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Elève de commerce Ecole Lémania. Lemania Business Student

Learn to do commerce

Lemania offers 3 Diplomas in Business Studies:

  • Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma in Administrative Management
  • Assistant Accountant Diploma

Our Business Studies diplomas are obtained in one year, over 36 weeks of courses, at a rate of 35 periods per week. Depending on the diploma you choose and the options you opt for, the 35 periods per week include 25 periods of business training and, as fluency in English is now essential, 10 periods of English lessons.

The course covers

  • Economic, social, legal and accounting knowledge of the business world,
  • Technical and professional know-how
  • Practical business English

Our day-long courses are adapted to the level of each participant, whether beginner or advanced, to meet individual progress needs. The Diplôme d’Études Commerciales is awarded at the end of the two semesters of study with an average of 4 or more, made up of the marks from the continuous assessment and the two semester exams with double coefficients.


All courses leading to a diploma in commerce and accounting are taught at two different levels: beginner and advanced.

This makes it possible to adapt to individual needs and to meet the requirements of all students in most subjects. What’s more, this system offers the opportunity to make rapid progress.

During the first three months of the business-accountancy course, you will be marked to identify your strengths and areas for rapid improvement. The grading system is only introduced after 3 months of training and this first termly examination.

The interdisciplinary nature of the course means that you will be able to put your newly acquired skills into practice very quickly, with a view to achieving the objectives set for the business accounting diploma.

In addition to theoretical courses at school, participants in our training programmes benefit from the practical experience of what they have learned in our Entreprise de Pratique Commerciale (EPCO).

In this safe environment, and as part of a large-scale network of around fifty EPCOs in Switzerland and more than 7,500 worldwide, the commercial activities of six departments (Reception, HR, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, Accounting) are reproduced so that students can learn by doing the many different aspects of the commercial professions.

Marie-Laure Jacquemond, Director of the Business Studies Division

Throughout your studies at Lemania, Marie-Laure Jacquemond will maximize your chances of success. As Director of the Business Studies Division, she guarantees the quality of your studies and ensures that you can express your full potential.

She answers some questions about professional studies in Lemania.

Marie-Laure Jacquemond's interview


Our courses provide the theoretical knowledge and operational commercial, accounting, and administrative skills needed in companies for positions as commercial clerks, administrative secretaries, or accounting assistants.

The skills acquired in our training programmes will enable you to:

  • enter the job market directly, whether in small commercial or entrepreneurial structures or a department of a large public or private company
  • continue your training in higher education courses such as ESM (École Supérieure de Management et Communication, in Geneva, open to our graduates), CEFCO, or a Hotel School.
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Student Life in our Lausanne downtown campus

Located in the heart of Lausanne, Ecole Lemania benefits from a dynamic environment connected to city life. In this vibrant city, where museums, theatres and restaurants coexist, students can draw positive energy for their academic career.

At Lemania, inspiration is not limited to classrooms. The city, recognized for its commitment to creativity, research and sport as the Olympic capital, offers an ideal setting for the personal and academic development of students.

Whether you aspire to join a specialised university (HES), obtain a bachelor’s degree in a Swiss university or aim for more specific sectors such as high school maturity or professional maturity, Lemania supports you on your journey. Thanks to a solid teaching program and a competent teaching team, you will be prepared for the required entrance exams and maturity exams.

In addition, thanks to close links with the local socio-economic fabric, students have access to opportunities for professional experience and practical training, which strengthens their academic and professional career.

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Boarding and catering

In the heart of Lausanne, Ecole Lemania has a welcoming boarding school for girls and boys from the age of 15.

In this boarding school, students benefit from a serene and comfortable living environment, conducive to concentration and well-being. They are supervised by qualified in-house teachers, available to support them in their studies and promote their personal development.

Whether for internal or external students, the school also offers quality catering, with meals prepared in the establishment’s kitchens under the supervision of a dedicated chef.

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