SSE double degree

Collaborating as double degree partners in Economics already for several years, the University of St.Gallen and SSE are pleased to offer a new option for MBF students to join the MSc Finance at SSE.

If you are enrolled in MEcon, MiQEF or MBF degrees, you may apply for one of the the double degrees with Stockholm School of Economics.

While MEcon and MiQEF students join the MSc Economics at SSE, MBF students take part in the MSc Finance. You will spend the year at SSE augmenting your knowledge and personal experience while immersed in a new environment. At the end of the double degree programme, you will earn two full Master's degrees from both St.Gallen and from SSE.

Aimed at highly motivated students with academic or professional ambitions, this double degree programme is ideal preparation for engaging effectively in the increasingly complex and dynamic worlds of economics and finance.

Course requirements

During the first two semesters before going abroad, students complete a required number of credits in their HSG Master: all compulsory courses and core electives as well as a portion of Contextual Studies, usually about 51 – 60 ECTS. In the following year at the partner university students will complete the host university degree requirements as set out by the host university. The number and scope of courses will vary.

Credit transfer

Depending on the HSG MA and the host university attended, a number of credits from the host university MA (usually 12 - 21 ECTS) will be credited to the HSG MA. Recognition of HSG MA credits to the host university MA programme varies according to the host university’s policy.


A Master thesis is required for the HSG MA and, in most cases, also at the partner university. Generally, it is possible for students to submit the same or similar thesis at both the home and host institution, where it will be assessed independently according to the respective university’s requirements and credit value.

Graduation & degrees awarded

After completing requirements at the respective university, students will graduate from each university and will earn two full Master's degrees, one from each university.


Students in the double degree spend two semesters in St.Gallen and the following year at the partner university.


Students in the double degree pay tuition fees only at the University of St.Gallen. The host university may have other study-related fees (exam fees, study trips, graduation fees, etc.) that the student is responsible for but no tuition fees are paid at the host university.
Students accepted to partner universities in Europe are eligible to apply for a SEMP scholarship.

To apply for a double degree, students must already be enrolled in a HSG Master and taking courses in their degree programme. Application to the double degree takes place in October of the autumn semester, usually the first semester of the HSG Master.

Application period DM2-FGV-SSE double degrees:

2023/24: 30 September - 13 October 2022 until 16:00 (local St.Gallen time)

Basic application requirements:

  • 5.00 overall grade average from BA degree
  • English language certification (open tab "English language requirement")
  • CV
  • Motivation statement

Following a first evaluation of applicants, selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
Students not accepted to the double degree will be able to apply for other exchange programmes given that they meet the respective deadlines.

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Lamis El Farra

Programme & Agreements Manager Double degree DM2-FGV-SSE

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