Montreal School of Higher Commercial StudiesUniversity


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Foundation: 1907

Mission: HEC Montréal is a French-speaking institution solidly rooted in its community and open to the world. It is an international-calibre university business school that contributes to our society’s prosperity by providing leadership in all its spheres of activity, i.e. teaching at all levels, research and serving the community.

Vision: Building on its extensive skills and the strengths of its milieu and striving for continuous improvement, HEC Montréal is committed to playing a leading role in all these spheres, by focusing on: training tomorrow’s managers to meet evolving requirements in the business world, HEC Montréal does so by encouraging its students to acquire a variety of skills and aptitudes that complement their schooling, in particular through a strategy based on multilingualism openness to the world and corporate social responsibility. In addition to its up-to-date, relevant programs, HEC Montréal offers its students an exceptional learning environment and experience. positioning the School on the international stage and enhancing its influence and collaboration by expanding its networks, HEC Montréal sets high standards of excellence for itself, and aims to rank among the top five business schools in Canada, the top 20 outside the United States and the top 100 in the world, in all its spheres of activity. The School strives to recruit the best faculty and students from around the globe and to establish new partnerships in the academic and business communities. conducting avant-garde research and sharing its findings, HEC Montréal supports cutting-edge research in all management disciplines and is home to numerous research chairs and centres of excellence. It emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach, along with knowledge transfer to managers and commercialization of research findings and methodologies.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Arts and Humanities 485th228th441st33rd
Business, Management and Accounting 202nd57th155th9th
Computer Science 662nd287th551st41st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 250th81st187th12th
Energy 670th268th555th42nd
Engineering +548th261st452nd37th
Environmental Science 605th319th513th59th
Mathematics 600th276th511th38th
Psychology 698th402nd662nd60th
Social Sciences +673rd271st581st40th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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