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HEC Montreal

DEGREE

MSc Data Science and Business Analytics

PROGRAM LENGTH

16-24 months

CAMPUS

Montreal, Canada

 HEC Montreal MSBA Overview

The Master of Science – Data science and Business Analytics is a comprehensive program inclusive of tools to take on the greatest of management challenges in the age of digital technology and artificial intelligence. There are two tracks to choose from – thesis stream and supervised project stream wherein students can choose the supervised project track to gain real work experience, or explore a specific area of interest in the research-oriented thesis track.

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HEC Montreal MSBA Highlights

Rankings

Credits

45

Schedule

Full time&Part time  

Financial Times’18
QS World Rankings ’19
The Economist

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Program and Curriculum

As mentioned earlier, there are two streams namely thesis stream and supervised project stream. The thesis stream consists of 7 courses (21 credits) and thesis (24 credits), whereas the supervised project stream consists of  12 courses (36 credits) and a project (9 credits).

  • COMPULSORY COURSES OF THE SPECIALIZATION (6 CREDITS)
    Implementation of Business Optimization Models
    Machine Learning I: Large-Scale Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • COMPULSORY METHODOLOGY COURSES (6 CREDITS)
    Statistical Learning
    Fundamentals of Optimization
  • OPTIONAL SPECIALIZATION COURSES (6 CREDITS)
    Statistical Modeling
    Algorithms for Optimization and Big Data Analysis
    Decision Analysis
    Forecasting Methods
    Machine Learning II: Deep Learning
    Advanced Statistical Learning
  • COMPULSORY COURSE OF THE PROGRAM (3 CREDITS)
    Comparative Perspectives on Business Organizations
  • COMPULSORY ACTIVITIES (24 CREDITS)
    Business Research Ethics
    Thesis
    Preparation for Thesis Completion
    Research Workshop
  • COMPULSORY COURSES OF THE SPECIALIZATION (24 CREDITS)
    Statistical Modeling
    Algorithms for Optimization and Big Data Analysis
    Decision Analysis
    Implementation of Business Optimization Models
    Forecasting Methods
    Machine Learning II: Deep Learning
    Advanced Statistical Learning
    Machine Learning I: Large-Scale Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • COMPULSORY METHODOLOGY COURSES (6 CREDITS)
    Statistical Learning
    Fundamentals of Optimization
  • ELECTIVE COURSE (3 CREDITS)
    Choose one 3-credit course among the courses offered in the MSc, including those of the specialization, or the PhD programs.
  • COMPULSORY COURSE OF THE PROGRAM (3 CREDITS)
    Comparative Perspectives on Business Organizations
  • COMPULSORY ACTIVITY (9 CREDITS)
    Supervised project
  • STRONGLY RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES
    Formation documentaire
    How to cite properly your sources
    Business Research Ethics

Employment

With a placement rate of nearly 100% graduates from this program build careers in various management fields like marketing, finance, logistics, operations management, human resource management, etc. Graduates settle into the position of Applications analysts, business intelligence analysts, Business analysts and Director of operations

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  • ACCESS TO SAMPLE ESSAYS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Requirements

  •  A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), an undergraduate degree in a related field or a degree deemed equivalent by the program administration (4.3>3.0)

TUITION FEE

$27,000-$27,500

INTAKES

3

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MSBA Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
Round 1                          March 15th
Round 2                           April 30th

 

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Application Information

The application fees:  General admission fee – $91.19, International applicants with study permit fee – $282.52

Application Documents

  • Copies of official transcripts
  • Copies of university diplomas
  • List of courses in which you are currently enrolled
  • Proof of professional titles (order, association, etc.), if applicable
  • Proof of compliance with language requirements 
  • Collegial studies (CEGEP): No proof of compliance to provide.
  • Others studies or test : Copies of official transcripts or test score. 
  • At least 2 letteres of recommendations, preferably from professors or, if not possible, from people of your workplace.
  • Official scores on GMAT, TAGE MAGE or GRE tests (Not required for candidates who have completed at least 45 undergraduate credits in Canada or at least 30 graduate credits in Canada.)
  • Motivational letter

Application Essays 

Motivational letter including answers to the following questions:

  1. Choice of program
    What professional and intellectual concerns motivate you to pursue Master’s-level studies in Administration? Please explain your choice of specialization.
  2. Career plan
    What type of job do you think you will have after completing your Master’s in Administration (e.g. what type of company, positions and responsibilities)?
  3. Fields of interest
    What are your fields of interest, for research or your supervised project?
  4. Work experience (optional)
    Briefly explain any work experience you may have if it is relevant for your admission application.

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