The cooperation between SMU and St.Gallen has grown over the years. The exchange between the two universities take place at all levels ranging from the Universities Presidents to faculty, PhDs and undergraduate students. Further, St.Gallen contributes meaningfully to the partnership by offering two courses at SMU as part of the Asia Term.
The comparable structures of St.Gallen and SMU in terns of pedagogical approach, size, and administration are integral to the success and the continuous development of this cooperation. Yet the great success of the partnership builds on the balanced exchange of students in both directions. Both universities have already sent over 350 students. For instance in 2015, 49 SMU students are going to St.Gallen on exchange: 21 during the regular semester and 28 for the Management in Europe program. At the same time, 50 St.Gallen students are visiting SMU.
Management in Europe Program (MiE)
Since 2008, the University of St.Gallen has offered the MiE for SMU students. Over 200 students have already come to St.Gallen for this summer program. It provides insights into the Swiss business system and teaches management and finance concepts in a European context. Classroom learning is combined with company visits and cultural activities to provide students with exposure to the "European way of doing business" and insights into successful European firms.