The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a "Business Academy" in 1898 - in the heyday of the St.Gallen embroidery industry - and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 7,300 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of business, economics, law, and international affairs. With success: we have constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2013 we are placed 1st with the Master in Strategy and International Management and 7th with the CEMS Master's in International Management. The Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking. In addition, the HSG has enhanced its reputation with the EQUIS and AACSB International accreditations.
The University of St.Gallen (HSG) has developed a unique academic structure to satisfy the demands of society and the economy to promote graduates with intellectual flexibility and intercultural qualifications. We aim to develop students both in professional and personal terms by providing them with an education based on a humanistic approach.