The deadline for receipt of all application documents for September 2020 is May 1, 2020.
Applications are processed on a rolling basis – that is, applications are reviewed upon receipt of completed files and admission decisions are rendered in order of receipt. Candidates are advised to apply early, as space is limited.
STEP #1: Resume Evaluation
E-mail an up-to-date curriculum vitae to email@example.com. Qualified candidates will receive an invitation to apply to the program.
STEP #2: Application
- A completed Application Form.
- Two official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.*
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
- Birth certificate.
- Response to five essay questions (on Page 7 of the Admission Form).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Completed employer’s support letter (if applicable, not required from individuals self-employed).
- English and/or French language test(s) may also be required. Applicants will be informed directly if this is the case.
- A $125 CDN non-refundable application fee. Cheques should be made to HEC Montréal.
- Non-profit sector candidates, on the space provided on the application form, please indicate if you are applying for a scholarship. (See Financing Options for additional information.)
* Candidates without undergraduate degrees, but with substantial managerial experience are encouraged to apply, as exceptional candidates may be admitted to the program. They need to send their last transcript available.
Please send your application documents to the following address:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
EMBA McGill — HEC Montréal Office
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec) H3T 2A7
STEP #3: In-Person Interview
Candidates whose applications are evaluated favourably will be invited to attend an in-person interview.
The interview (45 minutes) is an opportunity for the admissions committee to understand the candidate’s motivation for doing the program and how he or she could contribute to the class’ learning. It will also assess the candidate’s ability to understand English and French. At the same time, it is an opportunity for the candidate to determine if the program is the right fit.
The interview is the most important step in the admission process.
STEP # 4: Acceptance and offer of admission
The admissions process aims to bring together the best people possible to form a diverse and experienced cohort. Program directors look for managers who are willing to take a step back, think and share their learning; “leaders” from whom other classmates can learn. There is no ideal candidate profile. On the contrary, the broader the range of profiles, the richer the learning will be. Special attention is paid to the candidate’s management experience and professional responsibilities.
In most cases, the admissions committee communicates its decision within a couple of weeks of the interview by sending an offer of admission. To confirm a place in the program, the candidate must sign and return the offer of admission, together with a non-refundable deposit of $8,000.