Founded in 1907 and modelled after the grandes écoles of France, HEC Montréal is the oldest business school in Canada. Its generalist MBA program is well-regarded worldwide; among its graduates are the CEOs of Hydro-Québec and Ubisoft Canada, as well as the president of Bombardier China.
Offered in English or French, the full-time MBA program is an intensive 12-month program. Students complete compulsory courses in business and management fundamentals but can personalize their learning through a variety of elective courses in entrepreneurship; finance, strategy and consulting; markets and business intelligence; general management and leadership; international management; and digital enterprise. The same program is offered on a part-time basis, in French only. Part-time students complete the program in 24 months, attending classes two nights per week and one Saturday per month.
For those interested in technological innovation and the commercialization of new technologies, HEC Montréal offers the MBA-ITC, a joint degree in partnership with Montréal’s engineering school, École Polytechnique.
Each year, HEC Montréal and its MBA student association host a bilingual Corporate Responsibility Challenge, in which participants from Canada and abroad compete to propose practical solutions to problems in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the environment. The school also conducts a Campus Abroad program, in which students spend two weeks exploring a different business environment under the guidance of a seasoned faculty member.
In 2019, construction will begin on a new $183-million complex in the heart of Montreal’s business community, which will house the school’s MBA, executive MBA and graduate programs. A grand opening is planned for fall 2021.
Full-Time: 12 months
Part-Time: 24 months
Work Experience: 3 years
Cost: $8,199 (Quebec students), $17,516 (out-of-province students)
Cost (International): $34,047
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 76
Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 82
Female Students: 29%
International Students: 15%