SIM-HSG ranked #1 for an unprecedented tenth year consecutively The Financial Times placed the University of St.Gallen’s Strategy and International Management programme (SIM-HSG) in the top position for an unparalleled tenth consecutive time. 28 September 2020. "In launching this programme in 2004, we wanted to take a different and holistic approach to management education. In our view, effective leaders are driven by their own desire to grow. If we want business leaders to be socially-responsible and act in an ethical way, we need to encourage their own sense of personal development and mastery," said SIM-HSG Managing Director Prof. Dr. Omid Aschari. "Managerial skills can be taught; a leadership attitude must be awoken from within the individual. SIM-HSG provides an intense learning environment that embraces both dimensions." Financial Times Master’s in Management ranking The Financial Times Master’s in Management is a global ranking based on a survey of business schools and their alumni. Sorting through and weighing different criteria such as aims achieved, diversity, international mobility, and career services, this FT ranking provides an annual analysis of university programmes and sets the benchmark for academic excellence worldwide. Master Programme Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG) By maintaining the #1 position in the 2020 rankings, the SIM programme outperformed 90 other international higher education establishments and universities offering Master’s in Management programmes internationally. HEC Paris was ranked in second place, the Essec Business School was in third, followed by London Business School in fourth place. In 2019, The Economist in their Master’s in Management rankings placed St.Gallen’s SIM programme in second place.