In this city, there's a ton of opportunity — especially when it comes to education and career choices. In fact, there are so many options that it can be easy to feel a little confused.
The good news is that, if business and management pique your interest, there's a route to professional fulfilment that stands out from the rest.
HEC Montréal is a well-reputed university institution, ranking as one of the top 63 management schools worldwide to hold the three most prestigious accreditations: AMBA, AACSB International, and EQUIS.
The university offers over 140 management programs that range from BBA degrees, MSc, and PhD to Certificates and microprograms.
If you envision yourself making the world a better place through leadership, HEC Montréal is a great place to start.
Programs are offered primarily in French, though there are opportunities for English-based learning as well.
Among the many paths to discover at HEC Montréal are these six programs that can help you grow into the leader you might feel destined to become.
1. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
A three-year program that's provided using an innovative linguistic approach, the BBA lets you complete your studies exclusively in French or take a bilingual (English-French) or trilingual (English-French-Spanish) program.
It's especially appealing if you love to travel and see the world firsthand: 70% of graduates from the BBA program gained experience at one of the 141 international institutions partnered with HEC Montréal. There are locations in 45 different countries — talk about broadening your horizons.
Not sure about what you want to specialize in? You'll have enough time to choose since you only make that decision in your third year. With over 15 specializations available, the world's your oyster.
You can deal with global commerce with an international business specialization or opt for something like entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainable development, or even business analytics.
It's all about finding the right fit, and the BBA program at HEC Montréal gives you the chance to identify your niche.
The versatility of the program specializations enables you to find yourself before choosing your career. Human resources coordinator? Public relations director? All doors are open with these unique, well-respected degrees.
The BBA also has a really high placement rate. In fact, 96% of grads find work within six months of finishing their studies. With an average minimum base income of $50,082 per year for graduates of this program, you can easily find your footing after finishing school.
2. Master of Science (MSc) - Global Supply Chain Management
Want to delve into the intricacies of how to streamline the flow of goods and services? The Master of Science (MsC) - Global Supply Chain Management is an excellent path to success.
Using a holistic approach that combines notions of operations management, operational research, international business, marketing and information technologies, this program gives you in-depth knowledge of the main decision-support tools used in this field.
As a graduate, your national and international options are basically limitless — from The Home Depot to L'Oreal, Pratt & Whitney, Danone, Bristol Myers, Cirque du Soleil, and much more.
3. Master of Science (MSc) - Applied Financial Economics
Looking to go in a direction that not only enhances your understanding of the financial realm but positions you well in your career endeavours? The Master of Science (MSc) - Applied Financial Economics is a great way to achieve these goals.
The program uses a blend of theory and practice to focus on the intertwined nature of finance and microeconomics. By incorporating mentorship from well-reputed professors, the program gives you all the building blocks for a solid career.
HEC Montréal offers multiple master programs, eight in English and 20 in French.
4. Full-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Looking to grow in your career? The MBA program is designed to equip you with everything you need to become a top-notch manager.
Gain confidence and knowledge from the school's widespread network of contacts over the course of this year-long program that begins in September.
While it's available for full-time studies in English, the MBA can also be taken in French on a part-time or full-time basis. There are plenty of opportunities to personalize your studies to achieve your specific career goals.
By working with a wide range of fellow students in the context of business-consultation exercises, you can expand your insight and get the skills you need to succeed.
5. Certificate in Human Resources Management
Offered exclusively in French, this Certificate optimizes your career prospects in the realm of human resources management.
If you recognize the value of people's work and individual contributions, and how that fits into the bigger picture of a company, this program is worth looking into.
This program helps you gain a fundamental understanding of human resources. Addressing topics like the recruitment process, retaining staff, pay structures and benefits, plus health and safety and labour rights, there's no shortage of information.
You can use this certificate to break into the industry or supplement your existing knowledge and grow in the workplace.
6. Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Ever wanted to start your own business? Do you dream about setting your own hours, deciding your own projects, and having the freedom that comes only from being your own boss? If so, the Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Business Development is a solid choice.
Like all HEC Montréal Certificate programs, this is taught in French. The training supplies you with all the essential information and tools needed to open a business.
Through the program, you'll gain access to resources that can help launch your startup, from the networking opportunities of the Social Business Creation competition to the financial benefits of the National Bank - HEC Montréal affiliation.
It's always an intense process to start a company, but proper education can help you find your way in an ever-changing economy.
HEC Montréal offers a huge range of courses and several webinars that open doors in any direction you wish to take. The world is changing, and a great education gives you a professional edge and a way to keep up in modern times.
Excited to learn more about how this top-ranked institution can help you succeed? The online Open House on November 8 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will provide even more details about individual programs and the university as a whole.
Register to attend and find out how HEC Montréal can help you grow both personally and professionally.