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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!

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The HEC Lausanne Executive MBA ranked 70th worldwide!

Our Executive MBA has been ranked 70th in the 2017 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking. The programme is also the highest riser this year, climbing 26 places since 2016.

On average, alumni from the Class of 2014 (surveyed this year) increased their salary by 30% after completing the programme, and the Executive MBA allowed about 80% of its participants to achieve the professional aims they had set for themselves before starting the programme.

Results showed that alumni kept a strong attachment to the school and rated the programme highly: “For me, it is the best value-for-money EMBA in Europe” said one graduate, reminding that the Executive MBA HEC Lausanne remains financially affordable while competing at the same level with the best programmes worldwide.

A warm thank you to the Class of 2014, who took the time to participate in the survey this year!