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CH-9000 St.Gallen

                                                  The St.Gallen MBA
                                                  Part-time MBA Programme
                                                  “A new flexible approach to learning”
Part-time flexibility with full
exposure to industry

                                                   “Share our vision”
                                                   The St.Gallen MBA offers participants a
                                                                                                                                                  “The St. Gallen MBA Programme will offer you
                                                   firm theoretical base supported by case                                                      an unprecedented proximity to practitioners. The
                                                   studies and practical exposure in order to                                            University of St. Gallen has always maintained very close
                                                   forge the business leaders of the future                                               ties to the European business communities, enabling it
                                                                                                                                           to benefit fully from the prevalence and the expertise
                                                                                                                                                       of the surrounding international companies.”
                                                                                                                                             Dr. oec. HSG Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Group Executive Committee,
The St.Gallen Part-time MBA combines a part-time format with all of the benefits of a full-time MBA. The                                                         Deutsche Bank, HSG alumnus, lic. oec. 1972, Dr. oec. 1977
curriculum mirrors that of the Full-time MBA and offers a unique perspective by delivering sessions in different
locations including Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

The programme is designed for young executives and high potentials with several years of work experience
and is intended to allow participants to remain fully employed during the programme.

Exclusivity                                        Our large and renowned permanent faculty
The St.Gallen part-time MBA class of               ensures that St. Gallen stays at the forefront of
approximately 40 participants is selected to       research and ideas in management education.
reflect high academic accomplishments, diverse
                                                                                                       Professor Winfried Ruigrok
career experiences and exceptional motivation.     Diversity
                                                                                                       Academic Director St.Gallen MBA
Our small class size enables personalised          We believe that diversity of experiences and
attention to each MBA participant. Participants    academic and cultural backgrounds enriches
benefit from the University’s close ties to        the learning environment. We place special
leading international companies and business       emphasis on promoting diversity within our
leaders, and access to the 18000 strong active     small class. This also reflects Switzerland’s
alumni network.                                    tradition as a multicultural host to numerous
                                                   international companies and organisations
Capability                                         in the heart of Europe. We aim to educate
The University of St. Gallen is well known         graduates who will be socially competent
for its integrative management approach            and responsible managers accountable to
that addresses business complexity by              shareholders and stakeholders. We seek to
incorporating multiple management functions,       develop managers with “a cool head, a warm
disciplines and logic into the decision process.   heart, and active hands”.

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      The Programme

       Variable study options for your
       optimal learning flexibility

    Aug 2009 - May 2010                                                       June 2010 - July 2010             May 2010 - Aug 2010                   Sep 2010 - Dec 2010                   Jan 2011 - May 2011                       June 2011 - July 2011     May 2011 - Aug 2011

     Programme for                                                              Summer School                    MBA Project                           Transition Module                       Electives                               Summer School            MBA Project
     Leadership Development                                                     (optional)                       (in-company)                                                                                                          (optional)               (in-company)
                                                                                                                                                       16 weeks                                4-5 months
                                                                                3 weeks                          10-12 weeks                                                                   3-6 Electives                           3 weeks                  10-12 weeks
     10 months                                                                  1-3 Electives                                                                                                                                          1-3 Electives

     Taught in:
     St.Gallen, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich
     Locations may change in future years

PLD                                                MBA Summer School                               MBA project                                          Transition Stage                                       Electives
The PLD consists of 10 monthly modules             The Summer School offers a selection of         The MBA Project offers a unique opportunity          Executives need expertise in economics,                6-9 electives are required as part of the
(38 contact days) taught jointly by ESADE          3 electives not offered during the regular      for participants to work with companies on a         finance and strategy. Therefore the transition         programme. Credits can be gained either
Business School. The programme is delivered        elective block. Credits gained count towards    mutually-agreed management project.                  stage provides participants a deeper                   during the regular elective blocks or from the
in 4 locations (St.Gallen, Barcelona, Berlin and   the MBA and can be used to balance one‘s                                                             understanding and practical tools in these             MBA Summer School.
Munich) and is the foundation of the MBA           studies across the programme.                   MBA participants spend 10-12 weeks, either           crucial subjects.
programme. In addition to core modules,                                                            in the first or the second year, developing                                                                 The electives are based on the selection
the programme also provides a Leadership           Each elective offered is a one week block.      academically-grounded yet innovative solutions       These modules are designed in a self-study             offered in the full-time MBA. Each elective
development focus.                                 Participants can choose the number of           to real management challenges. The result is a       format with 1 optional campus-day for each of          requires approximately 6 campus days
                                                   modules they wish to study. A second Summer     comprehensive report for the host company            the modules. Participants are be provided with         normally spread over two three-day sessions.
The PLD can be taken as a stand-alone              School is available the following year should   that reflects extensive study inputs and cutting     study materials and support to prepare for             The electives are offered to both part-time
programme for which a Diploma of Executive         additional credits still be required.           edge management ideas developed at the               the module and will be assessed through one            and full-time participants to increase the
Education will be awarded.                                                                         University of St. Gallen.                            coursework assignment and one written exam             interaction and networking opportunities
                                                   The Summer School can also be taken as an                                                            per module.                                            during the programme.
Cost: CHF 37 500                                   independent course by non-MBA students.

