Programme overview

Our Executive MBA programme addresses the needs of managers and companies, by helping professionals and executives acquire key multidisciplinary competencies and leadership skills. 

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The MBA programme at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) has been running for over 35 years, and the Executive MBA programme has run for over 15 years. Our internationally recognised EMBA offers professionals the chance to transform their careers.

Our world-class Executive MBA is composed of 16 core modules spread over 16 months, complemented by modules of a chosen focus in either Healthcare Management or Financial Management.

During the programme, you can also expect to complete a week’s residential course abroad as part of a study tour, a one-week introductory full-time course, and three multi-disciplinary projects.

Key learning objectives of our Executive MBA programme:

  • Developing effective management strategies and leading their implementation
  • Leveraging key management concepts and tools to boost your organisation’s competitiveness
  • Learning and applying the latest leadership principles
  • Enhancing your soft skills and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Re-thinking entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to generate new business opportunities

Programme format

End of Aug.
Introductory week

Strategy & Sustainability Project

Sept. - Jan.
Block 1

Core Business Concepts
Focus Area
Strategy Consulting

Feb. - June
Block 2

Core Business Concepts
Focus Area
Entrepreneurship Group

Module Abroad

Study Tour

Aug. - Dec.
Block 3

Core Business Concepts
Focus Area

MID Dec.


Financial management

Designed for leaders across industries, the focus in Financial Management demystifies complex financial concepts. Leveraging HEC Lausanne’s internationally acclaimed finance research and education, this focus equips participants to better understand and optimise financial strategies for organisational growth.

>> Focus in Finance
Healthcare management

Oriented toward the needs of the dynamic health sector, the focus in Healthcare Management provides participants with the necessary tools to meet future challenges in this fast-changing environment. The curriculum benefits from the expertise of multidisciplinary faculty and professionals, including therapeutic innovation and health economics.

>> Focus in Healthcare
EMBA speaker during a course.
EMBA speaker during a course.

Core Modules

Core Business Concept

Core Business Concept curriculum ensures you grasp essential business methodologies, fostering your analytical thinking, and honing your leadership capabilities for real-world application.

>> Core Business Concept - Download PDF of full course details

Throughout the programme you will follow a personal and professional development programme. You will work with professional and executive coaches to develop your talents, optimise your methodologies and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

>> Essential Skills - Download PDF of full course details
Multi-disciplinary projects

You will get the chance to test your skills by applying the knowledge and tools learned in class as you engage in three major multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Strategy & Sustainability Project
  • Entrepreneurship Project
  • Strategy Consulting Project
Module Abroad

As a part of the Executive MBA, you will spend one week abroad studying at a renowned partner institution and visiting local companies selected for their outstanding business practices. To complement the HEC Lausanne curriculum and expertise, the areas of Sales Management and Procurement Management will be covered and exemplified through company visits, guest speakers and a simulation.

Check out our f.a.q.

Should you have any question, make sure you check out our F.A.Q. section or get in touch with us.

We’d be more than happy to answer to all of your questions!

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