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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

  • 2nd in Canada
    Bloomberg Businessweek (2021-2022)
  • 84th in the world
    The Economist Full-time MBA 2021
  • 9th in Canada
    QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
  • 30th in the world
    Corporate Knights, Better World MBA Ranking 2020
  • 29th in the world
    AméricaEconomía 2020

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 city in North America

For international students, according to the QS Best Student Cities ranking (2022)

 

Excellent placement rates

2020 placement rates for HEC Montréal graduates:

92%
BBA
90%
MBA
94%
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

18 specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)

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

Master’s degrees

  • 24 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)

20 short graduate programs

Master’s level, 1 offered in English

PhD

  • 12 specializations

STUDENT COMMUNITY

14,299

Students

3,746

international students from 142 COUNTRIES

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STUDENTS BY PROGRAM (FALL 2021)

UNDERGRADUATE

10,214

BBA

4,590

Certificates

5,113

Short programs

511

MASTER'S LEVEL

3,937

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA

88

MBA

300

Master's degrees

1,863

DESS

1,418

Short programs

268

PHD LEVEL

148

PhD

148

TOTAL
(excluding visiting students)

14,299

Figures as at October 15, 2021

3,746 international students from 142 countries (26 % of the student body)

Undergraduate

2,585

Master’s level

1,055

PhD level

106

TOTAL

3,746

Figures as at October 15, 2021

ORIGINS

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

 

Faculty

314

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

314

International Business 17
Applied Economics 28
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 14
Finance 28
Logistics and Operations Management 24
Human Resources Management 17
Management 52
Marketing 28
Accounting 45
Management Sciences 35
Information Technologies 26

Figures as at October 1, 2021

by category

Full professors 103
Associate professors 94
Assistant professors 51
Guest and visiting faculty 1
Full-time lecturers 65

Other

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

64

Figures as at October 1, 2021

Statistics

% of international professors 50.6%
% with a PhD 79.0%
% of women 38.5%
Average age 50.7
Number hired in the past 5 years 118

Figures as at October 1, 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

699

members of staff

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Managers 92
Professionnals and research staff 285
Clerical 127
Technical 138
Trades 57
TOTAL 699

Figures as of October 15, 2021

ALUMNI AND HEC MONTRÉAL FOUNDATION

+105 800

Alumni

3,068

GENEROUS DONORS

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5,587 ALUMNI IN 2020-2021

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 

BBA

1,151

B.Gest

232

Certificates

2,205

Short programs

246

TOTAL

3,834

MASTER'S LEVEL

 

MBA and EMBA

173

Master’s degrees

678

DESS

772

Short programs

112

TOTAL

1,735

PHD LEVEL

PhD

18

TOTAL

18

Figures as at October 15, 2021

3,068 GENEROUS DONORS

97% are HEC Montréal alumni

Source of donations:

  • 45% from individuals
  • 55% from organizations

$7,307,953

in pledges raised by the HEC Montréal Foundation in 2020, to go toward:

  • The downtown building project
    $3,218,467
  • assisting students
    $1,160,890 
    for scholarships to support their ambitions
  • supporting research
    $1,753,088 for innovative projects and activities building bridges between academia and practice
  • improving facilities
    $20,000 for programs to give HEC Montréal high-performance spaces

Figures as at December 31, 2020

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

#1 in Canada

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

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for students, firms and managers to gain international experience

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993 students

spent time exploring another country

Student mobility is a key part of the university experience.

Student mobility (# of partners)

Programs Incoming students Outgoing students 
Exchange programs (150)* BBA, MSc 463 417
Visiting students (5) BBA, MBA 26 0
Dual degree (6) BBA, MSc 16 15
Virtual mobility program (2) 7 4
International track (4) BBA, DESS, MBA 45 -

*Figures include partners from the QTEM network.


