HEC Montréal MBA 1st in the Canadian Business ranking

MONTREAL, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The HEC Montréal MBA took first place in the ranking of the top 10 programs in the country by Canadian Business, for its market value. In terms of reputation it ranked first in Quebec and fifth in Canada as a whole.

Canada's business magazine conducts an annual survey of MBA programs and uses the qualitative and quantitative data it collects to rank them in terms of reputation and value.

The reputational ranking is based exclusively on the results of a qualitative survey of 1,000 MBA students and graduates, parents, HR professionals and corporate recruiters. The value ranking looks at both qualitative and quantitative data and reflects different criteria, weighted as follows: 33.5% for reputation; 20.5% for classroom experience (student-teacher ratio and cohort diversity); 13% for average GMAT scores; 13% for tuition fees (lower is better); 13% for required work experience (more is better); and 7% for program length (shorter is better).

"We are obviously delighted to have taken first place, as it is a tribute to the success of our graduates and the education they received at HEC Montréal. Above all, this ranking commits us to keep constantly innovating and improving, to meet the growing demands of our students, with more and more of them coming from around the globe every year," emphasizes Louis Hébert, Director of the MBA and EMBA McGill — HEC Montréal programs.

For HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry, "this ranking confirms the School's commitment to its students. We make good use of our close ties with the business world, by offering an MBA program with a rigorous, relevant and bold approach. This ranking comes as further confirmation that HEC Montréal is one of the top business schools in Canada."

About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is an internationally renowned French-language business school, with over 13,000 students. Every year it trains more than 8,000 executives and managers. The School holds many prestigious accreditations, and offers some fifty programs of study at the undergraduate to postgraduate levels. It is one of the most active business schools in Canada in terms of research, thanks to some fifty research units, including 26 chairs (7 of them Canada Research Chairs). With a faculty of 260, HEC Montréal offers programs in several languages and attracts students from 147 countries. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 78,000 students in all fields of management. hec.ca | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn



For further information: Julie Lajoye, Media Relations Advisor, HEC Montréal, 514 340-7320, julie.lajoye@hec.ca


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