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HEC Montréal: Where future and business meet

1907

First business school in Canada

3

prestigious accreditations

1st

French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

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3 prestigious accreditations

HEC Montréal has 3 international accreditations: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS. Only 102 business schools, and only two in Canada, hold this three-fold mark of distinction.

AMBA - Association of MBA'sACCSB International EQUIS Accredited

Highly ranked for MSc and MBA

  • 9th in Canada
    QS Global MBA Rankings 2021
  • 30th in the world
    Corporate Knights, Better World MBA Ranking 2020
  • 37th in the world
    AméricaEconomía 2020
  • 16th in the world (non-US)
    Forbes 2019
  • 59th in the world
    Expansión 2019

Committed to sustainable development

 

 

1st French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

1st French-language campus in the world to receive this designation (2019)

  

Montreal, best student city in North America

and 6th in the world theQS Best Student Cities ranking (2019)

 

Excellent placement rates

2019 placement rates for HEC Montréal graduates:

96%
BBA
79%
MBA
95%
MSc

Programs

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BUSINESS PROGRAMS FROM UNDERGRADUATE TO PHD

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BBA

3 LANGUAGE STREAMS

  1. French
  2. Bilingual: French and English
  3. Trilingual: French, English and Spanish

25 CERTIFICATES

in every area of business, on-site, hybrid format or online

26 short undergraduate programs

16 specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)

5 of which give access to Master’s programs (conditions apply)

Master’s degrees

  • 31 specializations
  • 20 MScs, 7 offered in English, with thesis or supervised project track
  • 3 Master's in Management, 1 offered in English
  • 1 Master’s in taxation (LLM)

MBA

  • 1 year (full-time) French, English
  • 2 years (part-time) French

MCGILL-HEC MONTRÉAL EMBA

EXECUTIVE MBA

  • 15 months (part-time) – bilingual (French and English)

18 short graduate programs

Master’s level, 1 offered in English

PhD

  • 12 specializations

STUDENT COMMUNITY

15,180

Students

4,144

international students from 144 COUNTRIES

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STUDENTS BY PROGRAM (FALL 2020)

UNDERGRADUATE

10,869

BBA

4,327

Certificates

5,936

Short programs

606

MASTER'S LEVEL

4,183

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA

88

MBA

296

Master's degrees

1,879

DESS

1,552

Short programs

368

PHD LEVEL

128

PhD

128

TOTAL
(excluding visiting students)

15,180

Figures as at October 15, 2020

4,144 international students from 144 countries (27 % of the student body)

Undergraduate

2,979

Master’s level

1,077

PhD level

88

TOTAL

4,144

Figures as at October 15, 2020

ORIGINS

Africa 39.91%
Europe 36.12%
Central and South America 9.75%
Asia 11.27%
United States and Mexico 1.79%
Oceania 1.16%

 

Faculty

300

faculty members specializing in every area of business

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Our faculty members are respected educators who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and to training the next generation of professionals.

By department

300

International Business 16
Applied Economics 24
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 14
Finance 26
Logistics and Operations Management 21
Human Resources Management 18
Management 53
Marketing 24
Accounting 46
Management Sciences 33
Information Technologies 25

Figures as at October 1, 2020

by rank

Full professors 99
Associate professors 85
Assistant professors 50
Guest and visiting faculty 1
Full-time lecturers 65

Other

(Non-tenure track guest and visiting professors, researchers, associate and affiliate professors) 

55

Figures as at October 1, 2020

Statistics

% of international professors 47.3%
% with a PhD 78.0%
% of women 37.7%
Average age 48.6
Number hired in the past 5 years 117

Figures as at October 1, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

677

members of staff

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Managers 84
Professionnals and research staff 278
Clerical 127
Technical 128
Trades 60
TOTAL 677

Figures as of October 15, 2020

ALUMNI AND HEC MONTRÉAL FOUNDATION

+100 800

Alumni

4,609

gENEROUS DONORS

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5,023 ALUMNI IN 2019-2020

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 

BBA

1,080

B.Gest

210

Certificates

1,965

Short programs

165

TOTAL

3,420

MASTER'S LEVEL

 

MBA and EMBA

244

Master’s degrees

585

DESS

645

Short programs

108

TOTAL

1,582

PHD LEVEL

PhD

21

TOTAL

21

Figures as at October 15, 2020

4,609 GENEROUS DONORS

96% are HEC Montréal alumni

Source of donations:

  • 56% from individuals
  • 44% from organizations

$10,595,197

in pledges raised by the HEC Montréal Foundation in 2019, to go toward:

  • The downtown building project
    $3,806,818
  • assisting students
    $1,533,012
    for scholarships to support their ambitions
  • supporting research
    $4,321,740 for innovative projects and activities building bridges between academia and practice
  • improving facilities
    $250,051 for programs to give HEC Montréal high-performance spaces

Figures as at December 31, 2019

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

#1 in Canada

The country’s most extensive international exchange program for management students

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occasions for students, firms and managers to gain international experience

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343 students

spent time exploring another country

The exchange program was cancelled for fall 2020, and because of border closures participants from our different programs were unable to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student mobility (no. of partners)

Programs Incoming students Outgoing students 
Exchange programs (153)* BBA, MSc 146 137
Visiting students (9) BBA, MSc, MBA 0 0
Summer school (1) BBA 0 0
Dual degree (5) BBA, MSc 9 12
International track (5) BBA 39 -

*Figures include partners from the QTEM network.


