The SGMI Masters Degree and Diploma courses are designed to meet participants' individual learning needs:
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 Management Model cuts through the confusion.
The tension between theory and practice is part to 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.
The SGMI Masters and Diploma programs convey more than theoretical 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. In its Masters and Diploma Programs, SGMI combines theory and practice – for a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world.