Master’s Degree with Concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Learn to lead like an entrepreneur
  • Get the skills tomorrow’s employers will research
  • Taste a hands-on approach to learning

The Entrepreneurial Way

Entrepreneurs are given maximum credits in today’s world because they have ways of doing things that make them perfect models as changemakers and innovators.

Entrepreneurial Mindset and tools can transfer successfully in business contexts that encompass and go beyond creating a new venture. We have designed the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration as a learning experience fostering this transfer.

The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is geared toward budding entrepreneurs with a flair for leadership and the desire to stand out.

You will learn how to discover cutting-edge expertise to inspire great ideas and motivate people to their peak performance.

The program goes beyond the helicopter perspective, providing you with future-proof resilience and creativity to make your mark in global business.

Program structure: navigating the 7C’s

There are 7C’s that profile all master studies at BSL.

C1: Concentrations

We have designed 3 concentrations that give perspectives on Business Administration:  Entrepreneurial Leadership, Finance & Sustainability.

C2: Core Curriculum

The core curriculum of our Master of International Business is packed with the skills that make a real difference in a Business program: Coding, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurial Skills, to name a few.

C3: Capstones

Capstones give space to your personal initiatives. You can opt for a paid internship in Switzerland, the development of your entrepreneurial project, a semester in a leading Chinese university, or even the preparation for the CFA Examination.

C4: Cross-curricular activities

You will have numerous opportunities to interact and work with students of other concentrations on activities out of the classroom, building on their field of specialization or yours.

C5: Career

Our Career Center will provide you with specific support in the search for your internship and future job.

C6: Community

BSL Community is made of Students and Professors, but also Entrepreneurs, Authors, Researchers, Alumni, Guest Speakers.

C7: Creations

Experiential Learning is at the heart of our learning approach. It empowers you as a creator, from contributing to the Business Innovation Weeks to creating your own company.

Program Format

Duration: 18 months

Start Dates: September and February

Number of courses: 18 (Coursework is completed over the first 1 year)

Workload: 4-5 half-day classes per week (Mon-Fri) plus independent learning

Experiential Learning: Four 1-week long Business Innovation Weeks (BIW)

Number of terms: 4 terms per academic year. Each term takes 10 weeks (9 weeks course work, 1 week BIW), plus 2 terms full-time for the capstone

Program credits: 120 ECTS (5 ECTS per course, 2.5 ECTS per BIW and 20 ECTS for the capstone)

Concentration Entrepreneurial Leadership Courses

The set of courses that constitute the concentration provides the latest and most relevant knowledge and skills in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

  • Design Thinking
  • Venture Funding
  • Business Modeling
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Management
  • Negotiation and Sales
  • From Entrepreneurship to Social Entrepreneurship

Core curriculum: Tools for the Digital Transformation

Digitalization is the empowerment of individuals never seen in history. It has an essential impact on the skills and knowledge the job market of today and tomorrow is requiring. We have, therefore, made sure the core curriculum of the Master of International Business comes with a complete toolkit for digital transformation, including coding for business, data science, computational thinking, big data, and artificial intelligence.

No matter which field you are interested in or the area of work that life brings you to, these foundational skills will be ones that you can build upon to reach your goals.

Find out more about the courses you will be taking at BSL.

Career: possibilities are endless

A Master’s degree must be a step towards the job of your dreams; not just a first job, or an ambitious career plan.

BCV, Novartis, UEFA, KPMG, United Nations, Microsoft, AirBnB, Warner Bros, Merck Group, WWF, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Nestlé, Infiniti, World Economic Forum, IBM, Philips, Medtronic, World Health Organization, Ferrero and European Investment Bank.

These companies might be familiar to you and they are to us as well. Our alumni have successfully landed positions with these companies. 

With help from the Careers Office, you will have direct access to companies and internship positions in industries that are related to your area of study. Having access to internships will not only complement your studies, but it will give you the opportunity to enhance your network as well as to gain real-world experience prior to completing your degree and often increase your chances for employment when you successfully become a Master in the field of business.

Find out more in the career & employability section of this program.


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