Young Leaders

Admission

Formal qualifications

One of the following formal qualifications is required for admission onto the Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration:

  • Vocational baccalaureate (‘Berufsmaturität’) (incl. school of economics with specialisation in IT (WMI) and language (WMS))
  • Academic baccalaureate (’Gymnasiale Maturität’)
  • Specialised baccalaureate (‘Fachmaturität’)
  • Diploma from a higher technical college if it corresponds to at least the level of a recognised vocational baccalaureate
  • International qualification if it corresponds to at least the level of a recognised vocational baccalaureate 

Proficiency in German

International candidates must demonstrate proficiency in German to level C1.

Candidates with a vocational baccalaureate Business and Services, type ‘Business’ (formerly commercial baccalaureate) or type ‘Services’ (formerly industrial baccalaureate) do not have to meet any additional requirements. They do not have to pass an exam in order to be admitted onto the Bachelor’s Programme at the FHS St.Gallen.

 

In the case of a vocational baccalaureate in a different discipline, as well as in the case of an academic baccalaureate (‘gymnasiale Berufsmaturität’) and a specialised baccalaureate (‘Fachmaturität’), candidates must provide evidence of 12 months’ work experience (certificate of employment) in a profession related to the major.

 

 

University admission qualifications from EU countries are recognised as being equivalent to Swiss qualifications if the applicant can provide evidence of previous commercial work experience. Candidates with a foreign-language university admission qualification must also demonstrate proficiency in German to level C1.

 

Other educational background

Graduates of other courses can be accepted if they have an equivalent academic and professional background. Equivalence is decided by the department head on a case-by-case basis. Candidates may be required to provide evidence of further academic achievements and/or professional experience in order to be admitted onto the course.