Advice, equivalences and preparatory courses for Master's programs

Advice on your studies

If you have any questions about your situation and your choices in the Bachelor's program, please contact our student advisor Marie-José Mattheeuws Schmid to arrange an appointment. She will be delighted to meet you.



Number of credits granted

A maximum of 60 ECTS credits can be granted as equivalence.

Direct admission to Module 2 or Module 3 is not possible, regardless of the number of equivalent credits obtained.

Grades obtained in previous studies are not taken into account in any way and are not included in the calculation of the average, with the exception of students who have completed the Minor in Management at HEC Lausanne through the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP).

Application deadline

The complete application must be sent no later than the end of the first week of the academic year to

Students transferring from another UNIL or EPFL faculty have a later deadline of the end of the first week of October.


Once you have received the faculty's opinion, you can decide which courses you wish to submit for equivalence.

However, once you have submitted courses for equivalence as proposed, it is not possible to withdraw: you will not be able to sit the exam and benefit from the advantages of a possible good grade.

Application requirements

Please note that your application must relate only to the courses in the current module. For example, your application at the start of Module 1 must relate to Module 1 courses only.

  • Form: click on the relevant Module to access the form to complete

          Module 1 / Module 2 / Module 3 management option / Module 3 economics

  • Copy of official course description: catalog of the institution where the course was taken, with a detailed description of the course (the curriculum it forms part of, in which year of the curriculum, content, number of credits, duration, number of hours per week, where the course is taught, bibliography, examination arrangements, etc.).
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Copy of certificates awarded

Preparatory courses for Master's programs

This document lists the preparatory courses for each of our Master's courses.

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