Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology (SMT)

Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Technology

Unlocking the Potential of Economic and Engineering Education for a Sustainable Future

Do you hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management or Engineering and are you passionate about sustainability?
The Master program in Sustainable Management and Technology (SMT) is tailored to equip you with the essential technical and economic skills needed to tackle real-world sustainability issues.

Overview of the Master Program


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The deadline to apply for the 2024-2026 cohort of the M.Sc. in Sustainable Management and Technology is 31 March 2024. If you have questions on the application process, please contact znfgre@r4f.pragre

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Objective of the Master Program

The SMT Master program trains students to be the leaders of a sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive society.

Combining rigorous academic training and personal skills development, students learn to integrate better governance with thoughtful and innovative technology to address the world’s toughest challenges.

To do so, students tackle real problems provided by organizations from E4S’s rich innovation ecosystem in a highly interdisciplinary, diverse, and international environment.

The SMT Master is jointly offered by UNIL-HEC, IMD, EPFL, three world-leading institutions at the forefront of research and education in technology and management.

Benefits of the Master Program



  • Triple benefits
    Education provided by three institutions of academic excellence and access to their networks (3 alumni networks, 3 career centers, 3 networks of industrial partners).
  • World-class training at an affordable price
    We believe that quality education should be accessible to all. That’s why the SMT Master program offers an exceptional learning experience at the affordable cost of CHF 780 per semester. Embrace top-tier training without breaking the bank.
  • Building competences for sustainability
    Our program bridges the gap between the economy, management, and technology, enabling you to become an agent of change. Additionally, the Master offers elective courses that allow you to delve deeper into your specific areas of interest, further enhancing your expertise.
  • Learning by doing
    Our industry-oriented curriculum exposes you to real-world scenarios, preparing you for the challenges and opportunities that await. The fourth semester is dedicated to an internship, providing valuable hands-on experience and facilitating your entry into the job market.
  • Promoting interdisciplinarity
    We believe in the power of collaboration and diverse perspectives. With small, human-sized classes of 30-40 students, the SMT program fosters an environment that encourages fruitful exchanges between like-minded individuals who share common values.

The Study Plan

The study plan at SMT combines a comprehensive set of courses taught in English by professors from UNIL, IMD, and EPFL. Upon completion, you will be awarded a Master of Science degree jointly delivered by the three prestigious academic institutions.



Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or in management/economics (or a in a related area with a strong quantitative component).

The admission is based on the quality of the application: excellent academic record, relevance of the bachelor’s degree and motivation of the candidate (i.e., proven interest in topics related to sustainability, management, or technology).

Candidates should have a demonstrated familiarity with quantitative methods (e.g., statistics, machine learning, etc.), and/or systems thinking (system modeling, etc.).

Irrespective of their bachelor degree, all candidates must have a demonstrated ability in programming.

Holders of a degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences (i.e., HES/FHS) are not eligible.