Curriculum Studies are divided into a coursework stage and a research stage Coursework stage The coursework stage consists of basic courses, specialisation courses and integration courses. Basic courses provide a systematic introduction to a subject. Specialisation courses deal with special research-based issues. Integration courses convey central elements of the St.Gallen management theory. They are intended for students who did not pursue any economic science subjects in their previous studies. Research proposal The transition from the coursework stage to the research stage is effected through your submission of a research proposal. A colloquium with your thesis committee will decide whether you can move on to the research stage. Research stage At the research stage, you will write your thesis and continue to pursue your education autonomously in cooperation with your supervisor, take part in congresses or even publish initial parts of your thesis. Thesis-related colloquia are intended to advance your interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary competencies with the help of your own thesis project in discussion with your fellow students and with faculty members.