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Thesis

Automatic registration for the thesis activity

You are automatically registered for the Thesis activity every term (fall, winter and summer) from the initial registration to the end of your studies.

Preparation

Enroll in the three-hour thesis preparation seminar Preparation for Thesis Completion in the first term of your MSc program. This seminar is not for credit.

Registering for the research workshop

Register for the research workshop for your structure before completing 21 course credits.

During this workshop, you must:

  • register your thesis topic in HEC en ligne (Academics > Academics > My thesis portal) to have it approved;
  • submit your study plan by the end of the term, as stipulated in ZoneCours.

Writing

Are you planning to write your thesis in English? Ask for authorization (in French) from the Academic Affairs Office.

To write your thesis in the form of articles, complete these three forms and submit them to the Academic Affairs office:

Initial submission

It can take up to 12 weeks to process and evaluate your thesis and for you to be awarded your diploma. Please take this into consideration if you need to renew a study permit, submit a post-diploma permit application or confirm your attendance at convocation.

Term of submission  Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Deadlines August 16, 2018 December 14, 2018 April 26, 2019
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Step 1: Confirmation of enrollment

Make sure you are enrolled in the Master’s program in the term in which you are to submit your thesis, and that you have attended the research workshop.

If your file is inactive and you have not exceeded the deadline of five years, complete the Short admission form and submit it along with your thesis. You will have to pay the tuition fees for the term in which you submit your thesis.

If you have exceeded the deadline, please contact your administration program.

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Step 2: Make an appointment

Make an appointment a few weeks before the deadlines specified above.

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Step 3: Submission

Make sure you bring the following duly completed documents to your appointment:

  1. The checklist for submitting the initial version of your thesis.
  2. The Authorization to submit a thesis form, signed by your director.
  3. The Authorization to index, reproduce and disseminate a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation form.
  4. Three bound copies of your thesis, printed on both sides of the page (plus a fourth copy if there are co-directors).
  5. Approval from the ethics committee (CER): follow the instructions in the checklist.

Thesis evaluation and final submission

The jury members may request corrections to your thesis.

Evaluation Approval Final submission
No corrections n/a Submit the PDF version of your thesis to your program administration.
Minor corrections Before the deadline set by the jury, submit the final corrected version to your thesis director as a PDF file. After reviewing your corrections, the director sends your thesis in PDF format to your program administration.
Major corrections Before the deadline set by the jury, submit your corrected thesis according to the initial submission procedure (steps 2 and 3).

You will be re-enrolled in the thesis-writing activity until you submit your final version. Consequently, new tuition fees will apply.
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You must submit the final version in order to graduate.

The PDF version is considered the final and original copy of your thesis. In case of differences with the paper copy, the PDF version will be deemed the original reference document.

The thesis will be filed and kept in the HEC Montréal archives.

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