What specializations are available?
The only specialization available at the MBA level is Sustainable Business.
What is the language of instruction at BSL?
All courses at BSL are given in English.
What TOEFL score do I need to apply at BSL?
As part of the selection process, successful applicants are interviewed to assess their level of English and their chances of success in the particular program. As a guide, you will need a level of English as follows:
MBA/ EMBA programs: IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 90, TOEIC: 800 (one test required only).
The BSL TOEFL code is 0018.
Does BSL offer scholarships?
BSL provides scholarships for selected programs on a case by case basis. For further information please refer to Tuition Fees & Scholarships.
Do I need to take the GMAT to enter the MBA or EMBA program?
GMAT score is not required for MBA and EMBA admission, as we prefer to assess your chances of success in the BSL environment through an interview. All MBA and EMBA candidates are interviewed by the Program Director before joining our program.
Does BSL offer any online courses?
BSL does not have online courses for the simple reason that learning and practicing management must be learned with other people together in groups and in classes. It can best be learned with the guidance of teachers who themselves work in business. Such “live” practice is not possible online.
What is the meaning of ‘accreditation’?
Institutional and program accreditations ensure that a school and its programs offer a high-quality level of education. Only 10% of business schools are accredited (have undergone the rigorous accreditation process). BSL was the first business school in Europe to achieve full ACBSP accreditation for all of its programs in 1996. Institutional accreditations such as AACSP and EQUIS validate the viability of a school, whereas, program accreditations, such as AMBA (only for MBA programs) and ACBSP (for all business programs including the doctorate level) validate the continuous high quality of the programs delivered. For more information on BSL’s accreditation, see Rankings and Accreditations.
Why is BSL not on the Swiss ENIC list?
The Swiss ENIC system currently lists only Swiss state‐owned universities and cannot list private institutions such as IMD or BSL.
What are the estimated living expenses in Lausanne?
BSL advises students to budget a minimum of CHF 2500 per month for expenses related to food, accommodation, local travel/commuting, school textbooks, social/entertainment, and medical insurance.
Estimated costs – please note these are estimations of monthly costs which vary depending on the student’s budget and lifestyle: