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Where future and business meet

The first business school in Canada, HEC Montréal maintains exacting standards of academic and scientific excellence in everything it does.

HEC Montréal is an associate member of the Conférence des grandes écoles de France, a member of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and a member of Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM), an international network.

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Students and programs

Students by program - (Fall 2016)

Undergraduate 9,959
BBA 4,014
Certificates 5,945
Graduate - Master's Level 3,054
EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal 89
MBA 221
Master's 1,294
DESS (specialized graduate diplomas) 1,233
Short graduate programs (microprograms) 217
Graduate - PhD Level 121
PhD (10 specializations) 121
TOTAL
(excluding visiting students)
13,134

As at October 15, 2016

HEC Montréal students

Number of countries of origin 140

International student and permanent residents

Undergraduate 3,449
Graduate - Master's level 790
Graduate - PhD level 76
Total 4,315

As at October 15, 2016

Origins

Africa 38.24%
Europe 37.10%
Central and South America 13.05%
Asia 8.76%
United States and Mexico 1.67%
Oceania 1.18%

 

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A global outlook

Passport to the world international exchange program - The most extensive international exchange program in management in Canada.

133 partner institutions, in 40 countries1

Number of partner institutions  
Europe 68
Asia 24
Latin America 17
Oceania 14
Canada and United States 6
Near East 1
Exchange students in 2015-2016  
HEC Montréal students abroad 483
Students from abroad at HEC Montréal 493

1. As at October 15, 2016

Campus abroad (2015-2016)

  • Destinations: Brazil, United States, France (two sessions in 2015–2016), Israel, Mexico and Dominican Republic for all students (except MBA)
  • China and Mumbai/Dubai for MBA and MSc students
  • Tour du Québec inc.: Histoire et Développement (course recognized by the AACSB for its creativity and innovation in teaching)

Summer School (2015-2016)

  • HEC Montréal hosted a group of MBA students from France (Toulouse Business School)
  • Summer schools in business French – Language and culture
  • Mosaic summer school in Montréal-Barcelona

Languages

  • Courses in business French, business English and business Spanish
  • Introductory courses in business Chinese and Chinese business culture

EDUlib

Over 45,000 students from 184 countries for the courses offered by HEC Montréal

Offered by HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal, EDUlib is a platform of online courses open to everyone.

The goal is to consolidate efforts by the three institutions to give them international visibility and allow everyone to take high-quality, varied courses from anywhere in the world.

Countries of participants

Canada 50 %
France 15 %
Haïti 9 %
Algeria 3 %
Morocco 2 %
Other Less than 1 %
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HEC Montréal Executive Education

 

Training more than 7,000 executives and managers a year

  Number of activities Number of participants
National clientele
Public programs 123 1 782
Intensive programs 13 190
Customized programs 153 3 043
Others 3 485
Total 292 5 500
International clientele
Customized programs for executives and managers 33 938
Graduate programs 47 733
Training of trainers 7 7
Other 3 23
Total 90 1 701

2015-2016 data

Languages of instruction

French, English, Chinese*

*Matériel pédagogique et traduction simultanée depuis l'anglais

Percentage of activities by partner location (international clientele)

Africa (Algeria, Congo, Tunisia) 47 %
Americas (Haiti, Mexico, Colombia) 1 %
Europe (France, Switzerland) 11 %
Middle East (Lebanon) 28 %
Asia (China) 13 %

Main fields of expertise for international programs

Aeronautics, insurance, automobiles, construction, sustainable development, energy, health, industry.

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Gestion

The multiplatform magazine for Francophone executives and managers!

Accessible around the globe, available in paper along with a content-rich website (revuegestion.ca), a digital version (Apple Store and Google Play) and a weekly newsletter.

A digital version of the magazine is also available to all HEC Montréal students.

Global business readership, with more than 22,000 subscribers.

  • 40% executives and 20% managers
  • 75% in North America, 15% in Francophone Europe and 10% in Africa and the Maghreb
  • 95% of readers are university graduates and 70% have a Master's degrees
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Alumni

Alumni HEC Montréal is one of the largest business networks in Quebec. All school alumni are members.

  • Over 86,400 alumni since 1907
  • Nearly fifty alumni gatherings and networking activities every year
  • 5 regional sections across Canada
  • International presence:
    • Close to 10,500 alumni around the globe 
    • Major presence in Europe, with HEC Montréal Europe Alumni
    • Activities in New York, Paris, Dakar, Beijing and more than 30 other cities worldwide
  • Discounts and privileges just for alumni
  • Lots of ways to get involved

hec.ca/en/alumni


Career Management Service available to alumni throughout their careers.

