Doctorate of Business Administration

BSL Doctoral School

BSL Doctoral School

The relation between the candidate and the supervisor is the central pillar of the DBA program.

Around this relationship, various resources and activities are built in order to enrich the candidate’s experience, enhance their feeling of belonging to the BSL academic community and improve their final chance of a successful Doctoral study journey.

Candidates have access to online resources including BSL exclusive webinars addressing research methodology topics such as:

  • Specific research design
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Specific research design
  • The application of different research methods
  • Management of research projects
  • Research presentation

A series of webinars and forums are also held to provide a space for personal development and reflection.

DBA Acceleration Weeks – Our BSL Signature Support

The goal of the DBA Acceleration Weeks (DAW) is to help students accelerate the process of their doctoral studies and work towards meeting the deadlines set regarding the completion of their DBA program.

The DAWs will help students solve problems in areas such as:

  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Research methodology
  • Academic writing and the writing process
  • Communication
  • DBA work-life balance related questions
  • Personal and professional development

DAWs are a unique opportunity for students to work on their thesis in an international academic environment whilst also accelerating their academic thinking skills and writing proficiency.

The acceleration weeks take place twice every year, once in Spring and again in Autumn. Participation in the DAWs is included in the DBA tuition fees for all students enrolled in the program.

Entrepreneurial Switzerland

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research project is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity in multiple, diverse countries. Reviewing 54 countries and taking into account not only economic factors, such as investor attractiveness but also behavioral attitudes towards entrepreneurship, Switzerland was once again ranked at number 1. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report (2019) ranked Switzerland as 5th out of 141 countries surveyed and the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Global Innovation Index (2019) ranked Switzerland as number 1, being “the world’s most innovative country”. Needless to state, Switzerland is a country where many start-ups, start-up accelerators and start-up incubators can be found.

BSL Doctoral School is an essential part of BSL academic community, connecting researchers, faculty, students and practitioners.

Learn more about the Director of the Doctoral School, Dr. Dominique Bourqui.