You can only start the SIM programme in the autumn semester, usually on calendar week 38. Prior to the start of your studies, you will be required to attend the SIM-Start Professional introductory sessions, which usually happen on calendar week 36.
The SIM programme is completely taught in English.
The SIM programme is designed as a full-time programme with a challenging workload during the first two semesters. Students have to attend classes in person, on campus.
You find all the courses following this link.
The SIMagination Challenge is a course and curricular pillar of the SIM. Students are required to plan, execute and reflect upon a challenging project which aims at leaving a positive and sustainable social impact in our society. The course format allows for meaningful experiences and insights regarding the realization of international projects; it supports participants to sharpen their strategic thinking and team competencies as well as learn about how to apply global leadership ethics and improve effectiveness (www.simaginationchallenge.com)
A SIM International Project is a mandatory international internship. This requirement allows the students to equip themselves with necessary skills and experience to manage complex problems in international settings prior to graduation. The SIM students independently plan, initiate and successfully conduct the internship. Upon completion, the student needs to reflect upon the project on the basis of completed SIM course-work.
The SIM programme offers two exclusive double degree programmes together with INCAE Business School – MBA (Costa Rica/Guatemala) and Nanyang Business School – MBA (Singapore).
SIM Students have the opportunity to attend a comprehensive information session during their first semester in St. Gallen. It is not possible to apply for this DDP prior to the first semester of the SIM programme.
Other international double degree programmes include the CEMS MIM, double degrees from the partner institutions ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris, RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam and FGV-EAESP (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo).
Yes, the University of St. Gallen has an extensive partner network with over 190 universities worldwide.
The SIM programme encourages all of its students to benefit from studying abroad for a semester. The third semester is an option for an exchange as all compulsory courses ought to have been completed by then.
The SIM programme is designed as a full-time programme, with a demanding workload during the first two semesters, which not only includes lectures but also multiple group projects. However, students are able to individually choose when they want to fulfill their electives and contextual studies course requirements. It is therefore possible for you to spread the academic workload over more than three semesters and subsequently to work part time.