Study Abroad

Whether doing an exclusive SIM-MBA double degree or an exchange term at a partner university, the international study programmes are available to fit a wide spectrum of your educational and intercultural goals. Such programmes not only enhance your appeal to potential employers but also enrich your educational journey on a profound level.


Exclusive SIM-MBA Double Degree Programmes

We offer our students the opportunity to earn two degrees - an MBA and the SIM master's - in two years. Students spend their first year at the University of St.Gallen and their second year at the host university.

INCAE Business School - MBA

The SIM and INCAE MBA double degree programme allows you to enrich your studies with a Latin American perspective. You will receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in combination with the SIM master’s degree in two years. Studying at the INCAE MBA prepares you for the challenging business world at the interface of developed and emerging countries. This double degree is the ideal path if you wish to start your management career, distinguishing yourself with the unique Latin American perspective and focus on sustainability. INCAE Business School is a leading business school in Latin America.

Nanyang Business School - MBA

This prestigious double degree provides you with the unique opportunity to gain both Asian and European perspectives on business. You will simultaneously earn an MBA at Nanyang Business School (NBS) in Singapore and the SIM master’s degree at the University of St.Gallen. Situated in Asia’s most liveable city, the Nanyang MBA is an intense global MBA with a focus on Asia. While in Singapore, you will have the opportunity to choose from one of the five specialised tracks: Business Analytics, Sustainability and Innovation, Strategy and Innovation, Banking and Finance, Marketing Management or General Management.

Application & Requirements

Following an information session at the beginning of the autumn semester, you are invited to apply for nomination to one of the MBA Double Degree programmes. To apply, you need to demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL score 100 or IELTS score 6.5, or holding a bachelor's degree taught entirely in English) and a competitive GMAT. Additionally, prospective students for Nanyang must show a minimum of 2 years of work experience and provide two or three references who can complete an online recommendation form. Final approval depends on acceptance by both the University of St.Gallen and the partner university.



Further Double Degree and Exchange Opportunities

The University of St.Gallen has partnerships with over 200 top business schools around the world to provide its students with double degree or exchange opportunities. Students apply to these programmes in their first semester through the Student Mobility Office. Only one double degree or exchange opportunity can be accepted by each student.