HEC Montreal is a self-governing affiliate business school of the Universite de Montreal, and is also the oldest Management School in Canada. This institution holds accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, one among 3 schools in North America to hold triple accreditation in management education. The original name of this institution was Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales which was later renamed as HEC Montreal in the year 2002. This name was regulated to differentiate it from other HEC institutions such as HEC Lausanne and HEC Paris. This school is well-known for its research in fields like economics, finance, information technologies, logistics and operations research. This school is renowned for its global atmosphere, with 1/3rd of the students and 40% of professors coming from abroad and supports a multilingual approach to business education, providing bilingual and trilingual bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees both in English and in French.
This institution was established in the year 1907 by Chambre de commerce de Montreal with the assistance of the Saint-Jean-Bapiste Society, and rejoiced its 100th anniversary in the year 2007. This institution possesses 50 research centres, comprising 22 research chairs. The student body is made up of about 12000 students and the faculty consists of 250 professors. Education in Canada is highly regarded and so is this university.