Choice of courses

Academic year 2022-2023 

During your exchange, you must be present on the HEC Lausanne campus during the entire semester and during the exam session(s) according to the University of Lausanne’s rules.

The courses are only in person on campus. There are no health restrictions in Switzerland.

UNIL webpage with Covid-19 updates : -> Study

HEC courses

You may choose courses under the following conditions:

Bachelor students

If you are in the 2nd or 3rd year of a Bachelor’s or Licence’s program, you may take courses in the 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor program in Economics and/or Management, except for the courses Business English, English for Studying Economics, the individual project and the internships.

Master students

If you are in the 1st or 2nd year of a Master’s program (4th or 5th year undergraduate) and provided you have acquired a minimum of 180 ECTS in Management and/or Economics, you may take courses in the 1st or 2nd year of the Master’s program and possibly in the 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor’s program, with the exceptions above.

The courses in the Master of Accounting, Control and Finance (MScCCF) and in the Master in Sustainable Management & Technologies (SMT) are not open to exchange students.

Some courses may require specific prerequisites and the approval of the Professor.

It is important to follow these restrictions. Any exam registration that does not follow these rules will be cancelled.

If you have any doubts or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact the HEC Student Exchange Office.


Please find below the schedule and syllabus of the Bachelor and Master courses at HEC Lausanne

Link: Courses and timetables

Access to courses

Class attendance is open except for a few courses that are limited by the number of seats for pedagogical reasons and require registration, see the course syllabus to know the registration modalities.

Registration on Moodle platform at the beginning of the semester concerns only the registration to the course material and not the registration to the exams/courses. If access is not mentioned on the syllabus, it is given by your professor during the first class. All courses are visible on Moodle at the beginning of the semester.

Please note that it is strongly recommended to have a personal laptop computer.

Exams-courses registration

All information is available under the "Exams" section

Academic information

30 ECTS credits per semester; 14 weeks of courses
Exchange student : minimum 15 ECTS credits at UNIL
More information: ECTS grading scale

Language of instruction

Courses at the Bachelor level are taught in French with a selection of courses in English. At the Master's level, courses are mainly taught in English.

Bachelor and Master programs


Non HEC courses (other faculties and language courses)

During your exchange, you are allowed to take non-HEC courses, for example language courses or courses in another faculty of UNIL, provided that the faculty authorizes this. You must then register directly for the courses and exams with the faculty or school concerned and ask them for an official transcript.

A limited number of courses are also open at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). You must apply directly to the EPFL department concerned before or at the beginning of the semester. Please check the registration deadline at EPFL which is earlier than UNIL.

Most of your courses must be taken at HEC Lausanne, your main faculty.

We draw your attention to the fact that the dates of non-HEC exams are not scheduled by our faculty. Therefore, there is a risk of overlapping between the dates of HEC exams and non-HEC exams. The exam dates set by HEC Lausanne cannot be changed under any circumstances. One solution is, for example, to take an exam in the retake session.

Be sure to register for the exams in time!


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