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Head of Programme Management

University of St. Gallen - MBA programme

We are looking to appoint a Head of Programme Management for our MBA programme. 

Our MBA is one of Europe's leading MBA programmes, and we are currently undergoing fundamental change in our programme offering, culture, and values. We care deeply about our students’ experiences and their professional success, and everything we do aligns with those aims. The successful candidate will nourish our vibrant, diverse, and innovative environment in which 150 MBA students learn each year; the person will generate wacky ideas, have great presence, and like us, love students. The successful candidate will help us make strategic decisions as part of our senior management team, report directly to the Academic Director, and manage a Programme Team. 

Head of Programme Management (employment at 100%) 


  • Strategic oversight over the design and delivery of the MBA programme (1 full-time and 1 part-time stream)
  • Translate our new strategy into operational outcomes; track and manage student outcomes for internal review, and accreditation and rankings purposes
  • Spearhead technological and pedagogical innovations to enhance the student experience
  • Forge relationships across the MBA team and other internal/external stakeholders to create synergies and innovations
  • Manage a team of several programme managers/assistants 


  • Successful experience (ideally 5 plus years) of project management in a higher education or professional environment
  • Superior student service skills; experience working with culturally diverse people, and an ability to emphathize with students who are at a turning point in their professional development and/or careers
  • Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution, and coaching skills; ability to remain calm under pressure, meet multiple stakeholder needs simultaneously, and coach students for academic and professional success
  • Experience and/or willingness to learn IT systems for student learning and programme management (Canvas; In Design)
  • Experience (ideally 5 plus years) managing a team of people, evidencing excellent people management skills
  • Fluent in English (everything we do is in English only) 

Could this be the opportunity you have been waiting for? We are looking forward to receiving your application. For any further information please contact Mrs Patricia Breu on or +41 71 224 76 73

Location: St. Gallen - Switzerland
Salary: CHF100,000 +
£80,132 + converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Expires: 8th March 2022
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