Organised jointly by the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration and the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), this programme is intended to supplement initial training in law and/or economics with an interdisciplinary approach, allowing students from each of these two fields to acquire a thorough knowledge of the other discipline.
There is indeed a manifest need for professionals who can combine a thorough knowledge of law with a good understanding of economics. At a time when transversal skills are increasingly important, the Masters offers law students and economics students the possibility of acquiring knowledge relevant to different economic sectors of the world of business.
The Master in Law and Economics focuses primarily on commercial and financial law, corporate management and taxation.
Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics
Mainly in French, some courses in English. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must be the holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a Swiss university, related to the “Law” (swissuniversities) study area, or a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from a Swiss university related to the following (swissuniversities) study areas: “Management IT”, “Corporate Management”, “Finance” and “Economics”.
Another degree or university qualification may be deemed equivalent allowing conditional or unconditional access to the Master’s degree.
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.
Timetables and course descriptions
The Master of Law and Economics gives the holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Law access to placements as a lawyer. The Master’s also allows students to benefit from equivalences as part of training linked to the diplomas of tax expert and chartered accountant. A range of careers is accessible :
- Industrial companies, insurance, trust companies
- Private banking, merchant banking, corporate investment, wealth management
- Legal advice (lawyers), auditing, accounting, tax consultancy, compliance
- Tax administrations, financial services of public authorities
- FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority), SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), SIX (Swiss Stock Exchange), COMCO (Competition Commission), FOJ (Federal Office of Justice), COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations), MROS (Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland)
- International organisations, in particular WTO, OECD
- Employers’ and trades unions organisations