Mission, vision and values
2020–2023 Strategic planning
HEC Montréal launched a strategic planning exercise in fall 2019. This process is an opportunity for the School to review its values and mission and articulate its vision.
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HEC Montréal: rooted in the community
HEC Montréal is a French-speaking institution solidly rooted in its community and open to the world. It is an international-calibre university business school that contributes to our society’s prosperity by providing leadership in all its spheres of activity, i.e. teaching at all levels, research and serving the community.
Building on its extensive skills and the strengths of its milieu and striving for continuous improvement, HEC Montréal is committed to playing a leading role in all these spheres, by focusing on:
- training tomorrow’s managers to meet evolving requirements in the business world
HEC Montréal does so by encouraging its students to acquire a variety of skills and aptitudes that complement their schooling, in particular through a strategy based on multilingualism openness to the world and corporate social responsibility. In addition to its up-to-date, relevant programs, HEC Montréal offers its students an exceptional learning environment and experience.
- positioning the School on the international stage and enhancing its influence and collaboration by expanding its networks
HEC Montréal sets high standards of excellence for itself, and aims to rank among the top five business schools in Canada, the top 20 outside the United States and the top 100 in the world, in all its spheres of activity. The School strives to recruit the best faculty and students from around the globe and to establish new partnerships in the academic and business communities.
- conducting avant-garde research and sharing its findings
HEC Montréal supports cutting-edge research in all management disciplines and is home to numerous research chairs and centres of excellence. It emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach, along with knowledge transfer to managers and commercialization of research findings and methodologies.
Rigour. Intellectual discipline and integrity underlie all the School’s activities related to teaching and to producing and sharing knowledge.
Relevance. By analyzing trends and major issues in management and offering relevant teaching, HEC Montréal contributes to business growth and social well-being.
Boldness. In keeping with its tradition of innovation, HEC Montréal invites its community to adopt a proactive attitude to change and an avant-garde approach.
Respect. HEC Montréal values collegiality and collaboration, respect for others and civic responsibility.
Commitment. HEC Montréal encourages the members of its community to become involved, both collectively and as individuals, in the business and university worlds and society in general.