Internship MScM

Important information

  • Number of credits worth: 30 ECTS credits
  • Students may apply for an internship once they have obtained 60 credits in the course of their Master studies
  • Students may present their master's thesis once they have obtained 90 credits in the course of their Master studies
  • Duration: minimum 12 weeks, maximum 24 weeks, can be prolonged to 12 months
  • Time period: from February (flexible)


  • Full-time (80 % accepted but not less)
  • Under the supervision of a company tutor and a HEC Lausanne professor for the dissertation
  • The content of the internship must match the specialisation of the student
  • The content of the internship must first be accepted by the professor and the Master Committee
  • The contract has to be signed by the company, the student and the professor
  • Validation of the Internship with a written report. Conditions and rules are defined in the regulations of each programme
  • Viva
  • Students must register for the thesis examination DURING the examination registration period, in the same way as for other examinations in previous semesters.

Internship sequence


  1. Students must find a company internship by themselves. Please view the link to the Career Center and our page "Internship Offers" (
  2. The company confirms the internship.
  3. The student finds a professor from HEC Lausanne who agrees to supervise his/her internship thesis.
  4. Validation of internship together with the content of the internship.
  5. Application forms "Convention de stage" (Internship agreement) and "Déclaration relative à la confidentialité" (Declaration of confidentiality) have to be completed and signed by the company.
  6. They have to be submitted to Isabelle Sutherland.
Return before week 7 (flexible)
Convention de stage MScM  (37 Ko)
Déclaration de confidentialité MScM  (38 Ko)

Sequence for an internship dissertation


  1. The Master 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 and telephone.
  2. The thesis is submitted. It must contain a summary. One pdf version must be submitted by email respectively to the professor, the expert, the tutor.
  3. Viva in the presence of the expert, the professor and the company tutor (the latest is invited but it is not compulsory). The professor fixes the date of the viva in agreement with the student, the expert and the company tutor.
  4. The student informs Isabelle Sutherland by mail of the date of the viva.
  5. The professor sends the graded form "Formulaire de validation du mémoire de stage" (Validation of the internship thesis) to the administration.
  6. 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, depending of the duration of the internship.
  • Viva 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 MScM  (98 Ko)
Formulaire de validation Mémoire MScM  (61 Ko)
Link to upload the master thesis

Theses written by students

List of theses' titles
2019-MScM-Internship Theses  (152 Ko)
2018-MScM-Internship Theses  (732 Ko)
2017-MScM-Internship Theses  (343 Ko)
2016-MScM-Internship Theses  (339 Ko)
2015-MScM-Internship Theses  (346 Ko)
2014-MScM-Internship Theses  (316 Ko)
2013-MScM-Internship Theses  (452 Ko)
2012-MScM-Internship Theses  (315 Ko)
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