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Executive General Management Program

The General Management Program for successful executives. 4 + 4 days.


As an executive at the top or upper level in company hierarchy, you determine the course your company takes. To conduct business effectively at all levels using your strategic decisions requires professional management techniques. Using numerous examples, we show you the options open to you for organizing a results-oriented management system.


Part 1 deals with the most important strategic decisions you will make at your company. It shows you how you can better implement these decisions with measures and processes; how to define even more sharply your company's objectives and to organize business activities to realize them, along with aspects of executive leadership.

Part 2 analyses fiscal decisions that make a major contribution to your company's success, both financially and in its business operations.


Members of management boards, top and senior-level executives. Heads of business areas, divisions or business units. Heads of major departments at company headquarters. Experienced managers in responsible positions looking to enhance and update their management skills even further and in a targeted way.


This 2-part program for top executives deals in-depth with the most important topics in holistic corporate management. It gives valuable insights about this to top and senior-level executives in company management, whose decisions about strategy, finance and personnel are crucial in setting the course their company will take in its further development.


Holistic Management

  • What is holistic management responsibility?
  • Diverse management roles
  • Top management is dependent on the maturity of company organization

Determining Guidelines

  • What must management stipulate in order to get the company on the right track?
  • What should top management not stipulate to ensure individual initiative and entrepreneurship is not choked off?
  • What affect do guidelines have? Useful, real-world examples

Defining your Strategic Approach

  • Strategically-relevant information
  • Requiring periodic analyses from employees
  • How to avoid overlooking shifts in trends and discontinuities 

  • Identifying and capitalizing early on new opportunities 

  • The strategic status-quo – challenges and actions required 

  • Developing a value-enhancing strategy that ensures a company's future success 

Stipulating Strategic Objectives

  • The strategic objectives system
  • Strategic objectives as a requirement

Corporate Strategy

  • Rules to follow, methods to use. Best practices 

  • Testing your own company strategy

Business Strategies 

  • The areas of business and business units of a company 

  • Precise and short formulation of business strategies

Operational Strategies 

  • Operational areas also need a strategy 

  • Aligning operational strategies to business 
and corporate strategies

Implementation of Strategies 

  • Methods to ensure successful implementation of strategic concepts 

  • Operational excellence through processes 

  • Affective organizational structures

Executive Leadership 

  • Adjusting the activities of numerous managers and employees to work towards common goals 

  • A motivating corporate culture 

  • Working to create a performance-oriented climate
  • Values and norms

How to Bring About Change

  • What you need to put your business on a new course
  • Why a lot of things are stipulated, but too often too little happens


Financial Management

  • How to conduct financial controlling. Financial objectives within the overall context of business operations
  • How to achieve above-average results

Results Management

  • Targeting results and annual financial statements
  • Creative possibilities and their limits

Developing a Program for Increasing Profits

  • Alternatives that will improve results
  • Programs for increasing company success and profitability
  • Optimization that lasts long-term

Company Value

  • The drivers behind the value of a company
  • How company value is measured

  • Developing a program to increase the value of a company
  • Options – and limits – on influencing company value

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Procedures to follow when buying or selling
  • Conducing a management buyout
  • Mergers and acquisitions as an instrument of growth management

Management Information Systems

  • Financial information and ratios for executives
  • The Fact Book as a management instrument
  • Controlling options for strategic and operative financial management

Capital Expenditures

  • Capital requirements and financing them
  • Managing the costs of capital
  • Optimizing capital expenditures
  • Capital expenditures and return on equity


  • How executives manage the achievement of financial objectives
  • Managing using key-performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Immediate measures for actively confronting objective deviation
  • Personal controlling instruments
  • How to work well with controllers


3. Session 2018

Number: N1238

Part 1: October 16 - 19, 2018
Boston, USA

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

CHF 8'900.- 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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