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HEC Montréal: Where opportunities are created

HEC Montréal: Where opportunities are created


First business school in Canada


prestigious accreditations

1 st

French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

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3 prestigious accreditations

HEC Montréal has 3 international accreditations: AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Only 118 business schools, and only two in Canada, hold this three-fold mark of distinction.

AMBA - Association of MBA'sACCSB International EQUIS Accredited


Among the top programs

  • 2nd in Canada
    Bloomberg Businessweek (2022-2023)
  • 9th in Canada
    QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
  • 30th in the world
    Corporate Knights, Better World MBA
  • 3rd in Canada, 34th in the world
    AméricaEconomía 2022

  • 3rd in Canada, 88th in the world
    QS Masters in Finance 2022
  • 3rd in Canada, 91st in the world
    QS Masters in Management 2022
  • 4th in Canada, 83rd in the world
    QS Masters in Business Analytics 2022
  • 2nd in Canada, 72nd in the world
    QS Masters in Marketing 2022
  • Only one in Canada, 26th in the world
    QS Masters in Supply Chain 2022


Committed to sustainable development

  • Nearly 15% of scientific publications dealt with sustainability issues and topics (2021)
  • + 6,000 registrations for courses with sustainability learning objectives (2022)


1st French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

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


Montreal, one of the best university cities in north america

9th in the world according to QS Best Student Cities (2022)


Excellent placement rates

2020-2021 placement rates for HEC Montréal graduates (according to survey data):

98 %


98 %


100 %




+ 100

business programs from undergraduate to PhD

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3 language streams

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


27 certificates

in every field of business, in-class, hybrid format or online


28 short undergraduate programs


20 specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)

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


Master’s degrees

  • 25 specializations
  • 21 MSc programs, 7 offered in English, with thesis or supervised project
  • 2 Master's in Management, 1 offered in English
  • 1 Master’s in Taxation (LLM)



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



Executive MBA

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


21 short graduate programs

Master’s level, 1 offered in English



  • 12 specializations

Student community

Student community




international students from 145 countries

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Students by program (Fall 2022)







Short programs


Master's level


McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA




Master's degrees




Short programs


PHD level




(excluding visiting students)


Figures as of December 1, 2022

3,676 international students from 145 countries (27% of the student body)



Master’s level


PhD level




Figures as of December 1, 2022


Africa 37%
Europe 38%
Central and South America 9%
Asia 13%
United States and Mexico 2%
Oceania 1%





faculty members specializing in all fields of management

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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


International Business 16
Applied Economics 24
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 14
Finance 30
Logistics and Operations Management 23
Human Resources Management 18
Management 55
Marketing 27
Accounting 45
Management Sciences 34
Information Technologies 26

Figures as of October 1, 2022

By category

Full professors 106
Associate professors 86
Assistant professors 55
Guest and visiting faculty 1
Full-time lecturers 64


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


Figures as of October 1, 2021


% of international professors 49.0%
% with a PhD 79.8%
% of women 39.7%
Average age 46.5
Number hired in the past 5 years 119

Figures as of October 1, 2022

Administrative and support staff

Administrative and support staff


members of staff

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Managers 92
Professionnals and research staff 285
Clerical 127
Technical 138
Trades 57

Figures as of October 15, 2021

HEC Montréal foundation and alumni relations

HEC Montréal foundation and alumni relations

+ 110000



generous donors

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5,125 alumni in 2021-2021










Short programs




Master's level


MBA and EMBA McGill - HEC Montréal 


Master’s degrees




Short programs




PhD level





Figures as of December 1, 2022

2,575 generous donors

96% are HEC Montréal alumni

Source of donations:

  • 61% from individuals
  • 39% from organizations



in pledges raised by the HEC Montréal Foundation in 2021 will go toward:

  • The downtown building project
  • Assisting students
    in scholarships to support their ambitions.
  • Supporting research
    $3,754,932 invested in innovative projects and knowledge transfer.
  • Improving facilities (and other projects)
    $63,691 to give HEC Montréal modern facilities and high-performance spaces.

Figures as of December 31, 2021

On the international scene

On the international scene

# 1  in Canada

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

+ 100

for students, firms and managers to gain international experience

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1,150 students

spent or will spend time exploring another country in the fall and winter semesters (2022-2023)

Student mobility is a key part of the university experience.

Student mobility (# of partners)

Programs Incoming students Outgoing students 
Exchange programs (151)* BBA, MSc 475 566
Visiting students (5) BBA, MSc, MBA 43 0
Dual degree (6) BBA, MSc 23 8
International track (4) BBA 35 -

*Figures include partners from the QTEM network.

