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HEC Montréal
Boasts 10th Place in BusinessWeek’s 2004 International Ranking

October 8, 2004—HEC Montréal ranks among the top ten international schools offering an MBA program, according to BusinessWeek magazine, who published its ranking of the best business schools for 2004. The ranking of the US publication ranks 30 American schools and, in a different group, 10 schools outside the US, where HEC Montréal ranked 10th. This makes HEC Montréal the first and only business school in Québec ever to access the prestigious ranking. The ranking is based mainly on the opinions of full-time students in participating universities and recruiters. The students of HEC Montréal particularly insisted on the thoroughness of the MBA program, the emphasis given to teamwork and the excellent quality-to-price ratio for this one-year training program marked by multilingualism and an outward-looking attitude. One of the respondents even mentioned that HEC Montréal is "North America's best kept secret."

For Jean Talbot, MBA Program Director at HEC Montréal, this recognition is well deserved. "It acknowledges the efforts of our faculty to offer a program that is relevant and current, and that fulfills the expectations of both students and employers. It also testifies to the high profile that HEC Montréal has gained in the last years and confirms its status as one of the best schools in the world." Canadian schools are well represented in the ranking, holding four of the 10 spots in the Top Global B-Schools:

1 Queen's School of Business (Canada)
2 IMD (Switzerland)
3 INSEAD (France)
5 London Business School (United Kingdom)
6 Ivey School of Business (Canada)
7 IESE (Spain)
8 HEC Paris (France)
9 Rotman School of Management (Canada)
10 HEC Montréal (Canada)

The complete results are available at Businessweek Online www.businessweek.com/bschools.

The HEC Montréal MBA program, offered both in French and English, currently caters to 175 full-time students—50% of which are foreign students—and 250 part-time students. The program lasts 53 weeks. HEC Montréal is the only North American business school to boast the three prestigious international accreditations AACSB International (United States), AMBA (United Kingdom) and EQUIS (Europe).