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M.Sc. Admission

Admission criteria
Application deadlines
Application fees
Required documentation
Sending documents

Admission criteria

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Undergraduate degree in another field
  • A degree deemed equivalent by the program director
Minimum GPA A minimum of 3.0 on 4.3, or the minimum GPA for admission to the graduate programs at the student’s university of origin. 
Languages and required test

 specialisation offered in English

  • Candidates who have never completed a program of study in English must take one of the following English language tests before the application deadline.
    • HEC Montréal’s Test of Proficiency in English (HECTOPE)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

specialisations offered in French

  • For those who have never studied in French, the Test de français international (TFI) before the application deadline.
    A score of at least 850 on the TFI is required for admission or a score of B2 or more on the DELF or the TCF.
Other admission tests None

Note: Admissions are based on the strength of applications. However, as there is a cap on the number of students admitted to the program, not all eligible applicants can be accepted.


  Application deadlines

Fall term Winter  term Summer term1
March 15September 15April 15
  1. Public Accounting only  

Application fees

 Application formGeneral Application feesApplication fees for international students with study Permit (1) Methods of payment
Online $83.40$258.40
($83.40 + $175)
Credit card only
Paper $114.93$289.93
($114.93 + $175)
Cheque or bank draft  in Canadian currency payable to HEC Montréal.


Ph.D candidates are not concerned by international students fees. They only have to pay general application fees. 

International students with a study Permit will be charged an additional $175 due to a more complex admission process, excluding Ph.D. candidates


Application fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.

Required documentation


Master of Science in Administration

School record
  • originals of all official, complete and detailed transcripts, or copies certified by the school(s) in question1;
  • photocopy of your degrees attesting to your previous university studies1;
  • list of courses currently being taken but which do not appear on the transcript (point out the name of the school and the term in question for each course).
Others documents
  • proof of your professional titles (order, association, etc.), if applicable;
  • two letters of recommendation (preferably from professors).

(if applicable)
Official results obtained. Only results from tests taken somewhere other than HEC Montréal must be sent to us directly from the organization that gave them.
Aptitude tests

 studies made abroad

Linguistics test

 for English specialisation

    Candidates who have completed a secondary-level, collegial or university program of studies in English are exempt from taking an English test.

 for French specialisations

  • TFI (required of candidates who have not studied in French).


Additional questions Please answer on a separate page.
Each response must be typed and must not exceed one page.
  1. Selected program of studies :
    Specify the professional and intellectual concerns that are motivating you to do an M.Sc. Also explain your choice of specialisation.


  2. Career plan :
    What kind of job do you expect to have once you have earned your M.Sc.
    (type of company that interests you, the position you would like to have, nature of your responsibilities, etc.)?


  3. Research interest:
    Briefly describe your research or supervised project interests.


Other documents Please consult the table below to see documents to prove your status in Canada.

 1 Not required for studies completed at HEC Montréal.


Status in Canada

  • Tuition fee exemption. Your status define your tuition fees and your admission to a tuition fee exemption, if applicable. If we do not receive the proof of your status, international fees will be charged.
  • Photocopies accepted.
Canadian citizen
born in Quebec
  • birth certificate (issued by le Directeur de l'état civil) with your place of birh, and your father’s and mother’s full names
Canadian citizen
born outside Quebec
  • birth certificate with your place of birh, and your father’s and mother’s full names
Canadian citizen
born outside Canada
  • birth certificate with your place of birh, and your father’s and mother’s full names

  • both sides of your Canadian citizenship certificate or card

  • Québec Selection Certificate (if applicable)
Permanent resident
  • birth certificate with your place of birh, and your father’s and mother’s full names 

  • both sides of your permanent resident card or your IMM-1000,  IMM-5292 or IMM-5688 immigration form

  • Québec Selection Certificate (if applicable)
International students When applying After the offer of admission

birth certificate with your place of birh, and your father’s and mother’s full names  


French citizens must add: 

  • valid passport of the French republic
  • valid national identity card of the French republic

  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), delivered by Immigration-Québec

  • Student permit, delivered by Immigration Canada

  • Following your request for admission, you will receive an email indicating your HEC student ID number required to access your HEC en ligne account in 3 business days.


  • Five days after the reception of this email, you must submit all required documents in PDF format via HEC en ligne under the “Admission” heading.

    You must reply to the acknowledgement receipt sent by HEC Montréal or by email at


Documents not available in PDF format must be sent no later than the admission deadline for application.

Submission of the original or certified copies is required if you received an offer of acceptance from HEC Montréal.


If you are not able to send us your documents in PDF format, you can send them:


If you are not able to send us your documents in a PDF format, you can send them:


By mail

HEC Montréal
Office of the Registrar
3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road
Montréal, Quebec  H3T 2A7

For online application, you must:


  • print and attach a copy of the email “HEC Montréal – Admission – HEC en ligne


  • indicate your student ID number provided to you on each document.
In person

Office of the Registrar – Information Desk
5255 Decelles Avenue
Room 2.260
Montréal, Québec  H3T 2B1
Business hours



  • For any document not written in French or English, we require an official translation certified by:
  • All documents submitted become the property of HEC Montréal and will not be returned to the candidate.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • To know the status of your submitted documents; please access your HEC en ligne account.

    Definition of status
    Pending : Document sent
    Received : Application under review
    Unreadable : Poor quality document (incomprehensible or impossible to read all the information). Please resubmit.

  • Admission decision: 4 to 6 weeks after the admission deadline. For the Ph.D. program, the waiting time can be up to 10 weeks.

For paper application requests, please allow additional time.

No details will be provided before the specified deadline.

For more information: 514-350-6151 or by email.


Online application
Short admission form (to fill according to the directive of your administrative office)
Letter of recommendation 

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