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Phases I and II

Phase I: PREPARATION (IF NECESSARY, MAXIMUM 1 YEAR)

Phase I consists of qualifying courses in your specialization. They are generally taken before starting PhD-level courses. The list of Phase I courses (if necessary) is included in your admission letter.

For more details on enrolling in the program.

Phase II: SPECIALIZATION (MAXIMUM 2 YEARS)

Phase II comprises 7 to 10 courses, depending on the specialization, and a comprehensive exam (9 credits). In some specializations a scientific paper is also required.

With rare exceptions, Phase II must be completed by the end of your second year.

APPROVAL OF phase II

After completing at least 9 credits and at most 15 course credits (generally in the 2nd term), you must have:

  • formed your Phase II supervisory committee;
  • finalized your course choices, jointly with the committee;
  • had your Phase II curriculum approved by submitting the approval form to suite 5.447 in the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building.

SUPERVISORY committee

Your committee must have at least three members from the management faculties of the four participating universities, including:

  • the committee chair, who must be from HEC Montréal;
  • at least two other members, one of whom must be from one of the other three universities;
  • an additional member (optional) if the other members consider it necessary.

In addition to guiding you in choosing your courses, the Phase II supervisory committee organizes the comprehensive exam and supervises your writing of the scientific paper, if applicable.

Comprehensive exam

You must write the comprehensive exam within two months of completing your course work. It consists of a written section and an oral section.

You must notify the Academic Affairs Office of the date of the comprehensive exam at least three weeks in advance.


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