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Supervised project


You must have completed at least 12 course credits in order to register for the supervised project.

There are five ways to do this supervised project:

Within an organization At the university
  • Intervention mandate
  • Large-scale cas study
  • Specific research mandate
  • Expert opinion
  • Entrepreneurial project

The definition of each type of supervised project, the nature and the requirements are specified in the summary guidelines.


You must have the subject of your supervised project approved before completing 36 course credits. Once you have obtained all the required approvals, your program administration will register you.


Step 1: Ethics approval

In co-operation with your project director, evaluate the nature of your project to determine whether the approval of the Research Ethics Board (REB) is needed:

Complete the questionnaire to see whether you need to submit your project to the CER. 


Step 2: Confidentiality agreement (projects in an organization)

The organization where you are carrying out your supervised project may require that you sign a confidentiality agreement. If so, you can use this model agreement specially designed for students in the Master’s program.


Step 3: Approval and completion of the supervised project

  1. Complete the Approval of a supervised project form.
  2. Do not begin your project before it has been approved.

The program administration will register you once and only once, and that for the term when your project begins. You will then have until the end of the following term to complete the project and submit your report.


You would like to write your supervised project report in English? Justify your demand directly in your Approval of a supervised project form. This approval is automatic for specializations in English.

Final submission

The submission process, the evaluation of your report and the graduation process can take up to 10 weeks. Please take this into consideration if you need to renew a study permit, submit a post-diploma permit application or confirm your attendance at convocation.

Term of submission  Winter 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Deadlines Extension until June 15, 2020 Extension until September 11, 2020 December 11, 2020


Step 1: Final submission (online)

To submit the final version of your supervised project report, you must sign in to the Submission Of A Master’s Level Work portal by clicking on "Authentication HEC" and using your HEC Montréal ID number and password.

First, make sure you have the following documents if your research topic required a collection of data from human subjects (by interview, questionnaire or other media), or consultation of documents or databases concerning human subjects that are not in the public domain:

  • the Ethics Approval Certificate from the REB and
  • the Attestation of completed ethics approval form issued by the REB.

Step 2: Evaluation

Under article 3.4.1 of the academic rules and regulations, the jury may:

  1. Accept the report and evaluate it according to the letter-grade system;
  2. Return it to the student and ask for major corrections to be made. In this case, the corrected report must be submitted by the student for final evaluation by the jury within one month of the date when the student was informed of the decision;
  3. Reject the report.

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