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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 …Read more

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, …Read more

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 …Read more

Economics, Ethics, and the Fair Use of Public Space

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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, …Read more

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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 …Read more

BSL Alumnus Pascal Ravessoud Quoted in Le Temps Article on Fine Watchmaking

On June 22, 2016, Le Temps, one of the best newspapers in Western Switzerland, published an article dedicated to The …Read more

Paul Polman’s contribution to BSL Journal’s picked up by The Huffington Post

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and recipient of BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree, recently had his contribution to BSL Journal’s special …Read more

BSL co-initiates the Swiss Sustainability Hub

During BSL’s annual Business-for-Society Forum held on 20 September 2014, high-level thought leaders introduced the initiative to create a multi-stakeholder …Read more

Bilan about BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree Recipient Paul Polman

October 1, 2014 Bilan: “Unilever se pose en apôtre de la durabilité”

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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 …Read more

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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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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, …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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, …Read more

Steps to high quality business external environment analysis

Over many years of reading market analysis from thousands of reports, it appears that the same issues pop-up again and …Read more

Optimizing Customer interviews/surveys with Market research

With no doubt, customer interviews and surveys during market research are great tools to better understand customers’ needs, wants, purchasing …Read more

BSL Alumni Sustainability Lab – Kick-off

Are you ready to be part of the NEW Alumni Sustainability movement? Alumni Vincenzo Pellegrino (EMBA Sustainable Business) and Lena …Read more

An Inspirational BSL story worth telling…

Based on Professor Julien de Grandbois’  BBA Entrepreneurship class, Summer 2018, and his role as First Jury member named by …Read more

Join BSL and Michel Jordi for a riveting event!

BSL invites you to join us for a riveting workshop, book presentation and signing event with renowned Swiss serial entrepreneur and …Read more

How to make your 2019 Sustainability goal a reality

The beginning of the year is often a moment of reflection, an occasion to think about last year and improvements …Read more

An exotic Internship between BSL & Sumba Hospitality Foundation

In 2017, Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF) in Indonesia co-created an Internship program tailor-made for BSL …Read more

Disruptive Strategies for Sustainable Enterprises

Our professional development course, Disrupting the Business Model  – Strategies for a Sustainable Enterprise, starts on April 9 and we’re …Read more

BSL helps drive forward the implementation of the SDGs in Switzerland

On Thursday Feb 15th, Dr Katrin Muff will moderate and present at the conference to launch the Sustainable Development Solutions …Read more

MERIT Summit 2018 Tackles Autonomy and Agility in Business

The annual MERIT Summit, which had its inaugural event in Barcelona in 2017,  is a forum where speakers, exhibitors and …Read more

BSL selected to join the United Nations’ PRME Champions Business Schools Initiative

BSL is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of 40 business schools globally to join the …Read more

An ungoogleable experience

Walking from Zurich Central station to the Google offices I was wondering what was ahead of us. What I had …Read more

BSL ranks #2 and #3 for its Master’s Programs and #4 for its MBA program in Switzerland

BSL reconfirmed its place among the top Swiss business schools in the latest QS Global Ranking 2018, released on November …Read more

Comparing the GAPFRAME to the SDSN SDG Index – The importance of the concept of “strong sustainability”

The GAPFRAME is a translation of the SDGs into national priorities. Its 24 issues integrate the SDGs and include a …Read more

Sustainability thought leaders Peter Bakker and Kate Raworth awarded an Honorary Doctorate at BSL

Press Release Sustainability thought leaders Peter Bakker and Kate Raworth awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Business School Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland, …Read more

CEO of LunaJets Eymeric Segard : Adapting to the Ever Changing Business Environment

CEO of LunaJets Eymeric Segard was a guest speaker in the Bachelor class “Entrepreneurship” with a talk about “Starting a …Read more

GAPFRAME: From the BSL Learning LAB to the UNPRME Global Forum in New York

On July 19th, the GAPFRAME, one of the innovation tools in the BSL learning lab, was introduced to over 300 …Read more

BSL-SAI Platform Master Class 2017: Building Sustainable Value Chains

Have you ever wondered about the business benefits for your company of building sustainable supply chains more strategically? For example: …Read more

