Asia Executive Certificate Program – Integrated Thinking and Acting in Asia

The Asia Executive Certificate Program (ACP) of the University of St.Gallen not only prepares managers for pursuing a successful business career within Asia, but also for dealing with Asian business partners and customers from a European perspective. At the same time, the ACP provides an update in General Management topics by the renowned University of St.Gallen (HSG) embedded in an Asian context. It is a part-time program, taught in English, and comprises 17 seminar days in total.

Successful participants receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from the University of St.Gallen after completing classes by top lecturers from both St.Gallen and Asian faculties, understanding the “Asian way” of doing business in various countries, visiting successful companies, getting the chance to talk to entrepreneurs and executives as well as presenting a diploma paper mastering the lessons of the program. We aim to transfer the skills of managing an Asian business from Europe as well as the view from Asia, managing the interface between colleagues in European headquarters and Asian subsidiaries.

Other than the first and last modules, which will be held at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), all other modules will take place in East and Southeast Asia. An important focus will be on Chinese business community in this region as it allows the participants to understand and act appropriately in the Chinese business culture. The introductory module held in St.Gallen will be “mirrored” in Asia in order to connect the latest management theories with the reality of doing business in Asia. As a result, participants will better understand Asian cultures, increase their capacity for reflection, and be equipped with the skills to perform more successfully in Asian markets.

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