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322 Master’s degrees awarded

On the Masters‘ Graduation Day of 31 March 2012, 322 graduates were presented with the certificates of a Master of Arts (M.A. HSG) at the University of St.Gallen.


31 March 2012. A total of 322 graduates obtained their degrees in the following programmes:

  • 44 in International Affairs and Governance
  • 5 in Quantitative Economics and Finance
  • 25 in Law
  • 17 in Law and Economics
  • 12 in Economics
  • 61 in Banking and Finance
  • 26 in Information, Media and Technology Management
  • 47 in Marketing, Service and Communication Management
  • 54 in Accounting and Finance
  • 31 in Strategy and International Management

Embeddedness hand in hand with globalisation
In his address, President Thomas Bieger looked into what accompanies globalisation quietly and secretly – and is not yet covered by any curriculum. He spoke of the increasing importance of embeddedness – the deliberate establishment and cultivation of people’s relationships with their environments.

Internationalisation thanks to regionalisation
Embeddedness, said Bieger, could also be interpreted as part of an integrated understanding of sustainability. It was a symbiotic development of economic actors in their environments, and many companies were beginning to shape these relationships with their environments in a more conscious manner.

To conclude, Bieger gave the graduates a piece of advice on their way: “The important thing I would like to tell you is that the skills of ‘embedding’ will enable you to gain a competitive edge but also to enhance your own quality of life and life balance. […] Make additional use of your skills for regionalisation and for the cultivation of local roots.” Correspondingly, they could also follow the motto of their alma mater, namely “internationalisation thanks to regionalisation”.

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