International network People of diverse backgrounds are central to our university. Our international networks offer ideal opportunities and a point of departure for our students during their time here. With half of our faculty coming from outside Switzerland and 34 per cent of students originating from 87 nations, we are an international and multicultural institution. Our international students value the fact that so many programmes at HSG are offered in English. Partner universities Our various exchange programmes with 200 partner universities worldwide allow our students to take a semester abroad as part of their degree. Should you elect to study abroad, our international exchange services will provide you with excellent support and advice. Hubs and international networks HSG hubs in Singapore and São Paulo We have a close cooperation with our hubs (Institutes) in Singapore and São Paulo, Brazil, and we offer special exchange opportunities with those institutions. Our local support staff help to ensure that everything runs smoothly and are always available to answer your questions. International networks The University’s membership of international networks such as CEMS, PIM or APSIA enables our students to have access to top-level education in the fields of management and international affairs. · CEMS is a strategic alliance that links some of the world’s leading business universities and multinational companies. · PIM (Partnership in International Management) is a network of the world’s leading business universities. · We are a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). APSIA is an association consisting of universities in North America, Asia and Europe and is dedicated to improving professional education in the field of international relations. English-language programmes Bachelor's degree An HSG bachelor’s degree begins with the so called Assessment Year, which can be studied in German (German Track) or in English (English Track). Upon successful completion of the Assessment Year, students may major in Business Administration, Economics or in International Affairs in a flexible mix of English and German. At least two elements of their majors must be completed in German. German language courses are on offer. Master's degree To achieve your goal of attaining an internationally recognised qualification, you can enrol in one of our English-taught master’s programmes (M.A. HSG): • Marketing Management (MiMM) • Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) • Strategy and International Management (SIM) • Banking and Finance (MBF) • Economics (MEcon) • Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) • International Affairs and Governance (MIA) • International Law (MIL) Double degrees taught in English Exceptional students have the opportunity of completing one of our double degree programmes with prestigious partners such as Bocconi Milan, ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris, NTU Singapore, RSM Rotterdam, Fletcher School, Boston and Sciences Po, Paris. As a CEMS member we are also a member of the MS MIM programme (Master’s in International Management). HSG Alumni Our alumni association has existed since 1931, making it the oldest and perhaps most influential of its kind in central Europe. 180 alumni clubs on five continents HSG Alumni is the University of St.Gallen’s official alumni association. With about 33,000 members, 180 alumni clubs on five continents and more than 300 annual events, it is one of the most active alumni organisations in Europe. The goal of HSG Alumni is to promote networking among former students and to maintain their ties with their alma mater. The mission of the HSG Alumni association Generating benefit for our alumni: We create value for our members – and call for their active participation in the HSG Alumni mission. Create networks: We are the community of all graduates of the University of St.Gallen. Providing funding and support: We contribute towards the development of the University of St.Gallen and support its students. HSG Alumni is a not-for-profit independent organisation that works closely with the University. All the activities of its volunteer board members are supported and coordinated by a permanent office in St.Gallen.