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Specialized Graduate Diplomas (DESS)

HEC Montréal offers a wide range of graduate diplomas offered entirely in French. Proof of French proficiency at an advanced level is required for admission.

A recognized and reputable academic program

  • One of the fastest ways to improve your work conditions and quality of life.
  • The first business school in North America to hold the three most prestigious accreditations in management education: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS.
  • Courses given by recognized experts in their fields.
  • Varied teaching approaches: case method, simulations, debates, role playing, oral presentations, etc.
  • A leader in research, with numerous highly reputed research chairs, centres and groups.
  • Canada's largest bilingual business library.

Access to an influential business network

  • Developing one's professional network through the HEC Montréal Alumni Association.
  • Building connections with people who share the same interests.

Tailored to your needs and availability, with a flexible schedule

  • Mostly evening and weekend courses, sometimes daytime.
  • Many courses offered in hybrid format, alternating in-person and online instruction.
  • Recognition of acquired competencies (RAC).

Select specialized graduate diplomas are offered at the new downtown building.

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Choose your graduate diploma (offered only in French)

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Continue your Studies at the Master’s Level

Graduates who have completed some Specialized Graduate Diplomas (DESS) can, under certain conditions, move on to obtain their master’s degree.

D.E.S.S. en comptabilité professionnelle – CPA Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – comptabilité-contrôle-audit
D.E.S.S. en fiscalité Maîtrise en droit (LL. M.) – fiscalité
D.E.S.S. en gestion – commerce électronique Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – commerce électronique
D.E.S.S. en gestion – développement durable Maîtrise en management et développement durable
D.E.S.S. en gestion – innovation sociale Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – gestion de l'innovation sociale (projet supervisé)
D.E.S.S. en gestion – organismes culturels Maîtrise en management des entreprises culturelles (M.M.)
D.E.S.S. en gestion – secteurs privé et public Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – secteurs privé et public

See the different program pages for further details.

Specialized graduate diploma (DESS)
30 credits
  •  Full-time
  •  Part-time
  •  Daytime
  •  Evenings

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