BSL Students Get to Know Hublot Watchmaking From the Inside Out

Students from BSL’s Master in International Business had a chance to visit the factory of Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot in …Read more

Making Sustainable Development Goals Relevant – Launch of Gap Frame Website

BSL launches the Gap Frame Weeks

So that we can live better within the limits of our beautiful and bountiful planet, we urgently need creative solutions. …Read more

BSL makes first successful steps towards the AACSB Accreditation

BSL’s Eligibility Application for the AACSB International Accreditation has been accepted by the Accreditation Committee. This is a first successful …Read more

BSL becomes a member of the International Association of Universities

BSL has become a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) – the UNESCO-based global association of higher education …Read more

BSL Career Center Launched

BSL launched the Career Center to bring together useful modules for students in order to improve their integration into the corporate …Read more

BSL Alumnus Pascal Ravessoud Quoted in Le Temps Article on Fine Watchmaking

On June 22, 2016, Le Temps, one of the best newspapers in Western Switzerland, published an article dedicated to The …Read more

BSL introduces the Gap Frame – a global framework for a better world

BSL’s Dean Dr. Katrin Muff announced the release of BSL’s newly developed Gap Frame in March 2016. The Gap Frame …Read more

BSL Alumnus Ravi Pariah Organizes BSL Alumni Meetup in Bangkok

Our MBA participant Ravi Pariah recently traveled to Bangkok and took the chance to connect to BSL alumni in the …Read more

Fashion Revolutionaries: Vivienne Westwood

I wanted to find out more about the infamous fashion revolutionary Vivienne Westwood, I was able to interview Félicie Pythoud, …Read more

Alumnus Syed Ahmad Honored by Dell

BSL Alumnus, Syed Taymur Ahmad (EMBA 2000) has been honored by Dell Corporation. Ahmad founded ACTnano, Inc., a nanotechnology company …Read more

BSL ranks No 2 in Western Europe in QS MBA Jobs

The QS MBA Jobs & Salary Trends Report 2015-16, published in October, ranks Business School Lausanne #2 in Western Europe. …Read more

Unilever’s Paul Polman supports the B Corp Movement

In a message delivered at the launch of B Lab UK on 24 September 2015, Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, …Read more

BSL hosts Fashion Revolution collaboratory

Business School Lausanne and Fashion Revolution Suisse hosted a public discussion with the participation of thought leaders from UNI Global …Read more

BSL honors businesses from around the world with Sustainability Innovation Award

Seven companies from around the world will be honored in recognition of their progress in embedding sustainability at the annual …Read more

Professor Timothy Connerton TEDx Talks on the Language of Leadership

BSL Professor Tim Connerton gave a talk on the language of leadership at the 2015 edition of TEDx Geneva. Tim …Read more

Paul Polman’s contribution to BSL Journal’s picked up by The Huffington Post

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and recipient of BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree, recently had his contribution to BSL Journal’s special …Read more

Professor Nicolas Rouiller Publishes Book on International Business Law

Join us in congratulating Dr. Nicolas Rouiller, a long-time law professor at BSL, on the publication of his latest book, …Read more

Kevin McGeeney gives a talk to BSL master’s students

Kevin McGeeney, Founder and CEO of SCB Group, gave a presentation in Professor Marina Curran’s Business Responsibility and Sustainability master’s class on …Read more

BSL Co-Organizes the Impact Leadership Track in Caux in June 2015

BSL will host the Impact Leadership workshop at the annual Trust & Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference in …Read more

BSL co-initiates the Swiss Sustainability Hub

During BSL’s annual Business-for-Society Forum held on 20 September 2014, high-level thought leaders introduced the initiative to create a multi-stakeholder …Read more

New Consumer Sustainability Perception Index

A team of BSL participants in the one-year executive program Diploma in Sustainable Business worked on the development and implementation …Read more

The Collaboratory

BSL’s Dean Dr. Muff edited and co-authored “The Collaboratory: A Co-creative Stakeholder Engagement Process for Solving Complex Problems” (Greenleaf Publishing, …Read more

Four Swiss Business Schools Rank amongst the QS Top 200 Business Schools worldwide in 2014-15

