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Program Structure

Two available streams
Preparing for your M.Sc.
"With Great Distinction" citation
High-calibre research


The M.Sc. is a 45-credit program with courses offered during the day. It can be completed in 16 months of full-time study, or within a maximum of five years part-time. The program is structured to offer two streams. With many specialisations from which to choose, you can select the one that best matches your interests and career goals. The job placement rate for graduates of our M.Sc. program hovers close to the 100% mark, so your bases will be covered, whether you want to embark on a career as an analyst, financial advisor, manager or specialized consultant, or even if you want to go on to earn a Ph.D.

Two available streams

The M.Sc. is available in two streams. Choose the one that suits you best:

  • With Thesis
  • With Supervised Project

Distinctions between the two streams

Thesis stream Supervised project stream
(French specialisations only)
7 courses (21 credits)1 12 courses (36 credits)1
  • Research Workshop
  • Thesis (24 credits)2
  • Supervised Project: Research proposal, essay or written critique, conducting a research project in a lab or on-site in a business. (9 credits)2

    Refer to the table below to see whether the specialisation that interests you is offered in this format.

Total : 45 credits Total : 45 credits
  1. One credit represents approximately 45 hours dedicated to an educational activity and includes personal work. Every hour of course time is assumed to require two hours of work on personal time.
  2. A 24-credit thesis represents approximately 1080 hours of work. The supervised project represents approximately 405 hours of work.

Preparing for your M.Sc.

Depending on your academic background, certain preparatory courses might better equip you for your M.Sc. studies. In such cases, the Academic Supervisor will inform you of the preparatory or prerequisite courses you need to take. You will have one year to complete these courses successfully.

+  More on preparatory course for English specialisation

Depending on your academic background, some preparatory courses may be recommended. A list of preparatory courses, if required, will be included in your admission package.

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“With Great Distinction” citation

Stand out and take the road to success. If you have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.7 or higher by the end of each term, you will have earned a citation of “With Great Distinction”. This attestation of excellence is a key asset when applying for scholarships or research grants, or when seeking employment. It is also taken into consideration when a student seeks to pursue further studies in Canada or abroad.


High-calibre research

Join an exciting, cutting-edge community of some thirty world-class research chairs and groups. Work side-by-side with professors and researchers who have productive ongoing ties with local, national and international businesses and organizations. Get involved in research projects and collaborate on articles published in journals of international renown.

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