General information Here you can find general information on the programmes we offer in the Master's degree course. Structure of the Master’s Level The objective of the Master’s Level is to provide advanced academic training in selected subject areas. This involves both theoretical and practical training in each of the core programmes. Through research experiences, you will confront complex academic and practical problems, working independently to develop a clearly defined academic profile. Close mentoring Close mentoring in small groups offers an opportunity for personal cooperation with faculty, which ultimately manifests itself in the quality of our Master’s programmes. Our Master’s programmes are one-and-a-half-year programmes, with the exception of the Master’s Programme Law and Economics, which is a two-year programme. Four programmes (Banking and Finance; Strategy and International Management; Quantitative Economics and Finance; International Law) are taught exclusively in English. We offer the Master's Programme in Economics, International Affairs and Governance as well as Services and Communication Management in English and in German. The other programmes are in German. We offer thirteen core programmes at the Master’s Level: Business Administration: Master's Programme in Business Innovation (MBI) (renamed as of autumn semester 2013. Former name: Information, Media and Technology Management (IMT)) Master’s Programme in Marketing, Dienstleistungs- und Kommunikationsmanagement / Marketing, Services and Communication Management (MSC) Master's Programme in Rechnungswesen und Finanzen / Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) Master's Programme in Unternehmensführung / Business Management (MUG) Master's Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) Master's Programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM) Economics: Master’s Programme in Volkswirtschaftslehre / Economics (MEcon) Master's Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) International Affairs: Master's Programme in Internationalen Beziehungen und Governance / International Affairs and Governance (MIA) Law: Master's Programme in International Law (MIL) Master’s Programme in Rechtswissenschaft / Law (MLS) Master’s Programme Rechtswissenschaft mit Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Law and Economics (MLE) Interdisciplinary Programme (Business Administration / Humanities & Social Sciences): Master’s Programme in Management, Organisation und Kultur / Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (MOK) Contextual Studies (compulsory) and an optional mentoring programme (optional) are also a part of every programme. Within Contextual Studies, students are free to choose from the entire range of courses, irrespective of their particular Master’s programme. Credits 90 ECTS credits are required for the M.A. HSG degree. The Master’s Programme in Law and Economics is an exception and requires 120 ECTS credits. ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System. One credit point is equivalent to 30 hours of course work at the University of St.Gallen. This includes lectures, independent studies, semester projects and examinations.