198 partner institutions

in 56 countries and regions
Number of partner institutions  
Europe 95
Asia 36
Latin & South America 18
Oceania 18
North America 12
Middle East 5
Africa 14

170 international activities on 4 continents

Type of program Number of activities Number of participants/activity
Customized international executive training 100 2,494
Off-campus degree program 25 560
Learning Expedition 45 1,420
Total 170 4,474

3 languages of instruction (international training programs)

  1. French
  2. English
  3. Spanish

Percentage of activities by partner location

Africa 56%
Middle-East 4%
Europe 14%
North & South America 14%
Asia 12%

Creating an immersive experience with international campuses

  • Campus international and Campus Quebec: on site experiential courses that take place intensively during the summer (3 credits)
  • Immersive programs for groups of international students (intensive non-credited training)

90 students participated in 6 campus abroad courses - spring and summer 2022:

  • Campus Québec: Montréal-Sherbrooke by bike
  • Campus Québec: Net-zero emissions
  • Campus Québec: Charlevoix
  • Campus international: United Arab Emirates
  • Campus international: Germany
  • Campus international: United States

8 immersive programs for foreign university partners:

A total of more than 225 students took part in intensive training lasting one to two weeks.

2 summer schools

1 Business Language Training Centre

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

Many fields of expertise for international programs, including:

  • Leadership
  • Renewable energy and natural resources
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sustainable development
  • Data science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare management
  • Sports management
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Derivatives

Advanced resources

Advanced resources

# 1  in Canada

The 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 documentary resources
  • 113,219 books
  • 8,171 periodical in print
Online resources
  • 161 databases
  • 59,365 audiovisual documents
  • 266,084 periodical titles
  • 473,953 e-books

École des dirigeants HEC Montréal

École des dirigeants Executive Education

+ 100  programs

to help you dream bigger and reach higher

+ 9000

executives, professionals and managers trained every year

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+70 years’ experience

  • In the world’s Top 50 Executive Education 2022 Rankings of the Financial Times.
  • 1st in Quebec
  • 4th in Canada

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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.



  • 6 certifications in finance, marketing communications, retail trade, ethics and compliance, digital marketing and organizational development
  • 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 394 start-ups for a value of $1.8 billion since the programs were launched.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)


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

  • + 70 business mentors
  • + 13 technical and scientific mentors
  • + 120 MBA students involved since 2017
  • An international network of 12 universities: HEC Montréal, ESMT Berlin, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Georgia Institute of Technology, HEC Paris, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, University of Washington, and University of Tartu (Estonia).

Next AI


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

  • + 150 hours of training, discussions and workshops
  • + 100 strategic mentors
  • +150 investors
  • + 40 professors and experienced advisors
  • 5 scientific coaches and 6 Venture Managers
  • 45 businesses incubated every year
  • Free workspace in Toronto and in the heart of Montréal's AI hub

First Nations Executive Education

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Created FOR and BY First Nations in November 2021 with the objective of training 1,000 First Nations leaders in 5 years through short leadership programs:

  • 2 programs for elected officials and administrators
  • 1 program for managers
  • 1 program for entrepreneurs
  • 1 leadership program for Indigenous women (elected, entrepreneurs, managers, and aspiring leaders)
  • Customized training program

+ 30 coaching teams (from both First Nations and HEC Montréal)

+ 200 participants to date

Research and knowledge transfer

Research and knowledge transfer


In the top 100 business schools worldwide for contributions to research


research chairs

$ 37.1  M

in research funding

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide for contributions to research

University of Texas Dallas Research Rankings (2021-2022)


Annual research results: (datas 2021-2022)

  • 36 research chairs, including 8 Canada Research Chairs
  • 30 research and knowledge transfer units (including 4 inter-university strategic hubs)
  • $37.1 M in research funding
  • 387 publications in collaboration with professors and researchers from around the world
  • 49 invention disclosures since 2002, with 24 technologies transferred to industry, and 18 still active
  • 3 spin-off companies: Baton Simulations, Imarklab, CubeHX
  • 23 articles written by HEC Montréal professors published in the Conversation generated nearly 250,000 views (2022)


Creation of 3 new chairs and 1 research centre

  • Canada Research Chair in Consumer Decision-Making, directed by Marcelo Nepomuceno
  • Power Corporation of Canada Chair in Employer-Employee Dynamics, Earnings and Benefits, directed by Benoit Dostie
  • Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair in Economic Policy, directed by Pierre-Carl Michaud
  • Pierre-Péladeau Centre - Leadership and Management, directed by Cyrille Sardais and Marine Agogué


Creation of a Financial Education Lab

Directed by Philippe d'Astous, this Laboratory aims to understand individuals’ financial behaviour so it can develop financial education measures likely to improve their well-being. The Lab achieves this by combining survey and administrative data to gain a realistic view of the studied situations and optimize intervention results.


<i>Gestion</i> magazine


subscribers (paper and digital)


unique visitors a month

More info on our Gestion magazine

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 50,000 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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