                                                   Cost: CHF 10 000

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Our Services for your Career                                                                                                                              Impress us with your application

                                                                                                                                                            Formal admission requirements:                      Application deadlines 2009
                                                    We recognise that career development is a key part of an MBA                                            •	 University degree in any discipline              •	 1st application deadline: 1 December 2008
                                                                                                                                                            •	 (Bachelor or equivalent)                         •	 2nd application deadline: 1 February 2009
                                                    experience. Therefore, the St.Gallen MBA Career Services are
                                                                                                                                                            •	 Minimum 3 years relevant work experience         •	 3rd application deadline: 1 April 2009
                                                    involved from the beginning of your MBA experience.                                                     •	 GMAT score of 650 or higher                      •	 4th application deadline: 1 June 2009
                                                                                                                                                            •	 TOEFL score of 110 IBT or IELTS 7.0              •	 5th application deadline: 15 July 2009

                                                                                                                                                          Tuition and fees                                     accommodation. However, a wide range of         be linked other factors including industry of
The Career Services team works individually        technological and managerial expertise, as         Forum HSG
                                                                                                                                                          Regular tuition fee: CHF 67 000                      accommodation is available in the city.         employment or gender. Particular attention will
with each MBA participant to develop tailor-       well as from Europe’s traditions of diversity,     As the single largest recruiting fair at any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               be paid to those candidates with Leadership
made career strategies.                            multiple languages, and political and social       university in the Germanspeaking area,
                                                                                                                                                          Associated Costs                                     Scholarships                                    qualities and those expected to perform
                                                   democracy.                                         the Forum HSG hosts some 100 leading
                                                                                                                                                          The tuition fee does not include either the          Thanks to support from corporate partners,      exceptionally in their post-MBA careers.
The small class size gives St.Gallen MBA                                                              companies and institutions for recruiting
                                                                                                                                                          cost of travel or accommodation during the           the St.Gallen MBA is able to offer a number
students extensive access both to the Career       Employability                                      HSG graduates. The corporate presentations,
                                                                                                                                                          modules. This will vary depending on where           of partial scholarships for students based on   Study Loans
Services and to the numerous corporate             The University of St.Gallen is one of the          workshops and the career fair provide the
                                                                                                                                                          participants are based:                              a number of different requirements. As new      EU/Swiss nationals resident in the EU or
contacts within the St.Gallen network.             favourite recruiting grounds for both leading      companies with a venue for presenting
                                                                                                                                                                                                               scholarships become available details and       Switzerland are offered the chance to take a
                                                   Swiss and international companies. The MBA         themselves individually and establishing contact    Accommodation:        CHF 8 900
Strong ties to the business community                                                                                                                                                                          requirements will be published online.          study loan from a leading Swiss bank, covering
                                                   Programme proposes a significant value             with students.                      Other:                CHF 8 350
The ability to network is one of the key                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the full cost of tuition. More details available
                                                   added offer to these companies with its highly
                                                                                                                                                          The MBA is based in the centre of the                Typically, scholarships are based on            on request.
factors behind the success of Swiss business.      selected, English- speaking graduates.             MBA Career Fair in Germany
                                                                                                                                                          St.Gallen and does not offer on campus               professional and academic merit and may
The University of St.Gallen recognises this                                                           This fair is a joint initiative by the University
fact and hosts presentations and workshops         Within a 400 km radius of St.Gallen, are           of St.Gallen and leading AACSB and/or EQUIS
from international companies regularly             the European and worldwide headquarters            accredited German business schools. It is an
at the MBA and at the University. The
St.Gallen MBA profits from Switzerland’s
                                                   of dozens of international companies in
                                                   such varied industries as banking, insurance,
                                                                                                      ideal opportunity for networking, exchanging
                                                                                                      ideas, and for getting to know companies.
                                                                                                                                                          Facts & Figures
geographical base in the heart of Europe, its      engineering, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors,      Selected students may be invited for formal
international and multicultural orientation,       software, media, consumer products,
                                                                                                                                                          Class Profile 2009
                                                                                                      interviews by company representatives. www.
                                                                                                                                                          Average age:                               34
high-end manufacturers’ and service providers’     consulting, etc.                         
                                                                                                                                                          Average work experience:                   7 years
                                                                                                                                                          Number of nationalities represented:       15
                                                                                                                                                          Male     62%   /   Female    38%
    Selected Recruiting and MBA Project Companies
    ABB                                  Deutsche Post World Net             McKinsey & Company                   Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie.               Professional experience                              Previous education                              Geographical spread
    Accenture                            Deutsche Telekom                    METRO Cash & Carry                   SAP
    Alstom                               ECE                                                                      Schindler
    Bain & Company                       Ernst & Young                                                            Siemens
    Bank Julius Baer                     Hewlett Packard                                                          Stern Stewart & Co.
    Bank Sarasin & Cie                   Hilti                                                                    Sulzer
                                                                             Oliver Wyman
    Booz Allen Hamilton                  Holcim                                                                   Swiss Re
                                                                             Procter & Gamble
    Capgemini                            Horváth & Partners                                                       The Boston Consulting Group                Finance/Banking                  14 %                                                                Switzerland                        16 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business                            30 %
                                                                             REpower                                                                         Consulting                       14 %                                                                Germany                            41 %
    Credit Suisse                        IBM                                                                      UBS                                                                                             Engineering/IT                      22 %
                                                                             Robert Bosch                                                                    Industry                         16 %                Finance                             7%          Other Europe                       27 %
    Deloitte                             Infosys                                                                  Wegelin & Co.
                                                                                                                                                             Pharma/Medical                   11 %                Humanities                          22 %        South America                      5%
                                                                             Roland Berger Strategy
    Deutsche Bank                        L.E.K. Consulting                                                        Zurich Financial Services                  Public Sector                    11 %                Pharma/Medical                      12 %        Asia                               8%
                                                                                                                                                             Other                            34 %                Sciences                            7%          Other                              3%

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