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HEC Lausanne Executive MBA ranked 78th worldwide by the Financial Times!

 

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.

 

 

 

Information Evening – 6 November 2018

We are currently recruiting for our 2019 intake!

Find out more about our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA at our:

Information Evening
November 6th 2018 at 6.30pm
On campus

 

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 executivemba@unil.ch or by calling us at +41 (0)21 692 33 91.

Admissions Opening 2019

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.

Event Location Date
Access MBA One-to-One Meetings Geneva 13.10.2018
Access MBA One-to-One Meetings Zurich 15.10.2018
QS TopMBA WorldTour & Connect One-to-One Zurich 27.10.2018

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 executivemba@unil.ch or give us a call at +41 (0)21 692 33 91.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Welcome to Class of 2019!

Participants from Class of 2019 have just started their EMBA journey at HEC Lausanne and we wish them a warm welcome!

Key numbers

  • 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.

Introductory Week – Class of 2019

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

Module Abroad – 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!

Medical Decision Making – 30 June 2018

 

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.

OMEGA Visit – 24 May 2018

A few weeks ago, part of the current Class of 2018 joined a visit organised by the programme to the OMEGA headquarters in Biel/Bienne.

After a warm welcome upon arrival, our participants dove right into the subject with an “All about OMEGA” presentation by CEO Mr. Aeschlimann. “A great example from a leadership and public speaking point of view. He was prepared and managed to make references to companies some of us are working for. “, highlights Fabrice.

Mr. Aeschlimann truly transmitted the passion of his brand, from the incredible history to the vision of the future.”, recalls Raphaël. The presentation covered also today’s challenges and how the company faces them; connected watches, quartz watches, influencers, Millennials, Snapchat… “The world is changing and Omega will be part of it.”, he adds.

The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA participants then moved on to the visit of the new factory for more technical insights. “A clear, transparent, extremely well organised building”, says Raphaël. “The glass and wood architecture invites to dream and observe watchmakers assemble step by step the final product.”

The outing ended with a well-deserved apéro and the visit of the OMEGA museum. “A trip totally worth it”, sums up Ziroli.

 

Information Evening – 7 March 2018

We are looking for the next promising talents!

The admission process has started to recruit our Class of 2019, which will already be the 13th intake of the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA!

Year after year, time has proven that our alumni are the greatest ambassadors of the programme. Indeed, you are in the best position to identify individuals with the willingness to learn and required skills to succeed in the programme. Last year, one third of all applications resulted from alumni referrals, a record number for which we are extremely grateful!

We are once again asking for your help in identifying high potential professionals who are ready to evolve in their career.

Should you have in your network friends or colleagues ready to take the next step, please invite them to our next

Information Evening
March 7th 2018 at 18h30

UNIL Campus
Registration here.

 

Individual meetings with our recruitment team can also be scheduled by contacting us at: executivemba@unil.ch or +41(0) 21 692 33 91.

We thank you for your continous support and wish you a happy and successful 2018! Together, let’s build a strong EMBA community!

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Congratulations to all participants from the Class of 2017, who celebrated their graduation on December 15th 2017. Comprised of 44 students representing 21 different nationalities, this class was the last one to graduate with their fellow EPFL EMBA participants, hence marking the end of this great collaboration between the two programmes.

A special congratulations to Marc El Hage – winner of the BCV Best Grade Award – , Lukasz Starzyk – winner of the Caran d’Ache Strategy & Sustainability Award – and Sergi Fernandez, who was awarded the Best Buddy Award sponsored by the MBA Alumni HEC Lausanne Association.

Congratulations Class of 2017 and we look forward to seeing you again soon as part of our alumni community!

Class of 2017
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