BSL - Business School Lausanne:
Business School Lausanne (BSL), a leading innovator in business education with entrepreneurial spirit, is committed to practical and pragmatic learning. Part of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools and with ISO 9001 certification, BSL is ranked 3rd in Switzerland and 40th among “Top European Business Schools” in an employer choice based ratings system, implemented by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited). Studying at BSL is an interactive and engaging learning experience. Small classes of up to 20 students work in professional partnership with the faculty to solve real business challenges. English is the language of instruction at BSL.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered include:
BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program:
BSL offers an intense, two-year accelerated BBA Program, designed for motivated and determined students wishing to join the business world as soon as possible.
Placing a value on the practical side of business, our program emphasizes case studies and class participation. BBA students are determined to succeed and possess the capacity for hard work. At BSL, their creativity and individuality facilitate the exchange of ideas in what we call pragmatic learning. The accelerated BBA program requires a commitment to two academic years, each consisting of four unique 10-week terms, equaling 40 weeks of in-class presence. Start dates are February and September of each year.
MSc Finance with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Degree Program:
The BSL MSc in Finance is a truly innovative academic program integrating preparation for the Level 1 Chartered Financial Anaylst (CFA) examination. It is meant for students who want to embrace a career in Investment Banking or more generally in financial community.
In the BSL Finance program, students will be trained in general business before going into the specifics of Finance. All CFA modules will be covered to prepare for the CFA examinations. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time with 20 modules in total. In the second year, students will write a 25,000 words thesis (100 pages approximately).
2 years - 20 modules given over 11 months (Sept – July) and 12 months of Thesis with the possibility to do an internship. There are two intakes per year September or February.
MSc in Global Marketing Degree Program:
The BSL MSc in Global Marketing is a truly innovative program built around new technologies. It is meant for students who want to embrace a career as Brand Managers, Account Directors, Marketing consultants or Advertising managers. It is a marketing degree where you will be trained in general business before going into the specifics of Marketing. We have put a strong emphasis on technology in Marketing with courses in Internet Marketing and Direct Marketing. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time.
1 years - 15 modules given over 9 months (Sept – July) including an International Marketing Project There are two intakes per year: September or February.
Master in International Business Degree Program:
The BSL MIB is designed for students who are too young to pursue an MBA but wish to pursue an MBA type program. Students on the MIB are not sure about which Business field they want to work in but want the option to join a global corporation and embrace an international career.
It is an International Business degree where you will be trained in all areas of Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Global Trade, Negotiation, Business Ethics, Economics, and Business Law. Modules are delivered using case studies methodology. Each module involves 40 hours classroom time with 20 modules in total.
20 modules given over 11 months and 12 months of Thesis with the possibility to do an internship. There are two intakes every year: September and February.
MSc in Management Program:
The MSc in Management provides an integrative understanding and a holistic approach to important management tasks which will enable students to develop a leadership mindset and management skills related to a broad range of businesses. The program employs a set of innovative learning tools and methods that prepares graduates to succeed in a dynamic, global and diverse business environment.
The MSc in Management is aimed at recent graduates with 0-2 years of work experience who have the motivation and desire to build a strong foundation for a career in business. The program is designed for high performing individuals interested in entering leadership roles and broadening their business perspective.
A Management degree, the MSc in Management adopts an integrated and practical learning approach through challenging case studies, interactive workshops and group assignments. It provides you with a thorough grounding in business fundamentals and covers core topics such as Management, Management Consulting, Project Management, Human resources Management, Operations management.
MSc in Luxury Management
The Master of Science (MSc) in Luxury Management is an innovative program designed to give students a solid business background with a specialization in the luxury industry. The program has been devised by academics and luxury business professionals, and prepares students to tackle the various issues that luxury brands are facing in a rapidly changing world.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the MSc in Luxury Management degree, supported by leading luxury companies across the world. Graduates will be able to pursue a career in operations, finance, marketing and communications in a luxury company.
Completed in 2 years – the MSc in Luxury Management includes 20 modules given over 11 months and 12 months of a thesis with an internship possibility. Each module involves 40 hours of classroom time
MBA: Master of Business Adminsitration Degree Program:
BSL offers a modular, one-year Master’s program designed to meet the demands of today’s competitive and global business environment. In addition to case studies and interactive lectures, the BSL MBA program includes an applied Management Report where students must apply academic skills to a concrete business situation. This pragmatic approach prepares MBA students to successfully manage a business and overcome unexpected challenges. The program may also be taken part-time allowing for a flexible completion date, taking between 1.5 and 3 year to complete.
Executive MBA Degree Program:
The BSL Executive MBA Program brings together executives from many different sectors of business. All share the desire to improve their problem-solving capabilities in a rapidly changing business world. BSL’s pragmatic approach provides an atmosphere for high quality discussions among professionals who encounter similar business problems. The resulting effects are exciting, stimulating, and highly conducive to rapidly broadening their experience.
The program follows an 18 month modular formal with classes on Saturdays and in 3-day workshops for the first year and a Real-Life Mangement report, elective courses in Leadership in the final six months.
DBA: Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program:
The BSL DBA program is specifically designed for successful business practitioners interested in applying their knowledge and experience to the intellectual exercise of business research. BSL’s doctorate program takes into account the practicality of business. In other fields the doctorate is often earned by the proposition of theories that explain experimental observations. However, in the pace of modern business, theories must be more than just explained—they must be successfully undertaken and profitably implemented. BSL’s Doctorate in Business Administration challenges candidates to develop business theories into practical proposals.
The BSL DBA is awarded on the basis of a thesis written under the guidance of a senior member of the BSL faculty. Though a candidate is free to choose a DBA thesis topic, we favor research that encourages business and management to embrace its responsibility, favoring issues involving practical considerations in ethics, sustainability, professional development, governance and alternative business models.
Diploma in Sustainable Business
The 1-year executive program leads to a joint degree of a “Diploma in Advanced Studies in Sustainable Business” from BSL and the University of St. Gallen in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It represents 30 ECTS credits and falls under the category of Diploma of Advanced Studies.
The Diploma in Sustainable Business brings together experts from IWö-HSG’s renowned Institute for Economy and the Environment, specialists in interdisciplinary learning and training from BSL and business and sustainability professionals from the WBCSD. The year-long course addresses global sustainability challenges, explores their strategic implications and assesses their impacts via lectures, corporate visits, exchanges with NGOs and outdoors sessions.
Modules are taught by accomplished leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and business leaders. The Diploma in Sustainable Business is aimed at participants who want to develop their skills in the sustainability field, integrate sustainability into their existing area of responsibility or become sustainability experts.There are three learning dimensions incorporated in the program’s content: global challenges, strategic implications, business impact.
The program provides participants with a broad understanding of global sustainability issues and equips them with practical skills to develop and implement sustainability-oriented solutions in organizations stretching from businesses to NGOs and social ventures.
Management Training Seminars
BSL provides executive education for working professionals through its fully accredited MBA program. Designed in collaboration with leading CEOs and HR directors, BSL’s MBA modules are given as separate 3-day Management Training Seminars and provide a cost-effective way for professionals to advance their management and leadership skills.
Upon completion of each seminar, participants get MBA credits (which may be applied towards an MBA degree) and practical knowledge delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professors, who are all acting professionals with contemporary and accomplished business acumen.
BSL’s seminars cover wide range of topics to support working professionals and managers gain leadership skills and advance in their area of business:
Strategic Thinking for General Manager
Leading Change & Turn-around Management
Finance for Entrepreneurs
Advanced Communications Skills
Advanced Teamwork & Cooperation Skills
Developing & Managing Others
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creating Sustainable Value
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