Positioned at the heart of one of the most dense and dynamic entrepreneurial eco-systems in Switzerland, HEC Lausanne has developed numerous partnerships with businesses – multinational companies, SMEs and start-ups – as well as with organizations and public authorities in French-speaking Switzerland; through continuing education, calls for expertise and advice, as a source of talent, or through its Career Center or its alumni network.
Tailor-made course development
Sharing knowledge is not limited to educating young students. The Faculty of Business and Economics therefore offers a wide range of executive and continuing education programs, aimed at people who are active in the job market. The Faculty’s Executive Education program works primarily with businesses and organizations to develop tailor-made courses ranging from lectures to two-year programs. All these programs benefit from the skills of faculty experts and the School's vast network, supporting interdisciplinary courses developed with other faculties at UNIL or other institutions, operating in Switzerland or abroad.
Executive Education HEC Lausanne
Graduate recruitment and internships: the Career Center
The School's Career Center develops special partnerships to help businesses enhance their visibility with students. Among other things, it runs events that give students and businesses the opportunity to meet. Its flagship events are the Career Networking Fair and Career Starter Week, which take place every autumn. Moreoever, tailor-made events such as workshops, company visits, audience presentations or recruitment interviews can be organized at any time. The Career Center advertises internship or job vacancies to students and can also help its partners with selecting candidates.
Career Center website
Expert advice and consultancy services
Researchers and professors from the Faculty cooperate closely with businesses, organizations and the public authorities on teaching and research. They use their academic perspective and knowledge to provide expert advice, conduct studies or provide consultancy services, while key players from the business world offer practical insights based on their experience in the field. These exchanges help to improve policies in both public institutions and private firms, and enhance teaching at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Executive levels.
Contact for companies (Career Center)
Full list of experts
Fields of research and teaching
Businesses have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas with students through their associations. These organize numerous events that require direct collaboration with businesses, in the form of sponsorship or direct involvement in the event.
Moreover, businesses interested in mandating advanced students for market researches, business models, business plans, etc. can make contact with the Junior Entreprise HEC Lausanne association, that offers services in the following areas: marketing, events, communications, finance, legal.