Admissions to the MDE

How to apply?

​For questions regarding the recognition of diplomas for admission to the Master programs:

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Submission of the application

  • April 30
  • February 28 for candidates needing a study visa 

Semester cancellation

Cancellation of the Fall semester is authorized until October 15 only and the one of the Spring semester until March 15 only. Passed these dates, every student will be obliged to register and sit his/her examinations.

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CHF 580.- per semester

For non Swiss diplomas: CHF 200.- administrative fee in addition

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Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Law; A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Information Systems, Management, Finance or Economics. Another degree or university qualification may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.

Prior knowledge

Proficiency in French

Experience has shown that for applicants whose native tongue is not French or whose Bachelor’s degree was not taught in French a solid command of French is essential for succeeding this program. Upon starting the program, you should have attained a level of proficiency in French as a foreign language corresponding to one of the following minimum levels: Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) level C1 or C2, or Diplôme de langue de l'Alliance française. Learn more

Knowledge requirements

As a specialized program, the Master's degree in Accounting, Control and Finance (MScCCF) has been designed on the assumption that participants will already have strong basic knowledge acquired during their Bachelor studies in the areas of financial accounting and group accounts, management accounting and control systems, corporate finance, corporate law and taxation.

For admission to MScCCF, students must satisfy the conditions for registration and enrollment of the university where they register and hold a Bachelor's degree, a degree awarded by a Swiss university in Political Economy, Business Management or Finance, or an academic titled judged to be equivalent by the Faculty Rectorate. Candidates must also have earned during or after their Bachelor studies a total of at least 30 ECTS credits in the following subjects:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Finance, Law and Taxation

with at least 6 credits earned in each of these four subjects. Admission is granted by the Dean of the Faculty at which they register on the proposal of the Faculty Rectorate.

Transfer credits

Equivalences (transfer credits) can be granted by the scientific Committee for previous university studies if the student already owns a Master degree in a closely-related field of study. For Master studies the number of transfer credits granted cannot exceed 30 ECTS. Students wishing to obtain equivalences for their previous Master university studies should address a written request to Sylvie Grin van Hamel no later than 20 days before the start of the academic year.

Application to several programs / Transfer to another Master program

If you are accepted to several programs you will have to make your final choice during the first week of September the latest. No Master transfer will be authorized after the beginning of the Fall classes. Only students who have applied on due time to several programs can be transferred to a program of their inital choice until September 30. To ask for a transfer, please write an e-mail to

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