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2024-2027 Strategic Plan

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HEC Montréal is updating its Strategic Plan, continuing the process initiated in 2019. This new plan covers the period of 2024-2027 and enables the School to focus on its priorities with greater precision. Its progress is closely monitored by a management system that includes specific indicators.

Drafting the Strategic Plan

In late 2019, HEC Montréal analyzed all the data gathered during a rigorous preparation process and extensive consultation. This analysis led to the production of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan was then submitted to the School’s Academic Council and Board of Directors for approval.

In the spirit of continuity, the Executive Committee decided to focus on three strategic themes for the 2024-2027 plan. This approach made it possible to organize the School’s priorities with greater precision, in line with HEC Montréal’s mission and vision.

A consultation process that began in 2019 and continues today

In 2019, we had the opportunity to talk with our entire community and various partners by organizing codesign workshops and seeking comments on several themes. Consultations have since continued on important topics for the School and its community, such as Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics (SD-CSR-ethics), EDI, and the research and transfer strategic plan.

Video: Strategic planning timeline (in French)

This video presents the timeline of the strategic planning process that HEC Montréal carried out in 2019 and 2020.

  • June 2019 – Director Federico Pasin takes office
  • Summer 2019 – Preparatory work on strategic priorities
  • September 2019 – website launch – strategic planning
  • Fall 2019 – Public consultations: 9 codesign workshops (384 attendees, 91 personas analyzed, 7 themes)
  • December 2019 – Analysis and drafting of strategic plan
  • Winter 2020 – Work of various governance bodies (Strategic Planning Coordination Committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, Faculty Assembly, Academic Council, Executive Committee)

Workshops held as part of the strategic planning

In fall 2019, codesign workshops were held at the School on strategic topics such as:

  • The HEC Montréal student experience and path (from applicant to graduate)
  • HEC Montréal as a living and working environment
  • The HEC Montréal brand: our identity and reputation
  • HEC Montréal in the community
  • HEC Montréal, a key player in the management of social and environmental issues
  • Research and knowledge transfer at HEC Montréal
  • HEC Montréal, my alma mater

The School also held meetings for employers and employees who play a specific role at the School, such as full-time lecturers, and employees of the Registrar’s Office.

Participation in the 2019 workshops

There were two complementary ways in which community members and partners could participate: by taking part in a codesign workshop or by sending us their comments. This let them contribute to the reflection process that would inform the Strategic Plan and the action plans stemming from it.

Codesign workshops

The codesign workshops, based on collaborative innovation, were an original way of consulting stakeholders. They gave us a better understanding of everyone’s needs and enriched our future initiatives.

Led by: Mosaic, the HEC Montréal hub specialized in creativity and innovation management.

The consultation in figures

  • 384 attendances (275 people)
  • 9 workshops on 7 themes
  • 14 issues addressed
  • 3,280 ideas shared

As part of the consultations, 83 participants also took part in other meetings involving employees from various departments of the School as well as employers.

Who attended?

  • Members of the HEC Montréal student community and their parents (9% of participants)
  • Faculty members, teaching staff, and staff members of the School (58%)
  • Alumni and donors (27%)
  • Business community members and partners (6%)


Several HEC Montréal entities were involved in preparing and approving the strategic plan.


Academic Council

  • Adopts the scientific and pedagogical aspects of the strategic plan

List of members


Executive Committee

  • Analyzes the different data and needs
  • Prioritizes orientations and actions
  • Recommends the adoption of the strategic plan

List of members


Coordinating Committee

  • Manages and coordinates work related to the strategic planning process.


  • Sophie Grenier, Director of the Office, HEC Montréal
  • Claude Laurin, Full Professor, Director of Program Accreditations, Ranking, and Evaluation, HEC Montréal
  • Annick Morin, Director of Special Projects, HEC Montréal
  • Marc Tulin, Director of Institutional Communications, HEC Montréal

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