The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it is specialized in the fields of business administration, economics, law, and international affairs. The University of St. Gallen is also known as HSG which is the abbreviated form of its former German name Handels- Hochschule St. Gallen. HSG is one of the smallest universities in Switzerland. But this University of St. Gallen has Switzerland's largest faculty for business administration. May 1898, the Cantonal –Parliament of St. Gallen decided to establish an academy for trade, commerce, and administration in St. Gallen. The actual founder is Theodor Curti, then the head of the Executive Department of Economic Affairs. In 1899, the business academy started, making it as one of the first institutions in the world. In 1911 on, the name Handels-Hochschule was used. In 1938, the former foundation under private law became a public institution. In 1939 it gained the right to award doctoral degrees. In 1963, the university moved to new buildings and changed its name to Hochschule für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. In 1963, the university moved to new buildings and changed its name to Hochschule für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. 1989, the library building opened. In winter 2002 the University of St. Gallen started the reorganization of its study programs. The Education became classified into Bachelor’s and master's degrees,making the University pioneer. The Executive School is financially autonomous and has courses as MBA and executive MBA programs. The University of St. Gallen is located on top of Rosenberg hill.
The academics in University of St.Gallen are Schools, institutes, and research centers, Study programs, Bachelors of Arts programs, Masters of Arts programs, Doctoral programs, MBA programs and executive education.
There are five schools at the University of St. Gallen. Study programs are typically associated with a specific school but are taught jointly by faculty members from several schools. In Bachelor of Arts Business Administration (BWL), Economics (VWL), Economics (VWL), International Affairs (BIA), Law and Economics (BLE).In Master of Arts Business Management (MUG), Strategy and International Management (SIM), Banking and Finance (MBF), International Affairs and Governance (MIA), Arts in Law (MLaw), Arts in Law and Economics (MLE), Arts in Law and Economics (MLE).The Doctoral programs Ph.D.Economics and Finance (PEF), Management (PMA), Finance (PiF).In MBA programs and executive education the programs are Omnium Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA), Open enrolment and custom executive education programs. The University of St. Gallen also maintains international hubs in Singapore and São Paulo to connect local faculty, students, alumni, and companies with academic activities. The University of St.Gallen hosts 34% international students; they are 80 clubs for this students .The ratio of male: female is 33:67.
The University of St. Gallen had 7,666 students, of which 2,986 were Master's students and 725 were Ph.D. students.The financial times ranked 4th place among business schools in Europe and is one of the leading business schools in the world.The students and the staff ratio is 11:3 In MastersManagement it takes the 1st place among business schools worldwide with the Master's in Strategy and International Management. Masters in Finance it takes 8th place among business schools worldwide with the Master’s in Banking and Finance. In Executive Education it takes the 15th place among business schools in Europe (2015) & Executive MBA it takes 30th place among business schools in Europe (2013).The Handelsblatt gives rankings to this University in Business research its gives 1st place and in Economics research its gives 10th place.The Economist the fulltime ranking for MBA is ranked no.19.
In this University the researches done are Swiss online trade and internet use in 2017, Spare-time internet use distinctly on the up, Internet users expect better cross-channel goods and services, Online trade increased to more than eleven billion Swiss francs, Shopping tourism still on the increase these are the researches done in this University. he biggest career event of the academic year, the HSG TALENTS Conference under the motto of "Building Bridges", has been taking place at the University of St.Gallen since 1 March 2017, Careers fair one of the highlights of the academic year these are the conferences which took place .St. Gallen’s “food for thought” about flight and migration is also a project done by the students and even some of the faculty members too. The University under financial sector includes the main persons like Chairman Paul Achleitner, the former Deutsche Bank. CEO Josef Ackermann Commerzbank. CEO Martin Blessing former Julius Baer Group. CEO Alex Widmer former UBS. CEO Peter Wuffli, and Ulrich Korners current member of the Group Executive Board of UBS. Juliane Kokott is the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of The European Union. The corporate communication professor Miriam Meckel. The developer of Tourism Science Ota Šik. Professor of Economics Prague Spring.