MBA Programs in Montreal


ralph

With an MBA from HEC Montreal, you are most likely to work in Quebec while with an MBA from McGill, you'll probably be working in Toronto or New York (which explains the higher salary).

Agreed. But the average salaries can be deceiving - in that the cost of living can be much higher in Toronto or New York than in Montreal or the rest of Quebec.

Also, I wouldn't discount the savings from doing the one-year program at HEC Montreal versus taking two years to do the McGill program.

<blockquote>With an MBA from HEC Montreal, you are most likely to work in Quebec while with an MBA from McGill, you'll probably be working in Toronto or New York (which explains the higher salary).</blockquote>
Agreed. But the average salaries can be deceiving - in that the cost of living can be much higher in Toronto or New York than in Montreal or the rest of Quebec.

Also, I wouldn't discount the savings from doing the one-year program at HEC Montreal versus taking two years to do the McGill program.
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1975Bruno

Hello

Before to accept the st gallen MBA, i have planned to follow the hec montreal mba. Don't listen some people talking about what they don't know. I always laughing about people in the forum who are not able to make a descent roi calculation. They just thought that after their mba, they can save 1/ 3 Of their salary to refund their loan. Idiots!!!!
If you made your calculation withe the rent, the cost of the life, the tax returns, the insurance and the interests, no mba can be refund before 10 years, exept if you re ok to sacrifice 5 years more of your life to continue to live like a student.

So hec montreal is a great school, you can mix the english and the french culture, montreal is the most vibrant city of canada and its MBA is probably one of the cheapest of the world.

So even now, if for some personnal reasons I had not to choice, i m sur that hec will be my choice. By the way i m french and in my campany I have sevreal hec paris mba and no one has the salary which is mentionned in the FT. They have around 75 000 dollars. Don't forget this, if only the degree would garantee a huge salary, I think that we will be probably several thousands people for one place in this school

Hello

Before to accept the st gallen MBA, i have planned to follow the hec montreal mba. Don't listen some people talking about what they don't know. I always laughing about people in the forum who are not able to make a descent roi calculation. They just thought that after their mba, they can save 1/ 3 Of their salary to refund their loan. Idiots!!!!
If you made your calculation withe the rent, the cost of the life, the tax returns, the insurance and the interests, no mba can be refund before 10 years, exept if you re ok to sacrifice 5 years more of your life to continue to live like a student.

So hec montreal is a great school, you can mix the english and the french culture, montreal is the most vibrant city of canada and its MBA is probably one of the cheapest of the world.

So even now, if for some personnal reasons I had not to choice, i m sur that hec will be my choice. By the way i m french and in my campany I have sevreal hec paris mba and no one has the salary which is mentionned in the FT. They have around 75 000 dollars. Don't forget this, if only the degree would garantee a huge salary, I think that we will be probably several thousands people for one place in this school
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Duncan

The FT surveys tens of thousands of people. The FT survey includes data for 88% of the alumni. The HEC placement report gives an average base salary of 80K. The data given to the FT are audited by one of the big four accounting firms.

On the other hand, you have spoken to "several" HEC alumni.

Give these choices:
- A. Both you are telling the truth. You have spoken to too small a number of alumni to indicate the averages for the whole.
- B. The FT is in a conspiracy with every business school in the world, and only you have discovered the truth.
I think option A is more likely.

The FT surveys tens of thousands of people. The FT survey includes data for 88% of the alumni. The HEC placement report gives an average base salary of 80K. The data given to the FT are audited by one of the big four accounting firms.

On the other hand, you have spoken to "several" HEC alumni.

Give these choices:
- A. Both you are telling the truth. You have spoken to too small a number of alumni to indicate the averages for the whole.
- B. The FT is in a conspiracy with every business school in the world, and only you have discovered the truth.
I think option A is more likely.
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Hello

Before to accept the st gallen MBA, i have planned to follow the hec montreal mba. Don't listen some people talking about what they don't know. I always laughing about people in the forum who are not able to make a descent roi calculation. They just thought that after their mba, they can save 1/ 3 Of their salary to refund their loan. Idiots!!!!
If you made your calculation withe the rent, the cost of the life, the tax returns, the insurance and the interests, no mba can be refund before 10 years, exept if you re ok to sacrifice 5 years more of your life to continue to live like a student.

