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.
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program with 3 different options: 2-year Accelerated program; 3-year program with an internship option; 3-year program with a triple degree from BSL, Dublin Business School and Liverpool John Moore University
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program
- Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree program
The BSL MBA and Executive MBA were designed in collaboration with leading CEOs and HR directors to ensure that the program prepares participants with the relevent skills and knowledge to become effective and pragmatic business leaders. They follow a modular format, which allows flexibility for students. MBA full-time program is completed in 1 year and includes a real-life Management Report. The BSL DBA is awarded on the basis of a thesis written under the guidance of a senior faculty member.
Specialized Master's Degree Programs:
- Master of Science (MSc) in Finance:
An integral part of the Masters of Finance program is the preparation for the level 1 Chartered Financil Analyst (CFA) certification. The CFA charter is known as the top standard of professional qualification and is a key advantage to students wishing to purse a career in finance or investment banking.
- Executive Master of Science in Finance with CFA preparation
BSL’s Executive MSc in Finance offers preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I certification. CFA charter holders are certified financial experts who have completed a rigorous and a globally recognized training curriculum which is great advantage for professionals who seek to strengthen their knowledge in finance and boost their career advancement.
- Master in International Business (MIB):
Upon completion of the MIB, and provided all the modules have been successfully completed, students will receive the Strategic Management & Leadership diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - a leading international body that provides qualifications for managers.
- Master of Science (MSc) in Global Marketing
The BSL MSc in Global Marketing is a truly innovative program built around new technologies and a Project in International Marketing where students can practice what they have learned. It is designed for students wishing to pursue a career as Brand Managers, Account Directors, Marketing Consultants or Advertising Managers for global companies.
- Master of Science (MSc) in Management
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.
- Master of Science (MSc) in Luxury Management
The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
An international student body represented by more than 40 nationalities enhances cross-cultural perspectives and provides an appreciation for cultural diversity. Only by exploring different approaches, will innovative and creative solutions be found – so necessary in today’s international business arena. Participants are challenged to move out of their “comfort zone” with an open mind and flexible attitude in order to competently solve problems and make informed and effective decisions. Small class sizes, with a balanced cultural mix, contribute to the interactive and participative educational environment.
BSL is recognized among the Top 200 Global business schools (QS 2011/2012) and in the leading business schools in Europe.
Adapting to the needs of a rapidly changing business environment, BSL regularly evaluates and evolves its degree programs based on their effectiveness. BSL’s quality and commitment to excellence have been widely recognized. In 1996 BSL became the first business school in Europe to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). BSL was also awarded in 2004 with ISO 9001 certification by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) .
In addition, BSL is the first business school in Switzerland to offer students an opportunity to attain membership to the prestigious international honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Combined, ACBSP accreditation, ISO 9001 certification and Delta Mu Delta membership add significant value to BSL degrees.
"Studying at BSL gave me an edge over other colleagues in my organization. It helped me face interviews with greater confidence, and has given me strong business know-how. A real-time approach towards education engrained in the values of the school creates an excellent support structure that makes it stand out among other MBA programs. I am very glad to have learned not to just be a manager, but also an efficient time keeper always looking for change. If again given a chance, I would love to go through their pragmatic program which undergoes continuous updating. I am very grateful to the school and it’s faculty for what I have learned and for who I am today." - Dipak Nirmalkumar, (Indian) MBA 2010 Graduate
"BSL has provided me a unique and relevant setting to obtain my MBA. To study business in Lausanne, Switzerland means to have the opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with global players—and not only in a class room setting, but also in relation to the many international corporations in the area. The international experience and global perspective that my classmates have brought with them has afforded me the privilege to leave my comfort zone and assess situations with an outlook that I would have not considered in a different setting. I am more than confident that my degree from BSL will act as a strong assent for any future endeavors I should take on in the realm of business." - Cristina Giampaolo, (Canadian) MBA 2010 Graduate
Respected throughout the world for its banking and commercial infrastructure, Switzerland is headquarters for many international companies and the seat of several world organizations. Located in the Greater Lausanne area near the University of Lausanne and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), this area is becoming an increasingly vibrant study environment for local and international students alike. The school is easily accessible by public transportation and just 30 minutes by road from Geneva and its international airport.
A wide variety of accommodation is available for students. BSL administration provides assistance in finding suitable accommodation.
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