The Bachelor’s degree is a your first academic title and offers a point of departure for your career.
Studies begin with the Assessment Year. The objective is to introduce students to our academic subjects as well as requirements and goals in order to help you to find out whether our requirements and areas of focus fit well with your own interests. All students must complete the same curriculum in this first year. From Autumn Semester 2013, the Assessment Year will continue in its time-tested teaching quality, but now in two separate tracks (German/English). This is being done in order to improve teacher/student ratio. There is an option between studying in German (German Track) or in English (English Track).
After completing the “fixed menu” of the Assessment Year, the Bachelor's Level offers you an “à la carte” course of study – a broad, individually-focused programme with a maximum degree of freedom. In particular, you can choose from a broad range of elective course offerings and Contextual Studies. From Autumn Semester 2014, the majors in Business Administration, Economics and International Affairs can be completed in a flexible mix of English and German (hybrid Bachelor). In the course of their English-language Bachelor studies, students must complete at least two of the course's elements in German. Language courses are on offer.
First qualifying degree for a career
After acquiring the Bachelor’s degree, you may either continue studying at the Master’s Level or enter in the working world: The Bachelor’s degree is conceived as a professional qualification which allows you to gain your first practical experience.
The B.A. HSG degree requires completion of 180 ECTS credits, including the Assessment Year (60 ECTS). ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System. One credit point is equivalent to 30 hours of work at the University of St.Gallen, including lectures, independent studies, semester projects and examinations.