Business School Lausanne: Our History

1987: Foundation by John Hobbs

1996: Award of accreditation by ACBSP for BBA and MBA programs

1996: Launch of the Executive MBA program

1997: BSL becomes a member of the Lemania Group of Schools

2004: ISO 9001 Certification

2006: Reaffirmation of ACBSP accreditation for BBA, MBA and DBA

2006: Commitment to UN Global Compact ten principles

2008: Appointment of Dr. Katrin Muff as Dean

2008: Membership of Delta Mu Delta

2009: BSL restructures the MBA programs, begins online collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing, offers seminars for business professionals

2009: BSL’s MBA program is ranked 40 among top European Business Schools

2010: BSL becomes a member of EFMD

2010: BSL launches new Master’s programs

2010: BSL joins PRME

2011-2018: In collaboration with the University of St. Gallen, BSL runs a post-graduate Diploma program in Sustainable Business

2012: Restructuring of the BBA program to include sustainability in each module

2012: BSL is elected to the Swiss business school in the exclusive business school network of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation

2012: Award of accreditation by ACBSP for Master’s programs

2014: BSL becomes the first university worldwide to pass the audit to become an organization of the Economy for the Common Good

2015-2018: BSL explores Holacracy as its operational management system to become a self-organized and responsive learning organization

2018: Appointment of Dr. David Claivaz as Acting Dean

2018: BSL moves from Holacracy to an entrepreneurial oriented management structure

2019: Development of BSL Doctoral School

2020: BSL starts a collaboration with incubator incub&co

2021: Launch of the Academic Citizens’ Assembly in collaboration with EPFL

2022: BSL starts a collaboration with UBITS
2019 Graduation Ceremony
2020 Graduation Ceremony
2021 Graduation Ceremony
2022 Graduation Ceremony


Year BSL was founded


ACBSP Accreditation Year
BBA & MBA Programs


Number of Alumni