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CEO and Managing Director Program

Our program about executive management and executive leadership – for CEO‘s , Managing Directors and C-level managers. 5 + 4 days.


As a top manager, you know how hard it is to achieve results quickly and sustainably at the same time. The balancing act between short-term optimization and strategic innovation is a real challenge. The ability of balancing priorities – between strategy, business development and innovation, leadership and financial emphasis – is the decisive factor in success. This binds the successful executive automatically to the general management of his or her company. To be a specialist in one thing is not enough, not if you need to understand the complexities of global management, if you have to define correctly where improvement is needed and create a promising future for your company.


Strategic and Business Development

During the first part of the program, our top-quality lecturers will give you the latest insights into strategic management and how to develop new business. More often than not, today's top executive is expected to lead on two different business levels – to secure and expand the core business, on the one hand, and to enter new growth areas on the other. We show you that it is possible to bring together optimization of the present with safe-guarding the company's future.

International Management

As you know, even if many businesses are local or national, the rules of conducting business are increasingly determined by the global economy. For executives, this means developing an international focus and approach which allows maneuverability in a competitive global environment. Management today is international management. What do these new rules of the game mean for you as a successful manager? What changes when I redefine the geography, the sales channels, the culture and portfolio of my relevant market so that my national business becomes an international business?

Increasing Profitability and Productivity

If you stand at the top of your organization, you're expected to achieve ambitious goals. Profit-oriented companies focus on achieving key-performance indicators (KPI) like EBITDA, profit margins, return on equity, free cash flow and increasing company value. And industry-specific key-performance indicators for NPIs are no less ambitious. We'll show you how to manage the financial aspects and optimize financial results.

Mergers & Acquisition

Often, the best way to grow a company is through acquisition or merger. Or the sale of a company division which no longer belongs to the core business. These place especially high demands on CEOs and top executives.


The "CEO and Managing Director Program" has been created specifically for experienced executives like yourself with proven success:

  • who want to expand their knowledge of the latest management concepts and management instruments
  • who are increasingly active in an international business environment and want to acquire new insights into a globally-oriented management system
  • who seek to increase their knowledge of the three central management areas of strategy, developing new business and finance.

Participants here should be successful, upper-level executives like CEOs, Managing Directors, members of a management board, head of a subsidiary, a departmental head at company headquarters, or major divisions, business segments or business units.


  • Inspirational presentations
  • Discussion in groups as a forum for knowledge transfer
  • Exchanging business experiences
  • Guided discussions
  • Small case-studies
  • Best practices



  • Understanding what your core business is
  • Separating the wheat from the chaff
  • Market insights
  • Understanding my industry's logic
  • Recognizing areas of potential growth
  • Tackling problem areas
  • Defending yourself successfully
  • Increasing market share
  • Expanding your markets and brands
  • Optimizing and securing

Business Development

  • Recognizing future business
  • A nose for opportunity
  • Projects for innovation
  • Business development
  • Finding new markets
  • A business case for the future
  • Launching something new

Technology Management

  • Developing a digital strategy
  • Technology as driver
  • Your technological positioning

International Management

  • New market definition 

  • Growth through geographic expansion 

  • Prioritizing through individual country strategies 

  • Management in USA
  • Management in China
  • Options for expansion
  • Joint ventures

Successful Management on a
 Global Level

  • Building a global market position
  • The strategically correct way to navigate the global competitive environment
  • Global strategy analysis and strategy development
  • Marketing in a multi-cultural environment
  • Financing global growth
  • Challenges to controlling in global management

Global Leadership

  • What is business leadership in a global context?
  • Factors for successful cross-national leadership
  • Executive leadership: best practices

Fusion, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Growth through acquisition
  • Expanding your market position through mergers
  • Withdrawing from business activities with no future
  • Best practices in mergers and acquisitions

Increasing company Value

  • Sustainable shareholder value
  • How value develops, what value destroys
  • Programs for value enhancement

Increasing profitability

  • Profitability through key performance indicators
  • Measures for increasing profit margin, EBITDA, ROS

Productivity and Financial Strength

  • Productivity key performance indicators
  • Managing capital intensity
  • Reducing capital expenditures
  • Programs for increasing return on equity


2. Session 2018

Number: N1128

Part 1: September 10 - 14, 2018
Rottach-Egern, Deutschland

Part 2: October 22 - 25, 2018
Brunnen, Switzerland

CHF 9'800.- excl. VAT Invoice on request in EUR, at current exchange rate

Additional Services

Call us for a telephone consultation: +41 (0) 44 913 15 80

Seminar + Individual Coaching

Seminar + Individual Coaching

Book an individual coaching session in addition to a seminar.

My Sparring Partner

My Sparring Partner

Book this 2-day workshop and profit from a deep-dive into company-specific content, with insights especially relevant to your work. For you and a max. of 4 other colleagues from your company.

Learn & Perform

Learn & Perform

First you attend an open seminar. After completion, a St. Gallen management consultant visits you at your company to support implementing what your learned.

A Second Opinion

A Second Opinion

You need to make an important decision that will determine the course your company will take. To make sure you get it right, you need a second opinion.

Implementation Project

You attend an open seminar, and those things you learned that are especially vital to your company are then implemented with this project, tailor-made for your company with external support.

The Mental Option

Management top-performance requires mental preparation. Our "Human Tuning" service is an additional day of mental training for executives.

Company Teams

Two or more participants from a single company take part in the same seminar – and implement what they learned immediately upon return.

Bosses Promoting High-Potentials

When you promote men and women of your staff, it will help if you approve their participation in our junior program first. In a briefing, you tell us what exactly your employee needs to develop. We meet with the participant and give you feedback about this. We then give you a promotion proposal and the St. Gallen talent-promotion tool for implementing your own talent management.

Small-Group Seminar

Small-Group Seminar

A seminar with a max. of 6 participants. Small groups allow a deep-dive into subjects of special interest to you.



After learning the latest management insights at your seminar, you want to use them. You have ideas, maybe even a concept. Or you want to practice what you learned and your conduct as an executive.

Bring your Customer

Bring your customers with you to a seminar. Here you'll be inspired for collaboration, joint development, open innovation. During off-time, you can work with your customer on ideas for future collaboration.

Compressed Learning

Compressed Learning

Management knowledge compressed into a 1-day seminar, with content conceived especially for your company.

Certification of your Advanced Training

Certification of your Advanced Training

You can book an additional 4-day workshop for certifying your advance training.

Career Support

Career Support

You are pursuing a specific management position. We'll help you in your career.

St. Gallen Tools

St. Gallen Tools

We develop management and leadership instruments that are tailor-made for use at your company.

St. Gallen Inhouse

St. Gallen Inhouse

Seminars with company-specific content. If you have questions about this or need information, please call us at +41 (0) 44 913 1580 or write an email to:


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