Lausanne, Switzerland – 04 December 2014 – There are four Swiss business schools that made the top 200 MBA ranking …Read more

BSL Becomes an Official Representative of B Corps in Switzerland

Lausanne, 25 November 2014 – Business School Lausanne (BSL) is proud to announce that it has become an official representative …Read more

BSL Releases Common Good Audit Report

Business School Lausanne is the first school worldwide to implement the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) organizational matrix  as …Read more

BSL Alumna Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of Bilan

BSL’s alumna Myret Zaki (Executive MBA 1998) has been appointed as the new Editor-in-chief of Bilan, the renowned economic magazine in …Read more

Paul Polman’s 2014 BSL Commencement Speech

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, delivered a commencement address to BSL’s graduate class of 2014. Paul Polman has been Chief Executive …Read more

BSL Releases Sustainability Update Report

Business School Lausanne published its 2014 Sustainability Update Report – a comprehensive overview of the school’s progress in key areas …Read more

Bilan about BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree Recipient Paul Polman

October 1, 2014 Bilan: “Unilever se pose en apôtre de la durabilité”

BSL Becomes Partner of Swiss Sustainable Finance

Business School Lausanne (BSL) officially became a network partner of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) at the Association’s inaugural general meeting …Read more

“24 Heures” about Choosing the Right MBA program

August 29, 2014 24 Heures, Formation: “Quels sont les critères pour bien choisir s0n MBA?”.

“The Right Attitude” as a Key Hiring Criterion For Graduate Students in Switzerland

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, and Mary-Mayenfisch-Tobin, Stakeholder Relations at BSL, have published a new paper – “The Right Attitude …Read more

BSL’s collaboratory concludes with innovative solutions to reduce consumer food waste

Industry speakers and a diverse group of concerned stakeholders co-create a broad spectrum of solutions to contribute to solving the …Read more

BSL Launches Impact Index for Sustainable Companies

BSL participants in the one-year executive program in sustainability – Diploma in Sustainable Business (joint program with University of St. …Read more

BSL to Host a Conference on Food Waste at IUCN

Business School Lausanne will host a one-day event around consumer food waste on Tuesday, 6th May, 2014 at the IUCN …Read more

BSL to Host a Conference on Corruption & Business

Business School Lausanne will host an event for students, staff, faculty and members of the public on Tuesday, 8th April …Read more

BSL Student Starts an Internship at the UNCTAD| The BSL Weekly Video

Naomi Mwamba (Zambia), student in BSL’s Master in International Business program, shares her latest news: Naomi has been selected for a …Read more

BSL ranks #3 in Switzerland in the latest QS Ranking

Business School Lausanne, IMD and University of St. Gallen rank amongst the 200 top business schools worldwide A Total of …Read more

Message from the President

When I wrote my President’s Corner approximately one and a half years ago for the summer 2012 issue of BSL’s …Read more

Kara Archibald – Embarking on a new chapter

I, Kara Archibald, am a native of Grenada; one of the picturesque islands of the Caribbean. After completing my Bachelor’s degree …Read more

Dan Gheorghe – Already designing his future

With a thesis for his MSc in Luxury Management almost done, Dan Gheorghe has wasted no time in setting up …Read more

Jon Baguley – Loving a Challenge

Jon Baguley is full of ideas. And energy. He embarked on his MBA degree in February 2013, trains regularly for …Read more

Tarek Salam – Making an impact

Tarek Salam is the President of the Student Representative Council at BSL and is currently enrolled in the MIB program. …Read more

BSL Community Blog launched: faculty & students share experiences

BSL launched its blog in November 2012, with professors and students sharing interesting class experiences, provocative subjects covered in courses, …Read more

Dr. Olivier Brenninkmeijer, Creating Conflict Prevention: Negotiating between Preconditions and Influences

Author: Olivier Brenninkmeijer, PhD, Associate Dean of Business School Lausanne Paper: “Creating Conflict Prevention: Negotiating between Preconditions and Influences”, in …Read more

Planetary Resilience | Article by Dr. Katrin Muff

Shouldn’t business care about the resilience of the planet and our societies before focusing on the survival of a business? …Read more

