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Business English Exit Test


Everyone enrolled in the BBA or BMgt programs must pass the HECTOPE test to graduate. Read the Exemption section below for information about an equivalency.

HECTOPE is a language test that assesses English language communication skills in academic and professional settings. It measures reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing and speaking skills.

The test lasts 2 hours and takes place in the Assignments section of ZoneCours. It evaluates:

  • Oral comprehension (20 questions)
  • Written comprehension and vocabulary (30 questions)
  • Grammar (30 questions)
  • Writing an email
  • Oral expression (video recording)


To find the test schedule:

  1. Go to HEC en ligne. Click on “Manage Classes”.
  2. Click on “Class Search and Enroll”.
  3. Choose the desired term.
  4. Enter “HECTOPE” in the search box.
  5. Click on the test session you found.
    • The “Enrollment Information” tab shows you the test registration deadlines.

To register:

  1. Click on the arrow to the right of the test you found.
    • This indicates the test is open.
    • If the arrow is missing, you can’t add the test to your shopping cart or register for it.
  2. Follow the steps displayed on the screen.
    • Note that if your enrollment period isn’t open, but your shopping cart is available, the test will be directly added to your cart. You will still need to complete the registration procedure for the test.
  3. Make sure the confirmation message is displayed on the screen.


Use these tools to help prepare for the test.


Your results will be published at HEC en ligne > Test results, three to five weeks after the test date. The passing grade for the HECTOPE test is a C (intermediate-advanced level) for a BBA in the French stream and for a BMgt, and a B- (intermediate-advanced level) to receive a bilingual or trilingual mention. If you fail the test, you must take the course equivalent for the required level and receive a passing grade.


Courses and corresponding HECTOPE grades

Business English course passed Course grade Recognized equivalency for the HECTOPE test Corresponding skill level
LANG 91516A

D to A+


LANG 91515A

B- to A+

D to C+



LANG 91514A

A- to A+

B- to B+

D to C+




Intermediate-advanced (required for bilingual or trilingual mention and international exchanges)
LANG 91513A

B to A+

D to B-



Intermediate (required for the BBA – French stream, and for BMgt)
N/A Elementary


To be exempted from the HECTOPE test and meet the language requirements for your program, you must have taken and passed one of the following courses:

Programs BBA and MGmt
Fees $74.95

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