Master Programmes The University of St.Gallen offers 13 core programmes on the Master Level: six in the management field, two in Economics, three in Law, one in International Affairs and one interdisciplinary programme in Management, Organisation Studies and Cultural Theory. Four of these programmes integrate R&S substantially. Master of Arts in Strategy and International Management (SIM) The Master of Arts in Strategy and International Management (SIM), which has been No. 1 in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management ranking for the past five years, requires all students to complete the “SIMagination Challenge”, a project-oriented field course on sustainable effectiveness in a developing country. In a recent FT article, the managing director of SIM-HSG, Omid Aschari, said, “There is an attitude that they need to serve something bigger than their own job, and “the students do not believe in the aspirations that older people believe in. They know something needs to change.” One of Aschari’s main research interests is global leadership – leadership ethics and effectiveness. Master of Arts in Business Management (MUG) The Master of Arts in Business Management (MUG) is based on the fundamental premise that ethical and sustainable business conduct is fundamental for management today and in future. The importance of ethics and sustainability is reflected in the MUG programme in at least three ways. Firstly, this importance becomes evident in “Managing entrepreneurially”, a mandatory course for all students that integrates R&S systematically. Secondly, there are electives on Sustainable Business Models and Corporate Social Responsibility that deepen specific aspects. Thirdly, the programme offers students a specialisation in sustainability management comprising three courses: Entrepreneurial Business Sustainability, Managing Sustainable Development on a Local Level and a one-year field project undertaken in cooperation with real-world business partners during which MUG students work on real R&S challenges with these corporate partners. Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) Ever since its inception some 50 years ago, the Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) has remained true to its fundamental premise. If decision-makers are to deal with the challenges of our times in a truly responsible and sustainable way, their analysis and understanding must be comprehensive rather than narrow. Since real-life problems are not concerned with academic delineations, our enduring mission is to produce broadly trained generalists with the ability to integrate political, legal, economic and managerial perspectives. In the realms of political science and political economy, such options invariably include the sustainable governance of the modern welfare state, of climate change, energy, nuclear proliferation, migration and development. In the context of practical projects, MIA students routinely interact with practitioners from both the private and the public sectors in order to stay tuned to current ways of meeting responsibilities (and dilemma) in real-life situations. Master of Arts in Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (MOK) The Master of Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (MOK) is the first truly interdisciplinary Master’s programme at the University of St.Gallen that consistently links management, social and cultural sciences. The understanding of cultural interdependences within organisational and societal processes is an important aspect of the curriculum. The programme focuses on relational management understanding, which is crucial to sustainably address today’s environmental and societal complexity. Responsibility is also widely represented in our practice projects, with students working on actual case challenges with several of our practice partners.