Application Process

Preliminary Assessment

If you are considering applying for the Executive MBA programme, please note that you must fulfil the three minimum criteria below.

copy-university-diploma-2-emba-hec-unil.png Hold a university degree or equivalent (recognised by the University of Lausanne IMMAT Service)
Valise.png A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience:after a Bachelor or Master's degree
Fluency in English Fluency in English


Should you have any doubt about your eligibility, we strongly recommend that you contact us for a one-to-one discussion and a review of your CV prior to completing the application form.


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Admission is based on a competitive selection process that aims to ensure the right mix of qualified participants and a broad diversity of profiles for each class. 

By submitting your application as soon as possible, you increase the probability of getting accepted. We have limited space in each intake and process applications as soon as we receive them.

Matriculation Service

Once you have validated your application, the file will be sent to the UNIL Matriculation Service who will verify your diploma veracity and/or your diploma equivalent to a Swiss university degree.


Based on your complete application and if validated by the UNIL Matriculation Service, the Admissions Committee will then decide whether you are short-listed for an admissions interview.*

Our Admissions Committee is looking for evidence of your career aspirations, your motivation and ambitions as well as a clear understanding of how the programme can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The interview takes place on the UNIL campus and last for about one hour.

Final Decision

You will receive a final decision within the admissions rounds.*

The final decision is based on the quality of the candidates, but also on the type of applications received for each term. Indeed, it is important for us to build the best heterogeneous class in terms of academic backgrounds, professional experiences and personalities.

* Please note that notifications of interview decision and final decision may vary depending on the server traffic and the complexity of your file in terms of documents required, type of diploma, etc.

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