HEC Lausanne - UNIL
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HEC Lausanne - UNIL
European EMBA

The school's strong academic reputation and enticing location has drawn a large number of professors and researchers from the world's most famous universities and business schools including Wharton, Princeton, Mc Gill, London Business School, Harvard and INSEAD.

The Executive MBA HEC Lausanne | UNIL is designed for ambitious managers who are looking to enhance their career opportunities. The programme provides a forum for interaction with international participants and outstanding professors, as well as an opportunity for professionals to gain more in depth knowledge of business fundamentals within a challenging and well renowned university environment.

The Executive MBA HEC Lausanne | UNIL offers two focus areas:

- Executive MBA - Focus in Mangement & Corporate Finance
- Executive MBA - Focus in Healthcare Management

The programme starts in September and last 15 months. The classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays every second week, with the exception of the 3 residences which last 5 consecutive days. The courses are given in English.

Programmes objectives

The key objectives of the programme are to:

- Leverage key management concepts and tools to enhance your organisation's competitiveness
- Develop effective strategies and lead their implementation within your company
- Apply the latest leadership principles and use proven negotiation techniques in your daily work

And more specifically for the Finance focus:

- Exploit financial planning opportunities to drive your organisation's performance
And more specificall for the Healthcare focus:
- Gain a holistic vision of the healthcare industry to operate efficiently and assess key strategic issues to enhance your organisation's performance

Programmes description

All Executive MBA participants begin with the General Management modules, followed by the Advanced Management modules. The programme culminates with participants taking specialized modules in their respective focus areas.

The General Management modules are designed to enhance the understanding of the core business concepts required to strengthen the management skills. The programmes organises extra seminars and lectures to help participants gain self-awareness and confidence.

Participants will then deepen their understanding in two key business areas: Strategy & interpersonal skills to get the edge needed to succeed in the business worl; and also in their chosen focus area (Corporate Finance or Healthcare Management).

During the programmes, participants have to work on a major project acting as an in-house consultant for their organisation, adapting and applying strategies and knowledge to real-life situations:

- The Individual Strategy Project (ISP)

The Executive MBA HEC Lausanne | UNIL organises mandatory study tour in SDA Bocconi school of Management - Milan for all participants.

Programme Info

Programme Title:

  • Executive MBA - Focus in Management & Corporate Finance
  • Executive MBA - Focus in Healthcare Management
Type of Course: Part-time (on campus), EMBA
Accreditation: Equis, AMBA
Starting Dates: September
Length of Course: 15 months
Application Deadline: April 30th

Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 2/1
Number of nationalities: 20
Men: Women (77/23)
Age Range: 27-49
Average Age: 39
Degree Background:

  • Business/Commerce/ Economics  23%
  • Engineering 52%
  • Sciences/tech 17%
  • Other 8%
Length of Work Experience: More than 5 years


University degree
References: two references
Professional experience:
5-7 years (including managerial experience)
Language fluency: proof of English fluency


Application fees resident: 200 CHF
Tuition fees:
30 000 CHF + 4 500 CHF (Study Tour)



Name of school: Executive MBA HEC Lausanne | UNIL
Address: University of Lausanne
Extranef Building, CH- 1015 Lausanne 
Telephone: 0041 (0)21 692 3391
Fax : 0041 (0)21 692 3395
Dean: Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg
MBA Academic program director:
Prof. Jeffrey PETTY
MBA administrative program director:
Mrs Hang HUA, executivemba@unil.ch

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