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HEC Montréal steps up its presence in Morocco

The School has signed an agreement with ESCA École de Management

October 11, 2016

HEC Montréal signe une entente avec ESCA École de ManagementAs part of its international development, HEC Montréal has just signed an agreement to expand its collaboration in Morocco with ESCA École de Management.

“HEC Montréal is extremely happy to conclude this arrangement with ESCA École de Management, a school whose reputation extends well beyond the borders of Morocco and Africa,” said HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry. “This partnership will allow our teams to collaborate on research, producing teaching materials and offering world-class training.”

The two institutions have already been working together. Since September 2016, students have been able to complete a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) by doing two years of the program at ESCA École de Management, followed by two years at HEC Montréal.

The new agreement now paves the way for collaboration on master's-level programs, along with training for executives and managers.

The institutions also plan to focus on joint research activities, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, social innovation and sustainable development, and to collaborate on writing case studies specific to organizations active in Morocco.  

ESCA École de Management, founded in 1992, is the top-ranking business school in Morocco. Every year, the school trains 1,100 students, executives and managers of 25 different nationalities.

Hassan Taghvaï (Director of International Activities and Student Mobility, HEC Montréal), Thami Ghorfi (Dean, ESCA École de Management), Lamia Radi (Director of Cooperation and Cultural Action, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco), Nathalie Dubé (Ambassador of Canada to Morocco) ; Michel Patry (Director, HEC Montréal), Imad-Eddine Hatimi (Dean in charge of Accreditations, ESCA École de Management) – Photo: ESCA EM