167 partner institutions

in 45 countries and regions
NUMBER OF PARTNER INSTITUTIONS  
Europe 82
Asia 33
Latin America 18
Oceania 18
Canada et United States 8
Near-East 3
Africa

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81 international activities

for 1,639 participants on 5 continents
Type of program Number of activities Number of participants
Customized international executive training 14 394
Off-campus degree program* 25 484
Educator training 6 26
Learning Expedition 32 735
Other 4 0
TOTAL 81 1,639

Figures as at October 15, 2020

*Courses in BBA 2+2 and DESS programs delivered at our partner institutions.


3 languages of instruction (international training programs)

  1. French
  2. English
  3. Spanish

Percentage of activities by partner location

Africa 23%
Middle-East 14%
Europe 29%
Oceania 11%
Asia 15%

4 virtual Campus Abroad courses (2020)

Since international travel was impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic, HEC Montréal developed four virtual Campus Abroad courses, allowing students to interact with managers and representatives of organizations in other lands and better understand their business environments.

  • 4 regions explored: Germany, Morocco, Mexico, and the Baltic countries/Russia
  • 4 courses: bringing together BBA, MSc, DESS and certificate students

2 summer schools


1 Business Language Training Centre

  • Business French, English, Spanish and Chinese courses
  • Technical courses in academic and professional writing
  • French and English help centre (workshops and individual assistance)

9 fields of expertise for international programs

  • Leadership
  • Renewable energy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sustainable development
  • Data science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare

ADVANCED RESOURCES

#1 in Canada

Largest bilingual business library in the country

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A spacious, light-filled library designed to foster creative thinking

  • Open 7 days a week
  • 774 seats
  • 32 computer terminals, 2 Bloomberg terminals and 2 Thomson Reuters Eikon terminals
  • 12 teamwork rooms and 3 collaborative work spaces

Traditional resources

  • 113,184 books
  • 7,434 periodical titles (in print)

Online resources

  • 156 databases
  • 18,544 audiovisual documents
  • 300,580 periodical titles
  • 324,685 e-books

École des dirigeants HEC Montréal

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programs for businesses, executives and managers

+9,000

executives, professionals and managers trained every year

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65 years’ experience

In the world’s Top 110 executive education schools


A member of UNICON, the largest global consortium of business schools in the field of executive education. UNICON has an elite 110 high-profile members in more than 30 countries.

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Over 9,000 executives, professionals and managers trained every year

  • 4 certifications in finance, communications, retail trade, ethics and compliance
  • Customized programs for more than 450 client firms
  • Over 300 trainers from academia and business

4 training approaches: in class, online, hybrid, in the field

2 high-level programs in technological entrepreneurship, to introduce AI innovations in businesses

Financial backing for more than 175 start-ups for a value of $387.1 million since its launch in 2017

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The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a coaching, accelerator and development program for high-potential technology startups.

  • 2 cohorts of 25 businesses a year in artificial intelligence and supply-chain optimization
  • + 60 business mentors
  • + 10 technical and scientific mentors
  • + 50 MBA students involved
  • An international network of 9 universities: HEC Montréal, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Georgia Tech, HEC Paris, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary and Dalhousie University

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Next AI is a development program for entrepreneurs featuring structured education to support innovative entrepreneurial ideas, offered in Montréal and Toronto.

  • + 200 hours of hands-on training, workshops and mentorship
  • + 60 strategic and sector mentors
  • + 30 professors and experienced advisors from near and far
  • 20 scientific coaches
  • 30 businesses incubated every year
  • 7 months of hands-on coaching at HEC Montréal and in the heart of Montréal’s AI hub
  • Up to $25,000 in non-dilutive funding per business

RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide and 3rd French-language business school in the world for contributions to research

36

research chairs

$28 million

in research funding

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide and 3rd French-language business school in the world for contributions to research

University of Texas Dallas Research Rankings (2019-2020)

36 research chairs, including

  • 7 Canada Research Chairs
  • 29 research and knowledge transfer units (including 4 strategic hubs)

48 invention disclosures since 2002, including 3 new invention disclosures in 2019–2020

23 technologies transferred to industry (or being evaluated), with 19 still active

3 spin-off companies

  1. Baton Simulations
  2. Imarklab
  3. CubeHX


Annual research results

  • 28 M$ in research funding
  • 52 research contracts and community service agreements equivalent to $1.9 million
  • 300 publications in co-operation with professors from around the world


2 new research chairs and 1 research hub

  1. Chair in Innovation and Regional Development, held by David Doloreux
  2. Chair in Global Innovation Networks, held by Ekaterina Turkina
  3. Top Executives and Strategic Management Hub, co-directed by Denis Chênevert and Alaric Bourgoin


2 new infrastructure projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

  1. Artificial intelligence – Laurent Charlin and Jian Tang
    Their research focuses on developing models of complex user preferences for recommendations using deep learning.

  2. Behavioural economics – Pierre-Carl Michaud and the Retirement and Savings Institute team
    Their research looks at analyses of behavioural economics based on high-performance computing for behavioural economic analyses of large proprietary microdata sets.

Gestion

23,000

subscribers (paper and digital)

36,000

unique visitors a month

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The multiplatform magazine for executives and managers in the Francophonie!

In addition to its paper version, Gestion is now available in a digital version (Apple Store and Google Play) and on the Web (revuegestion.ca).

The magazine has a worldwide business readership of over 23,000 subscribers, and its website receives 36,000 unique visitors a month.

Who reads Gestion ?

  • 79% are entrepreneurs,executives, managers and professionals
  • 60% of visitors to revuegestion.ca come from Canada, 17.5% from France, 3.7% from Morocco and 3.4% from the United States
  • 92% of readers have a university degree
  • HEC Montréal students are all subscribed to the electronic version of the magazine

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