B.A. On Campus


University of St. Gallen (HSG)

36 months
5808 EUR/year
2280 EUR/year
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During the Economics programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you learn to apply concepts and methods to answer diverse and current questions.  


How do economic crises arise and what measures respond to them? How does politics influence economic growth? How can we reform the retirement provision? Which impact has the introduction of a minimum wage? 

To answer those questions, you acquire a sound and comprehensive basic economic knowledge and deal with the macroeconomic context. Additionally, you learn how to analyze and assess complex structures with the help of versatile methods. 

The Economics programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) offers you the opportunity to set priorities according to your personal interests. With the wide range of knowledge and skills acquired during the Economics programme, you, as an economic generalist, are optimally trained for demanding positions in practice or for a further Master's degree.

Learning Objectives 

  • The Major in Economics provides you with a clear understanding of the international economic context and you will get to know the most important economic institutions and interest groups.
  • You understand the macroeconomic environment. How the numerous decisions are coordinated and which economic policy measures result from it.
  • You understand the behavior and decisions of individual economic entities such as the state, companies, and households.
  • In the Major in Economics, you learn the confident handling of data - from preparation to analysis to interpretation.
  • You develop your analytical and argumentative competence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Data Analytics: Statistics
  • Data Analytics: Empirical Economic Research
  • Data Handling: Import, Cleaning and Visualisation
  • Accounting, Controlling, Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You can apply directly for matriculation at HSG if you have

  • a recognised Swiss or Liechtenstein maturity cerificate (Maturität, Matura) or
  • a Swiss Vocational Maturität (Berufsmaturität) with "Passerelle"
  • a Swiss Specialised Maturität (Fachmaturität) recognised throughout Switzerland with "Passerelle"

or will acquire one before the start of your chosen degree programme at the HSG.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2904 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1140 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Tuition fees for Swiss nationals

  • Bachelor's Level: CHF 1,229 / semester

Tuition fees for foreign nationals

  • Bachelor's Level: CHF 3,129 / semester

Living costs for St. Gallen

1540 - 2130 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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