BSL’s Dean featured in The European Business Review with an article on Management Education

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, was featured in The European Business Review with an article on Designing a Radically New …Read more

BSL’s Dean talks about Management Education for the World at TedX

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, shared her story of positive disruption and the spirit of “just getting started” at a …Read more

Business School Lausanne Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 September 2012 – Business School Lausanne, leading innovator in business education, marks 25 years of providing quality …Read more

BSL hosting 25th anniversary and graduation celebrations

Business School Lausanne will host its 25th anniversary on 22 September 2012. To mark 25 years of leading innovation in …Read more

Business School Lausanne ranks amongst the Top European Business Schools

A Total of 3 Swiss Business Schools Make the QS Top 200 List  Lausanne, Switzerland – 16 January 2012 – …Read more

50+20 report: A survey on the future of business education

50+20 report: A survey on the future of business education Within the framework of the 50+20 report (see below), our …Read more

Anwar Habib, Principles of Marketing: Arab world edition

Anwar Habib, DBA Candidate “Principles of Marketing: Arab world edition”. Mr. Anwar Habib has co-authorship the book with Kotler and …Read more

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL: Are business schools doing their job? – JMD 2012, issue 7

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSLThe purpose of this reserach paper is to further the debate on relevance in business …Read more

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL: ACBSP annual edition 2010

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL This paper examines how a boutique business school in Switzerland has undertaken a profound …Read more

Dr. Ganesh Nathan, Innovation Process and Ethics in Technology: Towards a Responsible Innovation Governance Framework

Dr. Ganesh Nathan, Professor WiCaNem 2014 (11th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management) in Capri, Italy, 4-6 June. Dr. …Read more

50+20 report on the future of business education to be presented at Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI and the World Business School Council for Sustainable Business (WBSCSB) with the active support …Read more

Business School Lausanne Relocates to New Landmark Building

Lausanne, Switzerland – 25 June 2010 – Business School Lausanne (BSL) announced today their move from their Lausanne downtown campus …Read more

Dean of Business School Lausanne, Dr. Katrin Muff, to Present at the Communication on Top Forum in Davos

Dean of Business School Lausanne, Dr. Katrin Muff, to Present at the Communication on Top Forum in Davos Who:    …Read more

Business School Lausanne Ranks 40 in Best European Business Schools

A Total of 5 Swiss Business Schools Make the QS Top 200 List Lausanne, Switzerland – 30 March 2009 – …Read more


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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 …Read more

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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 …Read more

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 …Read more

Entrepreneurship Inside and Out – Dream big. BSL hosts Pascal Kienast founder of K-Wave Consulting and CLEMAP

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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 …Read more

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Students and researchers, representing all BSL programs, gathered to discuss societal changes and sustainability during the virtual Business Innovation Week …Read more

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Yesterday, I was able to follow most of the sessions of the Business Innovation Week. This was a great pleasure …Read more

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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 …Read more

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, …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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An MBA or EMBA in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship can be useful for anyone seeking to establish themselves in the …Read more

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 …Read more

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, …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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 …Read more

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MIB vs. MBA vs. EMBA Degree: Which Is Right for You?

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Camden High Street, London, May 2020 (photo credit: CNBC) Habits are notoriously hard to change, and patterns of space use …Read more

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 …Read more

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Based on Professor Julien de Grandbois’  BBA Entrepreneurship class, Summer 2018, and his role as First Jury member named by …Read more

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An exotic Internship between BSL & Sumba Hospitality Foundation

In 2017, Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF) in Indonesia co-created an Internship program tailor-made for BSL …Read more

Disruptive Strategies for Sustainable Enterprises

Our professional development course, Disrupting the Business Model  – Strategies for a Sustainable Enterprise, starts on April 9 and we’re …Read more

BSL helps drive forward the implementation of the SDGs in Switzerland

On Thursday Feb 15th, Dr Katrin Muff will moderate and present at the conference to launch the Sustainable Development Solutions …Read more

MERIT Summit 2018 Tackles Autonomy and Agility in Business

The annual MERIT Summit, which had its inaugural event in Barcelona in 2017,  is a forum where speakers, exhibitors and …Read more

BSL selected to join the United Nations’ PRME Champions Business Schools Initiative

