Why study Economics? There are many good reasons for studying Economics. And even more good reasons for studying at the University of St.Gallen. Would you like to be able to understand the great social problems and to know and assess possible solutions to them? Would you like to acquire a sound and durable basic knowledge and a broadly applicable methodological competence? Would you like to improve your professional opportunities by becoming an economic generalist? Would you like to be intellectually challenged in your studies, to school your thinking and to study your subject with pleasure? Then you should opt for the Major in Economics! There are numerous reasons for studying at the HSG: the University’s way of teaching, which has been proved to be excellent in countless evaluations and which combines the highest academic standards with faculty members’ great didactic commitment and skills; our teachers, who enjoy a great academic reputation, teach in a practice- and politics-oriented way and are also involved in economic policy; invariably small group sizes, which enable students to establish direct contact with their teachers; the great freedom of choice in the configuration of your studies: more than half of the 80 credits to be earned in the core studies in Economics can be earned in courses you can choose freely, which will enable you to deepen your interests, specialise and build up an individual qualification profile; and finally the favourable prerequisites for a semester abroad on an exchange scheme: you will be able to earn all the core studies credits in the 3rd and 4th semesters and thus enjoy the greatest possible freedom in the way you plan your individual degree course.