MBA MASTERCLASS: Talent: How To Select It

  • 26th March 2022
  • Zürich
  •  09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Physical

Event Detail Information

For alumni who care about people, and about identifying and growing talent to achieve business goals.

To register for this Masterclass, after clicking on "Book Now", please click on "Tickets" and select "General Admission SAMBA ALUMNI" 

About this event


Amanda Shantz is a Professor of Management and Academic MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen. She acquired her undergraduate degree at McGill University, her MSc at the London School of Economics, and her PhD at the University of Toronto. Amanda has been teaching, researching, and publishing in human resource management and organizational behavior for 15 years. She has published over 45 peer-reviewed academic articles, has won several awards for her research, and she is actively involved in the organizations in which she conducts research.


Hiring the right employees creates a strong foundation for excellence. But how should this be done? Which selection tools, or combination of selection tools, should managers use? The cost of hiring someone for the wrong position can cost as much as 30% of that employee’s annual salary and can be even higher when you take into consideration the risks of lost knowledge, tarnishing customer relationships, and disruption to teams. The bottom line is that good selection decisions make a difference.

The purpose of this Masterclass is to provide managers with information about which selection tools enable you to pick winners and which do not, despite their cost or sales promises. You will learn the underlying psychological principles about behavioural prediction and walk away with a clear set of strategies for selecting the next great contributor on your team.


Masterclass Code: MC_TALENT_22

Dates/Location: 26th March 2022 / Zürich, Face-to-Face

Total Class Length: 1 day, 9:30 to 17:00, min 6 hours contact time

Participants: min. 15 to max. 35

Other Notes: coffee breaks, lunch, and Apèro included

Grading: no grading, no assessment, no ECTS

Certificates: certificate of course attendance will be issued

Fee: CHF 285 (SAMBA Members)

Note: The University of St. Gallen MBA is not making money off this event.