Renewal of AMBA accreditation: a mark of excellence for HEC Montréal and its community

July 6, 2017


HEC Montréal is very proud to announce that its AMBA accreditation has been renewed for the third time by the Association of MBAs of the United Kingdom, for a five-year period.  

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: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS. Fewer than 70 business schools, and only two in Canada, hold this three-fold mark of distinction. 

A rigorous and exhaustive process

HEC Montréal first obtained AMBA accreditation in 2002. It was renewed in 2007 and 2012, and again this time, following a highly rigorous and exhaustive process. All the MBA programs offered and the School itself were assessed by the Association of MBAs: the admission process, curriculum breadth and depth, interaction between faculty and students, the student cohort experience and quality, the reputation of the School, its faculty and programs, assessment criteria, learning outcomes, and graduate impact and development.

“The renewal of this accreditation is very significant for us, since the process considers not only the quality of the School and its programs, but also everything that goes into students’ experience in the MBA program, even including the impact on their later careers,” says HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry. “We meet these demanding standards by drawing on all our resources. This mark of recognition reflects well on our entire community.”

Note that HEC Montréal is the only Quebec institution to hold AMBA accreditation, and that this prestigious distinction is held by nearly 245 business schools in over 70 countries.


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