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!

Last application deadline for the 2024 intake:
15th June 2024

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Preliminary assessment

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).
  • 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.

>> Review Your CV

Application process

Step 1

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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3

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.*

*Interviews are now held online.

Step 4
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.

Some Qualities we look for:

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.

Typical qualities we look for in our Executive MBA students:

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

Tuition fees

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, accommodation 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.

Payment Plan

CHF 7'000
Upon reception of your acceptance letter
CHF 20'000
Due before end of September
CHF 18'000
Due before end of April (Year+1)

 The first instalment is non-refundable and will guarantee your seat in the programme. 

Funding your Executive MBA

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.

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.

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

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.

Programme regulations

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:

>> Règlement d’Études [FR]

>> Study Regulations [EN]

Online application form:

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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Get in touch with us

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