Benefit Golf Tournament Raises over $105,000 for Students

MONTREAL, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal held its second benefit golf tournament on September 21, with Jean Brunet, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, serving as honorary President of the event. The tournament earned over $105,000, to be distributed to students in the form of Campus Abroad bursaries.

Campus Abroad courses are held in other countries, under the supervision of a professor. The students spend three weeks on a foreign campus, attend specialized courses, tour some of that country's leading firms and meet some of their senior executives. A Campus Abroad course gives students a chance to better understand the business environment in a foreign country and immerse themselves in its culture.

As Jacques Nantel, HEC Montréal Secretary General, notes: "Our students' international experience is a major asset that adds to their education. Our Campus Abroad courses and summer schools are sure to become more and more popular. This benefit golf tournament is a very attractive way of making the business community aware of these initiatives, and of inviting businesspeople to support more of our students in their studies. With our donors' generous contributions to the tournament, we will be able to offer more than 50 new bursaries. The whole HEC Montréal community joins me in thanking Mr. Brunet for his masterful performance as President of the benefit tournament."

One hundred and seventy-four players from the business community took part in this second tournament, with the proceeds going to support tomorrow's managers.

About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal was the first business school in North America to hold the three most prestigious accreditations in management education: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom) and has been listed in the Forbes, BusinessWeek and AméricaEconomia rankings for the excellence of its MBA program. The School has over 12,000 students in its 38 management programs, from the undergraduate to postgraduate levels, including certificates, and employs approximately 260 professors. HEC Montréal plays a leadership role in research thanks to some 50 research units (including 25 chairs), carries out projects around the world and is dedicated to training executives and senior managers. In the past one hundred years, the School has trained more than 60,000 students in a wide variety of management fields.


For further information: For further information: Ginette Larose, HEC Montréal, (514) 340-6081

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