221 new Masters On the occasion of the Masters’ Graduation Day on 28 March 2009 at the University of St.Gallen, 221 graduates received the degree of a Master of Arts (M.A. HSG). 28 March 2009. In his ceremonial address, President Ernst Mohr spoke about how at a time of financial crisis, there are decisions in life which force us to opt for either “Reset or Reconsideration”. The 2009 oikos Sustainability Award for the best Master’s thesis was awarded to Vincent Rittener-Ruff (M.A. in Accounting and Finance).