195 partner institutions

in 56 countries and regions
NUMBER OF PARTNER INSTITUTIONS  
Europe 92
Asia 37
Latin & South America 17
Oceania 18
North America 11
Middle East 4
Africa 16

October 2021

53 international activities*

for 1,416 participants on 5 continents
Type of program Number of activities Number of participants
Customized international executive training 20 735
Off-campus degree program** 20 347
Educator training 1 1
Learning Expedition 10 320
Other 2 13
TOTAL 53 1,416

Figures as at October 15, 2021

*All international activities were given remotely in fall 2020 and winter 2021.

**Courses offered as part of the BBA and DESS international track, at our partner universities.


3 languages of instruction (international training programs)

  1. French
  2. English
  3. Spanish

Percentage of activities by partner location

Africa 43%
Middle-East 6%
Europe 26%
Oceania 15%
Asia 6%

5 Campus Abroad courses (2021)

Since international travel was impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic, HEC Montréal developed 5 virtual Campus Abroad courses, allowing students to interact with managers and representatives of organizations in other lands and better understand their business environments.

  • 3 countries and 1 region explored: Canada, Europe, France and Morocco
  • 5 experiences: bringing together BBA, certificate, MSc, DESS and MBA students

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, language twinning program, self-directed training in academic and professional writing, French Week

Many fields of expertise for international programs, including:

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

43 university competitions, including 1 international competition, Social Business Creation, organized by HEC Montréal.

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

  • 113,356 books
  • 6,923 periodical titles (in print)

Online resources

  • 156 databases
  • 30,319 audiovisual documents
  • 117,185 periodical titles
  • 495,501 e-books

École des dirigeants HEC Montréal

+100 programs

to help you dream bigger and reach higher

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

  • 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
  • Programs to help tech startups get off the ground

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 305 start-ups for a value of $661 million since the launch of programs in 2017 and 2018

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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 training, discussions and workshops
  • + 80 strategic mentors and instructors
  • + 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

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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
  • + 70 business mentors
  • + 10 technical and scientific mentors
  • + 99 MBA students involved since 2017
  • An international network of 10 universities: HEC Montréal, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Georgia Tech, HEC Paris, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University and University of Washington

RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide

37

research chairs

$38.5 million

in research funding

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In the top 100 business schools worldwide

University of Texas Dallas Research Rankings (2020-2021)

37 research chairs, including

  • 8 Canada Research Chairs
  • 31 research and knowledge transfer units (including 4 strategic hubs)

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

24 technologies transferred to industry (or being evaluated), with 20 still active

3 spin-off companies

  1. Baton Simulations
  2. Imarklab
  3. CubeHX


Annual research results

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


4 new chairs and 2 research hubs

  1. Canada Research Chair on Enterprise Social Media and Digital Collaboration, held by Wietske VanOsch
  2. Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Supply Chain Analytics, held by Marie-Ève Rancourt
  3. Scale AI Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Urban Mobility and Logistics, held by Carolina Osorio
  4. Canada CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI), held by Golnoosh Farnadi
  5. Arpège – Research Hub on Management Education, directed by Anne Mesny
  6. Top Executives and Strategic Management Hub, co-directed by Denis Chênevert and Alaric Bourgoin


A new Quebec circular economy research network

Emmanuel Raufflet, Full Professor in the Department of Management, is one of the co-Directors of the new Réseau québécois de recherche en économie circulaire (RQREC) et will be responsible for the “change and transition” theme, one of the four pillars of the new network. The network is the result of a consortium of HEC Montréal, the ÉTS, Université Laval and Polytechnique Montréal, with the support of the Centre d’études et de recherches intersectorielles en économie circulaire (CERIEC). The Fonds de recherche du Québec has granted it financial support of $5 million over 5 years (2021–2026).


5 new scientific data collection rooms

The new HEC Montréal building in downtown Montréal, to open in 2022, has received a grant from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation to create 5 scientific data collection rooms. The new units will contribute to Tech3Lab, the leading user experience (UX) research lab in North America, co-directed by Pierre-Majorique Léger and Constantinos K. Coursaris from the Department of Information Technologies, Sylvain Sénécal from the Marketing Department and Marc Fredette from the Decision Sciences Department.

Gestion

23,000

subscribers (paper and digital)

50,000

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 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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