Warm congratulations to HEC Lausanne, Universite de Lausanne, for completing the Business School Impact System (BSIS) renewal assessment process and receiving the BSIS label.
Michel Kalika, Founder and Director of BSIS, commented, ‘We are pleased to continue the impact journey with HEC Lausanne. The school impressed us with its attractiveness to students, dedication to sustainability and entrepreneurial activities. It is a strong player in the regional ecosystem and has excellent opportunities to demonstrate impact. We look forward to seeing its reach expand in the future.’
Thomas Bieger, former president of St.Gallen University, participated as an expert for the visit.
HEC Lausanne is located in Switzerland and was founded in 1911 as part of Universite de Lausanne. The school is a high-quality teaching and research institution that plays a valuable role in its local ecosystem and beyond. It has a large and active alumni base, with 72% of its Masters graduates employed regionally.
Marianne Schmid Mast, Dean, HEC Lausanne, had the following to say about its BSIS label:
‘Undertaking our second BSIS process enabled us to take stock of our progress along the seven key impact areas, update relevant data as we enter important quality processes, (re-) engage in meaningful conversations with stakeholders, and discover and expand upon narratives concerning our School’s impact. The report and visit served as opportunities to reflect on the evolution of our institution, reinforcing the sense of our long-term strategy and inspiring discussions that yielded fruitful ideas to pursue during the first year of our new Dean’s Office. The timing and expertise afforded us was especially helpful as we build on a strong past and forge ahead with new leadership and new goals regarding our School’s local and international profile.’
The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in a joint venture between EFMD Global and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image and impact within the regional ecosystem.
There are currently 59 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.
Do you wonder how the impact system reflects the societal and economic changes and responds to them? What impact does it have on the business schools that decide to go through the system? Learn more in the article “BSIS: A Journey of Self-Discovery” written by the co-founders of BSIS and “Even more impact: seven good reasons to continue your BSIS journey” by BSIS Senior Advisor Debra Leighton.