January 3, 2014
HEC Montréal is proud to announce that the AACSB International accreditation it has held since 2003 has been renewed for a five-year period by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. HEC Montréal passed the organization’s all-new accreditation process with flying colours. The three-part process, based on the highest standards, looks at the institution’s innovation, engagement and impact on students, employers and the community it serves.
This renewal means that HEC Montréal will remain one of the rare business schools worldwide to hold the three most prestigious international accreditations in management education. Fewer than 65 business schools, and only 2 in North America, hold this prestigious threefold mark of excellence, with AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.
Timeline of international accreditations
1999: HEC Montréal earns its first international accreditation, granted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS). It is the first non-European business school to receive this distinction. The EQUIS accreditation has since been renewed twice, in 2004 and 2010.
2002: The School is granted AMBA accreditation, from the Association of MBAs (United Kingdom). This accreditation has also been renewed twice, in 2007 and 2012.
2003: HEC Montréal is granted AACSB International certification, making it the only North American business school, at the time, to hold the three most prestigious accreditations in its field.