Business School Lausanne
|Motto||Leading Innovator in Business Education|
|Type||Private business school|
|Director||Philippe Du Pasquier|
|Location||Chavannes, Vaud, Switzerland
History & Mission
The school is specialized in providing business and management education with emphasis on sustainability, responsible leadership, and entrepreneurship.
The BSL Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program provides undergraduates with a foundation in all areas of business. BSL offers two types of master's degrees: Master of Arts in International Business and Master of Science in International Finance. Each master's program offers a number of optional specializations, including Marketing, Luxury Management and Sustainable Business.
The BSL MBA curriculum comprises a range of required core courses (foundation part) and electives (integration part). The core courses cover traditional management disciplines including finance, organizational behaviour, marketing, corporate strategy, operations management, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and leadership development modules in self-management, communication and cooperation skills, and managing and developing others.
BSL offers a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program is a three-year part-time program for experienced business professionals or teaching scholars interested in research in the domain of business sustainability.
BSL offers an Executive MBA curriculum with courses covering traditional management disciplines including finance, organizational behaviour, marketing, corporate strategy, operations management, sustainability and entrepreneurship.
BSL offers an executive program in Sustainable Business in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen and the support of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
BSL offers 3-day Management Seminars covering all management disciplines including finance, organizational behaviour, marketing, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and leadership development training in self-management and communication. BSL also offers a range of continuing education programs such as Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) programs in Project Management; Global Impact Management; Business Strategy; Leadership and Management; Financial Analysis; Investments and Banking; Business Law.
BSL's programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 1996. ACBSP is a U.S. accreditation organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) offering accreditation services to business programs focused on teaching and learning.
BSL is not accredited by the Swiss OAQ, indicating it is not recognized as state university in Switzerland. BSL has the status of H- Institution ohne Hochschulrang in the German Anabin database, indicating it is not accredited as state university in Germany.
BSL is a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools as well as the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). BSL is signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education PRME. BSL has committed to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact since 2006 and is an associate member of the Swiss local network. BSL is the co-founder of the 50+20 initiative on Management Education for the World.
BSL was appointed the representative of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation for Switzerland in 2012. As part of the foundation, BSL provides students from developing countries with business education free of charge through its full-time Master’s and MBA degree programs. Kofi Annan Fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation and poverty alleviation.
Publications by BSL academics
- Fauchart, Emmanuelle: "DARWINIANS, COMMUNITARIANS, AND MISSIONARIES: THE ROLE OF FOUNDER IDENTITY IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP" (PDF).Academy of Management Journal2011, Vol. 54, No. 5, 935–957
- Izamoje, Larry: "Reactions to Labour Mobility in Small and Medium Organisations in Nigeria" (PDF). European Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 1450-2267 Vol.25 No.3 (2011), pp. 291–304
- Mayenfisch-Tobin, Mary; Muff, Katrin: "The Importance of Experiential Learning in the Education and Development of Responsible Leaders". SSRN . Social Science Research Network (2014)
- Muff, Katrin: "Building Sustainable Legacies: The New Frontier of Societal Value Co-Creation - Issue 1&2". Greenleaf Publishing (2013/2014)
- Muff, Katrin: "50+20 Management Education for the World PART 2: Understanding the Core of the Vision".. The European Business Review (2013).
- Muff, Katrin: "50+20 Management Education for the World PART 1: Designing a Radically New Vision of Management Education".. The European Business Review (2013).
- Muff, Katrin: "Are business schools doing their job?" (PDF).Journal of Management Development Vol. 31 Iss: 7 pp. 648 – 662
- Muff, Katrin: "50+20 Offers a Clear Vision" (PDF). EFMD Global Focus, Volume 06, Issue 03 2012
- Muff, Katrin: "Golf: Le Jeu de la Vie".
- Nathan, Ganesh: Social Freedom in a Multicultural State.
- "Swiss Registry".
- "Lemania Group".
- Business School Lausanne Archived December 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- An interview with Philippe Du Pasquier
- Katrin Muff
- Business School Lausanne
- ""Le Temps" article on BSL's orientation towards business sustainability" (PDF). Retrieved 22 February 2013.
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- ""24 Heures" about BSL's Doctorate Program in Business Sustainability" (PDF). Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- BUSINESS SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY OFFERS JOINT DIPLOMA IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
- Executive Education in Sustainable Business
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- "Download the complete QS 2014-15 Top 200 Business Schools Report".
- "QS 2014-15 Business Schools Report".
- QS 2012/2013 report, PDF
- QS 2013/2014 Ranking Europe
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- "BSL-PRME Sustainability Update Report".
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- "50+20 report on the future of business education to be presented at Rio+20 Earth Summit". http://www.grli.org. External link in
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- "Kofi Annan Business School". http://theknowledgeinstitute.org. 10 February 2014. External link in