Welcome to the 47 new members of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA family

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Welcome to the 47 new members of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA family

The 11th cohort of the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA program started their adventure on September 12th. They will complete their studies at the end of 2019 and receive their diploma (bearing the seals of McGill University, HEC Montréal, and the Université de Montréal) in the spring of 2020.

These 47 new participants all leaders in their respective industries (more than 20 industries are represented in the class) are enthusiastic about this opportunity to acquire new tools and new perspectives on the business world, on their own organizations and on themselves.  Throughout the program, they will rise to the challenge of juggling their busy professional lives, their personal and family lives, and the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA workload, which is approximately four days of classes per month and about twenty hours of readings, preparation and paper per week.

Profile of the Class of 2020

There is no ideal profile in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program. On the contrary, work, management and life experience, as well as diversity, are the main criteria when selecting candidates. Indeed, one of the main values of the McGill and HEC Montréal Executive MBA is peer learning, because learning from people who are different from you is a great way to expand your views and enlarge your horizons.

Here is a statistical portrait of this cohort of leaders, entrepreneurs, women and men ready challenge themselves and to be challenged:

Average years of experience 17 years
Average years of experience, management 11 years
Male / Female 51% / 49%
Students born outside Canada 27%
From outside Montreal 23%
Speaking more than two languages 33%
VP or higher 31%
Entrepreneurs 25%


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