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You are automatically registered for the Thesis activity every term (fall, winter and summer) from the initial registration to the end of your studies.

The program direction invites you to consult all the resources made available to you in the course outline for this activity in ZoneCours. You will find videos, guides, and slide shows intended to better prepare you and to accompany you in this activity.

Writing help tools and thesis models can be found on the library's website.

The grade obtained for the thesis does not influence the GPA calculation.

Step 1: registering for the research ethics workshop

Register to this free three-hour seminar Responsible Conduct of Research: From Norms to Practice in the first term of your MSc program. This workshop is not for credit, but is mandatory and a prerequisite to the Research Workshop registration.

Step 2: Registering for the research workshop

It is recommended to register for the research workshop before completing 21 MSc course credits. Consult the thesis Guidelines and requirements to prepare for this activity and learn about the requirements and the milestones of the thesis.

During this workshop, you must:

  1. register your thesis topic to have it approved in HEC en ligne > Academic Progress > Thesis Portal;


    Are you planning to write your thesis in English or in the form of articles?

    To write your thesis in English, justify your request directly in your Thesis Portal. This approval is automatic for specializations in English.

    To write your thesis in the form of articles, complete these three forms depending of your situation (see the decision tree in the thesis Guidelines and requirements) and submit them to the Academic Affairs office.

  2. submit your study plan by the end of the term, as stipulated in ZoneCours.

Step 3: Final submission

Confirmation of enrollment

Make sure you are enrolled in the Master’s program in the term in which you are to submit your thesis, and that you have completed the online research workshop.

If your file is inactive and you have not exceeded the deadline of four years, complete the Short Administrative Request form. You will have to pay the tuition fees for the term in which you submit your thesis.

If you have exceeded the deadline, please contact your administration program.

Final submission

To submit the final version of your thesis:

  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 submitted version is the version evaluated by the jury and also made public by the library.

The submission process, the evaluation of your thesis 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

Step 4: Thesis evaluation

Under article 3.4.2 of the academic rules and regulations, the jury may:

  1. Accept the thesis and evaluate it according to the letter-grade system; They may also request minor corrections that you must make within one month.
  2. Return the thesis 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 six months from the date on which you were informed of the decision.
  3. Reject the thesis.

Guides and tools

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