Placement rates

BBA 93%
MBA 88%
MSc 91%

2014-2015 data

Ranking in the 2016 Emerging and Trendance Global Employability: Ranking 44th

 

Alumni in 2015-2016

Undergraduate 3,048
BBA 1,048
BGest and BSc 125
Certificates 1,875
Graduate - Master's level 1,332
MBA and EMBA 183
Master's 441
Specialized graduate diplomas 634
Short graduate programs (microprograms) 74
Graduate - PhD level 23
PhD 23
TOTAL 4,403

As at October 15, 2016

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HEC Montréal Foundation

In 2015, the HEC Montréal Foundation received $10,563,012 in pledges, which went to:

  • Helping our students
  • Supporting research
  • Enhancing facilities

Students

$4,165,154 in scholarships and bursaries

to 1,039 deserving students

Research

$4,300,294 to research and funding Chair work

Campus facilities

$246,722 to upgrading the library

6,418 donors

89% of donors are HEC Montréal alumni

Sources of donations:

  • 45% from individuals
  • 55% from organizations

We were the first university foundation in Quebec to be certified under the BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec) standard for charity governance and best management practices (2013–2017). Although the program is no longer in effect, we continue to apply the principles of good governance, integrity and transparency to all of the Foundation’s operations.

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Faculty

By department 272
Accounting 43
Applied Economics 22
Decision Sciences 28
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 12
Finance 22
Human Resources Management 17
Information Technology 22
International Business 15
Logistics and Operations Management 17
Management 50
Marketing 24

As at October 15, 2016

By category
95 Full
91 Associate
34 Assistant
3 Guest and visiting faculty
49 Full-time lecturers
40 Other

As at October 15, 2016

Statistics
% of international professors 42.6%
% with a PhD 80.1%
% of women 33.1%
Average age 47.9
Number of hires in last 5 years 82

As at October 15, 2016


Lecturers

In 2015–2016, 484 lecturers shared their knowledge and expertise with the School’s students.


Postdoctoral interns

From August 31, 2015 to August 31, 2016, HEC Montréal welcomed 24 postdoctoral interns.

Administrative and support staff

73 Managers
211 Professionals and research staff
136 Clerical
111 Technical
60 Trades
591 Total

As at October 15, 2016

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Research and knowledge transfer

HEC Montréal is known internationally for its research activities:

  • 27 research chairs, including 6 Canada Research Chairs
  • 28 research and knowledge transfer units
  • 11 technologies transferred to industry
  • 2 patent applications
  • 2 spin-off companies: Baton simulations and Imarklab
  • Over 715 products for sale on the eValorix.com platform

Annual research and knowledge transfer results

  • $12.8 million in research funding, including $2.6 million for community service projects
  • 241 articles in refereed journals
  • 55 professors and researchers published books or parts of books
  • 535 papers at scientific and professional conventions
  • 441 MSc theses and supervised projects
  • 21 PhD dissertations
  • 17 Faculty members of the Royal Society of Canada

2015-2016 data

Journals published by HEC Montreal

Laboratories

IVADO was launched with the goal of making Montréal a world leader in big data mining. The Institute brings together nearly 900 data scientists acknowledged as global leaders. HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal have joined forces to create the country’s largest centre of expertise in big data mining. IVADO’s researchers will devise future-oriented solutions in many sectors, ranging from energy to transportation and logistics, health and biomedical research and finance and trade.

Tech3Lab

The largest user-experience (UX) research laboratory in North America

This laboratory’s researchers analyze interactions between organizations’ technological interfaces and their employees or consumers.

tech3lab.hec.ca

Calculation and Data Mining Laboratory

This laboratory uses its servers and workstations to manage access to databases in economics, finance, marketing and other management fields and to specialized software for processing such data and performing scientific simulations and calculations.

expertise.hec.ca/laced

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Advanced resources

The largest bilingual business library in Canada

  • Open 7 days a week
  • 856 seats
  • 32 computer terminals, including 2 Bloomberg terminals
  • 12 teamwork rooms and 3 collaborative work spaces

Traditional documentary resources

  • 111,403 books
  • 1,050 periodical titles (printed)

Online resources

  • 156 databases
  • 9,262 audiovisual documents
  • 81,694 periodical titles
  • 271,936 electronic books

Facilities

  • 3 cutting-edge buildings (including 1 devoted to research – Tech3 Lab)
  • 1 student residence
  • 72 classrooms and laboratories
  • 2 amphitheatres
  • 82 study and teamwork rooms
  • 1 fully equipped video recording studio
  • 2 LEAF-certified cafeterias
  • 1 restaurant (seats 140)
  • 1 indoor parking lot (475 spots)
  • 1 HEC Montréal daycare centre (2 sites)
  • 1 forest garden – Hectare urbain


Technology and audiovisual

  • Videoconference environments and rearrangeable classrooms with cutting-edge multimedia infrastructure
  • Trading room with 24 workstations, Reuters and Reuters X-Cobra platforms, Bloomberg terminals, interactive boards and specialized software
  • Live or offline webcasting
  • Video, audio and multimedia production service to support teaching and research
  • In-class technical support
  • Digital learning environment (DLE) including functionalities for online learning
  • Integrated management system for all administrative functions

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