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Master of Law in Law and Economics

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Organised jointly by the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration and the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), this programme is intended to supplement initial training in law and/or economics with an interdisciplinary approach, allowing students from each of these two fields to acquire a thorough knowledge of the other discipline.

There is indeed a manifest need for professionals who can combine a thorough knowledge of law with a good understanding of economics. At a time when transversal skills are increasingly important, the Masters offers law students and economics students the possibility of acquiring knowledge relevant to different economic sectors of the world of business.

The Master in Law and Economics focuses primarily on commercial and financial law, corporate management and taxation; in addition to these central themes, it offers a large degree of flexibility in the choice of courses according to students' interests.

Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
HEC Lausanne

Degree awarded
Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics

ECTS credits

3 semesters

Teaching language
Mainly in French, some courses in English. Recommended level : C1.

Final enrolment dates
30 April. The degree course begins in the autumn semester.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland : 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

The Master of Law and Economics gives the holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Law access to placements as a lawyer. The Master’s also allows students to benefit from equivalences as part of training linked to the diplomas of tax expert and chartered accountant. A range of careers is accessible :

  • Industrial companies, insurance, trust companies
  • Private banking, merchant banking, corporate investment, wealth management
  • Legal advice (lawyers), auditing, accounting, tax consultancy, compliance
  • Tax administrations, financial services of public authorities
  • FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority), SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), SIX (Swiss Stock Exchange), COMCO (Competition Commission), FOJ (Federal Office of Justice), COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations), MROS (Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland)
  • International organisations, in particular WTO, OECD
  • Employers’ and trades unions organisations

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 5 August 2016

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