HEC Montreal

HEC Montréal


Montréal, Canada


HEC Montréal is the independent business School of the University of Montréal. Located in Montréal, Quebec, it is a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and the first in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. It is known for its international atmosphere, with one third of students and 40% of professors coming from overseas and one of Canada's leading business schools with over a hundred years of history. The School has a multilingual approach, with some courses offered in English and Spanish in addition to the French curriculum, as well as French workshops and courses in business English and business Spanish. It has Canada's largest bilingual business library and one of the best-equipped trading rooms of any university, updated with real-time financial data by Bloomberg and Reuters.

Montréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second-largest 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.

HEC Montréal offers an ideal location for ASB's first intra-Canadian exchange and we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to experience and form a stronger connection with other areas within Canada as well as overseas destinations. Through this exchange, we hope to highlight Canada's internal cultural, geographic and linguistic diversity and facilitate further intra-Canadian connections and cooperation. By allowing participants to gain a better understanding of another region of their home country which may differ greatly from the environment with which they are most familiar, our partnership with HEC Montréal will benefit Canada as a whole as it helps to bridge east-west differences and prepares better-informed, better-qualified citizens.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

All fields related to business administration


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

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Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: August - December
Semester 2: January - April

Summer Program Option:

HEC Montréal Business French Summer School - Language and Culture course


Full-time Course Load: 5 courses for a total of 15 credits/semester

Language(s) of Instruction: French, English and Spanish
Assuming sufficient language skills, exchange student are able to take a mix of French, English & Spanish taught courses

Course Restrictions: Exchange students are not permitted to take non-business courses from other faculties


General Information for Exchange Students

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"Visiting Montréal for four months has changed me and my outlook to life. Montréal is a unique city full of culture and art, as it is a home to many people from different ethnicities and nationalities. I loved walking/cycling around and exploring the city and its beautiful architecture."

"My exchange at HEC Montréal was definitely the best experience of my undergraduate studies."

"One thing to note is that HEC attracts a lot of international students, especially from France."