HEC Lausanne Executive MBA

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About HEC Lausanne Executive MBA

HEC Lausanne is the affiliated business school of the University of Lausanne. Since 1911, HEC Lausanne has been developing teaching and research in the field of businss and economics.

The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA enables motivated managers to generate and implement new ideas that impact society. The programme is designed for ambitious professionals who are seeking change: taking on new responsibilities, moving up the ladder or switching careers.

Why choose the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA?

Valuable and recognised: You will benefit from a curriculum informed by over 35 years of teaching experience. The programme is accredited by EQUIS & AMBA and, for the past five years, has been ranked among the world’s top 100 Executive MBA programmes by the Financial Times.

Evidence-based teaching: Our professors, tenured to the faculty, leverage the latest research to deliver courses that match the realities of operating in demanding work environments. You will be challenged with new perspectives that require consideration of how your actions impact both your organisation and society.

Highly international environment: Situated at the heart of a key European business cluster, HEC Lausanne lies at the centre of important industry hubs such as finance, technology, sports and healthcare. The programme draws inspiration across these industries to provide a unique teaching curriculum based on quality and innovation.

Suitability: Without a doubt, our programme is enriching but intense. Preparing for classes and completing assignments requires time and effort, but the scope and style of the programme help you maintain a balance between your working, family and personal life.

Programme Presentation

The programme lasts 16 months and courses are taught in English. Classes take place on campus in Lausanne on Friday and Saturday of every second week, with an additional two block weeks. Whilst working on real-life projects in order to apply new acquired knowledge and strategies, you will pursue an array of core business modules complemented by the modules of your chosen focus; Healthcare Management or Management & Corporate Finance.

Professional & Personal Development
Knowledge of business concepts alone is hardly enough to make you a successful manager. In the Swiss educational picture, the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA is a pioneer when it comes to including soft skills as integral part of the programme. We offer you to enrich your learning with a suite of personal development modules, coaching sessions and a career management service throughout the entire programme.

The Executive MBA HEC Lausanne requires three admissions criteria:

  • University degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience after a Bachelor’s, 5 after a Master’s
  • Fluency in English


  • Application Fees: CHF 200.- for non-Swiss degrees
  • Tuition Fees: CHF 45,000.- including matriculation and examination taxes as well as the Study Tour abroad (except transport & dinners).

  • What Recent Grads Say

    Justyna Rudnicka
    Head of Risk Management and Corporate Development
    Alumna 2014

    “Beyond greatly expanding my professional skills and developing my leadership abilities, the highlight of my experience was the relationship with my classmates. We were coming from very different backgrounds and cultures, but rapidly became a tight-knit group offering mutual assistance when the pace picked up. Without a doubt, the programme allowed me to meet exceptional people! Professionally, the network also enabled me to boost my career opportunities and by the end of the programme I had joined a new company. The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA requires an intensive commitment which makes completing it so rewarding and of inestimable value!”

    Olivier Girard
    CEO & Ergonomist
    Alumnus 2016

    “Throughout my experience at the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA, I developed a 360° understanding of strategy and management as well as a strong sense of coherence thanks to the hands-on aspect of the programme. The capstone projects and business modules taught me new skills that I directly applied to my professional environment. They enabled me to create a novel approach to my professional challenges and contributed to growing my department’s efficiency. The outcomes were higher than I expected! Better equipped, and just a year after completing the Executive MBA, I opened my own company and am now enjoying my new entrepreneurial life.”

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    Quick Stats
    Healthcare Management or Management & Corporate Finance
    Part-time, 16 months
    45 000 CHF
    Admission Requirements
    Min. 5-7 years
    200 CHF for non-Swiss degrees
    University degree
    5-7 years of experience
    English fluency
    Student Body
    Class of 40-50 participants
    Female ratio: 25%-40%
    Average age: 39
    More than 20 nationalities
    Average experience: 13 years
    Quartier Chamberonne, Extranef Building, CH- 1015 Lausanne
    +41(0)21 692 33 91
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