So hec montreal is a great school, you can mix the english and the french culture, montreal is the most vibrant city of canada and its MBA is probably one of the cheapest of the world.

So even now, if for some personnal reasons I had not to choice, i m sur that hec will be my choice. By the way i m french and in my campany I have sevreal hec paris mba and no one has the salary which is mentionned in the FT. They have around 75 000 dollars. Don't forget this, if only the degree would garantee a huge salary, I think that we will be probably several thousands people for one place in this school

Hi 1975Bruno, I am curious to know if you have anything to report from your HEC Montreal experience. I am also interested in the program, and am weighing the pros and cons versus McGill. It would be nice to hear what a student or alumni has to say about it.

<blockquote>Hello

Before to accept the st gallen MBA, i have planned to follow the hec montreal mba. Don't listen some people talking about what they don't know. I always laughing about people in the forum who are not able to make a descent roi calculation. They just thought that after their mba, they can save 1/ 3 Of their salary to refund their loan. Idiots!!!!
If you made your calculation withe the rent, the cost of the life, the tax returns, the insurance and the interests, no mba can be refund before 10 years, exept if you re ok to sacrifice 5 years more of your life to continue to live like a student.

So hec montreal is a great school, you can mix the english and the french culture, montreal is the most vibrant city of canada and its MBA is probably one of the cheapest of the world.

So even now, if for some personnal reasons I had not to choice, i m sur that hec will be my choice. By the way i m french and in my campany I have sevreal hec paris mba and no one has the salary which is mentionned in the FT. They have around 75 000 dollars. Don't forget this, if only the degree would garantee a huge salary, I think that we will be probably several thousands people for one place in this school</blockquote>
Hi 1975Bruno, I am curious to know if you have anything to report from your HEC Montreal experience. I am also interested in the program, and am weighing the pros and cons versus McGill. It would be nice to hear what a student or alumni has to say about it.
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Razors Edg...

The McGill program is better in almost all respects: it's well-ranked, and has more diverse placements over a wider region. If you're competitive at both I am not sure what HEC would offer, unless you're looking for the shorter or less expensive option...

The McGill program is better in almost all respects: it's well-ranked, and has more diverse placements over a wider region. If you're competitive at both I am not sure what HEC would offer, unless you're looking for the shorter or less expensive option...
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ralph

One benefit that I could see is that HEC offers its MBA program in French. Given that French is the predominant language the province, this is potentially beneficial for those grads who want to land jobs with many businesses there.

One benefit that I could see is that HEC offers its MBA program in French. Given that French is the predominant language the province, this is potentially beneficial for those grads who want to land jobs with many businesses there.
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I see... I was hoping to get some input from a current student or alumni, but it does sound that McGill would most likely be better for me, given that I don't (yet) speak French fluently.

I see... I was hoping to get some input from a current student or alumni, but it does sound that McGill would most likely be better for me, given that I don't (yet) speak French fluently.
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How does Université Laval compare to the other programs discussed here (HEC, specifically)? It's accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, but it's a bit more affordable than the others, which I like!

How does Université Laval compare to the other programs discussed here (HEC, specifically)? It's accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, but it's a bit more affordable than the others, which I like!
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mba hipste...

The majority of the Laval program is in French so it's generally aimed at a different group of students. I think that it has a more local profile, considering HEC's ranking in the Economist, its triple accreditation, etc.

The majority of the Laval program is in French so it's generally aimed at a different group of students. I think that it has a more local profile, considering HEC's ranking in the Economist, its triple accreditation, etc.
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ralph

Actually, for students who want to do their MBA in French don't have aspirations beyond Québec, I would say that HEC Montréal and Laval provide fairly comparable outcomes, at least according to most of the LinkedIn career data I've seen.

HEC might have an edge for students who want to work in other provinces, but if that were the case I'd probably suggest Concordia or McGill.

Actually, for students who want to do their MBA in French don't have aspirations beyond Québec, I would say that HEC Montréal and Laval provide fairly comparable outcomes, at least according to most of the LinkedIn career data I've seen.

HEC might have an edge for students who want to work in other provinces, but if that were the case I'd probably suggest Concordia or McGill.
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Ok, that's what I figured. Plus, it would be a long commute for me. I will apply to HEC.

Ok, that's what I figured. Plus, it would be a long commute for me. I will apply to HEC.
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