The Business School for a Changing World
We are planning the return of our students to their classrooms.
We are actively getting ready to welcome back students as of the 8th of June. We are preparing a protection plan for our current community and upcoming visitors.
Dual Mode teaching will be available allowing students abroad to continue with distance learning.
In the meantime, during the month of May, distance learning continues.
For information and questions at this time, we ask you to contact: email@example.com
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Updates & News
Re-opening of Switzerland going according to plan
The re-opening phases of Switzerland are going according to plan. Phase 1 was put in place on April 27th, opening selected shops and medical practices. Phase 2 commences on the 11th of May, after the positive results of Phase 1, with the opening of primary and lower secondary schools, all shops, restaurants and bars as well as the resuming of usual public transportation. Click here for an overview of the loosening of the lock down. (Reference: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-19_coronavirus--the-situation-in-switzerland/45592192)
Due to COVID-19 several educational organizations, including The International Baccalaureate Foundation, have canceled the final examinations and will be issuing Diplomas and/or Degrees and certificates based on an average final year grade. This may be causing ambiguity for students around their potential acceptance or whether they will meet the admission requirements of Bachelor & Master programs.
Business School Lausanne is proud to continuously offer high quality personalized innovative education for future successful entrepreneurs, game changers and business leaders. We would like to take this opportunity to confirm that, at this time, we accept the decision of the various educational organizations such as IB and other accredited Institutions and will consider the diplomas issued as equivalent to all previous accredited Diplomas, degrees or certificates.
A message from Dr. David CLAIVAZ, Acting Dean of Business School Lausanne
Distance learning at Business School Lausanne: technically simple and holistically student-centered
As of Friday March 13, 2020, Business School Lausanne began offering all of its courses online.
Ranking #2 for its Master in International Business and #4 for its MBA according to the QS Global Business Masters and MBA Rankings 2019, Business School Lausanne offers business programs for Bachelor, Master, E/MBA and Doctoral candidates and students of over 60 nationalities.
Anxious to get through this period while remaining fully operational, all while scrupulously following the rules enforced by the Swiss Confederation, Business School Lausanne harvested all its energy to focus on a series of objectives, placing its students at the forefront by:
- Maintaining all classes through distance learning tools
- Facilitating close contact between teachers and students
- Allowing all students to follow lessons, including those who returned to their families abroad
- Ensuring all students can progress through the programs
- Guaranteeing the follow-up of all official deadlines, in order to maximize each students' chance of obtaining their diplomas within the stipulated deadlines
- Continuing to welcome and onboard new students
To enable the smooth transition to distance learning, Business School Lausanne relied on technologies that it was already using and with which students were familiar with.
Preliminary feedback has been very positive and first observations have emphasized the importance of centering humanity in the design of online work environments:
- Proper etiquette is vital when getting the most out of video conferencing. Informing students when to connect their microphones and cameras, how and when to ask questions, etc. The presence of each student is checked at the start of the lesson by a short exchange with the teacher and students are challenged during the lesson to ensure that the learning dynamic remains effective.
- Videoconferencing can be used to bring rhythm to the classroom, without it being necessary for all of the class to be devoted solely to videoconferencing. Distance learning must give way to individual work, group activities as well as face-to-face exchanges with teachers.
- A moment of benevolence at the start of the video conference sessions has a positive impact on the progression of the entire session. Distance learning deserves to make room for interpersonal relationships between students who find themselves in confinement at this time.
Efficient systems will gradually be introduced in order to promote the organization of students over time. A constant dialogue between teachers, students and parents ensures that the pace of implementation respects the needs of both the teachers and students.
Dr. David Claivaz - Acting Dean - Business School Lausanne
Business Skills. Entrepreneurial Mindset. Industry Megatrends.
BSL’s innovative learning methodology combines experiential learning with highly interactive teaching focused on personalised attention.
With an international student and faculty body learners are equipped with crucial hard and soft skills to make an immediate impact in the business world.
Our lecturers and alumni are key players within the industry.