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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

Direct access to a Master’s program

Earning four specialized graduate diplomas can give you access to a Master’s program, subject to certain conditions.

D.E.S.S. en gestion – commerce électronique   Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – commerce électronique
D.E.S.S. en gestion – organismes culturels   Maîtrise en management des entreprises culturelles
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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