University description (as per official university website)
About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is an international business school whose exceptional teaching and research, combined with its relevance and drive for innovation, have allowed it to stand out from the pack since 1907.
Michel Patry, Director, HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal, over 100 years of excellence
A New Breed of Managers
With an openness to globalization, HEC Montréal is dedicated to fostering ongoing leadership in teaching, research, technology and multilingualism in order to prepare students for their future roles as managers and management experts, and, ultimately, to help them become active contributors to society.
An appreciation of the world’s cultures, ethical behaviour, academic excellence, leadership and an enterprising spirit are just a few of the qualities that HEC Montréal tries to instil in its students.
HEC Montréal at a glance:
More than 12 000 students
3 803 international students, 30.8% of the student body
63 000 graduates worldwide since 1907
More than 250 professors
More than 35 study programs in Management, from the B.B.A. to the PhD
International accreditations: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS
Canadian accreditations: CA-IT, CMA, Canadian Information Processing Society
The HEC Montreal's MBA, in the Forbes Top 10, the AméricaEconomia Top 20 in 2009 and the Expansión international ranking in 2010.
HEC Montréal Master’s in Administration in the Financial Times Ranking Top 25 in 2009.
A practical approach and a multidisciplinary faculty.
Trading rooms fed by real-time data that can be used for trading simulations and provide national and international financial data (Financial Trading System, Reuters platform and Bloomberg terminal).
A multilingual approach: courses offered in English and Spanish to complement the French curriculum, as well as business English, French and Spanish workshops.
Seminars and customized training programs for professionals, managers and directors, covering the latest business topics, are available and open to the public
Technological leadership: technology is integrated into the teaching process.
The Myriam and J.-Robert Ouimet Library
One of the world’s best bilingual business libraries, over 100 years in the making.
Known for its substantial digital resources, databases, electronic periodicals and books, and countless online references.
High-quality guidance and training in document retrieval.
An exceptional environment with bright and comfortable workspaces conducive to research and studying.
Le Réseau HEC Montréal is a global network of over 57 000 graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries.
HEC Montréal students and graduates can make use of a highly effective Career Management Service, which provides an interactive job search Web site.
HEC Montréal has forged numerous partnerships with businesses, including some forty research chairs, centres and groups.
The school also partners with the International Centre for Research and Studies in Management (CIREM) to help train the business leaders of tomorrow, dedicated managers who will go on to work in Quebec or the other provinces of Canada.
HEC Montréal Goes Global
Globally recognized international business programs: B.B.A. in International Business, MBA, M.Sc.and graduate diplomas (D.E.S.S.) in international business, plus an International Management option in the M.Sc. program.
International exchange program: spending an entire term abroad is possible with the B.B.A. and MBA programs. This extensive program, which involves 87 partners from universities and major business schools in 32 countries, can make all the difference.
An active presence in over 40 countries, which give students an opportunity to design and carry out research projects abroad, or in Canada for the benefit of the school’s international partners. We also train business managers and directors in various organizations around the world.
If you’re an international student studying at HEC Montréal, take advantage of the services offered at the International Student Affairs office. For students considering enrolling at HEC Montréal, the school’s European office in Paris can be a good starting point.
Campus Abroad in China, Brazil and the United States: spend a term abroad as part of the B.B.A. or MBA program. By far, the best way to discover and gain a better understanding of a market is to experience it first-hand by meeting with local business managers and company directors.
Buildings as prominent as the faculties they house
The greater HEC Montréal campus includes the Decelles Building, the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building and the Longueil and Laval campuses.
The unique architecture of the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building is the work of renowned architect Dan S. Hanganu. To better understand student needs while designing the building, Mr. Hanganu discreetly observed them in the 3rd-floor study areas of the Decelles Building. This covert practice would inspire the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building’s study areas, which are bathed in natural light. In 2001, this project was honoured with an award of excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec. Click here for more details about the challenges faced by the architect.
Walking the talk: focusing on sustainable development
A true pioneer, HEC Montréal has been offering courses on sustainable development for over 15 years, long before “sustainable” became a buzzword
In 2006, HEC Montréal launched the first graduate diploma program (D.E.S.S.) in Management and Sustainable Development.
More recently, the school signed an agreement with Mobiligo as a way of playing an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated in the borough.
In 2008, the school’s campus officially earned “sustainable campus” status.
An ideal setting
Spread out over parts of Mount Royal, mere minutes from St. Joseph’s Oratory, the campus is easy to reach and only a stone’s throw away from both the Université de Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges metro stations.
HEC Montréal’s campus is the perfect place to experience unforgettable student life or, for those of you already on the job market, to take upgrading classes. Located in the Côte-des-Neiges district only minutes from Outremont, you’ll have access to a warm, friendly environment. Whether in the vicinity of the Decelles or Côte-Sainte-Catherine buildings, the neighbourhood is rife with opportunities to experience true urban vitality. Everything is within walking distance, from small businesses – grocery stores, cafés, restaurants, banks and drugstores – to major facilities like the Université de Montréal sports complex (CEPSUM) or Sainte-Justine Hospital.
Montréal: Warmth with a Cosmopolitan Flair
Although Montréal is one of North America's least expensive cities, it offers one of the highest standards of living and its charm is ever-present, any time of year. Known affectionately as the “City of Festivals,” Montréal boasts a rich intellectual and cultural life. It is a safe city, a great place to live, and home to:
Over 75 ethnocultural communities
An abundance of languages in addition to French and English
65 international organizations
17 000 international students
The second-highest number of consulates in North America, topped only by New York City
An International Quarter and the Cité du multimédia in the heart of the city
The honour of being Canada’s aerospace capital
7 million tourists a year
Montréal is a welcoming, world-class city with much to offer.