Practice Credits in MEcon For work experience that is closely related to the MEcon programme, you can earn up to 6 Practice Credits. We recommend you to gain practical experience already during your studies and to establish contacts for your entry into the job market. The MEcon awards Practice Credits for qualified internships upon application. The internships must relate to the Economics studies of the MEcon. They include in particular: internships in private sector companies, internships in federal, cantonal and municipal authorities or in international organizations, projects and achievements in trade and industry, politics, and administration. Activities at an institute or research center are generally not accepted. You can receive credits for a period of work experience completed before taking up your Master's degree programme at the University of St.Gallen provided the project was carried out a maximum of one year before the start of the Master’s degree programme and you also held a recognised Bachelor’s or equivalent degree at the start of the work experience, or, in the case of HSG students, you must have fulfilled the conditions for receiving the Bachelor’s degree.