Business School Lausanne Blog

BSL alumnus Josephine Bengtsson bags prestigious working opportunity at CERN (Geneva)
“Having small classes and professors who are willing to spend additional time helping us understand concepts is something that larger schools do not offer. I believe BSL fosters our entrepreneurial mindset and desires to make an impact in the world, either inside an organization or by creating our own business.” The ever-talented, soon to be BSL alumnus (2021), Josephine Bengtsson, is certainly making a name for herself in her chosen career path since completing her …
Winning the Business Game While Earning a Business Degree in Switzerland
On March 25, the Junior Enterprise of HEC Lausanne hosted this year’s Business Game online—dedicating a full day (8:30 to 18:30) for participants to work in teams of four, developing innovative ways to solve study cases presented by UBS and Stouff Capital. Each solution had to be pitched to a jury, who selected the winning team of each case to receive CHF 2,000 (approximate equivalent of $2,190 USD). Although the event targets third-year bachelor and …
Business Innovation Week – Spring 2021 – Live Updates
Updates are displayed in reverse chronological order. Thursday 6th May, 2021 – Day 4 (AM) 09:15 – Managing Diversity in the Workplace, presented by Professor Alessandro Bianchi. 08:55 – INCOMING! Day 4 of the Business Innovation Week! Wednesday 5th May, 2021 – Day 3 (PM) 16:00 – This concludes day 3 (of 4) of the Spring 2021 BIW! 15:00 – A BIG Thank You to Lena Koropey for her afternoon session on Personal Branding! 14:18 …
DBA GRADUATION CEREMONY IN KOREA
March 18th 2021 was the official Graduation Ceremony at aSSIST University in Korea for four of our Doctoral Graduates from our Dual degree: Dr. Jooseok OhDr. Hyun Joon JoDr. Jongsoon KangDr. Yongchan Kim Dr. Dominique Bourqui, CAO and Director of the Doctoral School and Dr. Erdal Atukeren, Professor and DBA supervisor, as well as members of the scientific committee had the pleasure and honor to represent BSL and to congratulate the Students. Dr. Jooseok Oh, …
Meet André Delafontaine and the Winners of BSL’s Entrepreneurial Competition
The winners of Business School Lausanne’s Entrepreneurial Challenge had the opportunity to complete 12 exclusive coaching sessions, both in-group and one-on-one, with André Delafontaine. As a BSL professor, André runs four different programs on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for students in both the E/MBA and the master-level programs. After spending 17 years in multinational corporate environments, André co-founded a network of 800 Business Angels who have funded over 200 rounds in start-ups. His many years of …
Well-Being Concerns For e-Learning
Have you ever counted the number of hours that you spend in front of a computer in a simple sitting position per week? If you haven't, take a moment to think about it; take an average working day of 8h. At the end of a working, day do you feel that your body has aches or pains? Do you think, for example, that an app on a smart watch, counting the number of hours sitting …
The Shifting Focus of Sustainability Teaching and Learning
As a teacher and learner myself, I spend much time reflecting on why and how to adapt the way we teach and learn about sustainability.  Sustainability is both an interdisciplinary academic approach and an area of practice, and both have changed significantly in the past 10 years.  The main theoretical frameworks around Planetary Boundaries, the Anthropocene and the Great Acceleration, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, climate and energy have all made major progress in terms of …
Diversity & Inclusion – What do businesses need to change for diversity and inclusion to become sources of strength and growth?
Recent social movements (feminist march, Black Lives Matter, Pride march) have put pressure on organizations to be more inclusive of the diverse demographics (based on racio-ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental abilities, age and physical appearance). It has now become crucial for organizations to understand the needs and characteristics of the different social groups among their employees and customer base. Organizations who acknowledge and value differences have been shown to outperform their …
Interview with: Yannick Bouyidou on the Importance of Collaboration When You Start a Business
Before coming to Business School Lausanne (BSL), Yannick Bouyidou was working for The Ritz Carlton Company in San Francisco. His experience taking an online class at UC Berkeley prompted him to look for more personal and direct learning experiences, where classroom size and teaching style encouraged communication between students and professors. “I enjoy very much being in real life situations, engaging with people,” He explains. “This is something that BSL does extremely well.”  Working in …
How BSL Students Enhance their Swiss Academic Journey Through our Clubs Program
Business School Lausanne (BSL) has launched a new program, offering students the opportunity to create clubs in a topic they are interested in and they would like to raise the awareness of their peers about. Some of the clubs that have been created include the Sustainability Club or the Investment Club. By participating in one of these practical-work focused clubs, students have the chance to put their acquired knowledge into practice, developing the skills needed …
Strategy Today: Building Sustainability into Stakeholder Relations
It is a commonplace that companies today need to be active in sustainability. Deciding exactly what to do can however be a challenge: Which aspects of the business have the highest priority? What are the benefits for the company and for its stakeholders? Is sustainability simply a cost or can it generate value for the company? The EMBA course “Strategic Thinking for General Managers” makes use of strategic tools in an updated manner to formulate …
Victor Discusses the Internship Experience He Received When Completing His Business Administration Degree
A professional internship opportunity is one of the most advantageous steps a business student can take, providing the hands-on work experience employers value in prospective employees. It also gives the participant a unique first impression of the working field they aspire to specialize in, gaining invaluable insight on what the role might look like in practice. To help further illuminate the benefits that can be derived from such an opportunity, we spoke with Victor, a …
How Attending Business School in Switzerland Helped These Students Find Business Success
Business School Lausanne prides itself on creating educational programs that stimulate students’ creativity, leadership, and drive for innovation. For students Arshia Soltani, Alessandro Kunzi, Andrea Gregorini, and Elias Raffoul, BSL did exactly that. While enrolled at BSL, this group of students was discussing the hurdles of commuting with their professor Marko Majer, who specializes in marketing communications and generational leadership. They began to brainstorm a possible solution.  That solution arrived with Rolljet. Originally created by …
3 Factors Any Graduate of the EMBA Business Transformation Program Should Have in Their Business Strategy
For business professionals seeking to advance their knowledge on how to successfully transform businesses for the better, Business School Lausanne offers an EMBA program in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship. Throughout this program, students move through a transformational journey that grants them the ability to better not only any businesses or projects they encounter, but also themselves.  BSL’s EMBA in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship assists students in nurturing a capacity for leading in a way that …
How the Experiential Learning of BSL’s Executive MBA Program Helped Michael Ingram Find Success
Michael Ingram began attending Business School Lausanne’s Executive MBA program with an idea of what he wanted to pursue. He wanted to begin a journey as an entrepreneur, but needed the tools and confidence that would enable him to successfully navigate that path. After participating in BSL’s experiential and entrepreneurship-focused EMBA program, he’s now ready to take action.  Michael is one of the scores of students who have pursued their entrepreneurial initiatives. Our unique and …