Business School Lausanne

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Business School Lausanne
BSL logo
Motto Leading Innovator in Business Education[citation needed]
Established 1987
Type Private business school
Dean Dr. Katrin Muff
Director Philippe Du Pasquier
Students 250+
Postgraduates 1000+, mainly MBA
Location Chavannes, Vaud, Switzerland
Campus Chavannes, Lausanne

Business School Lausanne (BSL) is a private business school located in the greater area of Lausanne, Switzerland, and is part of the Lemania Group of Swiss Private Schools. BSL was founded in 1987 by John Hobbs, a university professor who envisioned a more practical approach to business education.


BSL became the first business school in Europe to have its programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 1996. The BSL Faculty consists of 55 members from 28 different nationalities. The Student Body is represented by 250+ students from 60 nationalities.

Academic Programs[edit]

BSL offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. All programs have two intakes: September and February of each year. Executive education is provided on a modular and thematic basis.

The undergraduate program offered is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with the option to study an additional year at the Dublin Business School (Ireland). Their also is the possibility of obtaining a Triple BBA Degree by BSL, Dublin Business School, and Liverpool John Moores University.

Graduate programs are proposed in many disciplines, including masters in International Business, International Finance (with CFA), Business Administration and Sustainable Business (in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen)

BSL offers an executive master of Business Administration program as well as an executive master program in Sustainable Business in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen and the support of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.[1] BSL also gives Executive Management Training Seminars over “3 days”.[citation needed]

BSL runs a Doctorate program of Business Administration DBA giving candidates the opportunity to work on a global research project in the domain of business sustainability.

Accreditation status[edit]

Business School Lausanne became the first business school in Europe to have its programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 1996.[citation needed] ACBSP is a specialized accrediting organization in the United States that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs with an emphasis on teaching and learning.[citation needed] The ACBSP accreditation ensures that the BSL degrees are globally recognized and valued.


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, the United Nations-supported initiative to inspire responsible management education, research and thought leadership.[2]

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.


Business School Lausanne ranks among the top European business schools and 3rd in Switzerland in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012/13. The rating provides a detailed overview of the world’s most recognized and valued business schools by employers, based on input provided to QS by over 2,000 employers who actively recruit MBA graduates.[citation needed]

Partnerships & Alliance[edit]

BSL is member of Lemania Group of Swiss Private Schools since 1997.[citation needed]

Business School Lausanne and the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen (IWÖ-HSG) partner to provide the Diploma in Sustainable Business, a joint-degree between the two institutions.The 1-year part-time program is designed for working professionals with an interest in the sustainability field and is endorsed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). More about the BSL – University of St. Gallen program.[citation needed]

Business School Lausanne and Dublin Business School (DBS) partner to provide the Triple Degree Bachelor program in Business Administration.[citation needed] The 3-year program gives well-performing students the opportunity to conduct their final year of studies at DBS and specialize in Project Management, Marketing, HR, or Business Management. Students graduate with a triple BBA degree from BSL, DBS and also Liverpool John Moores University. More about the BSL – DBS program.

Academic references (Publications by BSL academics)[edit]


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