Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The 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.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply for the MBA 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 work experience equivalent to a Master’s degree)
  • a minimum of 3 years of full-time relevant professional and managerial experience (defined as having managed people or a project) 
  • the required English proficiency (see below for details)

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines

September intake

  • 1st round of applications by March 31
  • 2nd round of applications by May 31
  • 3rd round of applications by July 31
  • 4th round of applications (pending availability) by August 25

February intake

  • 1st round of applications by September 30
  • 2nd round of applications by October 31
  • 3rd round of applications by December 31
  • 4th round of applications (pending availability) by February 8

Admissions checklist

BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:

Application form

Application form (which includes the terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.

University degree

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.

Official transcripts

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)

Motivation letter

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.

Recommendation letters

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
  • or equivalent
Portrait Photograph

A digital portrait photograph

Copy of ID

A copy of your passport or identity card

Copy of Permit

A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.

Our Head of Enrollment
Alessandro D'Amico looks forward to hearing from you.

Tel: +41 21 619 06 65
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Admissions Process

 Review the admission criteria

 Submit Application & Supporting documents.

 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 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 1,900 CHF 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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