One Year MBA at HEC Montreal

  • Name of the B-School: HEC Montreal
  • Full form of HEC:  Hautes études commerciales de Montréal
  • Name of the University: Université de Montréal(Montreal University)

Course Overview

  • Name of the Course:  Full Time MBA
  • Course Duration: 1 Year
  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Course Type: Full time
  • Credits: 54 Credits
  • Location: Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building Room RJ-261, 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, Montreal, CANADA QC H3T 2A7


HEC Montreal holds the triple accreditation of:

  • AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business),
  •  AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System


  • 3rd in Canada and 30th IN THE World Poets & Quants (2018)
  • 6th IN Canada and between 101st and 110th in the world QS Global MBA Rankings (2019)

HEC Montreal

As per their official website, 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. 

What is One Year MBA at HEC Montreal?

As per the B-School, whether you want to change careers, start a business venture, or inject new possibilities into your work life, our full-time MBA program will help you achieve your goals in just one year. Much more than a university education, our MBA program is a springboard to your future.

Why One Year MBA at HEC Montreal?

According to the B-School,

  • Teaching approach founded on the exchange of expertise, actively enhancing your skills, building your experience, and expanding your networks
  • A business consultation project providing hands-on learning to gain practical experience in the field
  • Small class size optimizing faculty and student interaction
  • Courses taught by multidisciplinary experts

Class profile 2018

  •  Number of Students 104
  • Average Age 31 Years
  • Average work experience 7 Years
  • Countries represented 24
  • Female 30%
  • Male 70%
  • International 64%
  • Acceptance rate 44%


  • Engineering (31%)
  • Administration (27%)
  • Humanities and education (19%)
  • Pure, applied and health sciences (12%)
  • Computing (11%)


Eligibility and other requirements as per the HEC Montreal:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Have at least 2 years’ full-time professional experience at the start of the program (not including internships)

Pass one of the admission tests:

  • GMAT (competitive score: 630 or higher, suggested minimum: 570)
  • GRE (score equivalent to that of the GMAT)
  • TAGE MAGE (competitive score: 300 or higher, suggested minimum score: 250)
  • Submit proof of advanced intermediate proficiency in English

Dates and deadline

RoundApplication deadlinesDate of decision by the selection committeeDeadline for accepting your offer of admissionProgram begins in
 115-Nov15-Dec15-JanSeptember 2020

International candidates
 : Apply no later than Round 3, to leave time for your immigration procedures. 

Application Process

As per the B-School, steps for application process are as follows

Step 1

Get your following supporting document ready:

Copies of official transcripts and of diplomas (Not required for studies done at HEC Montréal.)

Proof of compliance with language requirements

Collegial studies (CEGEP):  No proof of compliance to provide.

Others studies or test : Copies of official transcripts or test score. The official scores on tests taken outside of HEC Montréal must be transmitted directly by the organization responsible.

Curriculum vitæ

Answer the following questions

In which direction do you wish to take your career by pursuing an MBA at HEC Montréal? (500 words maximum)

If you have previously applied for admission, you must also answer the following question:

How has your situation changed since you applied last time? Make sure you explain any change in your work experience, studies and volunteering (250 words maximum).

Three video essays

Within one week of submitting your application, you will receive a link to a web-based video interview platform. Using this platform, you will spontaneously answer three pre-recorded questions, the answers to which will allow us to get to know you better. You will have up to seven days to complete this video interview.

Two letters of recommendation

GMAT, TAGE MAGE or GRE official scores

Step 2 

Apply using apply now button available on official site of HEC Montreal MBA. Link

  • Takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes
  • Only from a computer
  • You can leave your application and return later without losing anything

Online Admission Fees

General admission fee  $91.19  

*Credit cards only

*Dual function (credit-debit), debit and prepaid cards not accepted

International applicants with study permit fee   $282.52

These fees are subject to change without notice and are not refundable. Applicants with a study permit, except for PhD candidates, must pay additional fees of $191.33 because their admission process is more complex.

Step 3

Submit your supporting documents’

Step 4

Follow up

Admission Decision

You will receive an email notifying you that a letter has been uploaded into your HEC en ligne account, no later than four weeks after the admission deadline.

Only complete admission files will be analyzed.

Admission Offer

You must accept our offer of admission in HEC en ligne.

Original Documents

Original documents may be requested when you arrive.


Tuition and other fees for the program

Student status  Fees

Quebec students  $8 400

Canadian students, non-residents of Québec $18 100

French and French Belgian students $8 400

International students $49 000 from fall 2020

Fees are approximate. Including tuition and other incidential fees. Subject to change without notice. 


As per B-School, the School and its donors – granting agencies, private companies, professional associations, foundations and Alumni HEC Montréal – are committed to fostering new generations of top-notch professionals, and offer scholarships to MBA students.

Admission scholarships are awarded to applicants demonstrating exceptional aptitudes and an outstanding academic record. Other scholarships are offered during the program:

  • Performance scholarships
  • Need-based scholarships
  • International scholarships

Course Structure


  • COMP 50900A   Financial Accounting and Management Accounting
  • DDRS 50408A     Ethics and Social Responsability
  • ECON 50800A     Macroeconomic Environment
  • ECON 50801A     Market Structure and Competition
  • FINA 50200A      Finance 1: Investment
  • FINA 50204A      Finance 2: Financing
  • INDV 56115A      Consulting Field Project
  • INDV 56180A      Integration Project – HEC Challenge
  • INTE 50000A       The Firm and its Local and Global Context
  • MARK 50100A    Deployment of Tactics in Marketing
  • MARK 50101A    Strategic Marketing
  • MATH 50630A    Introduction to Data Science
  • MNGT 50402A   Strategic Management I: Strategy Analysis
  • MNGT 50403A   Strategic Management II: Strategic Action
  • MNGT 50404A   The Manager’s Craft
  • MNGT 50406A   Organizational Design: People, Structure and Culture
  • MNGT 50407A   Politics and Influence in Organization
  • MNGT 50410A   Management Simulation
  • MNGT 50426A   Developing Leadership
  • MNGT 50440A   Changing
  • MNGT 56100A   Professional Development
  • OPER 50500A     Operations Management
  • TECH 50701A      Leveraging and Managing Digital Technologies


  • Consulting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Business
  • Finance and Economics
  • Leadership
  • Strategy and International Business

Placement Statistics 2018

  • Average placement rate 91%    
  • Average earning for graduates CAN$96,444
  • Average wage increase 28% 

Top Recruiters

  • Airmedic
  • Amazon
  • BalletX
  • BAM Strategy
  • BCP
  • BDC Capital
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • BroadSoft
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • CAE
  • CGI
  • CIBC
  • Deloitte
  • Desjardins
  • ENGIE Services
  • FedEx Canada
  • GE Appliances
  • Intact
  • Intangent
  • JAMP Pharma
  • JSS Medical Research
  • KPIT Technologies
  • Kruger
  • L’Oréal Canada
  • lululemon athletica
  • Manulife / Manulife Securities
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Oracle
  • PBSC Urban Solutions
  • Pharmascience
  • Pivotal Payments
  • Rail Cargo Group Italy
  • Raymond James
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Rogers
  • Roynat
  • Shaw Communications
  • Tata Communications
  • TELUS Health
  • Tetra Tech
  • Ubisoft
  • World Economic Forum

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