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HEC Montréal Executive Education now a member of the UNICON consortium

January 8, 2019

HEC Montréal Executive Education, the École des dirigeants, has been admitted as a member of UNICON, the worldwide consortium of 110 business schools considered global references for executive education.

The consortium Board approved the application by HEC Montréal Executive Education at its annual meeting on November 27, in Washington.

UNICON members, including Harvard Business School, the University of Oxford, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and INSEAD, are deemed the most relevant, popular and highly regarded institutions by business leaders and firms looking to enhance their performance.

Members gain opportunities to access new knowledge and share information, in particular as concerns best practices in the field of executive education. The consortium is also an excellent forum for developing agreements on key programs.

Its admission into UNICON comes as further confirmation of the excellent positioning of HEC Montréal Executive Education in training executives and professionals, and in providing customized programs for client businesses.

“This move fits perfectly with our two-year growth strategy: we aim to optimize our current offerings, develop our marketing processes, sign major agreements with other business schools and launch key programs like the Creative Destruction Lab and NEXT.AI. It also lays the groundwork for the return of the School’s executive training activities to its downtown location, placing us at the heart of the business community,” says Adjunct Professor Serge Lafrance, Director of HEC Montréal Executive Education.