No, we do not provide pre-readings before the start of the programme as we believe it is not necessary.
Assignments and readings required for each course will be provided in due time by the professor, generally two to three weeks in advance.
Yes, some courses require a computer for your assignments and work.
The student version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) will be free during your studies at HEC Lausanne.
Class days start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays every other week.
In addition, tutorial sessions (optional, but highly recommended) and elective workshops are regularly organised in the evenings of weekend class from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Each course will be evaluated. The format of the exam varies according to the professor's decision. It could be a written exam, an oral exam/presentation or assignments throughout the course.
Exams take place in the end of each course. Exam hours are included in the programme schedule and do not necessitate extra presence on campus.
The Abroad Module takes place during five to seven days abroad in one of our partner universities.
The objective of this module is to get the experience and expertise that the chosen partner university can offer to our participants.
The time spent studying outside the classroom varies from participant to participant. Based upon our participants' feedback we estimate you should spend in average 2 hours of individual work for one hour in class.
It is in your responsibility to catch up the class with your classmates and professor.
Most of the course documents (course slides, cases, readings, etc.) are electronically provided.
The estimated cost for compulsory books is between CHF 400 and CHF 500. Copies of these books are available for loan at the HEC library.
Our admissions policy aims at securing the highest caliber of participants.
All candidates must fulfil the three entry criteria below:
No, our participants come from diverse educational backgrounds. Therefore, our curriculum is designed in a way that anyone could follow the courses from the start.
No, our admissions criteria are strict and extensive professional records cannot replace a university degree.
You must have an English level that corresponds to the B2-C1 European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Language tests (e.g. TOEFL) are not required but proof of fluency will be tested during the admission interview.
Visa requirements vary depending on the country from which you are arriving. Please contact your Embassy or Consulate for details that apply to your particular situation.
Please note that a student visa cannot be requested for our Executive MBA programme. We do not provide any assistance for the visa/permit application.
We operate on a rolling admissions process, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner you receive the admission decision.
Since class size is limited and you will be in competition with other candidates, it is advised to apply as early as possible.
Yes. Before the payment of the first instalment upon receipt of the acceptance letter, you can interrupt or postpone your admission to the programme.
The tuition fees are CHF 45,000.
Fees include tuition and examination fees. Travel expenses and meals during the programme are not included.
No, we do not provide any sponsorship or preferential bank loan rates.