Executive Master HSG
Insurance and Financial Services

Successfully shaping the future of the insurance industry

The insurance and finance industry is undergoing a radical transformation process. The speed of current market changes due to globalization, digitalization and new technologies is constantly increasing. More than ever, lifelong learning is necessary in order to actively shape the future of our industry in the long term. The future demands towards leaders are high: expertise, methodological competence, data competence, technological competence and leadership competence are becoming indispensable success factors.

This is why we have developed this new and uniquely flexible post-diploma program. In response to the high market demands in Europe. For leaders who take responsibility in a volatile world.

For personalities who want to strengthen their profile.

For HSG graduates as the next stage

You have already completed one or more courses on Financial Services at the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) or another institute at the University of St. Gallen and would like to upgrade your ECTS credits to a Master’s degree.

For career changers in Insurance Economics

You are already holding a university degree in other fields of study (e.g. law, computer science, social sciences, natural sciences or medicine) and want to crown your career and previous management experience with a subject-specific master’s degree.

For Bachelor graduates with management experience

You are already holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics or actuarial science and now, after several years of practical experience, you would like to further qualify yourself with a part-time master’s degree.

New Executive Master at HSG

With the topic-specific Executive Master HSG Insurance and Financial Services you document your professional expertise and deepen your leadership skills at one of Europe’s leading business universities. You will benefit from the latest and directly applicable research findings and become part of a worldwide alumni network.


Leading business school in Europe

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) has been one of the 10 best business schools in Europe for years. Its continuing education programs regularly occupy top positions in various rankings. In addition, it is one of the most research-intensive business faculties.


Global Excellence in Risk & Insurance

The Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) addresses current issues in the insurance industry and has received numerous awards for its research activities. The training participants also benefit from this competence.


Exclusive HSG Alumni Network Access

The Executive Master HSG Insurance and Financial Services provides access to HSG Alumni, one of the largest alumni organizations in Europe. The joint training connects more than 33’000 former students worldwide in business as well as in the public sector.

Three steps to a master’s degree

The modular Executive Master HSG Insurance and Financial Services is composed of three parts. This means you can choose whether to complete this executive program in stages or as a part-time overall study program. This flexibility allows you to better balance personal and professional needs with your commitment to continuing education.

Part I
HSG Executive Diploma Insurance Management (Core)

Part II
Choice of a CAS specialization (Elective)

Part III
Insurance Masterclass (Core)
About the curriculum

Alumni comments on the post-diploma program

The Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) has been offering the Executive MBA program specifically for Insurance & Financial Services for 25 years. From 2023, this further education program will be continued as a new Executive Master IFS-HSG at the University of St.Gallen. You thus benefit from an attractive, modern offer for leaders who place the highest demands on their continuing education.

Here are some voices on the modular postgraduate program:

What our Academic Directors say:

This executive program offers you professional as well as personal development as a leader in the insurance and financial services industry, with a degree from one of the most prestigious business schools in Europe. Learn more about the advantages of this specialized Executive Master HSG program.

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