Programs, regulations, schedule, preparatory courses

Study plans and regulations

MScM official study plan 2021-2022
Orientation Business Analytics  (162 Ko)
Orientation Behaviour, Economics and Evolution  (180 Ko)
Orientation Marketing  (163 Ko)
Orientation Strategy, Organization and Leadership  (171 Ko)
Study plan / MScM part-time program
MScM part-time program  (172 Ko)

Course schedule

Courses start every year in September (see UNIL academic calendar).

Masters timetable and courses

Information relating to timetables and study programs may also be found on the display boards of the 2nd floor (lifts) of the Internef building. A network of television screens provides regular updates about timetable changes and other useful information.

Program structure

The MScM is organized along four orientations: Marketing, Strategy, Organization and Leadership (SOL), Business Analytics (BA) and Behavior Economics and Evolution (BEE). The orientation will figure on the diploma.

The MScM program includes a total of four semesters. The first three modules comprise a collection of compulsory and elective courses. During the third semester, students can ask to participate in an exchange program in another university. The fourth is entirely dedicated to the Master thesis.

In all orientations, semester projects allow students to apply field methodologies to real data.

Module 1

Compulsory courses (30 ECTS credits):

  • Quantitative Methods for Management (mandatory for all)
  • 2 orientation-specific courses
  • 2 non-orientation elective courses

Module 2

Module 2 is composed of mandatory courses related to the chosen orientation and a wide selection of optional courses to chose within all other orientations. 

Module 3

Module 3 represents the orientation-related courses.

Module 4

The last module is dedicated to the Master thesis. The student may opt for a research thesis or an internship thesis.


Credit allocation and workload

The 120 ECTS credits of this Master's program are allocated in 4 semesters as follows:

  • 90 credits awarded for the first three semesters of coursework

  • 30 credits for the Master's thesis (contingent upon the earning of the initial 90 credits)

Teaching language


Career prospects

The MScM provides advanced training in business administration by providing students with the most recent tools based on research in the fields of management, economics, applied psychology, sociology, business analytics and marketing. Learn more

Program direction

Department of Marketing (DMK)
Department of Organizational Behavior (OB)
Department of Operations (DO)
Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS)

With the support of the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL

Recommended courses prior to MScM

For the following orientations: Strategy, Organization & Leadership and BEE

2nd year Bachelor

Analyse de la décision (6 credits)
Statistique et économétrie I (6 credits)
Fondamentaux de contrôle de gestion (4,5 credits)
Principes de Finance (6 credits)

3rd year Bachelor

Organizational soft-skills: From presentation techniques to group management (3 credits)
Finance d'Entreprise (6 credits)
Contemporary Challenges in Management Control (3 credits)
Principes de politique d'entreprise (3 credits)

For the Business Analytics Orientation

2nd year Bachelor

Analyse de la décision (6 credits)
Statistique et économétrie I (6 credits)
Analyse économique: microéconomie (6 credits)
Business Intelligence and analytics (4,5 credits)
Gestion des opérations I (3 credits)
Principes de Finance (6 credits)
Risk Management (3 credits)
Statistique et économétrie appliquée (4.5 credits)

3rd year Bachelor

Algorithmes et pensée computationnelle (6 credits)
Introduction à la logique (6 credits)
Gestion de projets (6 credits)
Recherche empirique en management et économie (6 credits)
Statistique et économétrie II (6 credits)

For the Marketing orientation

2nd year Bachelor

Principes de Marketing (6 credits)
Statistique et économétrie I et exercices (6 credits)
Systèmes d'information (3 credits)
Communication et Leadership (4,5 credits)

3rd year Bachelor

Human Branding (3 credits)
Integrated Marketing Communication (3 credits)
B-to-B Marketing (6 credits)
Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)
Ethique et Marketing (3 credits)
Marketing Research (6 credits)

Preparatory courses

Candidates who are required to successfully complete a preparatory program (French command necessary):

Exchange programs

During the third semester, students may take part in an exchange program and study at a university recognised by HEC Lausanne. A maximum of 30 ECTS credits can be acquired during the exchange.

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