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HEC Montréal looks to stimulate entrepreneurship through innovation in Quebec

June 9, 2015

Did you know that Quebecers are more open than other Canadians to business opportunities? With that in mind, HEC Montréal’s new Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be working to stimulate entrepreneurship in Quebec and meet the growing needs of students in this field. Its objective will be to carve out a prime place for itself on the world stage and become one of the top-ranked 50 institutions specializing in entrepreneurship.

The new Department, launched on June 1, joins the School’s many other entrepreneurship initiatives, including the wide range of programs and specializations, the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank | HEC Montréal, the Rémi-Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track and initiatives in innovation, like the Mosaic creativity and innovation centre.

With 2,500 students from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels, 10 professors, 2 knowledge transfer centres, a Chair in Entrepreneurship and 89 courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and SMB management, the School’s new Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be directed by Associate Professor Franck Barès, ably assisted by professors Pierre Balloffet, Luis Cisneros, Louis Jacques Filion, Réal Jacob, Brian King, Jean-François Ouellet, Laurent Simon, Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Full-Time Faculty Lecturer François Rioux.

Thanks to the Department’s new programs and course formats, future entrepreneurs are sure to be able to acquire the knowledge and skills they need!


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