Program overview

The BSL EMBA in Sustainable Business accelerates your transition to become a positive impact leader among your executive peers. BSL’s innovative approach creates a unique learning environment to explore real-world issues and nurture immediately applicable solutions.

The EMBA in Sustainable Business is a unique program in Switzerland combining MBA education with a deep dive in business sustainability.

This program blends two programs into one, the EMBA and the Diploma in Sustainable Business, resulting in a holistic learning experience that will transform how you define business and yourself in leading change and innovation for a better world. Practically, you will take EMBA courses, and continue with a specialization in sustainability. The result is a program that shapes you into a self-aware, knowledgeable, and sustainability-conscious business practitioner.

Program Objectives

  • You will undertake a personal transformation journey that will enable you to know yourself better, to explore your personal purpose, and to nurture your capacity to lead yourself and others towards a better world. You will be immersed in a multi-faceted learning space that fosters your personal growth through soft skills courses, mentoring, and reflective practices.
  • You will get exposed to unconventional thinking beyond business-as-usual and will explore an outside-in perspective which redefines business strategies as being driven by sustainability challenges. You will discover innovative concepts and tools for tackling global issues related to the economic, environmental, and social impact of business.
  • You will accelerate your professional growth and will have the chance to make a positive contribution to a real organization within the program.


The Project is an integral part of the program experience and a stepping stone in your preparation as a business sustainability professional. Projects are assigned to small, multi-faceted teams of 3-5 course participants. Teams are mentored by experienced faculty, providing continuous support and feedback throughout the program.

Find out more about the project.

BSL Signature Features

  • Small classes of up to 20 candidates with personalized attention and support from professors
  • Professors who are seasoned and currently active business practitioners and experts in their field
  • International and diverse environment with students from 60 nationalities

EMBA in Sustainable Business – Executive Program (1 Year or 2 Years)

  • We recommend the part-time option to working professionals based in Switzerland who desire to keep their employment and study, which means attending the MBA classes on campus in Lausanne every few weeks. The full-time option we recommend it to professionals that want to fully focus on a year of dynamic learning immersion
  • The program consists of  E/MBA courses (6 months full-time or 1 year part-time) and a specialization in sustainability through the complete Diploma in Sustainable Business program (6 months full-time or 1 year part-time)
  • The final defense of the Consulting Project will be at the end of the program


Open House

Thursday, 13 June 2019

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  • 1 year for full time option
  • 2 years for part time option

Course work

  • 9 E/MBA modules + 1 Elective & 5 Sustainability Specialization modules
  • Each module takes approximately 2 weeks to complete
  • Classes are scheduled in three day modules (Thursday to Saturady)

The program includes a real-life project of approximately 250 hours, replacing the traditional thesis

Each module includes 3 days (27 hrs) of class time and 35-50 hrs of independent study

Program Credits: 60 ECTS

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