Our Certificate

Data is a strategic asset nowadays. Everyone agrees with the principle but we are far more away from an efficient use of it in business. Every company has to deal with the digital revolution and transform itself towards a Data-Driven Enterprise. To facilitate this transformation, EPFL and HEC conjointly designed this certificate.


Executive Certificate (CAS)


12 months

Teaching language



From March 2020 to Feb. 2021


Before 31st January 2020


17'000 CHF

This is a program in english but you can see this page in French by clicking here.

The Executive Certificate (CAS) in Data Science & Management is at the crossroads between Science and Management. It is a unique program that has been built by EPFL and HEC Lausanne. Data is a strategic asset nowadays and no one can ignore it anymore. Every company needs to undertake a profound reflection on how to manage and use it effectively in order to derive added-value from it. This programme is a first step towards a major transformation that will happen in most companies, the transformation towards a data-driven entreprise. It is an opportunity to stay ahead of the competition and prepare for the future accordingly.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the role and value of data for companies and design value chains from data to information and insights.
  2. Identify methods to manage data as a strategic resource of an organization.
  3. Assess technological trends and foster data-driven innovations.

Target Audience

  1. (Future) Chief Data Officers, data managers, data engineerings.
  2. Data champions in business lines (HR, Marketing, Operations, …).
  3. CIOs, BI managers and drivers of Big Data initiative.

Program’s blocks

Each block can also be followed individually.

Calendar and Timetable

Individual Data Project – IDP

The capstone project of the Executive Certificate in Data Science and Management  is the “Individual Data Project”. Participants are encouraged to start the programme with a concrete “data transformation” ambition in mind (usually for their employer). They will develop their project throughout the programme with the support of HEC Lausanne – UNIL & EPFL Faculty and Experts.

Admission Criteria

The Program Management reserves the right to accept applications from individuals who have at least five years of experience in a managerial position but do not meet the requirements set out below.

Professional Experience

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience;

Academic Program

Hold a university / HES degree or experience considered equivalent by the Program Management;

Payment Terms


17'000 CHF

All expenses related to continuing education are, except in exceptional cases, tax deductible. Do not hesitate to contact the relevant organizations.


1'500 CHF

To be paid within 7 days upon receipt of the confirmation letter of your registration.


-1'700 CHF

A discount is offered for EPFL or HEC Alumni contributors.

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