Free online courses: HEC Montréal launches its new EDUlib program

MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal is proud to launch its new EDUlib program, a platform offering free online university-level courses to the general public in different management disciplines.

Two new courses are available this year: the first one - Gestion des conflits - will start on October 28. The other new course, L'esprit entrepreneurial, will be offered in the winter. The Introduction au marketing course will also be repeated next spring. Short videos on the EDUlib site present the three courses, and enrolment is now open.

The EDUlib courses were all designed specifically for the site and are taught by HEC Montréal professors. Courses are taken from home but participants are encouraged to share their comments or post questions on a discussion forum, and take regular tests - if they pass, they will receive an attestation that they have successfully completed the course requirements. Students in the EDUlib courses, which each run for six weeks, will not receive any university credits or diploma, however.

The first edition of EDUlib proved highly popular: since it was launched in October 2012, the site has been visited nearly 250,000 times by over 71,000 people from 155 countries. Some 15,000 students enrolled in the three courses offered in 2012-2013 - Introduction au marketing, Comprendre les états financiers and Problèmes et politiques économiques. After Canada, most participants came from Haiti, France and North Africa.

"HEC Montréal is delighted, for the second straight year, to be sharing our expertise and research work through the EDUlib site with the entire world," said Jean Talbot, Full Professor and Director of the Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre, at the new EDUlib program launch. "This platform, unique in Quebec, allows us to offer everyone access to top-quality management courses. We can now consider EDUlib one of the services that the School provides for the community, just as it has always made its vast library holdings available to the public."

For more information and to enrol for free, go to edulib.hec.ca .

About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is a university institution with over 12,000 students enrolled in its many management programs, from the undergraduate to postgraduate level, and also trains more than 7,000 executives and managers every year. It is one of the most active Canadian business schools in research, thanks to some fifty research units, with 25 chairs including 7 Canada Research Chairs. HEC Montréal is a Francophone institution, with 280 professors, that offers a number of programs in more than one language. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 71,000 students in a wide variety of management fields.

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SOURCE: HEC Montreal

For further information:

Julie Lajoye
Media Relations Advisor
HEC Montréal
514 340-7320 or julie.lajoye@hec.ca

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