Admission to the programme is based upon a competitive selection process that ensures the right mix of qualified participants for each class. We operate on a rolling application process, which means that we accept application files all year round.

The recruitment for the class of 24-25 has started!

Next application deadline for the 2024 intake:
31st March 2024

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If you are considering applying for the Executive MBA programme, please note that you must fulfill the three minimum criteria below.

  • Hold a university degree or equivalent (accredited by the Registrar's Office of the University of Lausanne).
  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant professional experience after a Bachelor's degree or 7 years after a  Master's degree.
  • Fluency in English.

Should you have any doubt about your eligibility, we strongly recommend that you contact us for a one-to-one discussion and a review of your CV prior to completing the application form.

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Admission is based on a competitive selection process that aims to ensure the right mix of qualified participants and a broad diversity of profiles for each class.

By submitting your application as soon as possible, you increase the probability of getting accepted. We have limited space in each intake and process applications as soon as we receive them.

Registrar's Office

Once you have validated your application, the file will be sent to the UNIL Registrar's Office who will verify your diploma veracity and/or your diploma equivalent to a Swiss university degree.


Based on your complete application and if validated by the UNIL Matriculation Service, the Admissions Committee will then decide whether you are short-listed for an admissions interview.*

*Due to Covid 19 situation, interviews are now held online.

Final Decision

The final decision is based on the quality of the candidates, but also on the type of applications received for each term. Indeed, it is important for us to build the best heterogeneous class in terms of academic backgrounds, professional experiences and personalities.


Our admission process is rigorous and competitive as we want to ensure that we select the right mix of profiles for each class.  Whether you come from marketing, finance or the healthcare sector, you might be the right fit for the class.

Qualities we look for in our Executive MBA students:

  • Motivation
  • Ambition
  • Open-mindedness
  • Innovative thinking
  • Resourcefulness



The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA tuition fees are CHF 45,000.

  • These include matriculation, examination taxes as well as visits and courses during the  Module abroad.

    ( Travel expenses, accomodation and meals are not included).

  • A non-refundable application fee of CHF 200 applies to candidates who do not hold a Swiss University Degree;
  • Participants might be required to buy additional books. The estimated cost of books is between CHF 400 and CHF 500;
  • The CHF 45,000 tuition fees are payable in three instalments.
Instalments Deadline
CHF 7'000 Upon reception of your acceptance letter
CHF 20'000 Due before end of September 2023
CHF 18'000 Due before end of April 2024

Please note that one or two additional instalments can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. The first instalment is non-refundable and will guarantee your seat in the programme. 


Support of the Company

Most of our participants are self-funded or have the support of their company.

Companies are often willing to fund an MBA, as it develops individual full potential, helping employees become true leaders. MBA participants are highly valued for their contributions back in the workplace. Return on investment is immediate: participants apply their learning directly back into company operations; knowledge and skills are shared to the benefit to the whole organisation. In turn, organisations are able to retain their best talents.

Funding for Women

Women can explore the option of a loan provided by the ‘MBA for Women Foundation’, an international organisation that provides financial support to ambitious women from Germany, Switzerland and Austria who wish to pursue an MBA at a leading business school.

MBA for Women Foundation

Tax Reduction

In some countries, pursuing an Executive MBA allows you to reduce your taxable income. We advise you to talk with your tax advisor or national tax office regarding this possibility.

In Switzerland, the deduction of continuous education costs from your federal income tax is accepted until a maximum of CHF 12,000 per year. For cantonal income tax, please consult your resident taxation office to find out more about it.

We will provide you with all the necessary certification to help you in this process.

Foundations and loans

A couple of foundations offer loans at favourable rates to support education projects.

In Switzerland, for example, you can get in touch with EDUCA SWISS or Splendit.


For more information on  admissions and rules, you can download the original (FR) and translated (EN) versions of our programme regulations on the following links:


If you feel ready to take the next step and join the programme next year, now is the time to prepare your application.

It must be completed with accurate and precise information and all documents requested. We recommend that you submit your complete application as early as possible, as we operate a rolling admissions process.

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If you would like further information on our Executive MBA programme please get in touch with us.