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Executive Education HEC Montréal has rolled out a number of leading-edge initiatives in recent years, and 2022–2023 promises to be just as innovative and exciting!

An Impressive Track Record

Between 2020 and 2022, we:

  • Reconfigured all our programs to make them available in class, online, in the workplace or as part of a hybrid solution
  • Upgraded our facilities with state-of-the-art immersive learning technologies
  • Hosted a free series of webinars attended by 5,000+ people (Les Rendez-vous ED)
  • Co-developed and propelled the First Nations Executive Education program
  • Reached $1 billion in equity value creation for the tech startups enrolled in our Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Montréal)
  • Allowed 9,000 participants a year to reskill or upskill.
Even More For Our Participants

The coming academic year will mark the beginning of a whole new adventure:

  • We will be moving to the newly built Hélène Desmarais Building in the heart of Montreal’s business district
  • We will be hosting a wide range of new networking-friendly events as we transition to a post-COVID-19 world
  • We will be refreshing our programs specifically to address labour shortage and employee retention issues.
Thank You To...
  • The thousands of professionals who attended one of our short programs in the past year
  • Our corporate clients who have entrusted us with their custom training needs
  • Our funding partners who have stepped up to support young entrepreneurs specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) through our CDL-Montréal and Next AI – Montréal programs
  • All those who have been involved in the FNEE program, a historic undertaking for and by First Nations
  • The entire Executive Education HEC Montréal team, without whom none of this would be possible.

Our participants are the reason we have been able to embrace a novel approach to serving your needs and continuing to grow and improve. Thank you all for your confidence and your trust. We look forward to crossing paths with you in the coming year in our new downtown location!

Serge Lafrance

Serge Lafrance
Director, Executive Education HEC Montréal, and Adjunct Professor
Member of the UNICON Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Benchmarking Committee



Our Pledge To Quality


Executive Education HEC Montréal forges connections with world-renowned experts to bring you the best, most up-to-date business knowledge, delivered by a team of seasoned academics and practitioners.


Since 2018, Executive Education HEC Montréal has been an active member of UNICON, an international consortium of 115 business schools specializing in executive education.


Executive Education HEC Montréal has been ranked 47th for open-enrolment and custom programs in the Financial Times’ list of the world’s top executive education programs. The programs also came in 1st in Quebec.

HEC Montréal is the first school in North America to receive triple accreditation from the world’s three main accreditation bodies.





Key Facts And Figures


Executive Education HEC Montréal is one of the top 50 executive education schools in the world and has been your partner in growth for the past 70 years.

100 +

short programs

9000 +

executives, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs
who fine-tune their skills with us every year

300 +

expert instructors
from the academic and business realms

50 +

staff members
here to serve you

450 +

who trust us to cater to their training needs


state-of-the-art rooms
unique in Canada (X2O, 3 premium Zoom Rooms and 1 multiformat room)

Innovative, Hands-On Programs


For you

Every year, we refresh the content of our programs and develop new courses to address changing market needs.

Selecting Executive Education HEC Montréal is about:

  • Building confidence
  • Developing new skills and broadening expertise
  • Staying ahead of the curve
  • Adding new state-of-the-art tools to your professional toolbox
  • Improving your salary prospects
  • Advancing your career
  • Expanding your business network
  • Learning from the best in the industry
  • Meeting people who motivate and inspire.
For your organization

Your company is facing some very real and very daunting challenges, which means you have some very real and very specific training needs. Our customized training solutions will help you leverage these opportunities and drive your business to new heights.

When you partner with Executive Education HEC Montréal, you will be putting your people and your organization on the fast-track to:

  • Developing collective knowledge and skills
  • Boosting your corporate culture
  • Upping your financial game
  • Making your teams more productive and more engaged
  • Making your business more competitive
  • Incorporating digital intelligence into your business model
  • Laying the foundations for the workforce of tomorrow.

Explore our most popular programs



Recognized certification programs that will help you broaden your skill sets and reach a whole new level of performance.


These condensed programs (4 to 8 days) take an in-depth look at key management-related themes.


More than 12,000 people (and counting) have turned to our Fundamentals programs to develop in-demand, highly marketable skills.


High-level programs for current and aspiring executives looking for a big-picture perspective so they can stay one step ahead of the game.


Take advantage of our support and development program for high-potential tech startups.


Tap into our world-class program to get your technology to market faster and more efficiently.

First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) offers short programs developed specifically to meet the needs and reflect the identity of First Nations and to impart invaluable leadership skills. Custom programs can also be designed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.


4 ways to learn


En classe


In person at HEC Montréal’s facilities

En ligne


Remotely via our state-of-the-art Zoom and X2O platforms



A blended, technologically enabled format that offers in-class and online learning options, depending on what’s most convenient for you

En entreprise


Custom-developed programs delivered in your workplace or on site at HEC Montréal


A unique experience


In the heart of the downtown business district

Ranked one of the world’s top 20 most anticipated buildings for 2022 by the prestigious Italian magazine Domus, the new HEC Montréal building in downtown Montreal will feature the latest technology and state-of-the-art digital tools to foster collaboration and networking.

Explore the new HEC Montréal building


Learning from the best


Taught by more than 300 world-class academics and practitioners, our programs strike an ideal balance between academic rigour and practical knowledge.

Outstanding networking opportunities

Executive Education HEC Montréal is a great place to expand your circle of contacts, learn from your peers and benefit from a business community like no other.

Unique events


Executive Education HEC Montréal hosts an array of events designed to bring business professionals together and share leading-edge knowledge.

A team dedicated to your growth

Executive Education HEC Montréal’s team of 50 professionals is here to ensure your professional development experience is meaningful, relevant and rewarding at every turn.

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