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International Affairs and Governance (MIA)

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

18 months
6180 EUR/year
2652 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Affairs and Governance (MIA) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) complements the HSG's well-established Business perspective with components from Economics, Law, and Political Science. 


The MIA emphasizes multi- and interdisciplinary courses that put equal weight on topics in business administration, economics, law, and political sciences and make use of innovative teaching formats. Specifically, the curriculum is structured along three pillars – thematic, methodological and professional - for an optimal balance between fundamental knowledge, empirical applications, and a professional education.

Career Prospects 

The International Affairs and Governance (MIA) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) prepares you for an attractive professional career. Statistics show that more than half of our graduates go on to work in the private sector, in banking and financial institutions, for insurance companies, consultancies and other multinational corporations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Politics and Market Economy
  • International Law and Business Strategy
  • Data Analytics and Causal Inference
  • Strategies of Social Science Inquiry
  • Cases in International Affairs
  • Consultancy Projects
  • Multilevel Energy and Climate Governance
  • Politics in Financial Regulation
  • Foreign Policy Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have one of the following degrees from a recognised university or complete one before your chosen degree programme starts, then you can apply for this Master's programme:

  • University Bachelor's degree in Economics, Social Sciences or Law with at least 30 ECTS credit points in Economics, Social Sciences, Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration or International Affairs.
  • Consecutive University Master's degree in another disciplineBachelor's and Master's degree programmes must have been completed in the same discipline (consecutively) and amount to at least 270 ECTS credit points together.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3090 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2652 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1326 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Tuition Fee

  • CHF 1429 - National
  • CHF 3329 - International

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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