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Automatic registration for the thesis activity

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


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.


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.


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.


Step 2: Make an appointment

Make an appointment a few weeks before the dates specified below.

Term of submission  Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Summer 2018
Deadlines December 11 to 14, 2017 April 17 to 20, 2018  August 13 to 16, 2018


Step 3: Submission

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

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

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.

Le directeur remet votre mémoire.
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.


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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