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Graduate Convocation: 536 Students Can Be Proud of Their Success

September 3, 2010

The School is proud to recognize the success of its 536 new Master’s-level graduates. Some 300 of them were at the convocation ceremony, held on September 3 in the Ernest Cormier Amphitheatre at the Université de Montréal. The ceremony was attended by Guy Breton, Rector of the Université, and, representing HEC Montréal, Director Michel Patry, Hélène Desmarais, Chair of the Board of Directors, Secretary General Jacques Nantel, who was also the Master of Ceremonies, directors of different programs, many faculty members and Michel Hamelin, President of the Association des diplômés.

Director Michel Patry emphasized the responsibility that comes with the influence that the new graduates will have in the world. He urged them to show imagination, innovation and courage in seeking “a socially responsible way of reconciling the production of wealth with the struggle to eliminate poverty, economic efficiency with the dictates of ethics and social justice, and the economic growth necessary for the well-being of humanity with the need to protect the environment.”

Graduates from five programs were awarded diplomas:

  • the MBA, a 57-credit program offered in three formats, with 263 new graduates in all:
  • 115 from the MBA in Action, offered part-time,
  • 47 from the Intensive MBA in French,
  • 101 from the Intensive MBA in English;
  • the EMBA, a program for experienced managers offered jointly with McGill University since 2008 – this was the very first cohort, with 32 graduates;
  • the Master of Laws (LL.M) (Taxation option), offered jointly with the Faculty of Law at the Université de Montréal, with 37 new graduates;
  • eight people were awarded Master of Science (MSc) in Electronic Commerce degrees; the program is offered jointly by HEC Montréal and the Faculty of Law and the Computer Science and Operational Research Department at the Université de Montréal;
  • lastly, there were 196 new graduates from the Master of Science (MSc) in Administration program, comprising 19 specialization options.
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