BSIS Unveils WSB University Faculty of Applied Sciences’ Positive Impact

WSB University BSIS (Business School Impact Assessment)

We are delighted to announce that the WSB University Faculty of Applied Sciences has successfully completed the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process and obtained the BSIS label for the first time. Warm congratulations!

Addressing the school for this achievement, BSIS Director François Bonvalet remarked:

‘Congratulations to WSB University for obtaining the BSIS label! This assessment proved invaluable, showcasing the university’s substantial contributions to the local and regional business community. It underscored their robust collaboration with regional partners and commitment to social responsibility. We commend the team for their collaborative spirit throughout the process and eagerly anticipate witnessing their ongoing positive impact.’

WSB University Faculty of Applied Sciences 

WSB University Faculty of Applied Sciences was established in 1995 through a philanthropic vision to uplift the youth and economy of the region. Currently, with over 20% of students hailing from 90 different nationalities and a significant presence of international faculty, WSBU takes pride in fostering a diverse and vibrant environment for all its academic programs and campus life.

WSB University recently obtained the BSIS label, marking a significant milestone in recognising the positive impact of the university within the Silesian Voivodeship region in southern Poland.

The Business School Impact System assessment highlighted WSB University’s commendable contributions in various areas. For educational impact, the university stands out for its emphasis on employability within the curriculum, enabling students to swiftly transition into the workforce. Likewise, the school engages with a wide range of regional stakeholders, collaborating in creating dedicated educational programs and in the process of curriculum development, which underscores its strong impact on the regional ecosystem. Furthermore, WSBU’s societal impact is evident in its integration of UN Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum, coupled with a strong commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. Through these initiatives, WSBU has solidified its position as a key player in advancing sustainable development and positively influencing the local and regional community.

Sabina Ratajczak, Vice-Rector for Development, WSB University, commented:

‘BSIS stands as a pivotal step towards enhancing our ability to effectively communicate our mission and strategy. Moreover, it enables the integration of both quantitative and qualitative metrics, which is crucial for gauging our impact comprehensively. The process of measuring and showcasing impact forms an integral part of assessing the efficacy of our university’s endeavours. The impact measurement framework presented by BSIS serves as an invaluable tool, aiding us in prioritising our initiatives and fostering collaboration across all our stakeholder groups. We are sincerely grateful for the recognition extended towards our commitment to cultivating robust partnerships, both within and outside the university. This includes our collaborations with regional and municipal authorities, as well as a broad spectrum of business institutions. Such partnerships play a pivotal role in shaping an educational portfolio that resonates with the diverse needs posed by local, regional, and global challenges.’

About BSIS

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact on its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in collaboration between EFMD Global and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement en Gestion des Entreprises), 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 impact zone selected by the school and its regional ecosystem.

There are currently 66 schools across 20 countries that have received the BSIS label.

To learn more about the impact assessment system, please visit the BSIS website or contact julie.comte@efmdglobal.org.

In an era of global challenges, business schools increasingly recognise their role in shaping a more sustainable and responsible future. To address this imperative, the Business School Impact System (BSIS) has taken a significant step by integrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its Societal Impact dimension. Read more

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