HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal

Location
Montreal, Quebec, CA

Website
hec.ca

Availability
Available for UniSA Business students only


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    Teaching its first course in 1910, HEC Montréal is the first university-level business school in Canada and one of the first in North America. HEC Montréal is an affiliated Business School of the University of Montreal, offering internationally renowned management education and research in French, English and Spanish. The School was the first in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AMBA, AACSB International and EQUIS. 
     
    In HEC Montréal’s modern, dynamic and wired environment, every single detail, even the architecture, has been carefully considered to make learning and growing as individuals easier for students. Committed to sustainable development on all fronts, HEC Montréal and its faculty are eager to pass on sound values to tomorrow’s managers.  
     
    Known for its excellence in business teaching and research, at HEC Montréal, students benefit from a quality education known for its pragmatic approach and relevance in today’s world. The professors love to teach, but above all, they love seeing students succeed. Dynamic learning based on practice and exchanges such as blogs, wikis and Internet-based micro-sites are a few of the many learning tools used, which also include simulations, debates, role-playing, hands-on work, case studies and oral presentations are heavily promoted at HEC Montréal. 
     
    HEC Montréal has a diverse student body with 31% made of international students and permanent residents from 146 countries. More than 500 exchange students from 141 partners institutions in 45 countries/regions enjoy HEC Montréal academic experience and Montréal cultural activities every year. Coming to HEC Montréal is an opportunity to take advantage of a stimulating learning environment and to experience Montreal, one of North America’s most creative and welcoming cities.  

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    Montreal is a cosmopolitan city with a population of almost 2 million, made up of more than 100 different ethnic communities.  Montreal is the second largest university city on the continent after Boston. 

    Vibrant, fast-paced and historical, Montreal, with its various impressive festivals and its incredible nightlife, will provide exchange students an exciting adventure along with an excellent educational experience.  New York, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa and other great North American cities are within a few hours. 

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    • Old Port Montreal 
    • Canal de Lachine 
    • Oratoire St-Joseph 
    • Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal 
    • Place d’Armes 
    • Pointe-à-Callière
    • Basilique Notre-Dame 
    • Place des Arts 
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken. Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?

    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students. Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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HEC Montréal Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall semester (SP5)
August to December

Winter semester (SP2)
January to April


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    Undergraduate

    • Applied Economics  
    • Business Analysis — Information Technologies  
    • Business Intelligence  
    • Entrepreneurship  
    • Finance  
    • Human Resources Management  
    • International Business  
    • Logistics & Operations Management  
    • Management  
    • Marketing  
    • Professional Accounting  
    • Project management  
    • Sustainable development management 

    Postgraduate

    • Applied Economics  
    • Business Analysis — Information Technologies  
    • Business Intelligence  
    • Entrepreneurship  
    • Finance  
    • Human Resources Management  
    • International Business  
    • Logistics & Operations Management  
    • Management  
    • Marketing  
    • Professional Accounting  
    • Project management  
    • Sustainable development management 
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    For students wishing to improve their business language skills in French, English or Spanish, these courses are weighted at 3 HEC credits (6 ECTS) each and only one language course per semester is allowed. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport 
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    A semester consists of 15 weeks. A 3 credit course is 45 contact hours. For each credit, students need to contribute about 30 hours of additional personal work. To be considered a full time student a minimum of 12 credits is required. 

    Therefore we recommend that: 

    • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units 
    • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units 
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    UniSA students are not required to provide evidence of English/French proficiency.  

    Below however is the recommended level that you are expected to have, 
     
    English  

    • TOEFL ibT 72 – 94 
    • IELTS 5.5 – 6.5

    French 

    • TFI 750 - 845 
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HEC Montréal Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -8°c to 9°c 
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 26°c 

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD) 

Local language/s
French | English 


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    HEC Montréal does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Montreal-Trudeau (Dorval).

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    HEC Montréal does not offer on-campus accommodationHowever, HEC Montreal has organised a special offer for off-campus housing. There are four accommodation options, 

    Get Your Place

    Student Flat – no password required  

    Student Housing Mtl – no password required  

    IRIE Location – contact them directly 

    More information on accommodation can be found here or via the Housing Facebook page. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to HEC Montréal, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2700 
    Health Insurance  $390 per semester 
    Accommodation   $780 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $300 to $400 per month 
    Transportation $90 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $400 to $500 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    As an exchange student at HEC Montréal, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

HEC Montréal Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here
 
Canada High Commissions website can be found here
 
HEC Montréal student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

HEC Montréal Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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HEC Montreal Summer School

Immerse yourself in a program that revolves around the discovery of Montreal through a wide variety of cultural activities as well as numerous meetings with key economic players in Montreal and internationally. 

Business French Summer School  
Location:
Montreal, Canada 
UniSA application deadline:
 TBA 
Program dates:
12th July to 6th August 2021
Credit: 
3 Credits  
 Duration: 
4 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
This program is available to UniSA Business students only. 
Credit notes: 
A semester consists of 15 weeks. A 3 credit course is 45 contact hours. For each credit, students need to contribute about 30 hours of additional personal work. To be considered a full time student a minimum of 12 credits is required. 
Therefore we recommend that: 
  • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units 
  • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
 This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
 Currently unavailable

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