As a leading innovator in business education, Business School Lausanne takes a serious role in providing new avenues for leaders in corporations and family businesses. We aim to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in our students by better understanding the factors that contribute to sustainable success.
With our applied research, we seek to establish a solid foundation for successful entrepreneurship. We achieve this by exploring the relationship between values such as sustainability, ethics, personal responsibility and integrity, and the continued success of an enterprise.
At a time when dominant world economies are entering into an era of insignificant economic growth, we believe it is our responsibility to develop new, concrete models for business prosperity. Switzerland offers a unique and dynamic environment to develop new growth models. It is ranked number 1 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). For more information, please refer to the WEF website.
BSL’s research vision
At BSL, we approach research the same way we approach teaching business – as entrepreneurs.
What does that mean?
- Our research is applied – focused practical, pragmatic solutions that can be used in business tomorrow.
- Our research is conducted by our doctoral students and professors, both putting pragmatic methods to the test in order to share practices on how to best develop and cultivate entrepreneurial success.
Establishing our DBA program more than 20 years ago, BSL is the leading business school in Europe in terms of applied research at the Doctorate level.
These four domains were developed in applying our pragmatic research approach to our research vision.
BSL’s Doctorate Program
The BSL Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to work on a global research project in the domain of business sustainability. One of the main objectives is to build a global network of scholars with experience and skills in leading change and transforming businesses into sustainable organizations.
The program is offered in partnership with the Global Organizational Learning and Development Network (GOLDEN) of Bocconi University.
The BSL DBA is an applied doctoral degree for experienced mid-career professionals and academics with an interest to further their experience and interest in the field of business sustainability.