Business School Lausanne - MBA & eMBA

You will experience learning that fosters your personal growth, vibrant discussion with business practitioners in a collaborative and multicultural space.
  • Business School Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 44800 CHF (excluding admission fee)
  • 12 Months
  • Blended
  • 10 February 2023

Course Information

The BSL E/MBA Program is designed to co-create your journey in defining your own best way of making a difference in this world. This programme will provide you with the skills necessary for navigating across emerging trends in global markets, while establishing connection to your true potential.

You will find yourself in a class with mature and experienced students from more than 15 countries of average professional experience of 8,5 years (MBA) or 12.5 years (EMBA).

A small class size of a maximum of 20 students, ensures a personalized teaching approach and enables creating a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Topics concentrating on industry megatrends, entrepreneurial mindset focus on personalized attention and match your professional journey.


BSL offers two tracks based on your professional experience and profile and two concentrations. Both of these can be taken in a full-time or part-time format.


With a working experience of minimum 3 years, you can apply to an MBA programme. With minimum 5 years of managerial experience you can apply for an Executive MBA.

Program concentrations:

Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship concentration– focusing on advancing management competencies and leadership skills to enable business transformation and entrepreneurship within or outside of the organization.

Sustainable Business concentration – focusing on combining general management and leadership skills with specialized knowledge and competencies in sustainability to transform business.

Modes of Study:

Full-time – 1-year duration dedicated to those seeking for a career transition.

Part-time - 2 years duration dedicated to those wishing to keep their employment and attending classes part-time.


About the University / School

Founded in 1987 by Dr John Hobbs Business School Lausanne is based in Switzerland, With a diverse student community and qualified and experienced faculty members the school is proud of its co-creative approach to learning, focusing on topics as broad as leadership, systems thinking, economics and business-driven sustainability.
The school is specialized in providing business and management education with a focus on sustainability. The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. BSL's programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


Learning format

MBA or Executive MBA programme with concentration in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship will equip you with solid business knowledge and leadership training, allowing you to perform effectively in all areas of any organization. A combination of essential soft and hard skills will allow you to grow you as a self-aware management professional and provide you with framework to grow as a leader.

MBA and Executive MBA program with concentration in Sustainable Business focus on five specially dedicated modules to learn the latest frameworks in management and leadership skills required to enable the transformation to a sustainable business. This concentration will help you to redefine yourself with the practical competencies and become a leader future needs.

Each of the concentrations includes leadership, finance, marketing and strategy courses, creating the grounds for advancing management skills. These are further followed by specialization courses and at least 1 of 3 MBA / EMBA ELECTIVES. Each course involves 25 hours of classroom time over 3 days, and 50 hours of pre-and postcourse work (blended programme delivery-mix of online and on campus classes).

The integral part of the program is completing the MBA Project, in which you will develop a comprehensive consulting report of a company of your choice, idea or project. Through the MBA Project, you need to prove a solid understanding and ability to implement in a real-life scenario the following aspects: industry and market research, business strategy, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and risk management.


Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme the following criteria must be met:

  • MBA: Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 5 years of work experience OR Master’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years work experience. Exceptions can be considered on one-by-one cases for candidates with a strong, exceeding 10 years of professional
  • EMBA: Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience OR Master’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years managerial experience. Note that managerial experience is understood as having managed people or a project. Exceptions can be considered on one-by-one cases for candidates with a strong, exceeding 10 years of professional experience

Additional requirements:

  • English language proficiency, min. required score: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90 or TOEIC 800 or Duolingo 110 or Language Cert - Low C1 (Expert Level) CV & 2 reference letters.

Having submitted required documentation, admissions team will inform you about the eligibility of your profile application status. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed, either on campus or via Skype or phone. During the interview applicants’ motivation, professional experience, potential and soft skills will be assessed. Once the Admissions Committee will make the decision it will be communicated to the applicant-this process takes a week.

A non-refundable administration fee of 1’900 CHF is required upon successful admission to reserve a seat in the program. Upon receiving payment confirmation, students will be provided with Full Acceptance letter, which confirms their seat in the programme. 

Application deadlines for September intake:

  • Swiss & EU Applicants – July 31st / August 31st
  • International Applicants – May 1st

Apply before:

01 November 2022

New registration dates to be announced soon

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