The annual HEC Lausanne EMBA Alumni Homecoming event took place on November 10th 2018, at the Casino de Morges.
The programme and the Alumni Association teamed up again to offer the community a second edition of flashbacks, fun moments with old friends and networking opportunities. We welcomed around 100 Alumni and Students (20%), representing almost all classes since the beginning of the Executive MBA back in 2006!
Special congratulations to Class of 2016 for being the most represented with almost 50% of graduates present. Both from this class, the two main speakers for the evening, Steve Dornan and Andre Reis came up with a well-cooked quiz (or examination, they would say). Part of it was a refreshing set of questions taking the guests back in their EMBA time… too long ago sometimes. Indeed, it was not easy for everyone to remember the course of Business Economics and what term is used to describe a market where demand meets supply or that of Strategic Management and Porter’s 5 forces.
A special thank you to Steve and Andre for entertaining the guests throughout the evening and to everyone for taking part in this memorable reunion.
See you next year!
Our Executive MBA has been ranked 78th worldwide by the 2018 Financial Times EMBA Ranking. A special thank you to Class of 2015 for supporting the programme and taking the time to answer the Financial Times’ survey!
On average, Alumni from 2015 increased their salary by 40% in a 3-year time horizon after having completed the programme. Furthermore, the programme is ranked 15th in terms of pre-EMBA work experience, a measure that includes career internationality, seniority level and company size. This position partly reflects our constant pursuit of diversity in our participants’ profiles as we aim to strike the right balance evaluating candidates’ professional career but also academic achievements and personal qualities.
Accredited EQUIS and AMBA, our Financial Times rank further recognises the quality of our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA and reinforces our programme’s international reputation.
We are currently recruiting for our 2019 intake!
Find out more about our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA at our:
November 6th 2018 at 6.30pm
Our Academic Director and Entrepreneurship Professor, Jeffrey Petty, will be presenting the programme. You will also be able to hear directly from Alumni and Students who will share their experience. At the end, stay for a drink and discuss your potential questions with the speakers and/or with the administrative team.
Individual meetings with our recruitment team can also be scheduled by contacting us by email at email@example.com or by calling us at +41 (0)21 692 33 91.
Take your career to the next level!
Admissions are now open for our next intake starting on August 26th, 2019. Will this be the right year for you to pursue new opportunities and transform your career?
To learn more about our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA, we invite you to come and meet us at our next Information Evening held on campus on November 6th, 2018.
You can also meet our programme representatives and discuss the programme during one-to-one meetings at the events below.
If you feel ready to take the next step and join the programme next year, now is the time to prepare your application!
Next application round: 30 November 2018
Our admissions team will be glad to speak with you and advise you on the process and requirements. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +41 (0)21 692 33 91.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Paddles up, Attention, Go!
It’s all about team spirit… and our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA team understood that very well at the 2018 Paddle for Cancer Dragonboat Festival that took place on September 2nd.
For our third participation in the event, our team of Alumni, Students and Staff managed to break their record. We jumped from being 19th in 2017 to wining the competition this year.
Although there was no real performance objective set, we exceeded that of team experience and spirit. As Deniz recalls: “A quick hello in the morning turned up to become great hugs in the afternoon. 17 people constituted our amazing team full of openness, friendliness and dedication. It was a great journey!”
Thanks to all the team members and programme directors for making this a fun event always bringing the Executive MBA community closer. It was a wonderful day also enlightened by the team members’ families that were present to support us… A huge thank you to them too!
The Paddle for Cancer Dragonboat Festival is a charity event is organised by the English Speaking Cancer Association (ESCA) in order to raise funds and help them in their day-to-day activities.
Participants from Class of 2019 have just started their EMBA journey at HEC Lausanne and we wish them a warm welcome!
- 35 participants
- 39 years old on average
- 13 years of professional experience on average
- 30% of women
- 14 nationalities
Class of 2019 also distinguishes itself by the highest number of companies represented in proportion to the number of participants. With a mix of 34 SME’s, multinational corporations, start-ups and public institutions, the HEC Lausanne EMBA community will definitely be growing this year and the networking opportunities will be increased.
3, 2, 1, Go!
Class of 2019 will be starting their HEC Lausanne Executive MBA next August 27th.
For many of them, the last time they set foot in an academic institution was years ago. The Introductory Week, taking place off-campus at the Lausanne Palace, is therefore a way of kick-starting the return to studying, helping get re-acquainted back into a learning mode.
It will be the first of the programme’s three capstone projects that will tackle the week; the Strategy & Sustainability Project. Based on a real case study brought up by one of our partner companies, Nestlé, participants will explore in groups the challenges of aiming for competitiveness and sustainability along the entire value chain.
The Introductory Week is intensive but also has a strong social aspect, very much oriented toward mingling and networking events. An efficient class dynamic comes from hard work and commitment but also by having fun and sharing great moments.
Be open-minded and curious! This is a life-changing and exciting experience. Don’t look at it with an examination-oriented mind. Enjoy the experience in itself!Violet S Balakrishnan, Alumna 2017
Don’t try to do it, do it to try! Find your rhythm and don’t focus on the finish line! The Executive MBA is like a very long race and you will be pushed to the limits of time, patience and energy. The goal is how you get to the end! Have fun and enjoy the incredibly exciting moments!Raphaël Lüdemann, Class of 2018
A week in Milan!
Stepping out of the classroom and into a new environment is always an enriching way to learn a new subject. In line with our desire to foster international business perspectives, we collaborate with recognised academic institutions to organise a week-long study tour for our participants.
Last week, right before summer break , our 50 participants left for their Module Abroad at SDA Bocconi in Milan.
The week was filled with a great mix of learning methods; theoretical lectures were complemented by practical analysis and discussions on case studies as well as group work and business simulations. Guest speakers and trips to visit local companies such as Maserati or Cassina also enabled our participants to gain insight into new industries and outstanding business practices.
Tu sum up, the Module Abroad represents a stimulating and complementary addition to the programme. Between company visits, case studies and social activities, there was no time to get bored!
The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA has welcomed Professor Julian Marewski, teaching Data Analytics in the programme, for a special decision making workshop that took place on Saturday, June 30th.
Medical Decision Making 101: Better Patients, Better Doctors, Better Healthcare Management?
This extra course was offered to Alumni and Students and was destined not only to those working in the healthcare sector but also to those more generally interested in decision making processes, risk management, uncertainty and statistics.
For this second edition of Medical Decision Making, the course was characterised by a mixed pedagogical approach; while working on cases and exercises together with the Professor, “brain jam sessions” enabled attendees to share and pool their knowledge and expertise. “By stimulating associative thinking processes, it allowed us and the professor to better fix the discussed concepts and to discover new paths of reflection by bringing up new ideas!”, reflects Laurent Seravalli (2015).
Medical Decision Making 101 was all about deepening the understanding of a subject valuable in one’s everyday life while “developing and reinforcing our EMBA community’s team spirit by cross meeting with participants from different classes”, concludes Laurent.
Network with your Executive MBA community and don’t miss out on the next Basel Alumni Chapter!
The Basel Alumni Chapter has recently been put into place upon initiative of Alumnus Nicola Maiorano (2017) and completes our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA Alumni gatherings.
Since March, Alumni and Students from the area have been meeting for drinks every other month and the next edition will take place in Birsfelden on July 21st for a special BBQ on the Rhine from 3pm. If the weather allows it, a swim in the river will definitely be on the menu too. So, make sure to save the date!
For further information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Maiorano.