Admission to the Master's programme in Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (MOK) Programme organised by the School of Management and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, taught in German, selection process for all applicants. Requirements Recognised university degree with at least 180 ECTS credit points and a minimum GPA of 5.00 (Swiss grading system) You may apply for enrolment in this Master's programme if you hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics, Law, Cultural or Humanities and Social Sciences with a minimum average grade (not rounded) of 5.00 (Germany/Austria 2.00, Netherlands 7.50) from a recognised university (not university of applied sciences) or complete one before your chosen programme starts. If you have not completed your degree at time of application, the submitted current transcript must already meet the required minimum grade point average. For more information about how we calculate grades, please consult our grade conversion table. Your degree programme will be recognised if the following criteria are fulfilled: Your degree was awarded by a university, which is recognised in the country where you attended the course. You have completed at least 80% of your course work at a recognised or accredited university. You have completed at least half of the course work onsite at the university awarding the degree. You fulfil the minimum requirements for admission to the Master's degree programme at your home university. Detailed information on the recognition of universities, university degrees and country-specific provisions Language requirements in the language of instruction German You do not need to submit proof of language proficiency when you apply. It is your responsibility to ensure that your command of the language of instruction is sufficient to allow you to complete your studies successfully. Recommended level at the start of the study is at least C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Selection process If the formal admission regulations are fulfilled and all documents have been submitted, we forward your application to the MOK Admission Committee for the selection process. In this selection process, the MOK Admission Committee will assess your essay on a given topic and your letter of motivation. Programme-specific additional requirements Depending on your previous university degree, additional academic credits may be requested upon admission. Undergraduate academic credits In the first year of your Master's degree programme you will need to take the following academic credits in addition to your regular Master's degree credits. It is possible to transfer equivalent credits that have already been achieved. The amount of academic credits, therefore, depends on your previous degree. List of subjects (46 ECTS Credits): 4 ECTS Credits Strategic Management 4 ECTS Credits Marketing 4 ECTS Innovation Management 6 ECTS Credits Fundamentals of Financial Management (MOK) 6 ECTS Credits Economics and Economic Policy: an introduction (MOK) 4 ECTS Credits Introduction to Private Law (MOK) 18 ECTS Credits Cultural and Social Sciences Additional language requirements All students must take two language courses (foreign languages) in addition to their Master’s degree course to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. Crediting of internationally recognised language certificates is possible during your Master's studies. Evidence of sufficient accounting knowledge All students must provide evidence of sufficient accounting knowledge to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. If you have already acquired sufficient knowledge of accounting during your studies, the evidence can be credited during the admission process. If this evidence is missing at the time of admission, the accountancy examination has to be taken at the University of St.Gallen. Application The degree programme starts in the autumn semester. The application is made online. The application fee is CHF 250. Application period: 1 October - 30 April To the online-application Checklist: Documents to be submitted electronically Please have the following information and documents ready to upload: Digital passport photo Signed Enrollment Agreement Passport or ID card and, if applicable, a Swiss (permanent) residence permit Curriculum vitae in German – style template Letter of motivation in German – style template Essay on a given topic - essay guidelines Higher education entrance qualification (Swiss maturity certificate, foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate) Degree documents, if available. Otherwise current official transcripts from each university attended (including exchange programmes and transcripts from unfinished degree programmes). The current transcript must show at least 120 ECTS credit points for courses taken so that we can process your application. In the case of double degree programmes or "joint degrees", transcripts from each attended university including explanatory notes on the course programme must be submitted. If any of the documents are not issued in German, French, Italian or English, you must also submit a certified translation of the document in German or English. Please observe our guidelines "Certified documents and translations". Only one file can be uploaded per bullet point. You can use online tools such as online2pdf.com to create PDF files or to combine several pages into one PDF file. Make sure the files you send to us are legible so that we can process your application without delay. Swiss citizens need their Swiss social insurance number (AHV number) for the application. If you do not know your insurance number, please order a duplicate of your insurance certificate from the Swiss Central Compensation Office in good time. Alternative master's degree programme If you apply online before 31 March you have the option to specify an alternative programme in your application. You may choose one of the following programmes: MBI, MiMM, MGM, MACFin, MEcon. Only if in the selection process your application is rejected, will your application be checked again. If all formal admission requirements are fulfilled for the chosen alternative programme, the admission process starts for this alternative programme. Read up about language of instruction, admission requirements, and the admission process of the chosen alternative programme before you apply. What happens after you have applied online? We process your application The Admissions and Crediting Office checks your personal data and your electronically submitted documents. If your application is complete and fulfils the formal admission requirements, it is forwarded to the Admissions Committee. Please log into your user account regularly to check the status of your application. If we need further information or documents, we will inform you directly via your account’s status overview page. Your application documents are assessed by the MOK Admission Committee The MOK Admission Committee evaluates your application on the basis of the predefined criteria. We notify you of our admission decision You will receive the Letter of Admission or the Letter of Rejection in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox). Please find the link to your Compass Mailbox in the Online-Application user account at the top right of your status page. You can access your mailbox using your Online-Application log-in data. Your University of St.Gallen user account (email address) is created Mid-July your user account will be created. You will find the instructions for activating your account in your electronic mailbox (Compass mailbox). From this point on, you will receive all email information to your University of St.Gallen email address. You receive the semester fee invoice and joining information for the course Mid-July we will upload the semester fee invoice to your Compass Mailbox. Within about two weeks after payment a confirmation of enrolment will be available in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox). Mid-August we will upload information on the course selection process (Bidding) and the compulsory introductory Kick-off Days in your Compass Mailbox. Please see the Student Guide and Arrival Guide for further helpful information. You submit your degree documents to the admission office Your admission is conditional until you submit all the necessary documents. Send a certified copy of your degree certificate and final academic transcript to the Admissions- and Crediting Office of the University of St.Gallen by no later than the start of the programme (calendar week 38). A copy is considered to be officially certified if the content of the copy is identical to the original documents and if the home university or an official body confirms this with stamp and signature. Do not send any original documents in the post! If any of the documents are not issued in German, French, Italian or English, you must also submit a certified translation of the document in German or English. Please observe our guidelines "Certified documents and translations". As soon as you have submitted all the necessary documents, your admission is unconditional. We will send you a confirmation email. Should you not be able to submit the necessary degree documents before the degree programme starts (calendar week 38), we will not be able to admit you.