One Half of My Double Masters Programme at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Author: Aung L.M, Myanmar

I arrived at St.Gallen on a snowy night in February. The University of St.Gallen (UniSG) is one of the best European management schools. Memories of group works, student parties and travelling were some highlights of my stay there. I met and worked with many high caliber students from Europe as well as all over the world. The professors were well-known academics and practitioners in their various fields and could therefore, share from both academic and industry perspectives. There were also many industry-linked workshops and events where top executives from well-known private and public organizations were invited to share their knowledge and experiences.

One trademark of UniSG (HSG) and especially the SIM programme was the intensive interaction among student peers. At any one given semester, a SIM student could be doing seven to eight group projects with different course mates. While managing meetings for all the groups was a challenge, the opportunity to meet and work with them outweighed the
hassle of scheduling. I also had opportunities to mingle with students from other programmes. The traditional SIM Regulars’ Table (RT), wine tasting events and house parties were activities that enhanced my student life in St.Gallen.

I also gained cultural knowledge while travelling across Europe and visiting countries such as Hungary, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), and Italy. I am amazed by the rich historical and cultural background. Overall, my decision to pursue this double master programme is one of the best decisions I have made in my life as I have been tremendously enriched by the programme and the time spent in St.Gallen, Switzerland.

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