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HEC Montréal: Where future and business meet

1907

First business school in Canada

3

most prestigious accreditations

1st

French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

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3 most prestigious accreditations

HEC Montréal has 3 international accreditations: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS. Fewer than 100 of the world’s 14,000 business schools have this triple mark of prestigious recognition.

In the top 5 in Canada and top 100 business schools in the world

QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019)

 

Highly ranked for MScs and MBAs:

  • 6th in Canada
    QS Global MBA Rankings 2019
  • 35th in the world
    AméricaEconomía 2019
  • 59th in the world
    Expansión 2019
  • 16th in the world (non-US)
    Forbes 2019

1st French-language Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

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

  

Committed to sustainable development

 

Montreal, best student city in North America

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

 

Excellent placement rate

Placement rate for HEC Montréal 2018 graduates:

92%
BBA
91%
MBA
98%
MSc

Programs

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OVER 100 BUSINESS PROGRAMS FROM UNDERGRADUATE TO PHD LEVEL

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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

25 short undergraduate programs

16 specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)

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

Master’s degrees

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

MBA

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

MCGILL-HEC MONTRÉAL EMBA

EXECUTIF MBA

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

19 short graduate programs

at the Master’s level, 1 offered in English

PhD

  • 13 specializations

STUDENT COMMUNITY

14,356

Students

4,149

international students from 151 COUNTRIES

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STUDENTS BY PROGRAM (FALL 2019)

UNDERGRADUATE

10,521

BBA

4,286

Certificates

5,702

Short programs

533

MASTER'S LEVEL

3,708

EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal

93

MBA

309

Master's degrees

1,694

DESS

1,351

Short programs

261

PHD LEVEL

127

PhD

127

TOTAL
(excluding visiting students)

14,356

Figures as of October 15, 2019

4,149 international students (29 % of the student body)

Undergraduate

3,010

Master’s level

1,046

PhD level

93

TOTAL

4,149

Figures as of October 15, 2019

ORIGINS

Africa 38.35%
Europe 36.47%
Central and South America 10.36%
Asia 12.15%
United States and Mexico 1.61%
Oceania 1.06%

 

Faculty

285

PROFESSORS specializing in every area of business

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By department

285

International Business 15
Applied Economics 24
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 13
Finance 27
Logistics and Operations Management 19
Human Resources Management 16
Management 50
Marketing 25
Accounting 41
Management Sciences 33
Information Technologies 22

Figures as of October 1, 2019

by rank

Full professors 96
Associate professors 78
Assistant professors 47
Guest and visiting faculty 2
Full-time lecturers 62

Other

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

56

Figures as of October 1, 2019

Statistics

% of international professors 46%
% with a PhD 77.5%
% of women 34.7%
Average age 47.6
Number hired in the past 5 years 113

Figures as of October 1, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

677

members of staff

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Managers 81
Professionnals and research staff 279
Clerical 131
Technical 125
Trades 61
TOTAL 677

Figures as of October 15, 2019

ALUMNI AND HEC MONTRÉAL FOUNDATION

+ 95,800

Alumni

4,247

gENEROUS DONORS

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4,612 ALUMNI IN 2018-2019

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 

BBA

1,088

BGest

146

Certificates

1,785

Short programs

98

TOTAL

3,117

MASTER'S LEVEL

 

MBA and EMBA

224

Master’s programs

520

DESS

645

Short programs

81

TOTAL

1,470

PHD LEVEL

PhD

25

TOTAL

25

Figures as of October 15, 2019

4,247 GENEROUS DONORS

95% of them HEC Montréal alumni

Source of donations:

  • 90% from individuals
  • 10% from organizations

$12,743,571

in commitments raised by the Fondation HEC Montréal in 2018, with donors contributing, including:

  • to the downtown building project
    $7,181,777
  • in student assistance
    $2,430,322
    for scholarships to support projects. 823 students received scholarships in 2018-2019.
  • to support research
    $1 ,013,613 on innovative projects and activities building bridges between academia and practice.
  • to improve facilities
    $229,813 for programs designed to give HEC Montréal high-performance spaces.

Figures as of December 31, 2018

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

#1

The most extensive International exchange program for management students in the country

88

international training programs

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1,200 students

spent time exploring another country

Student mobility (no. of partners)

Programs Incoming students Outgoing students 
Exchange programs (148)* BBA, MSc 548 522
Visiting students (8) BBA, MSc 32
Summer school (1) BBA 4
Entrepreneurship project (1) BBA 10 10
Dual degree (5) BBA, MSc 16 7
International track (5) BBA 51

*Data include partners from the QTEM network


166 partner institutions

in 45 countries and regions
NUMBER OF PARTNER INSTITUTIONS  
Europe 81
Asia 33
Latin America 18
Oceania 18
Canada et United States 8
Near-East 3
Africa

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88 international training programs

for 1,976 participants on 4 continents
Types of programs Number of activities Number of participants
Customized international training programs 28 724
Off-campus degree programs* 29 618
Training trainers 4 4
Learning Expedition 22 630
Other 5
TOTAL 88 1,976

Figures as of October 15, 2019

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


4 languages of instruction (international training programs)

  1. French
  2. English
  3. Spanish
  4. Chinese (teaching material and translation from English)

Percentage of activities by partner location

Africa 33%
Middle-East 24%
Europe 24%
Oceania 13%
Asia 6%

CAMPUS ABROAD (2019-2020)

