QTEM Program

Using analytics to create a better world

QTEM - Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management - is a global Master's network of universities and international corporate partners.

If you want to boost your career prospects with a unique set of skills and international exposure, the QTEM program is for you!

  • Acquire strong quantitative and analytical skills and techniques applied to management and economics
  • Study one or two semesters abroad: choose among 24 leading business and economic schools around the globe
  • Be immersed in the reality of decision-making through a company internship
  • Join an exciting and growing elite network
  • Receive your standard MSc Degree from Lausanne and the QTEM Certificate

The QTEM program is intended for HEC Lausanne students registered in the Master in Management, in Finance, in Economics or in the Master in Accounting, Control and Finance.


Structure of the QTEM program, selection and deadlines


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QTEM Application: documents to submit & online procedure

Online application form

The form will be open from January 15, 2023.

NB if you don't have a UNIL account, please send your application by e-mail to Isabelle Schmid:

  1. QTEM Student Engagement Form
  2. Cover letter (max. 2 pages)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Learning agreement (study program), one for each chosen destination - choose at least 4 destinations
  5. If Bachelor not undertaken at HEC: copies of all university results & certificates obtained
  6. GMAT score min. 600 ; GRE also accepted
  7. Proof of proficiency in English (official test mandatory for Monash Business School)
  8. Any relevant document


The GMAT Official Score Report must directly be sent to HEC Lausanne and to QTEM.

When you are at the test centre and preparing for your GMAT exam, you can select up to five programs to which you can send your score free of charge. Then please select HEC Lausanne and QTEM.


Useful documents

How to choose your QTEM courses?

  1. Go to the QTEM course database
  2. Choose the courses that are corresponding to the Master program that you selected for your studies at HEC Lausanne
  3. Verify if the academic calendar of the chosen institution is compatible with the academic calendar of HEC Lausanne
  4. Fill in the Learning Agreement and submit it in the application file

Do not hesitate to contact Isabelle Schmid for questions regarding your courses.


Global Business Analytics Challenge (QBAC)

A deep dive into analytics and global collaboration 

Each QTEM student complete online trainings and the QTEM Data Challenge (QDC). They are offered during both semesters, Spring and Fall, and must be followed during the same semester.

Online trainings
Data Science: you learn all about Data Science applied to business

Digital Leadership: you train your soft skills as to be prepared for the QDC

QTEM Data Challenge
In international teams of three, you work remotely to provide creative solutions to a company by analyzing exclusive data provided by the company


QTEM Internship

The QTEM internship will be done during or after the Master

  • Covers a period of minimum 240 man-hours, full-time equivalent - 1.5 months
  • Must have an analytical component
  • Can be done in Switzerland or abroad

The internship will be managed through the QTEM Portal, as soon as the student finds an internship.

If the internship is done in Europe, a SEMP (ex-Erasmus) grant of CHF 440.- per month can be given. More information at the SASME.


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QTEM Information session

Master students:

Monday October 17, 2022, 12:15

Internef, auditorium 231


Next deadline for application

February 15, 2023

QTEM Track 1 Exchange

> Exchange in Fall 2023


Internef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 33 00
Fax +41 21 692 33 05
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