HEC Montréal


HEC Montréal

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image_size = 300px
name = HEC Montréal
native_name = École des Hautes Études Commerciales
motto =
established = 1907
secretary = Jacques Nantel
director = Michel Patry
city = Montreal
state = Québec
country = Canada
type = Public
endowment = $ 127 million
students = 12 000
faculty = 250
website = [http://www.hec.ca/en/ www.hec.ca/en/]
campus = Urban
affiliations = Université de Montréal, UACC

HEC Montréal (standing for "École des Hautes Études Commerciales"), the affiliated business school of the Université de Montréal, is the first management School of Canada. It holds accreditations from AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom), one of only two schools in North America to hold triple accreditation in management education.Fact|date=December 2007 The full name of HEC Montreal was École des Hautes Études Commerciales; the school was renamed HEC Montréal in 2002. The [http://www.hec.ca/en/generalinfo/typostandards.html name was standardized] to differentiate it from the other HEC institutions such as HEC Paris and HEC Lausanne. Locally, the school is known as HEC (roughly pronounced "Ash-eh-say").

History

HEC Montréal was founded in 1907 by the Chambre de commerce de Montréal and with the help of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society. It celebrated its [http://www.hec100.ca/?Lang_id=E 100th anniversary] in 2007. HEC Montréal has [http://www.hec.ca/en/research/units/index.html fifty research centres] , including 22 chairs. A decade ago, HEC Montréal was primarily known as a teaching institution, but recently has increased research output. Over 12,000 students are enrolled in its [http://www.hec.ca/en/programs/index.html 33 management programs] , taught by over [http://www.hec.ca/en/profs/index.html 250 professors] .

Programs

The School [http://www.hec.ca/en/international/index.html international outlook] , hosts an international exchange programFact|date=December 2007, involving partnerships with 79 universities and major management schools in 28 countries. The program operates in over 40 countries. HEC Montréal has a trading rooms which is updated with real-time financial data by Bloomberg, E-Signal and Reuters. HEC Montréal made the use of laptop computers mandatory for its Bachelor of Business Administration students.

The major language of instruction at HEC Montréal is French, but many courses are offered in English and Spanish. The school offers its HEC MBA program both in English and French with an option to take several courses in Spanish. The [http://www.hec.ca/en/programs/bba/trilingualcohort/trilingual.html Trilingual BBA] program is offered in French, English and Spanish.

World rankings

"BusinessWeek" has ranked HEC Montréal among the Top 10 International Business Schools in both 2006 and 2004, an improvement from a Top 20 ranking of 2002 (biennial rankings) [http://www.businessweek.com/] . HEC Montréal's MBA program was also listed among the Top 20 non-US MBA programs in "Forbes"' 2005 B-Schools rankings (biennial rankings) [http://www.forbes.com/] . The school has also been ranked among the Top B-Schools by "Wall Street Journal" and the Economist Intelligence Unit (the business information arm of The Economist Group). HEC Montréal is a part of a group of 9 Canadian B-Schools reviewed by the http://www.canadianmba.com/. However, the school is notably absent from the "Financial Times" top 100 list.

Buildings

HEC Montréal and the architectural consortium of Dan S. Hanganu and Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte and associates have won an award of excellence in the “institutional architecture” category for the School’s [http://www.hec.ca/en/generalinfo/mainbuilding.html main building] , erected in 1996. The awards, presented by the Ordre des architectes du Québec, were created to reward excellence in architecture in Quebec, and since 1978 have highlighted the achievements of Quebec architects, saluting and showcasing the finest architectural work of the past 20 years. They are given both to the architects and to their clients, in recognition of the synergy required to produce quality work [http://www.hec.ca/en/headlines/2000/2000055_en.html]

The building is situated at 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine ( [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&msid=107905819316347937058.0000011234bc9d8c00296&hl=en&z=15&ll=45.500452,-73.618484&spn=0.016514,0.028925 map] ), next to the Université-de-Montréal Metro Station. The architect was the Romanian-born Dan S. Hanganu, who said about the design, "HEC Montréal is a temple of knowledge". "This building energizes people," said Jean-Marie Toulouse, former director of HEC Montréal, who called the school's former building "a bunker". The "bunker" is now used as a secondary building (called the [http://www.hec.ca/en/generalinfo/decelles.html Decelles Building] ), situated at 5255 Decelles ( [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&msid=107905819316347937058.0000011234bc9d8c00296&hl=en&z=15&ll=45.500452,-73.618484&spn=0.016514,0.028925 map] ).

Academic departments

Department of Accounting Studies
* [http://www.hec.ca/en/finance/index.html Department of Finance]

Department of Human Resources Management

Department of Information Technologies
* [http://www.hec.ca/en/cmsaffint/profs.html Department of International Business]

Department of Management
* [http://www.hec.ca/en/mqg/profs.html Department of Management Sciences]

Department of Marketing

Department of Logistics and Operations Management
* [http://www.hec.ca/en/iea/index.html Institute of Applied Economics (IEA)]

External links

* [http://www.hec.ca/en HEC Montréal]
* [http://www.hec100.ca/?Lang_id=E 100th Anniversary Site of HEC Montréal]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28xPLuSJ7I HEC Montréal on YouTube]


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