Please check our Admissions criteria and checklist section.
The program does not offer an internship, but it includes a compulsory 10-month consulting project with a company.
Learn more about the consulting projects.
Institutional and program accreditations ensure that a school and its programs offer a high quality level of education. Only 10% of business schools are accredited (have undergone the rigorous accreditation process). BSL was the first business school in Europe to achieve full ACBSP accreditation for all of its programs in 1996. Institutional accreditations such as AACSP and EQUIS validate the viability of a school, whereas, program accreditations, such as AMBA (only for MBA programs) and ACBSP (for all business programs including the doctorate level) validate the continuous high quality of the programs delivered. For more information on BSL’s accreditation, see Rankings and Accreditations.
The ACBSP accreditation ensures that BSL degrees are recognized and valued world‐wide.
With the launch of the Bologna reform in Europe, universities rely increasingly on the ENIC-NARIC system to verify degrees of other universities. Currently, BSL is listed in the U.S. NARIC system through CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation), thus providing recognition of its degrees to European universities where our students may want to continue their education. CHEA is among the three official bodies in the United States that are entitled to list accredited institutions of higher education. See more information at Rankings and Accreditations.
The Swiss ENIC system currently lists only Swiss state‐owned universities and cannot list private institutions such as IMD or BSL.
Please note that both IMD and BSL are listed in the U.S. NARIC system. BSL is listed in the U.S. NARIC system through CHEA providing the recognition of its degrees to any admission officer of universities across Europe where our students may want to study. In the United States, three bodies are officially entitled to list accredited institutions of higher learning, among them CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation).
The Bologna reform regulates university collaborations across Europe with a unified ECTS credit transfer system. It has placed new demands on the ENIC‐NARIC system as university Admission Officers can face difficulty in correctly evaluating the pertinence of various degrees in student application files. An example: current limitations of the system include that private institutions in Switzerland are not considered by ENIC Switzerland (part of the Swiss Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities (CRUS), a state‐managed institution.
Top tier private institutions such as IMD and BSL are as a result not included in the European / Swiss ENIC table of recognized universities with the result that some Swiss state universities do not recognize BSL degrees. However, BSL’s diplomas are included in the U.S. NARIC list, and this ensures recognition of BSL degrees within the larger ENIC-NARIC network by all universities and governments that also recognize degrees from American universities (all universities in English-speaking countries, all universities that recognize American degrees from international universities anywhere in the world).
BSL advises students to budget a minimum of CHF 2500 per month for expenses related to food, accommodation, local travel/commuting, school textbooks, social/entertainment, and medical insurance.
Estimated costs – please note these are estimations of monthly costs which vary depending on the student’s budget and lifestyle:
- Monthly accommodation estimate: CHF 1000 – CHF 2,500
- Monthly food expenses estimate: CHF 600 – CHF 800
- Monthly travel expenses estimate: CHF 100 – CHF 250
- Monthly medical insurance estimate: CHF 300 – CHF 500
Please note that every student in Switzerland must be insured by a medical and accident insurance company in Switzerland, even if you already have an international travel insurance. (BSL can help you find an insurance company if you do not already have insurance in Switzerland).
Please refer to visa requirements page for the Diploma in Sustainable Business program.
- You can reach the school by Metro (line M1) or Train.
Metro: take line M1 (starts in Lausanne-Flon) and get off at either “Unil-Mouline” stop (8 minutes walking) or “Cerisaie” stop (5 minutes walking)
- Train: take the train to Renens train station and take bus No 31 to “Chavannes-Plaine” bus stop