M.Sc. Statistics(HEC)

  • On Campus
  • 15 months
  • EUR700 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR700 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, French ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Geneva - University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
Statistics is a growing area of research and its fields of application are also on the rise. Public, private and academic sectors alike are constantly seeking data, methods and models which will allow them to make more informed decisions or draw conclusions in uncertain scenarios.



On the one side, there is a need to aggregate and understand the data, thereby selecting the most appropriate techniques for their analysis. On the other side, it is of increasing importance for these techniques to be as accurate and precise as possible so as to reduce risks in the decision-making procedure or in research-based conclusions.

The members of the Research Center for Statistics (RCS) have been developing fundamental statistical research over the years and are continuing to actively contribute to the creation and improvement of statistical methods and techniques. They do so by constantly bringing forward numerous international collaborations which deliver benefits in terms of quality and importance of their research activities.

The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level.

Career opportunities

HEC Geneva graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR 700 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


500 CHF / semester

During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses, 30 credits

E.g. Mixed linear models; multivariate analysis; time series; generalized linear and additive models.

  • Electives, 30 credits
  • Dissertation, 30 credits


Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor’s degree including a certain number of credits in statistics, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of up to 30 credits of corequisites.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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