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New partnership between Business School Lausanne and Impact Hub branch STRIDE

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Niels Rot


Niels Rot, co-founder of STRIDE and Impact Hub Zurich. (Photo: Impact Hub Zurich)

Zurich - The Swiss training market opens up new and revolutionary paths: STRIDE, the UnSchool for Entrepreneurial Leadership, opens its doors. The offshoot of the Impact Hub Zurich offers entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial executives an innovative and sustainable further education - thanks to a partnership with the Business School Lausanne up to the MBA.

On March 1, 2017, STRIDE, the first Swiss unSchool for Entrepreneurial Leadership, will be launched in Zurich. The offshoot of the Impact Hub Zurich has developed an innovative learning model for entrepreneurial people. In a one-year, part-time program, STRIDE enables its students to take on their own professional career and, at the same time, to put social value creation into the center. Thanks to a unique partnership with the Business School Lausanne, one of the leading Swiss business schools and the innovator of new learning models in the field of sustainability, responsibility and entrepreneurship, the path to the Master of Business Administration MBA is open to STRIDE students. The two providers of further training modules, which are competitive in themselves, thus live their values - and make cooperation through competition.

As part of the partnership, the Business School Lausanne (BSL) will recognize the 'unDiploma in entrepr eneurial leadership' acquired in the STRIDE training program. This makes it possible for students to continue STRIDE at the BSL after one year. You will be able to complete the General Management part within an additional year - thus obtaining an MBA degree. "The labor market is changing rapidly," says Niels Rot, co-founder of STRIDE and Impact Hub Zurich. "This is why education needs to change and new values have to be put into the center. STRIDE offers exactly this alternative. And by working together with BSL, students are able to keep their path open ". In addition, the partnership is a strong recognition for the learning approach of STRIDE.
"In order to train executives for a sustainable future, radical innovation is also needed in the education sector. The BSL is proud to be able to contribute to this, "says BSL's predecessor Katrin Muff. "We are thrilled to see new players like STRIDE on the market, which open up completely new possibilities for the students. STRIDE pursues a truly innovative approach with a great instructional design and a strong team. We are very excited about the collaboration and expect to learn a lot from the partnership. "

Collaboration with the Lausanne Business School is mainly based on a broad agreement of values. Accordingly, the BSL was a desirable partner for STRIDE. STRIDE founder Niels Rot says: "We are very happy to have found a partner in the BSL, which also stands for educational innovation and sustainability. Among the established MBA providers, they are the ones closest to our own values. "(STRIDE / mc / ps)

About the STRIDE training
The STRIDE unDiploma in Entrepreneurial Leadership is a new postgraduate course in Switzerland. The one-year program is based on a real company foundation. At the beginning, the participants are concerned with the social problems, the already existing solutions, the obstacles to scaling and the latest trends. Based on this, they develop approaches (products, services or campaigns), which they subsequently implement in concrete terms. "In the program, the participants learn to develop and implement new things under uncertainty," says Rot. "Actual learning takes place in a successful combination of experience, observation, reflection and experiment." STRIDE has a strong focus on the personal development of the participants To help a student achieve a balanced and fulfilling life, which contributes through professional work and personal being for the benefit of all. The STRIDE unSchool for Entrepreneurial Leadership has emerged in the context of the Impact Hub Zurich. STRIDE accompanies and supports the participants with two team coaches and intensive learning workshops in the field of ideas and implementation. Practitioners take up current topics relevant to the founding process and deepen them in active learning formats. The students are respected and encouraged in their self-responsibility and autonomy - they themselves decide which topics are relevant to them. The Impact Hub Zurich serves as a central place of learning. As a re-laboratory for the future of work, organization and the economy, entrepreneurial and social innovation is being worked on here every day.


About the Lausanne Business School
The Business School Lausanne (BSL) is a leading innovator in business education and occupies the third place in the top 30 business schools in Europe (QS 2014-15 Top 200 Global Business Schools). The ACBSP accredited programs include BBA, Masters, full-time modular MBA, executive MBA and DBA programs. In addition, the BSL offers courses for executives in General Management, Corporate Finance and Sustainable Business (in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen). The BSL attracts students from all over the world, creating a multicultural environment with more than 60 nationalities. Founded in 1987, BSL is a co-founder of the so-called 50 + 20 Initiative on Management Education for the World (, in collaboration with the Global Responsible Leadership Initiative ( and the UNO-supported Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

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