Business School Lausanne Blog

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 …
3 Benefits to Small Class Sizes When Completing an Executive MBA
An Executive MBA is perfect for experienced managerial professionals who want to take their careers to the next level. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skillset, make new connections, and gain a global perspective. This could enable you to advance in your professional journey to the executive level, pursue …
Dual-mode Teaching: Here to Stay in our New Normal – An Interview with David Claivaz, Acting Dean of BSL
The outbreak of the coronavirus had a huge impact on universities around the world. Lectures, seminars, and workshops moved online, and the classroom was replaced with video call. A number of international students returned to their home countries to be with their families and loved ones throughout the pandemic.  At Business School …
How an MIB Program at BSL Complements Specialized Bachelor Degrees like Hospitality: An Interview with Head of Careers and Industry Relations, Daniele Ticli
Every year, the Master in International Business (MIB) program at Business School Lausanne welcomes students from a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Students have come from engineering, finance, hospitality, medicine and a range of other non-business sectors. Daniele Ticli is the Head of Careers and Industry Relations at BSL. He …
Can an MBA Degree Improve Your Career Prospects?
An MBA is a big investment in terms of time and money, which is why prospective students should ensure that it will help them to achieve their career ambitions.  Fortunately, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) can do a lot to help you improve your leadership capabilities, advance your career and access …
A Short Guide to Using LinkedIn for Professional Success while at Graduate Business School
LinkedIn offers a world of opportunity for business students. The platform is the most used professional networking site in the world, with two new members joining every second. Today, LinkedIn has more than 660 million members in more than 200 countries.  Students can use LinkedIn to advance in their careers, expand their network, launch …
How Students and Faculty at BSL Are Using Face-to-Face Online Learning
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the move to online learning has affected schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. Professors and students at Business School Lausanne (BSL) have had to quickly adapt to a new way of learning. The classroom has been replaced with the home, and in-person interaction has largely been replaced with …
Providing students with the tools they need
Founded over 30 years ago in 1987 by Dr. John Hobbs, Business School Lausanne (BSL) is one of Switzerland’s leading business schools. It is recognized as the third-best in Switzerland in the prestigious QS rankings and was the first business school in Europe to have its programs accredited by the Accreditation Council …
To Grow Your Career, Build Your Entrepreneurship Skills
Being excellent at your job is no longer enough. Here is how young professionals can build a stable career in an increasingly unpredictable world. What does it take to succeed in your career today? Being excellent at your job is no longer enough. As major companies and whole sectors of the economy …
5 Essential Networking Tips for Students at Business School in Switzerland
One of the most valuable things that you can gain at Business School is connections. Not only will you have the opportunity to advance your career with new skills and a deeper understanding of business, but you will also be able to learn from others. The connections that you make as a …
MIB vs. MBA vs. EMBA Degree: Which Is Right for You?
Graduate business education is a great way for ambitious professionals to learn new skills, forge new connections, and enhance their careers. Whether you’ve recently finished an undergraduate degree or have 15 years of professional experience, there is a graduate degree program for you.  However, deciding on the best program for your needs …
3 Signs You May Be an Ideal Candidate for Advanced Business Studies
Advanced business studies are perfect for business professionals who want to enhance their career with additional skills, in-depth knowledge, and an international network. As part of a business program at Business School Lausanne (BSL), you will have the opportunity to specialize and become an expert in your field, network with other ambitious …
Economics, Ethics, and the Fair Use of Public Space
Camden High Street, London, May 2020 (photo credit: CNBC) Habits are notoriously hard to change, and patterns of space use are among the most enduring: many cities retain their medieval layouts; today’s roads remarkably closely follow Roman ones. Covid-19 is of course disrupting both good and bad habits, including street space use, …
Business Innovation Week Inspires Students and Alumni in Uncertain Times
Business Innovation Week (BIW) at Business School Lausanne (BSL) brings together inspirational speakers, students and alumni. The four-day-long event includes panel discussions, workshops, networking, and more. The outbreak of the coronavirus earlier this year meant that the student organizers behind this term’s BIW event had to quickly rethink their strategy.  The recent …
Coronavirus, travel, resilience and sustainability
Finally and thankfully, over 100 countries are now following calls by epidemiologists to severely restrict public life, closing schools, universities, cultural institutions, cancelling social events – forcing social distancing as a virtue. A necessary emergency measure with an enormous human cost. This map from The Economist shows school closures, a good proxy …