The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) is one of the leading research-oriented and fully accredited business institutions in Europe. With over 80 Professors, our faculty offers a stimulating and productive research environment where PhD candidates work in close interaction with their thesis supervisor.
The doctoral program in Business Analytics aims to attract the best doctoral students and guide them to become competent independent researchers. Successful applicants must hold a MSc degree with a strong quantitative component, e.g., Business Analytics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Operational Research. While the PhD in Business Analytics opens the way for an academic career, it also offers very diverse employment opportunities in consulting and large corporations.
Undertaking doctoral studies requires a strong personal commitment for three to five years. During a first phase, our doctoral candidates acquire the necessary research skills and domain-specific knowledge through a tailor-made course program. They also perform a literature review and defend their thesis proposal. The second phase is dedicated to writing research papers, culminating in the defence of the doctoral thesis.
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