The Institute of Banking and Finance (now called Department of Finance) was created in 1989 to foster research in finance and develop a complete offering of finance courses at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.

Research carried out by our faculty covers all aspects of finance including asset pricing, corporate finance, market microstructure, and financial institutions. The impact of our research is reflected in the large number of publications in prestigious academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, and in awards received by our faculty. In addition, we organize an academic seminar series featuring high-profile researchers and we invite internationally renowned researchers for extended visits.

Our MSc in Finance is world renowned and ranked by the Financial Times. Our PhD program in collaboration with the Swiss Finance Institute has a high international reputation and has produced a large number of successful academics and industry professionals. Our teaching curriculum, which reflects many years of teaching experience, is integrated and constantly updated to incorporate the latest developments in finance. Our courses are designed to give students a solid working knowledge of fundamental financial concepts and advanced financial techniques.

Whether you are interested in a Bachelor's degree, in a Master of Science in Finance or in a PhD in Finance program, we encourage you to consider the Department of Finance at the University of Lausanne. Our emphasis on the academic and professional achievement has contributed to making the Department of Finance one of the most successful finance departments in Europe.

The Department of Finance benefits from the institutional support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss Finance Institute, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise and Unigestion.

Professor Theodosios Dimopoulos


Extranef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 33 84
Fax +41 21 692 34 35
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