MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics atHEC Montreal


16 months - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Students are taught the concepts, models and advanced methods in optimization, modelling, statistics and machine learning as applied to management
  • Students acquire management decision-making skills: building complex data or optimization models, analytics and problem solving using programming languages and appropriate software
  • 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
  • Students will study subjects such as Fundamentals of Optimization, Algorithms for Optimization and Big Data Analysis, Decision Analysis, Forecasting Methods etc.


    Fees & Expenses
    1st year tuition fees
    Fees componentsAmount
    Tuition & feesINR 21,01,924
    Other expenses in 1st Year
    Fees componentsAmount
    InsuranceINR 43,826
    BooksINR 49,312
    Personal care and medications120INR 73,968
    TotalINR 1,67,106

    Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.64


    Tuition & expenses were last updated on 24ᵗʰ May 2023

    Entry Requirements

    QualificationEntry Criteria

    No specific cutoff mentioned


    No specific cutoff mentioned

    • Applicant must hold a university degree giving access to a master’s program at applicant's original university, with an average of at least 12 out of 20 for all years of university


    Marks - 95/120

    • Within 95-114 range


    Marks - 630/800


    Marks - 7/9

    • Within 7, 7.5 and 8 range

    English Proficiency Waiver
    • Completed high school studies entirely in English, without taking any welcome or anglicization courses
    • 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).

    No specific cutoff mentioned

    Conditional Offer


    If the admission is conditional, as specified in the admission letter, students must provide official documents of their undergraduate studies.

    Application Process

    Step 1: Prepare documents for application

    • At least two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors or, if not possible, from people of workplace

    Step 2: Additional documents required

    • Copies of Official Transcripts
    • Copies of university diplomas
    • English Language Proficiency
    • Official GMAT/GRE scores
    • Proof of professional titles (order, association, etc.), if applicable
    • A motivational letter including answers to the following questions:
      1. Choice of the program :
        What professional and intellectual concerns motivate the applicant to pursue Masters-level studies in Administration? Please also explain the choice of specialization
      2. Career plan :
        What type of job does the applicant think he will have after completing the Master’s in Administration (e.g. what type of company, positions, and responsibilities)?
      3. Fields of interest :
        What are the fields of interest, for research or supervised project?
      4. Work experience (optional)
        Briefly explain any work experience applicant may have if it is relevant for admission application

    Step 4: Application fees for this course

    CAD 302 = INR 18.62 Thousand
    Mode of payment: Credit card

    Step 5: Application deadline

    Fall (Sep 2021): Mar 15, 2021
    Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

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