October 10, 2013
First of all, for the sixth year running, the Intensive MBA at HEC Montréal made the prestigious Forbes biennial listing of non-USA business schools. The ranking is based on the return on investment for graduates, five years after earning their MBA, minus tuition and the salary forgone during school. This year, some 17,000 2008 graduates from about 100 schools around the world completed the Forbes questionnaire for this survey. The HEC Montréal program was the only one from Quebec to appear on the list, and came in second among the three Canadian programs ranked.
Next, the HEC Montréal MBA ranked 84th among the world’s top 100 programs as listed in the 2013 edition of the Which MBA? guide published by the renowned weekly newsmagazine The Economist – up nine spots from last year. This is the fourth time our program has appeared in this ranking, which is based essentially on students’ main reasons for taking an MBA, i.e. new career possibilities, personal development and educational experience, a salary increase and networking potential.
The School’s MBA was also selected by The Princeton Review to appear in its guide, The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition. Over 20,300 students around the world were invited to complete the 80-question survey sent out by The Princeton Review, looking mainly at their experience and satisfaction with their MBA programs. The guide includes 278 schools in the United States and just 17 from other countries.
“We are very proud to see our MBA once again among these select groups of international schools,” emphasized Program Director Michael Wybo. “We constantly strive to adapt our teaching to the realities and expectations of the business world, and this recognition confirms the value and quality of our program.”
About the MBA
The HEC Montréal MBA program was also included in the most recent rankings by the AméricaEconomía and Expansión magazines. The program has been thoroughly revised, to attune it more than ever to the requirements of the business world. Starting in spring 2014, it will offer a more flexible structure, better adapted to the real world, and a new calendar (late April to early June). The core of the program will consist of a new, three-phase teaching approach giving students a grounding in management basics, allowing them to develop personal and managerial skills and integrating everything they have learned, in part through a consulting project in the field. The full-time one-year program is offered in French and in English, and the part-time two-year program, in French.