Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

Student testimonial


General content

The primary objectives of the various modules of the MScE are to introduce, to analyze and to apply state-of-the-art methods in economic and econometric research. It thus offers foundations in economic analysis and its applications which are key towards making real analytical and managerial contributions in both public and private sector positions, or in the world of academic research.

Proposed mentions

  • Data Science
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Microeconomic Policy
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Public Economics

Possible specialisation

  • Behaviour, Economics and Evolution


Practical information

HEC Lausanne‚Ää
Department of Economics (DE)

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Economics, mentions  :

  • Data Science
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Microeconomic Policy
  • Public Economics
  • Quantitative Economics

Possible specialisation area  :

  • Behaviour, Economics and Evolution

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
English. Level necessary for your studies: C1.

Admission requirements
A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance or Information Systems with a good background in Economics.
Another degree or university qualification in the same field of study may be deemed equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.

Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

Career prospects

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a number of transversal skills such as : oral and written communication, critical thought, analytical and summarising abilities, conceptual and applied research skills, the appropriation and transmission of knowledge, negotiation and leadership skills, independence and the ability to make appropriate decisions.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialized knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is an excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities and economic sectors, such as:

  • Public sector (international and inter-governmental institutions)
  • Private sector (financial institutions, private companies)
  • Research

Information about career prospects for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics:



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The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 20 February 2024

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