The Lucerne School of Business is Central Switzerland's centre of excellence in the economically and socially important areas of business and regional economics, banking and finance, communications and marketing, as well as tourism and mobility. The demanding, practically relevant and research-based bachelor's and master's degree programmes we offer are instrumental in turning out qualified employees for companies, public institutions and not-for-profit organisations. Our portfolio of broad-based continuing and executive education programmes makes us the largest continuing education provider amongst Switzerland’s business schools at universities of applied sciences. We are committed to anchoring our research and development projects in the dialogue between research, business and the community. Clients from all parts of society benefit from the broad knowledge and immense project management experience of our experts. Based in Lucerne and Zug-Rotkreuz in Central Switzerland, our extensive national and international networks offer pathways to the world. Some 350 employees work for the Lucerne School of Business are, all of whom possess high levels of research and academic skills, as well as broadly based practical expertise. Currently, around 2,200 students benefit from our bachelor's and master's programmes. Last year, some 2,200 people attended our continuing education and executive CAS, DAS and MAS programmes, with 4,800 attending a specialist course or seminar.
The Lucerne School of Business develops people and organisations, in particular in Central Switzerland, but also nationally and internationally. Its services are aligned with the current and future needs of its partners from the business and research communities, as well as from society generally.
The School's mandate covers degree programmes, continuing and executive education, and research and consultancy services. Its degree and continuing and executive education programmes provide professionally oriented qualifications and are research-based; its research is application oriented, competitive and open to experimentation; its services are fit for the market, implementation oriented and based on research.
Students and employees appreciate learning and working at the University. Ambitious goals are met thanks to pragmatic cooperation in and between manageably sized units. Students and employees act responsibly as a team; they are inquisitive, precise and self-reflecting.
The demanding, practically relevant and research-based bachelor's and master's degree programmes offered by our School are instrumental in turning out qualified employees for the business economy. Our portfolio of broad-based continuing and executive education programmes makes us the largest provider of such programmes amongst Switzerland's business schools at universities of applied sciences. We are strongly committed to anchoring our research and development projects in the dialogue between research, business and the community. Our locations in Lucerne and Rotkreuz demonstrate our roots in Central Switzerland.
The benchmark for our educational provision is the employment market: more than 95 percent of our students are quickly in employment after they graduate. 70 percent even go straight to executive level positions. We measure the success of our continuing and executive education programmes by the satisfaction of our students and the impact on their professional careers. By the same token, the quality of our research is measured against its acceptance by the research community and its relevance to commercial enterprises, institutions and associations.
The Lucerne School of Business benefits from a structure that is both effective and promotes innovation. Four institutes guarantee expertise, while three departments ensure quality and relevance in degree programmes, continuing education, research and services.
The School's senior management team from left to right:
- Markus Gisler, Co-Head of the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ
- Jürg Stettler, Vice Dean of Research and Head of the Institute of Tourism ITW
- Matthes Fleck, Head of the Institute of Communication and Marketing IKM
- Martin Gubler, Vice Dean – Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes
- Hannes Egli, Co-Head of the Institute of Business and Regional Economics IBR
- Christine Böckelmann, Dean
- Erik Nagel, Vice Dean – Continuing Education and Co-Head of the Institute of Business and Regional Economics IBR
- Andreas Dietrich, Co-Head of the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