BSL is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of 40 business schools globally to join the …Read more

An ungoogleable experience

Walking from Zurich Central station to the Google offices I was wondering what was ahead of us. What I had …Read more

BSL ranks #2 and #3 for its Master’s Programs and #4 for its MBA program in Switzerland

BSL reconfirmed its place among the top Swiss business schools in the latest QS Global Ranking 2018, released on November …Read more

Comparing the GAPFRAME to the SDSN SDG Index – The importance of the concept of “strong sustainability”

The GAPFRAME is a translation of the SDGs into national priorities. Its 24 issues integrate the SDGs and include a …Read more

Sustainability thought leaders Peter Bakker and Kate Raworth awarded an Honorary Doctorate at BSL

Press Release Sustainability thought leaders Peter Bakker and Kate Raworth awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Business School Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland, …Read more

CEO of LunaJets Eymeric Segard : Adapting to the Ever Changing Business Environment

CEO of LunaJets Eymeric Segard was a guest speaker in the Bachelor class “Entrepreneurship” with a talk about “Starting a …Read more

GAPFRAME: From the BSL Learning LAB to the UNPRME Global Forum in New York

On July 19th, the GAPFRAME, one of the innovation tools in the BSL learning lab, was introduced to over 300 …Read more

BSL-SAI Platform Master Class 2017: Building Sustainable Value Chains

Have you ever wondered about the business benefits for your company of building sustainable supply chains more strategically? For example: …Read more

BSL Students Get to Know Hublot Watchmaking From the Inside Out

Students from BSL’s Master in International Business had a chance to visit the factory of Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot in …Read more

Making Sustainable Development Goals Relevant – Launch of Gap Frame Website

Newsletter – February 2017

February was a dynamic month for us – we started the spring term of the academic year and welcomed our …Read more

Newsletter – January 2017

We are starting the new 2017 year full of hope and dedication to be a positive force for good in …Read more

BSL launches the Gap Frame Weeks

So that we can live better within the limits of our beautiful and bountiful planet, we urgently need creative solutions. …Read more

BSL makes first successful steps towards the AACSB Accreditation

BSL’s Eligibility Application for the AACSB International Accreditation has been accepted by the Accreditation Committee. This is a first successful …Read more

BSL becomes a member of the International Association of Universities

BSL has become a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) – the UNESCO-based global association of higher education …Read more

BSL Career Center Launched

BSL launched the Career Center to bring together useful modules for students in order to improve their integration into the corporate …Read more

BSL Alumnus Pascal Ravessoud Quoted in Le Temps Article on Fine Watchmaking

On June 22, 2016, Le Temps, one of the best newspapers in Western Switzerland, published an article dedicated to The …Read more

BSL introduces the Gap Frame – a global framework for a better world

BSL’s Dean Dr. Katrin Muff announced the release of BSL’s newly developed Gap Frame in March 2016. The Gap Frame …Read more

BSL Alumnus Ravi Pariah Organizes BSL Alumni Meetup in Bangkok

Our MBA participant Ravi Pariah recently traveled to Bangkok and took the chance to connect to BSL alumni in the …Read more

Fashion Revolutionaries: Vivienne Westwood

I wanted to find out more about the infamous fashion revolutionary Vivienne Westwood, I was able to interview Félicie Pythoud, …Read more

Alumnus Syed Ahmad Honored by Dell

BSL Alumnus, Syed Taymur Ahmad (EMBA 2000) has been honored by Dell Corporation. Ahmad founded ACTnano, Inc., a nanotechnology company …Read more

BSL ranks No 2 in Western Europe in QS MBA Jobs

The QS MBA Jobs & Salary Trends Report 2015-16, published in October, ranks Business School Lausanne #2 in Western Europe. …Read more

Unilever’s Paul Polman supports the B Corp Movement

In a message delivered at the launch of B Lab UK on 24 September 2015, Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, …Read more

BSL hosts Fashion Revolution collaboratory

Business School Lausanne and Fashion Revolution Suisse hosted a public discussion with the participation of thought leaders from UNI Global …Read more

