Information Evening – 31 January 2019

We are currently recruiting for our 2019 intake!

What is 2019 looking like for you? Is it the right year to take the next step in your career and join our programme?

Learn more about how our HEC Lausanne Executive MBA broadens your career prospects at our next:

Information Evening
January 31st 2019 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 Olivier Genton (2016), President of the Alumni Association, as well as our current student Sten Rettby (2019). They will share their insightful experience of the programme; the class dynamics, the outcomes and the networking opportunities. 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 or by calling us at +41 (0)21 692 33 91.

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a great festive season!

Your HEC Lausanne Executive MBA team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019. May it be filled with joy and happiness!

Highlights of 2018

Another great year has passed by and we have summarised it with key numbers…

  • 50 graduates joining the EMBA community
  • 1st place trophy at the Paddle for Cancer Dragonboat Festival
  • 35 new participants in Class of 2019
  • 78th Executive MBA worldwide based on the 2018 FT Ranking
  • 2nd Homecoming organised with 20% of our community present
  • 2’357 post-it notes used during the Class of 2019 Intro Week

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Already 16 months ago, Class of 2018 stepped into Room 109 of the Extranef Building for the first time. Their EMBA journey had just started…

After successfully completing projects and courses, developing essential skills, partying on Friday nights, interacting with multiple Professors, guest speakers and with their peers, our 50 participants have finally received their degree in hand last December 14th! Congratulations to all of you!

Keep the community alive and stay connected with MyAlumni, the Association’s Alumni directory. Make sure your information is updated and create yourself new opportunities within our HEC Lausanne EMBA network. Class of 2018 will have access to this service beginning of 2019.

HEC Lausanne Executive MBA 2018 Graduates
Hans Peter Andres – Rado Andriantsimiavona – Adina Badoi – Gabriel Bovolenta – Benjamin Bradfield – Adrien Brunner – Manuel Carou Valle – Marcus Chambers – Adeline Comment – Christian Cornaz – Deniz Coskun – Tobias Dean – Julie Dedocoton – Cédric Delapraz – Sébastien Del Rizzo – Henrique Do Rego – François Domenjoz – Francisco Florez – Guillaume Goudy – Sébastien Grellety – Carlos Guerra Arias – Thomas Ihle – Murad Iskandarov – Corinne Jud Khan – Edelgard Kaiser – Mihaela Kaykov – Mark Kiami – Mark Kiwitz – Katerina Markoff – René Jean Lesniewski – Jennifer Liu – Raphael Lüdemann – David May – Yves Mayor – Marc Niklaus – Hrvoje Ogresta – Alessandro Onesti – Sergio Pesenti – Loïc Pfister – Ziroli Plutschow – Ronald Rogers – Fabrice Roudet – Michel Saner – Laetitia Santin – Oksana Savych – Georges Seide – Marc Tremblay – Keyurkumar Trivedi – Laurent Vieira de Mello – Martin Wieser

Alumni Homecoming – 10 November 2018

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!

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

We look forward to meeting you soon!

The Flying HECkers win Paddle for Cancer!

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.

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

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