8 destinations:

  • Germany, Morocco, Mexico, Singapore/Malaysia and EU-Russia for all students, except MBA students
  • Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Mumbai/Dubai for MBA students

3 international experience courses

  • Québec-USA bike tour: a cycling course for a joint cohort of MBA and executive students
  • Québec: The Montréal Experience for international students on exchange at HEC Montréal
  • HEC Montréal – EM Lyon International Entrepreneurship Immersion Program for BBA students specializing in entrepreneurship

2 summer schools


1 training centre for business languages

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

9 fields of expertise for international programs

  • Leadership
  • Sustainable Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Logistics
  • Health

HEC MONTRÉAL EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

61st

in the world for programs designed for managers and executives

7,000

executives trained every year

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61st in the world for programs designed for managers and executives

Financial Times Executive Education Open-Enrolment Programmes Ranking 2019


Member of UNICON

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

 



7,000 executives trained every year in 3 spheres of activity

  • 90 programs in all fields of management
  • Customized programs for more than 450 client firms
  • High-level programs in technological entrepreneurship, e.g. how to get a better handle on the impact of big data and artificial intelligence

Fostering the potential of more than 75 seed-stage businesses

For a cumulative total of more than $144 million

  • Program for science-based seed-stage businesses with high growth potential
  • Unique program in partnership with 6 universities in Canada and the United States
  • Goal-driven mentoring process led by accomplished entrepreneurs and angel investors

  • Program for entrepreneurs in the artificial intelligence (AI) field
  • Designed to identify talented individuals with ambitious ideas and leverage Canada’s leadership position in AI to give them a head start
  • 8-month program combines 240 hours of training in entrepreneurship and AI, hands-on workshops and access to the academic and business communities

RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

100

In the top 100 business schools worldwide for contributions to research

35

research chairs

$28,6 million

in research funding

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide for contributions to research

University of Texas Dallas Research Rankings (2018-2019)

Annual research results

  • 35 research chairs, including
    • 7 Canada Research Chairs
    • 28 research groups and knowledge transfer units
  • 47 patent applications, leading to
    • 20 technologies transferred to industry, with 16 still active
    • 3 spin-off companies rises
      • Baton Simulations
      • Imarklab
      • CubeHX
  • $28.6 million in research funding
  • 49 research contracts and community service agreements representing nearly $2 million
  • 364 joint publications with professors from around the world

Figures for 2018-2019

 

7 new research chairs and 1 new hub created in 2018-2019

  • Two Canada-CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chairs directed by Jian Tang and Laurent Charlin
  • Canada Research Chair in Digital Communication and Multitasking directed by Ann-Frances Cameron
  • FRQ-IVADO Research Chair in data science directed by Aurélie Labbe
  • Chair in Work Team Management and Effectiveness directed by Caroline Aubé
  • Chair in Fiscal Policy directed by Nora Traum
  • Chair in Supply Chain Operations Planning directed by Raf Jans
  • Sport Management Research Hub (Sports Hub) directed by Éric Brunelle

2 new infrastructure projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

  • Setting up a digital meeting lab directed by Ann-Frances Cameron
  • New mobile units added to Tech3Lab (the largest user experience lab in North America)

1st invention patent in the history of HEC Montréal

  • An invention for adding an emotional or cognitive dimension to an eye-tracking heat map to provide a rich and immediate understanding of user experience, for designers and managers alike.
  • Developed by the Tech3Lab - HEC Montréal research team and developed by the startup CubeHX, co-founded by professors Pierre-Majorique Léger, Sylvain Sénécal, Marc Fredette and François Courtemanche. 

ADVANCED RESOURCES

#1

Largest bilingual business library in the country

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new building in the downtown business district

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

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

Traditional documentary resources

  • 123,221 books
  • 6,096 periodical titles (in print)

Online documentary resources

  • 156 databases
  • 18,383 audiovisual documents
  • 112,671 periodical titles
  • 218,676 e-books

Facilities

  • 3 cutting-edge buildings (including 1 devoted to research – Tech3Lab)
  • 1 building in the downtown business district – to open in 2022
  • 1 student residence
  • 72 classrooms and laboratories
  • 2 amphitheatres
  • 80 study and teamwork rooms
  • 1 fully equipped video recording studio
  • 2 LEAF-certified cafeterias
  • 1 LEAF-certified restaurant (seats 140)
  • 1 indoor parking lot (475 spots)
  • 1 HEC Montréal daycare centre (2 sites)
  • 1 58,000 ft2 garden – Hectare urbain 

Gestion

19,000

subscribers

35,000

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 19,000 subscribers, and its website receives 35,000 unique visitors a month.

Who reads Gestion ?

  • 87% are entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals
  • 66% in North America, 17% in French-speaking Europe and 14% in Africa
  • 90% of readers have a university degree and 66% have a Master’s degree
  • HEC Montréal students are all subscribed to the electronic version of the magazine

EDULib

45,000

students from 184 countries

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Over 45,000 students from 184 countries for the courses offered by HEC Montréal

EDUlib, hosted by HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal, is an online course platform open to all.

The goal is to consolidate efforts by the three institutions to give them international visibility and allow everyone to take high-quality, varied courses from anywhere in the world.

 

countries of participants

Canada 50%
France 15%
Haïti 9%
Algeria 3%
Morocco 2%
Other 21%

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