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HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal


Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal offers internationally renowned management education and research. It is the oldest business school in Canada and was also the first school in North America to hold the prestigious triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS). It is affiliated with the University of Montreal.

We believe in training management leaders who make a responsible contribution to the success of organizations and to sustainable social development. We are proud of our innovative approach which also led to the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus recognition.

Solidly rooted in Quebec society and in the vibrant and diverse city of Montreal, the school is open to the world and welcomes over 14,000 students from 156 countries.

Montreal also holds the title of Best student city in North America - 6th in the World (2019 QS Best Student Cities Ranking).

The School has 144 French and English programs to choose from, including a trilingual (French-English-Spanish) bachelor's in business administration.

With its effervescent student life and distinguished professors, HEC Montréal is sure to offer you an unforgettable experience that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally.

Our mission

Building on our excellence in teaching and research, HEC Montréal is a French-language institution open to the world and solidly rooted in Quebec society, that trains management leaders who make a responsible contribution to the success of organizations and to sustainable social development.

Our vision

To be a hub of management knowledge that inspires, innovates, and makes our mark worldwide, thanks to:

  • the quality and relevance of our teaching and research;
  • our influence and engagement in the local, national and international communities;
  • our human-centered, responsible and collaborative approach.

Our values


We answer the needs of our various stakeholders, both at home and abroad, taking account of advances in knowledge and technologies and evolving sustainable development issues.


We apply integrity and rigor in all our teaching, research, and knowledge transfer activities and in managing our School.


We rely on our innovative mindset and agility to cope with change and meet challenges. Our proactive approach and strong entrepreneurial culture let us come up with new solutions and carry out visionary, ambitious plans.


We promote concrete individual and collective engagement in the business community, academia, and society. This active contribution demonstrates the HEC Montréal community’s energy, ethics, and social responsibility.


We endeavor to create a healthy and inclusive environment that respects others and is open to differences, one that fosters collegiality and pride in belonging.


We encourage interaction among the members of our community, to promote the sharing of ideas, interdisciplinarity, and the development of collective intelligence.

Campus Features

Montreal: City of Knowledge

Montreal is a dynamic university city that attracts top talent from around the world. Second in North America for the number of students per capita, it offers a stimulating environment for studies and research. It is also a vibrant metropolis, known worldwide for its tremendous variety of cultural activities.

An exciting university city

  • Home to 11 university institutions, with over 170,000 students
  • More than 150 centers and 1,500 institutes active in research and development
  • Approximately $1.2 billion goes to university research funding every year
  • Upwards of 5,600 university researchers

A vibrant metropolis

  • A huge variety of museums, performance venues, and restaurants
  • An international district and multimedia district in the heart of the city
  • A UNESCO City of Design
  • Over 100 festivals throughout the year

Montreal in short

  • The second-highest number of consulates in North America after New York
  • Over 3.8 million residents
  • Over 100 ethnocultural communities
  • Over 26,000 international students
  • Some 60 international organizations
  • 68 metro stations and 189 bus routes

Main economic sectors

  • Aerospace
  • Les sciences de la vie
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)
  • Nanotechnologies and new materials

#1 in Canada - Largest Bilingual Business Library in the Country

A Spacious, light0filled library designed to foster creative thinking

  • Open 7 days a week
  • 774 seats
  • 32 computer terminals, 2 Bloomberg terminals, and 2 Thomson Reuters Eikon terminals
  • 12 teamwork rooms and 3 collaborative workspaces

Traditional resources

  • 113,184 books
  • 7,434 periodical titles (in print)

Online resources

  • 156 databases
  • 18,544 audiovisual documents
  • 300,580 periodical titles
  • 324,685 e-books

    Alumni Statistics


    HEC Montréal is regularly recognized as one of the top business schools in Canada and around the globe, in rankings of thousands of educational institutions. They confirm its reputation for excellence, one that extends well beyond Quebec’s borders.

    An internationally recognized business school

    1st IN Quebec, 3rd in Canada, and 57th in the world

    KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings (2018)

    5 Palmes of excellence - the highest score possible

    Eduniversal international ranking (2017)

    In the top 5 in Canada and the world's 100 best universities for business

    QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019)

    One of the world's 94 best business schools

    QS Global 250 Business Schools Report (2017)


    Among the top 50 universities in the world.

    Global University Employability Ranking of the Times Higher Education magazine (2020)

    Research publications

    One of the world’s 100 most prolific business schools for the number of publications.

    Top 100 Business School Research Rankings, the University of Texas at Dallas (2020)

    Our MBA is among the best in the world

    Our master's programs stand out

    3rd in Canada and 30th in the world
    Poets & Quants (2018)

    6th in Canada
    Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)

    16th in the world
    Non-US programs, biennial ranking, Forbes (2019)

    30th in the world
    Better World MBA Rankings, Corporate Knights (2020)

    Top tier in the world
    CEO Magazine (2020)

    35th in the world
    AméricaEconomía (2019)

    59th in the world
    Expansión (2019)

    84th in the world
    The Economist (2021)

    18th in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – Global Supply Chain, QS Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings (2021)

    45th in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – Finance, Financial Times Global Masters in Finance (2018)

    51st in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – Marketing, QS Masters in Marketing Rankings (2021)

    51st in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – Data Science and Business Analytics, QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings (2021)

    75th in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – Finance, QS Masters in Finance Rankings (2021)

    76th in the world
    For our Master of Science (MSc) – International Business, QS Masters in Management Rankings (2021)

    HEC Montréal executive education: proven expertise

    61st in the world

    For programs geared to executives, Financial Times Executive Education Open-Enrolment Programmes Ranking (2019)

    Montréal, the best university city in North America

    Montréal is the best student city in North America for international students, according to the QS Best Student Cities (2019).


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited


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