BSL honors businesses from around the world with Sustainability Innovation Award

Seven companies from around the world will be honored in recognition of their progress in embedding sustainability at the annual …Read more

Professor Timothy Connerton TEDx Talks on the Language of Leadership

BSL Professor Tim Connerton gave a talk on the language of leadership at the 2015 edition of TEDx Geneva. Tim …Read more

Paul Polman’s contribution to BSL Journal’s picked up by The Huffington Post

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and recipient of BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree, recently had his contribution to BSL Journal’s special …Read more

Professor Nicolas Rouiller Publishes Book on International Business Law

Join us in congratulating Dr. Nicolas Rouiller, a long-time law professor at BSL, on the publication of his latest book, …Read more

Kevin McGeeney gives a talk to BSL master’s students

Kevin McGeeney, Founder and CEO of SCB Group, gave a presentation in Professor Marina Curran’s Business Responsibility and Sustainability master’s class on …Read more

BSL Co-Organizes the Impact Leadership Track in Caux in June 2015

BSL will host the Impact Leadership workshop at the annual Trust & Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference in …Read more

BSL co-initiates the Swiss Sustainability Hub

During BSL’s annual Business-for-Society Forum held on 20 September 2014, high-level thought leaders introduced the initiative to create a multi-stakeholder …Read more

New Consumer Sustainability Perception Index

A team of BSL participants in the one-year executive program Diploma in Sustainable Business worked on the development and implementation …Read more

The Collaboratory

BSL’s Dean Dr. Muff edited and co-authored “The Collaboratory: A Co-creative Stakeholder Engagement Process for Solving Complex Problems” (Greenleaf Publishing, …Read more

Four Swiss Business Schools Rank amongst the QS Top 200 Business Schools worldwide in 2014-15

Lausanne, Switzerland – 04 December 2014 – There are four Swiss business schools that made the top 200 MBA ranking …Read more

BSL Becomes an Official Representative of B Corps in Switzerland

Lausanne, 25 November 2014 – Business School Lausanne (BSL) is proud to announce that it has become an official representative …Read more

BSL Releases Common Good Audit Report

Business School Lausanne is the first school worldwide to implement the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) organizational matrix  as …Read more

BSL Alumna Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of Bilan

BSL’s alumna Myret Zaki (Executive MBA 1998) has been appointed as the new Editor-in-chief of Bilan, the renowned economic magazine in …Read more

Paul Polman’s 2014 BSL Commencement Speech

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, delivered a commencement address to BSL’s graduate class of 2014. Paul Polman has been Chief Executive …Read more

BSL Releases Sustainability Update Report

Business School Lausanne published its 2014 Sustainability Update Report – a comprehensive overview of the school’s progress in key areas …Read more

Bilan about BSL’s 2014 Honorary Degree Recipient Paul Polman

October 1, 2014 Bilan: “Unilever se pose en apôtre de la durabilité”

BSL Becomes Partner of Swiss Sustainable Finance

Business School Lausanne (BSL) officially became a network partner of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) at the Association’s inaugural general meeting …Read more

“24 Heures” about Choosing the Right MBA program

August 29, 2014 24 Heures, Formation: “Quels sont les critères pour bien choisir s0n MBA?”.

“The Right Attitude” as a Key Hiring Criterion For Graduate Students in Switzerland

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, and Mary-Mayenfisch-Tobin, Stakeholder Relations at BSL, have published a new paper – “The Right Attitude …Read more

BSL’s collaboratory concludes with innovative solutions to reduce consumer food waste

Industry speakers and a diverse group of concerned stakeholders co-create a broad spectrum of solutions to contribute to solving the …Read more

BSL Launches Impact Index for Sustainable Companies

BSL participants in the one-year executive program in sustainability – Diploma in Sustainable Business (joint program with University of St. …Read more

BSL to Host a Conference on Food Waste at IUCN

Business School Lausanne will host a one-day event around consumer food waste on Tuesday, 6th May, 2014 at the IUCN …Read more

BSL to Host a Conference on Corruption & Business

Business School Lausanne will host an event for students, staff, faculty and members of the public on Tuesday, 8th April …Read more

