Management teachings and education are characterized by a confusing multiplicity of scientific theories and methods. Most of them stress one aspect of management, and few seem to be related. Managers confront a "jungle" of management ideas.
The St. Gallen school of holistic, for system-oriented management, on which the SGMI Institute of Management St. Gallen is based, cuts through the confusion.
The tension between theory and practice is part of the management world. Managers must resolve this tension. Why? Because theory without practice is empty and impracticable, and practice without a theoretical basis is fragile and unreliable. For managers, basic theoretical knowledge is vital, but insufficient. It must be enriched with practical experience. In practice, the characteristics of each case are unique, and abstract theories are insufficient. The way a manager deals with the theory and practice makes the difference (among other qualities) between a good and bad manager. This ability can be developed: the manager must learn to judge situations, how existing knowledge can be brought to practice, and supplemented. Only then is it possible, on the basis of solid knowledge, to find distinctive innovations.
As a business school, building on this concept, SGMI does not aim merely to deliver knowledge. Theory is a springboard, enriched by practical experience. The sum of theory and experience helps participants sharpen their judgment and ability, and develop themselves further from a new, higher platform. Only by combining theory and practice is it possible to create in the fast-changing world, can executive development programs build a long-lasing impact.
What started in the early 1970s has developed into a renowned management approach: the St. Gallen Management Model. Recent economic history shows how valuable it is. This Model of holistic company management, not based on short-term profit maximization, offers pragmatic orientation and implementation support. Naturally, the St. Gallen Management Model isn't static. Several St. Gallen business providers are developing it. SGMI is working at the foremost front, where it helps advance the model further and develop new models that are as much intended to serve practice as to develop theory.
The St. Gallen research group is a non-profit association. It advances the St. Gallen management approach, creates and disseminates management knowledge and thus offers companies and institutions a pragmatic orientation and practical assistance in implementation for lasting success.
As founding member, SGMI Institute of Management St. Gallen is on the cutting edge of research. It helps further develop St. Gallen knowledge and helps anchors that knowledge in practice through public seminars, company-specific programs and consulting.
The goal of the SGMI Knowledge Platform: help executives put into practice the knowledge they learn in SGMI management seminars and programs. The platform offers alumni of SGMI seminars and programs access to numerous management tools, SGMI content, useful documents like bibliographies and diploma projects and affordable access to "Management-Wissen aus St. Gallen."
Access numerous management and work tools free of charge on topics such as strategic management, marketing and sales, finance and accounting from different SGMI events. These are available for your own personal use, to apply in your everyday business.
On the theme of strategy, in addition to the St. Gallen Management Model, a number of useful tools are available on the most important steps in the strategy process.
In marketing and sales, tools for creating marketing strategies, concepts and portfolio positioning are available. General help is also accessible for meeting the challenges of marketing and sales.
In finance and accounting you will find tools like balance sheet analysis, key ratio analysis, cash flow statements, investment calculations, cost analysis, profit and loss statements, ROI-scheme, ROI simulation model, as well as a finance and accounting case with a sample solution.
The tools make the following content available, under special conditions, for your personal use:
Management methods and their relevance – for executives who want to stay up-to-date
Learning with St. Gallen case studies while still on the job – active, practice-oriented management development.
Management knowledge – for executives who are short on time.
Attractive powerpoint presentations on current management themes – distilled knowledge in an easy-to-visualize form.
Modules offer executives an instrument with which they can both bring management knowledge into their own companies, and also give their high-potential managers the chance to prove themselves in practice.
Only through such challenges can young talents be fostered, their abilities brought to the fore.
The modular powerpoint presentations are created by experienced faculty and consultants with the goal of delivering the latest content in a structure that makes sense to busy executives.
MODULS powerpoint presentations develop your employees in a goal-oriented way, without your making a big effort to coordinate or manage their learning.
A summarizing list provides you with a choice of themes from projects and diploma papers – all completed at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen. The list is organized along the following management topics: General Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance / Controlling, Product Management, Leadership und International Management. The copyright for each piece of work lies with the original author. With express author permission, you can be granted access to a specific work. Upon request, our administration (seminare[at]sgmi.ch) can provide you with the lists of your request.
Current bibliographies, organized by management subject can be received by contacting our administration (seminare[at]sgmi.ch). Please let us know the management subject you are interest in (Strategic Management, Marketing & Sales, Finance & Controlling, Leadership & HR).