Who can participate in the Business Game St.Gallen?
Master’s students from all Swiss and other universities and universities of applied sciences are allowed to apply. Please note that we cannot accept your application if you are a Bachelor student, an MBA student or a PhD student or if you already graduated.
What does it cost to participate?
The participation fee for the Business Game St.Gallen 2017 is 200 CHF. If you don’t require accommodation or select student housing (hosted by University students based in St.Gallen) as preferred type of accommodation, the participation fee will be 100 CHF. However, the BGSG does not guarantee that all preferences can be met. Depending on the available capacity and demand, the BGSG reserves the right to reallocate participants. Catering during the days of the event is provided by the Business Game St.Gallen. We will ask you to pay the participation fee for both team members as a whole. Also note that there are possibilities to get discounts by inviting other students to apply for the BGSG. You will be informed about this option and the available discounts once you register.
What is included in the participation fee?
- All catering (food and beverage) from Thursday evening until Saturday evening
- Accommodation in a hotel in St.Gallen (unless you opt out)
- The journey from your country to St.Gallen and back
- Parking lot if you arrive by car
How can I apply?
The application period is already open and will be until end of February/March 2017. Check our Facebook Page for regular updates regarding the application period. During the application period you can register here.
Can I apply as a single person?
During the selection test and the Business Game itself, you will work in teams and groups. However, you can do your initial registration alone and seek a team partner afterwards. After your initial registration, you will find a list of applicants who are also seeking a partner.
Why is there a selection test?
Due to the set-up of the Business Game St.Gallen, the number of participants is limited to 100. Rather than having an unfair first-come-first-serve system, we want to have the brightest minds among the applicants to participate – that’s why there is a short selection test.
How does the selection test work?
You and your partner will have to do the test online. It will take 90 minutes. The content of the selection test can be found here. You don’t necessarily need to prepare yourself for the test, but you can.
When will the selection test take place?
You can take the on two dates only: 26th of February & 12th of March 2017 (both between 10am and 2pm Swiss time). But don’t forget you have to be teamed-up online in order to be able to start the test.
Does my partner have to be at the same place for the selection test?
No, only one person per team (of two) has to submit the completed test. Communicating with your partner via Skype or a similar program will be enough.
Can I change my partner after the selection test?
No, that is not possible.
When will the Business Game St.Gallen take place?
The event will take place in from 20 – 22 April 2017.
Where will the Business Game St.Gallen take place?
The event takes place partly at the University of St.Gallen and partly at the Einstein Congress in St.Gallen, Switzerland.
Which language will be used?
The event will be held in English.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is ‘Business’.
Do I need specific prior knowledge in order to participate?
Every case will be introduced beforehand. However, we do encourage you to read about the different topics and the different companies (they are the ones that will provide you with the cases, which will be related to their business) some days before the event.
How are the teams built?
In general, you participate the Business Game St.Gallen as a pair. Every challenge will be solved in teams of four, i.e. two pairs per team. After every challenge, the pairs will be mixed. Hence, you will always work with the same partner, but not always in the same team. The teams are mixed randomly.
Will every team solve all challenges?
Yes, every team will work on the challenges, and every team will present its four solutions in front of a jury. After the presentation and evaluation of the results, the overall best four pairs will compete amongst each another in the Eloquence Final.
Where is the Einstein Congress located?
The event location lies very central in the heart of St.Gallen. St.Gallen is a quite small city with approx. 75’000 inhabitants. Most of the important locations (main station, Einstein, abbey district) are in walking distance of each other.
Where can I park my car during the event?
The Einstein Congress has more than 240 parking lots. Parking lots cost CHF 2.- per hour or CHF 30.- per day. There is also the possibility to park in the ‘Blue Zone’ which requires you buy a parking card (on a per day basis, 8 CHF / day) in advance. Please find more information on the Einstein Congress Website.
If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.