Undergraduate Convocation: 1,231 Graduates
June 2, 2009
HEC Montréal congratulates its 1,231 new 2008-2009 graduates in regular and trilingual Business Administration (BBA), in Management (BGest) and Science (BSc*). It was a proud moment for the 653 of them, accompanied by their guests, families and friends, who stepped onto the stage in the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts to accept their diplomas, at the convocation ceremony held on May 31.
There were 945 graduates in the regular BBA program and 101 in the trilingual BBA program. This was the second cohort of graduates from the trilingual program.
In addition, 47 BBA grads were awarded their diplomas with the Mercure distinction, and 11 with Honor.
The Mercure enriched track, named for the Roman god of commerce, is for students who excel in a variety of ways during their BBA studies. These academic, professional and social achievements are not only very challenging but also relevant to the labour market and require an independent spirit.
The Honor track is reserved for students with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher in their first two years in the BBA program. Once they are enrolled in this track, they must complete, instead of their complementary non-specialization courses:
- one additional specialization course at the BBA level;
- one research project course with a professor in that specialization;
- one MSc course in that same specialization.
In addition, only graduates who have maintained a GPA of 3.7 or higher throughout their studies are entitled to the Honor distinction.
The Mercure and Honor distinctions add extra value to the diplomas of new graduates, making them stand out even more for prospective employers.
* The Bachelor of Science (earned with a combination of certificates) concerns only those students enrolled in a certificate program at HEC Montréal before fall 2003.