BSL Student Starts an Internship at the UNCTAD| The BSL Weekly Video

Naomi Mwamba (Zambia), student in BSL’s Master in International Business program, shares her latest news: Naomi has been selected for a …Read more

BSL ranks #3 in Switzerland in the latest QS Ranking

Business School Lausanne, IMD and University of St. Gallen rank amongst the 200 top business schools worldwide A Total of …Read more

Message from the President

When I wrote my President’s Corner approximately one and a half years ago for the summer 2012 issue of BSL’s …Read more

Kara Archibald – Embarking on a new chapter

I, Kara Archibald, am a native of Grenada; one of the picturesque islands of the Caribbean. After completing my Bachelor’s degree …Read more

Tarek Salam – Making an impact

Tarek Salam is the President of the Student Representative Council at BSL and is currently enrolled in the MIB program. …Read more

Dan Gheorghe – Already designing his future

With a thesis for his MSc in Luxury Management almost done, Dan Gheorghe has wasted no time in setting up …Read more

Jon Baguley – Loving a Challenge

Jon Baguley is full of ideas. And energy. He embarked on his MBA degree in February 2013, trains regularly for …Read more

BSL Community Blog launched: faculty & students share experiences

BSL launched its blog in November 2012, with professors and students sharing interesting class experiences, provocative subjects covered in courses, …Read more

Planetary Resilience | Article by Dr. Katrin Muff

Shouldn’t business care about the resilience of the planet and our societies before focusing on the survival of a business? …Read more

Dr. Olivier Brenninkmeijer, Creating Conflict Prevention: Negotiating between Preconditions and Influences

Author: Olivier Brenninkmeijer, PhD, Associate Dean of Business School Lausanne Paper: “Creating Conflict Prevention: Negotiating between Preconditions and Influences”, in …Read more

BSL’s Dean featured in The European Business Review with an article on Management Education

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, was featured in The European Business Review with an article on Designing a Radically New …Read more

BSL’s Dean talks about Management Education for the World at TedX

BSL’s Dean, Dr. Katrin Muff, shared her story of positive disruption and the spirit of “just getting started” at a …Read more

Business School Lausanne Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 September 2012 – Business School Lausanne, leading innovator in business education, marks 25 years of providing quality …Read more

BSL hosting 25th anniversary and graduation celebrations

Business School Lausanne will host its 25th anniversary on 22 September 2012. To mark 25 years of leading innovation in …Read more

Business School Lausanne ranks amongst the Top European Business Schools

A Total of 3 Swiss Business Schools Make the QS Top 200 List  Lausanne, Switzerland – 16 January 2012 – …Read more

50+20 report: A survey on the future of business education

50+20 report: A survey on the future of business education Within the framework of the 50+20 report (see below), our …Read more

Anwar Habib, Principles of Marketing: Arab world edition

Anwar Habib, DBA Candidate “Principles of Marketing: Arab world edition”. Mr. Anwar Habib has co-authorship the book with Kotler and …Read more

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL: ACBSP annual edition 2010

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL This paper examines how a boutique business school in Switzerland has undertaken a profound …Read more

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL: Are business schools doing their job? – JMD 2012, issue 7

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSLThe purpose of this reserach paper is to further the debate on relevance in business …Read more

Dr. Ganesh Nathan, Innovation Process and Ethics in Technology: Towards a Responsible Innovation Governance Framework

Dr. Ganesh Nathan, Professor WiCaNem 2014 (11th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management) in Capri, Italy, 4-6 June. Dr. …Read more

50+20 report on the future of business education to be presented at Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI and the World Business School Council for Sustainable Business (WBSCSB) with the active support …Read more

Business School Lausanne Relocates to New Landmark Building

Lausanne, Switzerland – 25 June 2010 – Business School Lausanne (BSL) announced today their move from their Lausanne downtown campus …Read more

Dean of Business School Lausanne, Dr. Katrin Muff, to Present at the Communication on Top Forum in Davos

Dean of Business School Lausanne, Dr. Katrin Muff, to Present at the Communication on Top Forum in Davos Who:    …Read more

Business School Lausanne Ranks 40 in Best European Business Schools

A Total of 5 Swiss Business Schools Make the QS Top 200 List Lausanne, Switzerland – 30 March 2009 – …Read more