The Lucerne School of Business is the pre-eminent centre of excellence for higher education in Management and Business in Central Switzerland. Its teaching, research and advisory services are an important factor in the development of a knowledge-based regional economy. It educates professionals and management executives and provides businesses, administrative bodies and institutions with consultancy and research services. The Lucerne School of Business networks with other university-level institutions in Switzerland and abroad.
The Lucerne School of Business is able to count on the dedication of its 335 employees. The teaching staff and research associates all hold higher education qualifications and bring with them professional experience in commercial enterprises and public institutions.
The demanding, practically relevant and scientific bachelor's and master's degree programmes offered by our School are instrumental in turning out qualified employees. 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 science, business and the community.
We measure the success of our continuing and executive education programmes by the satisfaction of our participants. By the same token, the quality of our research is measured against its acceptance by the scientific community and its relevance to commercial enterprises, institutions and federations.
The Lucerne School of Business develops people and organizations – in particular in Central Switzerland, but also nationally and internationally. Its services are aligned with the current and future needs of its partners from business, the academic and research communities, and wider society.
The Lucerne School of Business's areas of operation include degree programs, continuing and executive education, research and consultancy services. Its degree and continuing and executive education programs provide professionally-oriented qualifications and are research-based; its research is application-oriented, competitive and embraces experimentation; its consultancy services are fit for the market, implementation-oriented and founded on research.
The Lucerne School of Business provides a highly valued study and work experience. Ambitious goals are met thanks to pragmatic cooperation in and between manageably sized units. Students and staff act responsibly as a team; they are inquisitive and precise, and exhibit well developed reflective skills and a results-oriented attitude.
The Lucerne School of Business benefits from a structure that is both effective and promotes innovation. It incorporates four centres of expertise constituted as institutes, and three departments offering superb degree education, continuing and executive education, and research and development. The Dean of the Lucerne School of Business is Christine Böckelmann. She heads the School’s Senior Management Team, which consists of the heads of the institutes and departments.