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Master of science (MSc) – Data Science and Business Analytics


Application deadlines

Fall Winter Summer
March 15 No admission No admission

Check our Academic Calendar for more information.

International Applicants
On account of the waiting period (between 1 and 5 months) involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply for the fall term only.

Eligibility Criteria

Educated anywhere in Canada

  • You must hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), an undergraduate degree in a related field or a degree deemed equivalent by the program administration, with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.3, or the GPA required by the original university for admission to a graduate program, if the latter is higher.

Other education systems

Educated abroad, under the French system

  • You must have earned as a minimum a general license diploma accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education after 3 years of university studies (180 ECTS) following a secondary school baccalauréat (BAC+3), with an average of at least 12 out of 20 for all years of university. Admitted students holding less than a BAC+4 must complete a short MSc preparation program.

Educated abroad, not under the French system

  • You must hold a university degree recognized by the State giving access to a master’s program at your original university, with an average of at least 12 out of 20 for all years of university.

Admission tests

  • Successfully pass one of the following tests before the application deadline for the program.
  • Candidates who have completed at least 45 undergraduate credits in Canada or at least 30 graduate credits in Canada when submitting their application are not required to take these tests.

Language Requirements

Note that the labour market in Quebec, and particularly in Montreal, generally requires a good knowledge of French. Students who do not have the requisite level of proficiency in that language are strongly encouraged to take qualifying courses in business French.

Supporting documents

For the supporting documents, see the steps of preparing an application.


Certain programs at HEC Montréal have a limited number of places available. For these programs, the School cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will be admitted.

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Program details

45 credits
  • Full time
  • Part time 
  • Day

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