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Master of Science (MSc) – Data Science and Business Analytics

HEC Montreal
16-24 Months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Montreal
English
03 May 2021

Program description

Master of Science (MSc) – Data Science and Business Analytics

Get the tools to take on one of the greatest management challenges in the age of digital technology and artificial intelligence: become an expert in analytics and data science. You’ll acquire the skills you need for better decision making, making you more competitive and innovative.

Your Training

  • Concepts, models and advanced methods in optimization, modelling, statistics and machine learning as applied to management
  • Management decision-making skills: building complex data or optimization models, analytics and problem solving using programming languages and appropriate software
  • Principles for optimizing business processes
  • 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
  • Professors renowned in Canada and abroad, in both the academic and business communities

This Program is also offered in french language.

Admission requirements

Educated Anywhere In Canada

  • You must hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), an undergraduate degree in a related field or a degree deemed equivalent by the program administration, with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.3, or the GPA required by the original university for admission to a graduate program, if the latter is higher.

Requirements in English

You are considered anglophone and have the required level in English if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Holds a diploma of collegial studies (DCS) from an English-language institution.
  • Completed high school studies entirely in English, without taking any welcome or anglicization courses.
  • Passed a language test at an English-language university with requirements for English-language proficiency equivalent to those of HEC Montréal.
  • Completed three years (90 credits) of university studies entirely in English, at an English-language university (excluding internships, directed studies and theses).
  • Holds a certificate of language proficiency in English as a second language, issued by a recognized educational institution (30 credits).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Thesis Stream

Compulsory Courses of the Specialization

  • Implementation of Business Optimization Models
  • Machine Learning I: Large-Scale Data Analysis and Decision Making

Compulsory Methodology Courses

  • Statistical Learning
  • Fundamentals of Optimization

Optional Specialization Courses

  • 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

  • Comparative Perspectives on Business Organizations

Compulsory Activities

  • Business Research Ethics
  • Thesis
  • Research Workshop

Supervised Project Stream

Compulsory Courses of the Specialization

  • 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

  • Statistical Learning
  • Fundamentals of Optimization

Compulsory Course of the Program

  • Comparative Perspectives on Business Organizations

Compulsory Activity

  • Supervised project

Strongly Recommended Activities

  • Formation documentaire
  • How to cite properly your sources
  • Business Research Ethics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Thesis

  • Quebec students: $5800
  • Canadian students, non-residents of Québec: $14200
  • French and French Belgian students: $5800
  • International students: $28800

Supervised project

  • Quebec students: $6300
  • Canadian students, non-residents of Québec: $14700
  • French and French Belgian students: $6300
  • International students: $29900

Qualification

Credits - 45 Credits

Career opportunities

Expertise sought in many management fields: finance, marketing, logistics, operations management, human resources management, etc.

Positions held by program graduates:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Applications analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Director of operations

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HEC Montreal

HEC Montréal

Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal offers internationally renowned management education and research. It is the oldest business school in Canada and was also the first school in North America to hold the prestigious triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). It...


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HEC Montreal

3000 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
H3T 2A7 Montréal QC
Canada

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