MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of HEC Montréal's
International Advisory Board (IAB) annual meeting, a partnership
agreement was signed by all Board members aimed at offering HEC
Montréal's MBA students unique learning opportunities that will result
in case competitions, meetings with senior executives and a special
career management program developed in collaboration with the Board's
member organizations. Reciprocally, the goal of this partnership is to
support the recruitment and talent management efforts of member
organizations by giving them access to HEC Montréal's top students and
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) will be the first main partner
under this arrangement, for a two-year maximum, after which another
Board member will take over. In addition to activities conducted by the
main partner, the Board's member organizations will be asked to offer
MBA students supervised in-house projects, enabling participating
organizations to observe future candidates in real work situations.
The awarding of an encouragement scholarship to a student in HEC
Montréal's trilingual bachelor's program in business administration was
also announced by Jacques Ménard, Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and
President of BMO Financial Group - Québec, during the IAB meeting. This
$5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a candidate who shows an
excellent command of the program's three languages (French, English and
Spanish) and who has an outstanding academic record. The 2011 recipient
is Lina Quillan, a student in the trilingual program.
"Since its inception in 1993, the International Advisory Board has
advised and supported the School in its internationalization efforts,"
says HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry. "Meetings of this Board are
what led in 2005 to the trilingual bachelor's program, unique in North
America, which attracts 350 students from around the world each year.
We feel fortunate to be able to rely on the input of these executives
from various fields and their tangible contribution to HEC Montréal's
international profile and the enrichment of the course of our students
who are considering a career abroad."
About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal was the first management school in North America to hold
the three most prestigious international accreditations in the world of
management education: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS
(Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom). It hosts more than 12,000 students
in its 39 management study program, from bachelor's to doctoral levels,
including certificates, and has 280 professors. Its leadership in
research is built upon its approximately 50 research units, including
25 chairs. It conducts international projects and is dedicated to
training managers and executives. In the past 100 years, the school has
produced over 65,000 graduates in many fields of management.
SOURCE HEC MONTREAL
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