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:

  • Acquire strong quantitative and analytical skills and techniques applied to management and economics
  • Study one or two semesters abroad: choose among 20+ 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


QTEM Partner universities


Countries Universities Exchange 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
Portugal FEP University of Porto Spring and Fall
Spain UPF Barcelona School of Management Spring
Switzerland HEC Lausanne, UNIL


Countries Universities Exchange semesters
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
Morocco Rabat Business School Fall

You can find more information on our Intranet about the QTEM partner universities, i.e. which destination is open to which HEC Master's degree for which semester:

> in the Agreement column, select QTEM
> if you are unable to access our Intranet, please contact Isabelle Schmid


Structure of the QTEM Program, selection and deadlines

You can participate in QTEM in one of the two following Tracks: 

Track 2 Exchanges > application before starting your HEC Master 

Track 1 Exchange > application during the 1st year of your HEC Master

Track 2 Exchanges Track 1 Exchange
HEC Master's Programs MScM, MScF, MScE MScM, MScF, MScE, MScCCF
> 1st semester HEC Lausanne HEC Lausanne
> 2nd semester 1st exchange - QTEM partner HEC Lausanne
> 3rd semester 2nd exchange - QTEM partner Exchange - QTEM partner
> 4th semester Internship Internship
Selection During the 3rd year of the Bachelor or before starting the Master During the 1st year of the Master
Application deadline June 1st, 2025: for a start of the Master in September 2025 February 15th, 2025

How to apply to the QTEM Program ?

Deadline of June 1st, 2024 (Track 2 Exchanges)

The online application form is now closed. 

  1. QTEM Student Engagement Form
  2. Cover letter - max. 2 pages
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Learning agreement (study program), one for each chosen destination
    • choose at least 4 destinations (Spring 2025 semester only)
  5. If Bachelor studies not undertaken at HEC: copies of all university results & certificates obtained
  6. GMAT Focus Edition score > 555 ; GRE also accepted
    • at the test center: please indicate to send your results to HEC Lausanne & QTEM
  7. Proof of proficiency in English: official test or ISEP Test mandatory (or equivalent)
  8. Any relevant document

Conversion tool GRE > GMAT



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.


Academic conditions for exchanges at HEC Lausanne


Useful documents

QTEM Lausanne Club

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Next application deadlines: 

QTEM Track 1 Exchange: February 15, 2025
> exchange in Fall 2025

QTEM Track 2 Exchanges: June 1st, 2025
> exchange in Spring 2026


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