Assessment Year The assessment year: an introduction to the requirements and objectives of the University of St.Gallen, now in German and in English. A start with options All new HSG students complete their first year (so-called Assessment Year) together. It conveys a broad range of relevant fundamentals and elementary scientific qualifications. The main subjects are Law, Business Administration and Economics. Therefore, the students have already studied for two semesters before they decide whether to continue with Law, Business Administration, Economics or International Affairs. Students who decide to study Law can choose between the two Bachelor's programmes "Law" (BLaw) and "Law and Economics" (BLE).