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Our aim is to educate responsible leaders for serving our economy, environment and society. By signing the SDG Accord letter in October 2019, the University of St.Gallen commits to further integrate sustainability and responsibility into the curriculum.

Teaching Philosophy

Contextual Studies form one of the most important and unique distinguishing features of the University of St.Gallen.

Managing Climate Solutions (MaCS)

Starting in fall 2020, students at HSG, have the possibility to add a sustainability-related certificate to their studies. The certificate program MaCS-HSG “Managing Climate Solutions” addresses one of the biggest societal challenges of our time. Climate change is now widely acknowledged, but how can it be successfully tackled?

This is the key question to be answered by future leaders in business and society. Through the additional qualification in Managing Climate Solutions, students will complement their core Master`s program at the University of St. Gallen with dedicated courses enabling them to understand the magnitude of the challenge, to explore the range of possible solutions, to craft behaviorally informed strategies, and to shape a positive future in a carbon-constrained world.

Sustainability-Related Courses

Integrating responsibility and sustainability into all levels of teaching is a challenge that the University of St.Gallen welcomes. Today, many courses in the contextual studies and electives cover topics related to responsibility and sustainability. However, the challenge is to integrate them systematically and adequately into the programmes, especially into the compulsory courses.

Find below an overview of all courses related to responsibility and sustainability divided into the following three categories:

Levels of integration

Basic knowledge and background of sustainability and responsibility

Specific responsibility and sustainability subject areas

Strategies for/approaches to problem mastering in the area of responsibility and sustainability