Executive education ranges from Executive MBA to onsite training. Most executive education is organised by the HSG-Executive School, the EMBA or the MBA programs as well as by using external networks, e.g. personal contacts.
At the Research Institute for International Management, we not only commit ourselves to share knowledge with academia, but also to exchange best practices with professionals from the business world. We offer a wide range of International Management, Diversity Management and Corporate Governance courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and doctoral level.
FIM faculty offer courses at almost all degree levels at the University of St.Gallen, i.e. at the bachelor, master, MBA, and Executive MBA degree level. In addition, FIM faculty are very active in contributing to open and company programmes which may be organised either by FIM or the Executive School.
Since autumn 2020, FIM is responsible for running the International Management Profile Area within the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programme. This allows BBA students to take a series of courses in the field of International Management and obtain a special certificate with their Bachelor's diploma. IMPA students can choose from a range of electives focusing on China, India, or Strategic Leadership issues in Multinational Corporations. In addition, IMPA students can follow either the Asia term (in Singapore, with the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia: SGI-HSG), or the Latam (Latin America) term (in Sâo Paulo, with the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Latin America: GIMLA-HSG). During their Asia or Latam term, students can follow a business project, which can serve as the capstone requirement for IMPA. Alternatively, students can produce a bachelor thesis on an International Management topic.
FIM faculty also play a dominant role in the Strategy and International Management (SIM) master programme: they teach the International Management core course as well as a key elective. Furthermore, FIM faculty contribute to the Bachelor of International Affairs (BIA) and Master of International Affairs (MIA) programmes.
FIM faculty support HSG students’ international study trips in numerous ways, e.g. by running an intensive International Management module at the end of each Executive MBA cohort.
The growing team in the Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion actively contributes at the bachelor, master, and executive level by offering specialised courses in fields such as diversity management, inclusive leadership, and unconscious bias.
Courses at the bachelor level focus on providing an appreciation of what it means to work in different cultural environments, and/or with colleagues originating from other parts of the world.
Courses at the master level take a strategic and more abstract perspective, looking at how effective multinational corporations manage different product groups, functions and geographies all at the same time. Most courses offered at this level are within the Master of Strategy and International Management (SIM) program.
FIM also offers students to take part in doctoral programs, e.g. FIM offers PhD courses which belong to the "management" field. Courses at the doctoral level address leading theories on international management, and review the research skills needed to carry out research independently.