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Examples of supervised projects for Master's students

Would you like to draw on the expertise of our Master’s students and offer them a supervised project mandate? Career Management Services can help you recruit a student. Take a look at these examples of past supervised projects, in different management fields.

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International business

  • Internationalizing an art gallery’s brand, by taking part in contemporary art fairs
  • Internationalizing a wine producer
  • Handling change management for corporate culture in a multicultural context

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Business analysis – information technologies

  • Documenting, diagnosing (causes/problems/consequences) and handling business process re-engineering
  • Evaluating the risks involved in a technology implementation project
  • Defining and carrying out the selection process for small- or medium-scale software

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Business analysis

  • Strategic Forecasting Model for Aircraft Engine Family Aftermarket Events
  • Approximating the Pareto boundary with a VNS for a localization problem
  • Revising a maintenance forecasting model for an engine in an aeronautics company

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Professional accounting

  • Conducting a diagnosis based on accounting results disclosed by an organization
  • Helping to implement and design an accounting tool
  • Critically analyzing existing accounting systems

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Management controls

  • Helping to implement a new management tool such as activity-based accounting or a prospective dashboard
  • Developing new cost models
  • Developing new performance measurements

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Organizational development

  • Evaluating or diagnosing a training program, a new management tool, the impact of organizational change, and predisposition or resistance to change
  • Helping to develop a new process (succession, training), a new program (coaching, mentorship, performance evaluation or potential assessment), a change management team or HRM control tools
  • Carrying out an approach, program or project, implementing change, conducting a feedback survey

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Applied economics

  • Identifying determinants of trends in diesel fuel prices in Canada, throughout North America and in Europe
  • Creating regional portraits of entrepreneurship in Quebec
  • Studying the impact of corruption on economic growth

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Applied financial economics

  • Conducting an empirical analysis of the brain drain phenomenon and emigration by highly educated Canadians to the United States
  • Studying the effects of democracy on well-being in Africa: the cases of Burkina Faso and Ghana
  • Studying the effects of government expenditure on house prices: an evaluation of the situation in the United States

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Finance

  • Determining the role of financial statements in financing a NPO
  • Measuring risk on Canadian markets with VaR and CVaR
  • Calibrating rate term structures using Monte Carlo simulations in a multi-curve context

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Operations management

  • Analyzing the fit between a company’s business strategy and its operations strategy
  • Developing a performance measurement system for a procurement department
  • Developing a dashboard for managing suppliers’ performance

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Human resources management

  • Evaluating a staffing or training program
  • Evaluating a compensation structure
  • Conducting a pay equity exercise

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Management in a context of social innovation

  • Developing a decision support tool for adding an activity in a group of social economy enterprises: the case of the Association des camps du Québec
  • Conducting economic and strategic research on sustainable development and environmental and regulatory issues
  • Designing a learning program to transform the practical benefits of Jardins sans Frontières into more theoretical and reflexive support, so as to help “transformative” sustainable development companies

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Propedeutics

  • Estimating or calibrating a model from empirical data
  • Designing a model geared to an organization’s specific needs
  • Analyzing and summarizing the best management practices and literature specific to a given financial problem

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Business intelligence

  • Segmenting clientele using one or more large databases and using these segments to identify customers most likely to accept a given promotional offer
  • Using one or more large databases concerning the company’s customers, so as to apply association rules to identify pairs of products generally purchased at the same time (or within a short time span)
  • Measuring the impact of lowering the price of a product on purchases of an associated product

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Global supply chain management

  • Helping to design a logistics or transportation network
  • Comparing different demand forecasting and inventory control methods
  • Optimizing vehicle routing

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Management

  • Reviewing processes
  • Handling part of strategic planning (e.g., documenting the corporate environment)
  • Planning for organizational change

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Marketing

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Conducting a qualitative and/or quantitative marketing study using primary and/or secondary data
  • Diagnosing problems and/or identifying marketing opportunities and recommending solutions

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Strategy

  • Studying strategic healthcare management: the case of medical clinics
  • Designing and implementing an intranet in a pharmaceutical company, with a user experience approach
  • Managing change during the implementation of a customer relations management solution

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