ISP-MBA The ISP - International Study Programme is an intensive exchange programme for international MBA students from our partner universities. All necessary information regarding your application and your admission for your guest stay at HSG is available in the expanders below. By clicking on the "+"-sign, you will receive the specific information. At the ISP, the classes are small, teaching is interactive, and the requirements are substantial. Our well-known and respected professors will lead you towards a profound and enduring understanding of conducting business in Europe. Before your guest stay at HSG Nomination by partner university As an MBA student at one of our partner universities, your application for an ISP guest stay at HSG needs to be processed by the International Office of your home university. Once your application has been checked by your International Office, the preliminary registration is handled by your home unversity with an electronic nomination process. Nomination deadline for home university Autumn ISP 15 April Spring ISP 15 September Application by guest student After you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive a password and further information about the application. Application deadline for guest students Autumn ISP 15 May Spring ISP 30 September Application Procedure The online application takes place in Mobility-Online. Once you login to your account, you will have a list of different tasks to complete. Of the various tasks, uploading personal documents of you is required. These documents are: Application confirmation (signed) Photocopy of valid passport or national identity card that you will use to enter Switzerland Housing application (if desired) Photo* for Student Identification card (student ID) *Please upload a passport style photo. The photo is for identification purposes so please do not upload social media photos. Once you have completed the tasks, they will automatically be checked off. After you have completed the tasks and the Student Mobility Office has checked your application, your Acceptance Letter will be transmitted. After applying successfully for a guest stay at HSG, you can further prepare yourself by using the tabs "Study at the University of St.Gallen" and "Living in St.Gallen" here. During your guest stay at HSG Course overview The ISP includes core and elective courses, giving participants a thorough understanding of business in Europe. All courses are taught in English and the required course material is free of charge. The ideal class size ranges from 25 to 35 students. The detailed course overview for the respective ISP semester is available to download. Course overview Core courses Elective courses Optional courses Leadership in European Companies Europe's Business Environment: Rules, Reform and Restructuring German language Team Building: Leadership and Team Competencies Global Managerial Communication European Company Exploration European Corporate Governance International Entrepreneurship European Culture and International Management Investment Banking Strategic Management The minimum workload is 16 ECTS whereas the maximum workload is 27 ECTS. Please see the detailed course description on the right for further information on the ECTS per course. All core courses are mandatory. You must select at least three courses of your choice of the elective courses whereas you do not have to select any of the optional courses. Please see the course overview to download for further information about the courses offered. Company visits In addition to the core curriculum, we integrate company visits and excursions into our programme. Visits provide you with the opportunity to broaden your horizon both personally and professionally, and in some instances you will meet leaders in these dynamic institutions. Company Visits Appenzeller Alpenbitter Appenzell BMW Munich (DE) Bühler Uzwil International Committee of the Red Cross Geneva IWC - Internation Watch Company Schaffhausen Nestlé Vevey Maestrani Flawil Roche Basel United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Geneva Victorinox Ibach WEF - World Economic Forum Geneva Siemens Zug Swisscom Zurich In addition to company visits, students may also have the opportunity to visit organisations that are central to business in Europe. For example the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.