Business Games St.Gallen | Business Game St.Gallen 26 - 28 April 2018
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Register now for the 2018 Business Game St.Gallen!

Unleash your potential and be a part of the Business Game St.Gallen! The Business Game St.Gallen takes place in April 2019. It starts with a Welcome Challenge on Thursday, 25 April and ends with an award ceremony on Saturday, 27 April 2019.

The Business Game St.Gallen is a two-and-a-half-day case competition that will take place in April 2019 at the HSG Executive Campus in St.Gallen, Switzerland. One hundred students from universities all across Europe will compete against each other to solve real-life case studies provided by leading Swiss and international companies. They will develop solutions in different fields of management and prove their value in front of an international jury. The best teams will then compete for the winner’s title. Interested in what kind of challenges may await you? Find out more about the challenges of last year’s event:

Show challenges

During the two-and-a-half days at the Business Game St.Gallen 2017, every team solved a number of challenging case studies. These were specifically developed for the participants of the Business Game St.Gallen 2017 and represented current business challenges our corporate partners were facing. The best teams made it to the Eloquence Final.

  • BDO Challenge

    Students were asked to take the role of BDO as an advisor to a fictional client ‘Slow Mover AG’. The task was to shorten the closing (of financial statements) process from 60 to 30 days.

  • Parsaco Challenge

    The Roaster Case: to come up with a name, brand and innovative concept for a coffee chain in Switzerland.

  • Swarovski Challenge

    How can Swarovski double its business of Christmas ornaments within two years? A simple question but a difficult task for our participants.

  • Swiss Challenge

    The students were asked to put themselves into the role of the SWISS traveller in 2025 and suggest out how SWISS should answer to the demands of this next generation of travellers.

  • Syngenta Challenge

    Suggest a Public Affairs plan which addresses all relevant stakeholders. Goal: to create higher consumer acceptance of new breeding technologies in agriculture.

  • Eloquence Final

    The best teams can make it to the Eloquence Final. There, the brightest minds compete against each other. Demonstrate what you and your partner are really capable of. Convince the jury and become the winner of the Business Game St.Gallen!

Register and pair up

Application is closed.

Take the selection test

Solve a short selection test together with your team mate. Note that you are required to team up online in order to be able to access the test. You can find out more about the selection test in our F.A.Q. section.

Receive your invitation

The 100 best-performing applicants will be invited to participate in the Business Game St.Gallen 2019. They will receive their invitation at latest by the end of march.

Confirm and pay

Once you receive your invitation, confirm your participation and pay the participation fee. The regular participation fee is CHF 80, plus the cost of the accommodation option you choose. Your fee may be lower if you enter a promotion code.

Your Benefits

Challenge yourself

Improve your soft and hard skills and compare them to those of other talented students. Be at the top of your game to win the 2019 edition of the Business Game St.Gallen!

Solve real-life business cases

Get insights into the most recent challenges of leading companies! Work side by side with their representatives and catch a glimpse of what daily business at the respective company may include. See which intriguing companies are part of the Business Game St.Gallen 2019.

Meet students from other universities

Get in touch with talented graduate students like yourself from universities across Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria and the rest of Europe. Meet aspiring personalities from various fields of study, such as business, law, economics and engineering. In short: Be part of an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary event!

Enjoy the atmosphere

Spend three days in springlike St.Gallen and appreciate the upscale venue at the Executive Campus HSG. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere during the challenges and allow yourself to unwind during the evening program we will put together for you!




Executive Campus HSG


Executive Campus HSG


Executive Campus HSG

This year the Business Game St.Gallen takes place at the Executive Campus of the University of St.Gallen. The architecture of the Campus is light and appealing. The peaceful location and the light-flooded rooms are ideal to give you the space needed to reach your goals. Students will not only practice case-solving, but also present their solutions in the lovely presentation rooms of the Executive Campus and possibly win prizes during the award ceremony.

Arriving by public transport

St.Gallen is located on the Swiss East-West link on the main SBB/CFF/FFS line. Trains go directly to St.Gallen every half hour from Zurich Hauptbahnhof (main station) and Zurich/Kloten Flughafen (airport). VBSG buses – routes 5 and 9 – go directly from St.Gallen Hauptbahnhof to the Convention and Executive Education Center. The closest bus station is “Rotmonten”. The journey takes about 10 minutes from the train station. If you plan to arrive by plane, try to find a flight that does not land later than 10:30.

Arriving by car

You need to take the motorway exit “St.Gallen-Kreuzbleiche”, and continue towards “Zentrum”, then follow “Universität” and “WBZ Holzweid” signs. If you have a navigation system, enter the address “Holzstrasse 15, 9000 St.Gallen”.


Days of Competition


Hours of business Cases


International Students


Motivated Organisers

What our participants and partners say

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The Business Game St.Gallen still heavily relies on the contribution of sponsors to make its event possible. Interested in becoming a sponsor for the Business Game St.Gallen 2019? Then don’t hesitate to contact us.