Universität St. Gallen

Executive M.B.L.-HSG
Tigerbergstrasse 9
9000 St. Gallen


EMBL facts

  • Tuition 38,500 CHF

  • Duration 18 months

  • Class Size 30

  • Women 40%

  • Intakes June

  • Int'l Students 51%

St. Gallen – E.M.B.L. - Full Profile

The University

The University of St.Gallen is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Holders of the benefit from the excellent quality of the University of St. Gallen and from the reputation that HSG graduates enjoy in the marketplace. The Executive M.B.L.-HSG has been mentioned as one of the most innovative law programs worldwide by the Financial Times.

The Law School

Our Executive Master of European and International Business Law, E.M.B.L.-HSG of the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland provides you with a generalist education in European and International business law, WTO and IP law, Chinese business law, IT and energy law, competition law and policy, M&A, finance, taxation and corporate governance, as well as procedure.

Knowledge in this area is essential for lawyers, but also for all executives involved in decision making. Our graduates are much sought-after in the legal, business, consulting and administrative professions.

The Program


- Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law
- Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia
- Continue working throughout the entire program
- Truly international
- In English
- For lawyers and non-lawyers
- Academic title of Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG


The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life.

1. Classroom Studies

Module 1 - St.Gallen
The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law

Module 2 - Zurich

Module 3 - Frankfurt am Main

Module 4 - Luxembourg
Lobbying & Litigation

Module 5 - Brussels
Competition Law & Economics

Module 6 - New York
International Taxation

Module 7 - Shanghai
Law & Business in China

Module 8 - Tokyo
Law & Business in Japan

Module 9 - Austin
IT & Energy Law

Supplementary Module - Harvard

2. Online Studies

Candidates prepare for the modules using our online, password-protected learning platform. This guarantees that they can complete essential parts of their training independently of time and place.

3. Master Thesis

For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own.

The Faculty

For over a decade, our global faculty has been bringing together leading experts from around the world. At top-tier universities and other centers of excellence, specialists from three continents will share their knowledge and experience with you. Among them are representatives of business, the bar, and academia, judges of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) and the EFTA Court, members and staff of the European Commission, the diplomatic corps, and the international press.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:

- Academic degree
- Several years of professional experience. Our graduates come from the practicing bar, industry, associations and public administration. Among them are lawyers, managers or engineers.
- Good command of English

Application Procedure

In order to apply for the program, please fill in the online application (http://www.mbl.unisg.ch/online-application).

Required Documents:

- online application form
- short letter of motivation
- current CV
- copy of your diploma (s) and grades
- copies of relevant references
- copy of passport

Course Start & Application Deadline

The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule.

The application deadline is one month prior to module start.

Early application is recommended since places are limited.

Flexibility of Studies

In order to be as flexible as possible, the Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers the possibility of postponing modules to the upcoming year of studies, of completing all modules within 12 months and of doing a CAS or individual modules.

Tuition and Fees

  • Full Executive M.B.L.-HSG program: CHF 38.500.-
  • CAS: CHF 15.000.-
  • Single module : CHF 6.000.-

Financial Aid

The E.M.B.L.-HSG offers one outstanding candidate a prestigious E.M.B.L.-HSG Ambassador Scholarship of CHF 15.000.
More information: http://www.mbl.unisg.ch/ambassador-scholarship


St. Gallen, Zurich (Switzerland), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China), New York, Austin (USA), Brussels (Belgium), Frankfurt (Germany), Luxembourg (Luxembourg).

Programs at St. Gallen – E.M.B.L.


18 months
  • Program can be 18 months (normal option) or 12 months (sabbatical option)
  • Program consists of nine modules lasting from 5 to 12 days in various locations in Europe, Asia and the United States

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