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508 Master’s degrees awarded at the HSG

On 3 October 2020, 508 graduates were awarded the degree of a Master of Arts (M.A. HSG) on the occasion of the Masters’ Graduation Day at the University of St.Gallen. President Bernhard Ehrenzeller congratulated the graduates on their well-deserved success and hoped they would enjoy their future functions in business, society and politics.

5 October 2020. 508 graduates were handed their degree certificates in the following programmes:

  • 103 in Business Innovation,
  • 52 in Business Management,
  • 22 in Strategy and International Management,
  • 62 in Banking and Finance,
  • 90 in Accounting and Finance,
  • 18 in Management, Organization and Cultural Theory,
  • 15 in Economics,
  • 12 in Quantitative Economics and Finance,
  • 15 in Law,
  • 32 in Law and Economics
  • 8 in International Law,
  • 41 in Marketing, Service and Communication Management and Marketing Management,
  • 33 in International Affairs and Governance,
  • 5 in Business Education.

Campus life: in search of community

In his address, HSG President Bernhard Ehrenzeller emphasised the significance of a community spirit: “It’s not solely about obtaining academic accolades and qualifying for professional life. What we were missing in spring this year is at least as important: personal encounters, the opportunity to meet on campus, to discuss things together and work together, but also to celebrate – in short, what we were missing was the feeling of being part of a community.”

Bernhard Ehrenzeller referred to a report by the US educator and long-standing President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Ernest Boyer: y Campus Life: In Search of Community. Even though this report had appeared some year before the graduates were born, it had not lost its significance and still reflected what kind of community universities want to favour, enable and cultivate. Thus campus communities should take their bearings from six principles: being educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and finally celebrative; according to Boyer, these principles should characterise a campus community. The President continued: “Today is a special day in your lives, which you have to celebrate together with your relatives and friends. In this sense, we conceive of ourselves as a celebrative community – as a campus community. The spirit of a celebrative community can be felt best when people get together. Enjoy this moment.”

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