Academic thesis MDE


  • ​Students may submit an application to write an academic thesis at any point during their studies, but preferably after the first year of their academic course.
  • Students may not take a viva until they have obtained 39 compulsory credits towards their Master’s.

Writing the report


  1. Students who intend to write a Master's thesis must find a HEC Lausanne professor who agrees to supervise. Together, they chose the subject of the thesis
  2. The Master's thesis is supervised by a professor from HEC Lausanne. Regular contacts between the student and the professor are necessary: at least two meetings and regular contact by email or telephone.
  3. The academic thesis accreditation application should be completed online on this site: Once the document is completed and signed, please make sure to :
          •  upload the final document 
          •  complete the different information 
          •  click SUBMIT FINAL
  4. Oral defence of the thesis in the presence of the expert and the professor : the professor sets the date of the viva in agreement with the student and the expert.
  5. The student informs Isabelle Perrotti by email of the date of the viva.
  6. The professor sends the completed form "Formulaire de validation du mémoire académique" (Validation of the academic thesis) with the grade to the administration.
  7. After the presentation, the student should upload (SUBMIT FINAL) :
          •  the final PDF of the thesis
          •  the required information (thesis title, viva date, etc)
  8. The master’s thesis will be stored in a database

Important dates:

  • Viva before the 6th of July for the Summer Session, before the 6th of September for the Autumn session and before the 6th of February for the Winter Session – 90 credits required.
  • Presentation of viva flexible – if 39 compulsory credits from module 1 have been obtained. If 75 credits obtained, the student has 6 months to do the viva’s presentation.

Theses written by students

List of theses' titles
2022-MDE-Academic Theses  (101 Ko)
2021-MDE-Academic Theses  (166 Ko)
2020-MDE-Academic Theses  (170 Ko)
2019-MDE-Academic Theses  (436 Ko)
2018-MDE-Academic Theses  (151 Ko)
2017-MDE-Memoires Academiques.pdf  (106 Ko)
2016-MDE-Academic Theses  (414 Ko)
2015-MDE-Academic Theses  (406 Ko)
2014-MDE-Academic Theses  (267 Ko)
2013-MDE-Academic Theses  (390 Ko)
2012-MDE-Academic Theses  (239 Ko)
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