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Supervised project


You must have completed at least 12 course credits and the workshop ETHI 66200A Responsible Conduct of Research: From Norms to Practice in order to register for the supervised project.

There are four ways to do this supervised project:

Within an organization At the university
  • Organizational intervention mandate
  • Academic Case Study
  • Specific research mandate
  • Expert opinion

The definition of each type of supervised project and the requirements are specified in the summary Guidelines and Requirements.


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 (optional): Confidentiality agreement (if required for a project in an organization)

The organization where you are carrying out your supervised project may require that you sign a confidentiality agreement. If so, it is recommended that you use the model proposed by the university by completing the Confidentiality agreement form.

If the organization insists on using their own agreement, please contact the MSc Program Office to have it approved before signing it.


Step 3: Approval and completion of the supervised project

  1. Log in to the portal with your HEC Montréal ID number and password.
  2. Fill out the "MSc | Approval of a supervised project" form.
  3. After saving the form, submit it from the My Requests page of the portal.
  4. 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 the approval form of your supervised project. This approval is automatic for specializations in English.

Final Submission

To submit the final version of your supervised project report:

  1. Log in to the portal with your HEC Montréal student number and password.
  1. Complete the form "MSc | Submission of a thesis or supervised project".
  1. Once you have saved the form, submit it from the portal's "My requests" page.

Your supervisor's approval must be received by the deadline.

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  Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Summer 2024
Deadlines December 14, 2023 April 26, 2024 August 16, 2024


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 the report and ask you for major corrections to be made. In this case, you must return in your submission request, in the portal, and submit the corrected report 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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