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Specialized Graduate Diplomas (DESS)

HEC Montréal offers a wide range of graduate diplomas offered entirely in French. Proof of French proficiency at an advanced level is required for admission.

The advantages of a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) at HEC Montréal

  • One of the fastest ways to improve your work conditions and quality of life
  • Courses given by recognized experts in their fields
  • Varied teaching approaches: case method, simulations, debates, role playing, oral presentations, etc.
  • A leader in research, with numerous highly reputed research chairs, centres and groups
  • Access to an influential business network: Alumni HEC Montréal
  • Canada's largest bilingual business library
  • The first business school in North America to hold the three most prestigious accreditations in management education: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS

Continue your Studies at the Master’s Level

Students who obtained one of the following Specialized Graduate Diplomas (DESS) can, under certain conditions, move on to obtain their master’s degree.

D.E.S.S. en comptabilité professionnelle – CPA Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – comptabilité-contrôle-audit
D.E.S.S. en gestion – commerce électronique Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – commerce électronique
D.E.S.S. en gestion – développement durable Maîtrise en management et développement durable
D.E.S.S. en gestion – organismes culturels Maîtrise en management des entreprises culturelles (M.M.)
D.E.S.S. en fiscalité Maîtrise en droit (LL. M.) – fiscalité

See the different program pages for further details.

Specialized graduate diploma (DESS)
30 credits
  •  Full-time
  •  Part-time
  •  Daytime
  •  Evenings

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