management programme in the world. It offers a good balance between academic rigour and the demands of the working world.

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Each year the Financial Times surveys 95 higher education institutes offering Masters in Management programmes. According to a statementfrom the University of St.Gallen (HSG), the ranking analyses various criteria, including value for money, aims achieved and success in job placement.

Its Masters in Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG) programme was again selected as the best overall programme globally, beating out leading universities such as HEC Paris, the IE Business School in Spain and the London Business School to capture the top spot for a seventh year in a row.

“We challenge our students to solve problems using their creativity and analytical sharpness and attract those who display a high level of integrity,” said Omid Aschari, the managing director of the SIM programme, adding that the HSG wants to prepare its graduates “to not only tackle business successfully but to face humanity’s challenges as part of their mission”.

HSG Rector Thomas Bieger explained that the university aims to find a balance between academic rigour and the demands of the working world. “Our focus is to develop competencies that prepare our students with not only business knowledge but also an insight into sustainable, entrepreneurial and societal issues.”

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