Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics.
Professors Valérie Junod and Jean-Luc Chenaux, Directors of the Master in Law and Economics (MDE)
The business world has an increasing need for diversified and specialized knowledge. There is thus a clear need for professionals with a mastery of both regulatory and economic aspects. The Master in Law and Economics (MDE) degree offers students with a Bachelor's degree in Law or Economics /Management an opportunity to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge relevant to the needs of the business world.
Law graduates and certified lawyers are constantly confronted with issues related to accounting, finance, management, market regulation and organizational behavior. Managers and economists must deal with the many rules governing commercial activity, in many areas of law: taxes, corporate and labor issues, competition or financial markets.
The Master in Law and Economics is awarded jointly by the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) and the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University Lausanne. It is a Master of Laws (MLaw) degree.
The objective of this Master's degree is to combine these two types of expertise.
Holders of the MDE receive an equivalency for a part of the higher Swiss federal examinations for tax experts.
At the end of their training, MDE graduates should be able to operate in the competitive and constantly changing environment of corporations, both Swiss and international.
The MDE is focused primarily on commercial and financial law, business management and taxation. Beyond these core areas, it offers students great flexibility in the choice of courses based on their own interests. Students can thus choose from forty elective courses distributed between the two Faculties. Under certain conditions, they can also choose courses that are not included in the study plan.