Business School Lausanne

Lausanne , Switzerland
Business School Lausanne is a leading innovator in business education and ranks 3rd in Switzerland (QS 2010-11 Top 200 Global Business Schools). The school’s ACBSP accredited degree programs include BBA and Specialized Masters, full-time modular MBA, Executive MBA and DBA programs.


BSL : Preparing Tomorrows Leaders

Business School Lausanne is a leading innovator in business education. With an entrepreneurial spirit, BSL is committed to practical and pragmatic learning. The contemporary programs developed by BSL including the accelerated 2 year undergraduate Business Administration (BBA) program through to a Masters (MBA) and Doctorate (DBA) level, attracts forward-thinking participants from over 40 countries. In addition, specialized Masters programs in Finance, International Business and Global Marketing are offered.

Top Quality

A recent employer choice study by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd 2010) ranks BSL in the top three business schools in Switzerland and 47th among the TOP 200 Global Business Schools. BSLs unique modular MBA was designed in collaboration with leading CEOs and HR directors to offer a relevant, high quality business education as demanded by todays marketplace. Personal leadership skills are taken as seriously as subject knowledge in order to prepare effective leaders and cutting-edge problem solvers.

Practical Learning

The focus on practical learning is led by a multidisciplinary faculty formed by experienced business professionals. Learning is an interactive experiencein small classes where participants and faculty are professional partners in high quality discussions of real business cases.

Internationally diverse

An international student body enhances cross-cultural perspectives and an appreciation for cultural diversity. Only by exploring different approaches, will innovative and creative solutions be found so necessary in todays international business arena. Participants are challenged to move out of their comfort zone with an open mind and flexible attitude in order to competently solve problems and make informed and effective decisions.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Business School Lausanne!


Rely on BSL

Whether you seek a single room studio or a luxury apartment, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is experienced in finding accommodation for students in Lausanne. Simply contact us three months prior to your studies, and we will either make the arrangements for you, or put you in contact with the right people.

Lemania College Campus

We highly recommend that BBA students new to Switzerland stay in the dormitory of Lemania College (BSL is part of the Lemania Group of Schools). Lemanias campus offers a friendly, international environment and provides meal service. It is an ideal living place for becoming oriented with Switzerland.


Entering a rental agreement in Switzerland usually requires a paid refundable deposit equal to the amount required for 3 months of rent. Additionally, the rent for the first month of occupancy is payable in advance. A furnished studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities typically rents for CHF 950.

Student Life

Business School Lausanne is located in Switzerland, an ideal place to begin the learning experience that will lead to business success.

The banking and commercial infrastructure of Switzerland is known and respected throughout the world. Many companies have chosen the country as the site for their headquarters, and these companies are always looking for dynamic, young individuals to join their international teams.

In addition to BSL, Lausanne is also home to IMD (International Institute for Management Development) and EHL (Ecole Hôteliére de Lausanne). Together they have established a worldwide reputation for Lausanne as a leading centre for undergraduate and graduate management education. The three schools complement each other by:

  • IMD focusing on corporate executives
  • EHL focusing on hotel management
  • BSL focusing on entrepreneurs.

Several members and resident executives of IMD have obtained their doctoral degrees at Business School Lausanne. After graduation at BSL, our Alumni have continued their learning process at some of the worlds finest educational institutes.

Switzerland's reputation for stability and tolerance comes not only from the fact that it is the centre for world organisations such as WHO, UNHCR, ILO, but also from the attitude of the Swiss people. This creates an environment in which everyone can feel safe; allowing you to get on with your studies without having to worry about strikes, civil unrest or discrimination.

Lausanne is 35 minutes from Geneva and its international airport. Some of the best skiing in Europe is less than one hour away. As might be expected in a city that is home to the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne has extensive local sporting and recreational facilities.


BSL has successfully obtained independent recognition for the quality of its programs through its accreditation and certification. BSL was the first business school in Europe to be accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council of Business Schools & Programs In 2004 the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) awarded BSL with the ISO 9001 certification, recognized by businesses worldwide as a highly respected guarantee for quality of education.

The E/MBA is a postgraduate degree in business and is fully accredited as a one-year postmasters degree in the US and is equivalent to a one-year European postmasters degree (Master in Advanced Studies).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.