QTEM Program

Using analytics to create a better world

QTEM - Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management - is a global Master's network of universities and international corporate partners.

QTEM is intended for HEC Lausanne students registered in the Master in Management, in Finance, in Economics or in the Master in Accounting, Control and Finance.

If you want to boost your career prospects with a unique set of skills and international exposure, the QTEM program is for you!

  • Acquire strong quantitative and analytical skills and techniques applied to management and economics
  • Study one or two semesters abroad: choose among 24 leading business and economic schools around the globe
  • Be immersed in the reality of decision-making through a company internship
  • Join an exciting and growing elite network
  • Receive your standard MSc Degree from Lausanne and the QTEM Certificate


Structure of the QTEM program, selection and deadlines



QTEM Partner universities

Countries QTEM Partner universities Semesters
Belgium Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, ULB Sprind and Fall
Finland Hanken School of Economics Fall
France EDHEC Business School Nice Fall
France Université Paris-Dauphine Fall
Germany Goethe University Frankfurt Spring and Fall
Germany Technical University of Munich Spring and Fall
Great Britain University of Exeter Business School Fall
Great Britain Warwick Business School
Italy LUISS Guido Carli University Spring and Fall
Netherlands Tilburg University Spring and Fall
Netherlands University of Amsterdam Spring and Fall
Norway BI Norwegian Business School Fall
Portugal FEP University of Porto Spring and Fall
Spain UPF Barcelona School of Management Spring
Switzerland HEC Lausanne, UNIL
Countries QTEM Partner universities Semesters
Australia Monash Business School Spring and Fall
Canada HEC Montréal
China Harbin Institute of Technology
China IBSS at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Spring and Fall
China Xiamen University
China Zhejiang University
Japan Waseda University Spring and Fall
Russia Higher School of Economics Moscow
Russia Higher School of Economics St Petersburg
QTEM Destinations per Master

Destinations that are open for a QTEM exchange, by program (MScCCF, MScE, MScF, MScM):

Partner universities

=> in the Agreement column, choose QTEM


QTEM Application: documents to submit & online procedure

Track 2 Exchanges: the next deadline is June 1st, 2023 (closed)

To prepare and apply for an exchange for the QTEM Track 2 Exchanges program, please follow the following procedure.

The application form is now closed. Next deadline: February 15th, 2024 for the Track 1 Exchange. 

  1. Prepare the following documents and save them in the order shown in a single PDF:
    • QTEM Student Engagement Form
    • Cover letter max. 2 pages - in English
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Learning agreement (study program), one for each chosen destination - choose at least 4 destinations
    • If Bachelor not undertaken at HEC: copies of all university results & certificates obtained
    • Your GMAT with a score  600 ; GRE also accepted
    • Proof of proficiency in English
      • Official test or ISEP Test (UNIL Language Center) mandatory: level B2
      • Monash Business School: level C1
    • Any relevant document
  2. Then rename your application file as follows:
  3. Complete the fields in the form, then upload your pdf application file at the end of the form


"The GMAT Official Score Report" must directly be sent to HEC Lausanne and to QTEM. At the test centre, search by program or school:

HEC Lausanne: Master of Science Programs




  • the GMAT/GRE is not reimbursed
  • if you do not yet have a UNIL account and therefore cannot log into the Intranet, please send an e-mail with your application file to Isabelle.Schmid@unil.ch. In your e-mail, please indicate your choices of destinations, in order of priority.


How to choose your QTEM courses?

  1. Go to the QTEM course database
  2. Choose the courses that are corresponding to the Master program that you selected for your studies at HEC Lausanne
  3. Verify if the academic calendar of the chosen institution is compatible with the academic calendar of HEC Lausanne
  4. Fill in the Learning Agreement and submit it in the application file

Do not hesitate to contact Isabelle Schmid for questions regarding your courses.


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Next application deadline:

15 February, 2024

QTEM Track 1 Exchanges

> Exchange in Fall 2024


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