- 12th June 2018
- Posted by: SIM HSG
- Category: Life at HSG
At the University of St.Gallen, your curriculum is set up in a flexible manner, giving you the freedom and responsibility to select your courses yourself. You are able to select your courses is via “the bidding”. It is a point-based system where you need to bid for your courses. Below you can find some information regarding the course bidding.
- Bidding structure
You will have a pool of 500 points for core courses, core electives and independent electives, and another 500 points for contextual studies. The points are for all the rounds of the bidding and will only be accounted for if a course is successfully allocated to you. The allocation of core courses is guaranteed, if selected in the bidding. To help with the course selection click here to see the availability of core, elective and contextual courses according to study program. As soon as the bidding starts, the course fact sheets for each course are available. Course fact sheets contain information on the content, language, structure and examination of the course. Additionally, the course timetables are published to help you select courses that do not overlap.
- Timeline and access
The bidding process takes several rounds and starts with the preliminary round on 23 August 2018. Your username and password to access the Bidding will be sent to you by the Kick-Off Days at the beginning of August. The username and password allow you to use most of the HSG IT services, including StudentWeb and Compass. You will only able to access the Bidding itself at the start of the preliminary round on 23 August. A precise timetable is available on StudentWeb and will be included in the bidding guide that you are going to receive in August.
- SIMmies’ experience
- “It is game theory – but don’t expect people to behave rationally”
- “For contexual courses it’s better to bid on only 2 or 3 courses so that you have enough points for each course”
- “Carefully check the timetables and the exam modality in the factsheet”
- “Make sure course schedules don’t clash, in the event that they do, ask for your professor’s approval upfront”
- “If you don’t get a course in the first round, don’t give up: there are many more rounds and some students may drop it”