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  • Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Emily Caskey, James Marton
Sponsoring College: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, J. Mack Robinson College of Business Sponsoring Department: Economics, Managerial Sciences, Marketing
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
HEC Lausanne Exchange

Program Directors:
Emily Caskey (Robinson College of Business) & James Marton (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies)

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Students are required to meet with the program director as part of their application and this must be complete prior to the application deadline.

Skyline of Lausanne, Switzerland, with the Cathedral of Notre Dame in the foreground & the Alps in the background Lausanne is the fourth largest city in Switzerland and capital of the French speaking Vaud Canton. Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is surrounded by a UNESCO world heritage wine growing region and has a breathtaking view of the Alps. The city has been the home of artists such as the Shelleys, Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway and Charlie Chaplin. It is also know to host the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne has a central location in Europe: one can drive to France, Germany and Italy within a couple of hours. On a clear day, it is possible to see Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of Western Europe, from HEC Lausanne's campus.

The University of Lausanne was founded in 1537. The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne is better known by the acronym HEC Lausanne. The faculty received the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations for the excellence of its teaching. The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office (SASME) organizes a welcome day for exchange students in the week before the start of the academic year and the ESN (Exchange Student Network) provides support as well as cultural activities and excursions to help exchange students explore the region. In addition, the ESN organizes a buddy program to help incoming exchange students adapt to life in Lausanne. This program is eligible for the Gilman Scholarship; Pell Grant recipients should apply online at

Applicants from the Robinson College of Business should contact Emily Caskey at and applicants from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies should contact Dr. James Marton at

Areas of Study Include:

Undergraduate classes: Economics, Managerial Science and Marketing
Graduate classes: Economics, Actuarial Science, Finance, Managerial Science and Information Systems
Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate RCB & AYSPS students in Good Academic Standing
  • Enrolling full-time during the exchange term
  • Participants with language fluency may opt to take courses taught in the local language (French)

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Course Registration & Equivalencies

Participants must register for the equivalent of at least 12 credit hours at HEC Lausanne. In addition to registering for courses at the partner university, participants will also register for INEX placeholder courses here at GSU. Upon successful completion of the semester, students will receive transfer credit at GSU, of which, up to 9 hours of 3000/4000 credit earned at another institution as part of an official Georgia State University exchange program may be counted toward the academic residency requirement. Applicants will work with the Program Director during the application process to review projected course offerings and established course equivalencies to ensure that courses transfer back to GSU successfully. More information about registering at your host university will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Please note: the exam period for the fall semester at HEC Lausanne runs from mid-January to early February and exchange students are expected to take their exams during the official exam session in the same conditions as regular students. Students who wish to study at HEC Lausanne in the fall semester should consider staying for an academic year or pursuing an (international) internship. For graduate exchange students, there may be some flexibility in the exam schedule; students should verify with their professors and the International Office at HEC Lausanne.

Previous fall & spring course offerings include:

HEC Lausanne Course Name GSU Course Equivalency
International Trade and European Integration ECON 4800 International Trade
Marketing Research MK 4200 Marketing Research
Applied Organizational Behavior & Management I MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations
Business Process and Info System MGS 4740 Operations Strategy
Corporate Finance FI 8300 Advanced Corporate Finance
Quantitative Methods and Models in Marketing MK 8010 Marketing Metrics
Management Science MGS 8140 Management Science
Economic Policy Seminar ECON 8080 Economics of Public Sector
Social & Economic Networks ECON 8099 Economic Elective
*For more information regarding established course equivalencies, please schedule an appointment with the Program Director
Estimated Expenses for a Semester Exchange at HEC Lausanne

Item Cost
GSU Tuition & Fees $4,643.24 - $5,538.00 (12-15 credit hours)
Housing $600 - $800/month
Meals $600/month
Public Transportation $50/month
International Insurance $172/semester
Books & Miscellaneous $300/semester
International Airfare $1200 - $1400
Student Visa $66
Passport $145
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Particpants are required to enroll in international insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for the duration of their study abroad. More information regarding this required insurance can be found in your program application. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.