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Good reasons to finish your UX master’s at HEC Montréal

“An invaluable asset to develop your skills, increase your influence, and have your expertise recognized by businesses.”

Ariane Roy, MSc graduate, UX researcher

Did you know that you can earn university course credits in the MicroMasters program and have access to the Tech3Lab, the largest UX lab in North America? Come finish your master’s in user experience at the HEC Montréal campus! This unique, high level program will put you at the heart of an ecosystem driven by innovation and prepare you for a fast growing job market.

Montréal, an innovation and growth hub

Montréal is not only the best student city in North America; it’s also the fastest growing Canadian city in recent years. Its diversified economy is renowned for its creative and talented workforce. It stands out in the most promising cutting-edge fields.

In recent years, HEC Montréal and the Tech3Lab have collaborated with key players in the UX industry, including:

  • National Bank
  • CAE
  • Canadien National
  • Deloitte
  • Desjardins
  • Sobeys
  • Vidéotron

Montréal’s job market is booming, and many new UX jobs are expected to be created in key innovation fields in coming years. Organizations are constantly on the lookout for new talent—both professionals and managers—and they often find it among HEC Montréal graduates.


Sébastien Lourties

“Montréal is a recognized UX leader in the video game and financial services industries, as well as in the tech sector. Many companies have invested huge amounts in promising talent and cutting edge infrastructure. Education and retail sales are also jumping on board.”

Sébastien Lourties, MSc graduate, UX research team lead, Ubisoft

Perfectly equipped for the job market

Master of Science (MSc) – User Experience is a high quality graduate program. It allows you to specialize and deepen your new knowledge by focusing on a specific research topic. You’ll have an opportunity to excel and to demonstrate your professional skills on real life projects, working closely with the faculty members, experts and business partners who are the beating heart of the Tech3Lab.

Learn more about the structure of the program


Félix Giroux

“The Tech3Lab gives students the chance to experiment hands on with advanced UX research methods—for example, measuring brain activity, which has not become mainstream yet in the industry. Students learn skills that will be highly prized in coming years.”

Félix Giroux, MSc graduate, UX research assistant

A program and a degree recognized by businesses

100  %

Marie-Laure di Fabio

“In this fast growing market, organizations need pioneers: highly qualified people who can imagine—and build—the web products and experiences of tomorrow. This scientific yet career focused program enables graduates to quickly bring added value to businesses.”

Marie-Laure di Fabio, MSc graduate, UX researcher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Advance your career

  • Opportunities to work with companies from Montréal and across Canada though Tech3Lab projects
  • Numerous opportunities to foster relationships within HEC Montréal and through its powerful network of graduates, entrepreneurs and faculty members
  • Advice and support from our career management services

A post-graduation work permit will allow you to work in Canada after after you complete your program.

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