HEC Montréal launches a series of new programs with a focus on accessibility and innovation
March 20, 2017
HEC Montréal has introduced nearly 40 new programs. The School has widened its range of professional training programs responding to job market needs, with more short undergraduate and graduate programs and three new specialized graduate diplomas.
At the same time, the School is drawing on its expertise and innovative capacity in the areas of user experience and entrepreneurship to offer two new research-centred specializations at the Master’s level.
Accessible short undergraduate and graduate and programs aimed at the job market
One of them, the Short Graduate Program in Logistics, is offered in English. It is designed to develop students’ competencies in the fields of product procurement, production, transportation, warehousing and distribution.
These short programs are intended to meet needs and challenges in the business world, in addition to developing specific, practical skills.
“There are many emerging fields of specialization or micro-specialization in the job market, especially for managers,” explains Michel Lemay, Director of Student Recruitment and Program Promotion at HEC Montréal. “We are seeing clear growth in the demand for short training programs, in particular for professionals looking to quickly acquire specific additional tools and knowledge.”
Furthermore, such short programs can offer accelerated access to higher levels for students wishing to pursue their studies. Under certain conditions, a short undergraduate program can lead to a certificate, and a short graduate program can lead to a specialized graduate diploma or a Master’s degree.
Three new specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)
Along with these short programs, HEC Montréal is adding three new specialized graduate diplomas (DESS) to its graduate-level professional programs.
The new DESS en administration des affaires is designed for professionals with no previous management studies. It gives them an overall understanding of the workings of organizations and the economy.
The very valuable DESS en gestion – analyse d’affaires – technologies de l’information specialization gives students access to the expertise they need for digital transformation projects in their companies.
The DESS en gestion – commerce électronique lets students master the challenges of e-commerce and foresee the scope of the socio-economic and organizational changes that this rapidly growing field will bring.
Two new innovative Master’s-level specializations
HEC Montréal is drawing on its recognized expertise in user experience and entrepreneurship to offer two new Master’s-level specializations:
- entrepreneurship – intrapreneurship – innovation
- user experience in a business context
The Maîtrise en gestion (MSc) — entrepreneuriat – intrapreneuriat – innovation is a university specialization offered nowhere else in Quebec. Students gain the skills, innovative mindset and mental agility to become advisors or consultants in the fields of entrepreneurship, the development of an intrapreneurial culture and the introduction of innovation in organizations.
The Maîtrise en gestion (MSc) – expérience utilisateur dans un contexte d’affaires is intended to contribute to advances in the design of digital goods and services based on the user experience. It gives students access to cutting-edge methods and tools and introduces them to research skills.
For more information
Admission for the first cohorts in these new programs is now open and will continue this spring.
Applicants with specific questions about these programs and the admission process are invited to attend our in-person or web information sessions.