HEC Lausanne Executive MBA
Learning today. Leading tomorrow.
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?
An Executive MBA is, by nature, a generalist programme. We at HEC Lausanne offer you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge with three additional courses in either Healthcare Management or Corporate Finance. An undeniable added value to your curriculum.
Among the very first to do so in Europe, we have developed Essential skills modules to complement the hard skills taught in our programme. Individual and group coaching, mindfulness workshops and career management series help you develop throughout your learning journey.
Our alumni network is particularly active in the Swiss and European economic frameworks. Gatherings, conferences and events are regularly organised in Switzerland to connect or catch up.
Suitability to your life
Our programme is designed to meet the needs of balancing your professional, personal and study agendas. Classes take place on our campus in Lausanne every second week, Friday and Saturday all day.
Insightful and dynamic teaching
Our professors are renowned contributors within the international business community. They make the best use of their research and do not hesitate to invite guest speakers. They also include case studies to provide participants with practical teaching and up-to-date content.
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 essential 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:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree, or equivalent, endorsed by the University of Lausanne
- 9 years of relevant professional experience after a Bachelor’s degree or 7 years after a Master’s degree
- Fluency in English
- Application Fees: CHF 200.- for holders of non-Swiss degrees
- Tuition Fees: CHF 45,000.- including matriculation and examination taxes as well as the Study Tour abroad (except transport & dinners).
Head of Risk Management and Corporate Development
“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!”
CEO & Ergonomist
“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.”