The Business French Summer School – Language and Culture is part of the various language programs offered by the Business Language Training Center of HEC Montréal.

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HEC Montréal

Founded in 1907, the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal, better known today as HEC Montréal, was the first business school established in Canada. HEC Montréal was also the first university business school in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. Fewer than 1% of all business schools around the world hold the three international accréditations.

AMBA – Association of MBAs
Received accreditation in 2002 | Renewed accreditation in 2007 and in 2012
AMBA – Association of MBAs AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Received accreditation in 2003 | Renewed accreditation in 2014
equis EQUIS – European Foundation for Management Development
Received accreditation in 1999 | Renewed accreditation in 2004 and in 2010

Bolstered by this threefold international recognition, the quality of its study programs and its accomplished Faculty, today HEC Montréal ranks amongst the top university business schools worldwide.

HEC Montréal – Facts and Figures*:

*As of March 2015


Business Language Training Center

Since its inception in 1990, the Business Language Training Center of HEC Montréal has set out to:

  • evaluate the level of competencies in languages of HEC Montréal’s student body
  • offer credited language courses in keeping with current business practices. Language classes offered (from Beginner to Advanced levels) : French, English, and Spanish; including an introductory course in Business Chinese and Chinese business culture
  • create and disseminate pedagogical material, such as Soigner la présentation d’un travail universitaire, and Présentation des références, des citations et des notices bibliographiques. These teaching and learning tools are continually being developed by our Centre d’aide en français – Rédaction universitaire

Managers and entrepreneurs today have to be, first and foremost, good communicators, knowing how to make themselves effectively understood and to successfully argue and defend their point of view. These are the abilities and skills that the Business Language Training Center at HEC Montréal aims to help the students hone through a wide array of rigorous language courses that all draw from the realities of today’s job market.



Founded in 1642 by the French, today Montreal is considered to be the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. The largest city in Quebec, Montreal is the cultural and business centre of the Province. HEC Montréal campus is situated on the northern slope of the magnificent Mount Royal Park, only a few short minutes away by Métro (subway) from downtown Montreal.

In 2017, Montréal is the world’s best student city for international students, according to a study by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Institute.

Spend a few weeks in the summer studying at HEC Montréal and:

  • discover a city that is “young, vibrant, cosmopolitan, enterprising and tolerant“*
  • experience a city steeped in culture that combines European charm and North American dynamism
  • take part in numerous cultural activities and world renowned festivals
  • share in a rich linguistic and cultural experience with people from around the world

*Magazine Le Nouvel Observateur (France)

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