Academic thesis MScF


  • Students can only apply to write a Master's thesis once they have obtained 60 credits in the course of their Master studies.
  • They can only defend their thesis once they have obtained 90 credits in the course of their Master studies.

Writing the report


  1. Students who intend to write a Master's thesis must find a HEC Lausanne professor who agrees to supervise. Together, they chose the subject of the thesis
  2. The student fills in the form "Demande d'agrément de mémoire académique" (Application to write a Master's thesis), has it signed by the professor and sends it to Isabelle Perrotti.
  3. The Master's thesis is supervised by a professor from HEC Lausanne. Regular contacts between the student and the professor are necessary: at least two meetings and regular contact by email or telephone.
  4. The thesis is submitted. A pdf version of the thesis is sent by email respectively to the professor and the expert.
  5. Oral defence of the thesis in the presence of the expert and the professor. The professor fixes the date of the viva in agreement with the student and the expert.
  6. The student informs Isabelle Perrotti by email of the date of the viva.
  7. The professor transmits the form "Formulaire de validation du mémoire académique" (Validation of the academic thesis) with the grade to the administration.
  8. The hard copy of the master’ thesis disappears, after the presentation, the student will upload his master’s thesis (only the final version) via this link. The master’s thesis will be stored in a database

Important dates:

  • The thesis has to be submitted in agreement with the professor
  • Defense should be done before the 6th of July for the Summer Session, before the 6th of September for the Autumn session and before the 6th of February for the Winter Session – 90 credits required.
Documents and link to upload the master thesis
Internship Thesis Guidelines MScF  (106 Ko)
Formulaire de validation Mémoire MScF  (21 Ko)
Link to upload the master thesis

Academic Agreement can be completed directly online through this link:, once the documents have been completed, you are able to download the pdf file, print it, and sign it.

Theses written by students

List of theses' titles
2020-MScF-Academic Theses  (137 Ko)
2019-MScF-Academic Theses  (406 Ko)
2018-MScF-Academic Theses  (419 Ko)
2017-MScF-Academic Theses  (254 Ko)
2016-MScF-Academic Theses  (256 Ko)
2015-MScF-Academic Theses  (255 Ko)
2014-MScF-Academic Theses  (278 Ko)
2013-MScF-Academic Theses  (263 Ko)
2012-MScF-Academic Theses  (257 Ko)
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