Business School Lausanne Blog

VIRTUAL GUEST SPEAKERS: AN ELEMENT OF MY DUAL MODE TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO RETAIN
While my dual mode teaching experience still leaves a somewhat mitigated aftertaste and loads of space for improvement, there is one element of it, which I would definitely repeat: the virtual guest speaker engagement. After COVID made it obvious that the visits to the international organizations in Geneva would not be possible …
How Collaborative Exercises During Your BBA Degree Help Prepare You for Your Career
Attending an institution like Business School Lausanne can help you build a network of connections with your fellow classmates as you engage in experiential learning exercises. In this environment, you can expect to participate in real-life projects while pursuing your BBA degree. The ability to collaborate well with others is a highly-valued …
Why It’s Beneficial to Attend Graduate Business School in a Multicultural Environment
Business is a field where new opportunities can be found all over the globe, and where teams and companies often span countries and continents. This is just one reason why learning about business in a multicultural environment will serve you well. Since business programs attract students of various nationalities, you can find …
Entrepreneurship Inside and Out – Dream big. BSL hosts Pascal Kienast founder of K-Wave Consulting and CLEMAP
Mr. Pascal Kienast was invited on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 to participate in Business School of Lausanne's Business Innovation Week (Fall 2020). Mr. Kienast is an Alumnus of BSL, a graduate of the EMBA program in Sustainable Business. He has a robust background in technology, with a thorough focus on energy. He …
My Story Is My Advice. BSL Students host Ch Daniel of Legit Check.
On Monday, November 9th, BSL Bachelor and Master students invited Ch Daniel in the Fall Business Innovation Week framework. Ch Daniel is the founder of Legit Check by Ch and of the CH Group. His company helps customers identify if their purchases are authentic by verifying them with a clever counterfeit identification …
Students and researchers from all the BSL programs discuss societal changes
Students and researchers, representing all BSL programs, gathered to discuss societal changes and sustainability during the virtual Business Innovation Week on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Dr. Dominique Bourqui, Chief Academic Officer at BSL, invited Doctoral and MBA students to share some research findings and information related to their innovative projects in sustainable …
BUSINESS INNOVATION WEEK: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 – Daily reflections
Yesterday, I was able to follow most of the sessions of the Business Innovation Week. This was a great pleasure for me to see how well organized it was thanks to the collaboration between the Academic Direction, Faculty members and students. The alternation of lectures, testimonials of entrepreneurs, current students, a DBA …
Business Innovation Week – Fall 2020 – Live Updates
Please note that pictures and updates are displayed in descending order (the most recent appear first!) Thursday 12th November – Day 4 Afternoon 15:30 – This concludes the Fall Term 2020 Business Innovation Week at BSL! A BIG Thank You to the Student Council! https://www.worldcupchampionships.com/ 14:15 – The floor is now to …
Perlego: BSL provides the Spotify of textbooks to Students and Faculty
Back in 2011, I was flabbergasted by the potential of iPads for education. I felt precisely the same impression in January 2020 at the BETT Conference in London, when I discovered Perlego. There is actually an essential link between these two moments. I remember that the first question we would ask regarding …
Why Are the Best Leaders Self-Aware? 3 Things to Know During Your MIB Degree Education
The most effective business leaders in the world may all have personalities that vary in major ways. Some may be quiet and reserved, while others may be fast-talking and extroverted. Despite key differences, the personal qualities of top business leaders remain the same in certain key areas. One of these is self-awareness.  …
Sustainability as a “Meta” Megatrend
The "Why" of Sustainable Development is relatively easy to understand. We have only one planet, natural resources are not infinite, and we cannot afford to deplete them. The "What" is also relatively straightforward, particularly in the UN's classical definition: sustainable development is a “development that meets the needs of the present without …
Business Innovation Weeks: BSL’s signature experiential learning
Business Innovation Weeks' unique recipe is a mix of peer-learning, challenge-based learning, student engagement, 21st-Century skills development, trust, enthusiasm and responsibility. The Business Innovation Weeks (BIW) occur on the 10th and final week of every term at Business School Lausanne (BSL). The BSL Student Council (StuCo) appoints a committee to create one …
BSL’s SDG Explorer course selected as best practice by UN SDSN
image source: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2015/09/why-should-you-care-about-the-sustainable-development-goals/ Teaching and learning sustainability is notoriously challenging, for a number of distinct yet related reasons. First of all it touches almost every aspect of today’s society, making it hard to structure and focus teaching, and for learners to follow. Second, almost independent disciplines remain the way academia is organized, …
Meet the Winners of BSL’s 2019/20 Entrepreneurial Challenge
Business School Lausanne’s Entrepreneurial Challenge calls on high school students in Switzerland to flex their leadership muscles and demonstrate their entrepreneurial talents. Across the country, bright young aspiring entrepreneurs bring forward their business ideas in the hopes of winning the competition and securing the prize of exclusive coaching sessions to help them …
3 Tips for Better Brainstorming During Your Business Administration Degree
Brainstorming is an essential process within a business career. Business leaders will encounter brainstorming processes in many aspects of their professional lives, from new product line design, to solving a problem in the supply chain. For those working in business administration, brainstorming is vital to success.  Brainstorming is a key component of …
Important decisions ahead for Switzerland
Image credits: https://www.eda.admin.ch/ A semi-direct democracy Switzerland is a semi-direct democracy, which means that citizens are regularly called upon to vote on many subjects, sometimes quite technical. Democracy applies to three different levels: national, cantonal and communal. Very few countries offer their citizens such decision-making power. A vote can result from a …
Why Networking Is Important While Pursuing Your MIB Degree
The potential to network with other budding and established business professionals is one of the central reasons why people enroll in an MIB program. In fact, networking is one of the most useful things in a business professional’s toolbox, through which they can build relationships, access opportunities, and exchange information.  In a …
Success Stories: Adriaan Trampe & Knut-Einar Wold
Business School Lausanne’s Alumni Mentoring Program was designed and launched in 2017 by Daniele Ticli, Head of Careers and Industry Relations, and it has facilitated quite a few success stories. The opportunity for experienced business professionals to present guidance to those just beginning their careers can result in a lucrative exchange of …
Success Stories: Career Impact of BSL’s Experiential and Entrepreneurship Learning
Dana Dementyeva came from an international relations background when she began studying at Business School Lausanne. Having previously worked with the United Nations, she had become frustrated with the lack of openness to change within different industries. “The corporate world can be very resistant to change and averse to risk,” Dana explains, …
Thinking About an Entrepreneurship Degree? 3 Signs You’re a Natural Entrepreneur
An MBA or EMBA in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship can be useful for anyone seeking to establish themselves in the world of business. However, there are certain types of people for whom this education will be especially valuable. These aspiring entrepreneurs are perceptive and have an optimistic but critical mindset and outlook …