Executive MBA in Sustainable Business
Admission Requirements & Deadlines
Admission Requirements & Deadlines
The BSL Executive MBA in Sustainable Business is ideal for participants and professionals looking to build on their existing experience to make a real impact on business, with the added value of a specialization in the field of sustainability. Our program enables entrepreneurs to translate their vision into developing a business in line with the values for a sustainable future.
Our participants have an affinity for personal development and self-reflection, and are eager to become change agents for a better world. The program is a perfect opportunity to combine your passion for a sustainable future with your career aspirations.
- Swiss & EU Applicants – July 31st
- International Applicants – May 1st
- Swiss & EU Applicants – January 31st
- International Applicants – November 1st
Am I eligible?
You are eligible to apply for the EMBA in Sustainable Business program if you have:
- A University degree in any subject area (applicants with a Bachelor’s degree are required to have more years of relevant managerial experience equivalent to a Master’s degree)
- A minimum of 3 years of full-time relevant managerial experience (defined as having managed people or a project)
- The required English proficiency (see below for details)
Note: Your application will only be considered once all documents below have been submitted, and the application fee of CHF 120 has been processed.
BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:
Application form (which includes the terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.
Receipt of CHF 120 application fee – this can be paid online.
A copy of your university degree.
Note: Foreign official degrees must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.
Complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.
Note: Foreign official transcripts must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae / resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience and activities)
A motivation letter / essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe BSL is the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.
Two recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from teachers and / or employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, contributions (to class or community) and accomplishments.
Proof of English proficiency
If English is not your first language, you need to provide the results of an English proficiency test such as an internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken no longer than 2 years prior to the application. An English proficiency test is required for international applicants who attended a non-English speaking school or work place.
Minimum requirements (only one test necessary):
- TOEFL IBT 90
- TOEFL CBT 575
- IELTS 6.5
- TOEIC 800
- DuoLingo 110
- Language Cert – Low C1 (Expert Level)
A passport style photograph in digital format.
Copy of ID
A copy of your passport or identity card.
Copy of permit
A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.
Review the admission criteria.
Submit Application & Supporting documents. (includes the payment of a CHF 120 application fee)
Notification on your application status – Our Admissions team will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within one week.
Interview – We conduct interviews with shortlisted applicants on campus (when possible) and via Skype / phone. Your motivation, extracurricular activities, interpersonal skills, and maturity will be assessed during the interview.
Admissions decision – The admissions committee makes a decision based on the information provided in the application and the interview performance. Admissions results are available within max a week following the interview.
Reserve a seat in the program – Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of CHF 1’900 and cover the first semester fee in order to reserve a seat in the program.
Full Acceptance – Upon receiving your payment confirmation, we will send you a Full Acceptance letter which confirms your seat in the program.
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