The John Molson School of Business, the Faculty of Commerce was created at the same time as Concordia University in 1974, following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. The latter had been offering courses in commerce since 1932. Since 1976, Concordia has offered a Doctorate in Business Administration, in association with Montreal’s other management schools. The John Molson School of Business has 140 full-time professors and almost 7,000 students. Nearly 900 of those students come from outside Canada, and 1,300 are at the honours or postgraduate level. In the area of finance, the School offers an MBA in Investment Management program with complete CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) integration. This is the only program of its kind in Canada, and it is offered jointly with the Goodman Institute in Toronto. The School specializes in actuarial mathematics and portfolio management, with specialized doctorates in these areas. It also has a Formula Growth Trading Lab which is a market room where students and professors can access sophisticated portfolio management analysis and simulation tools. Finally, in January 2007, the School launched the Desjardins Centre for Innovation in Business Finance and developed new joint programs with the private sector.
The origins of the Desautels Faculty of Management date back to the opening of McGill University’s Department of Commerce in 1906 and the creation of the School of Commerce in 1920. The Faculty of Management, which brought together the School of Commerce and the Graduate School of Business Administration, was created in 1968. It counts more than 83 full-time professors and 3,000 students, 700 of whom are studying at the honours or graduate level. Nearly 600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students (50% MBA, 75% doctoral) are non-Canadian. The Faculty also has exchange agreements with 20 management schools around the world. It has 11 institutes and research centres, among them the Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre, which focuses on global financial markets, risk management, asset valuation, and corporate governance and finance. An integral part of the Montreal business community, the Faculty works with business leaders to provide student training (over 100 teaching executives) and specialized seminars.
Founded in 1907 by the Board of Trade of Metropolitain Montreal, the school has 250 professors and nearly 12,000 students, including 2,800 foreign students. It also has some 40 research groups and chairs, including the Centre for Research on E-finance, which comprises 60 researchers and mainly focuses on the impacts of e-finance on productivity in financial markets, with respect to private and social risk. HEC offers numerous specialized graduate diplomas (DESS), in Private Wealth Management, and Management and Sustainable Development, among others. It also offers several graduate diplomas, such as the Master of Laws, Taxation option, and the Master of Science in Electronic Commerce, as well as a Ph.D. in Administration. HEC has partnerships with more than 80 universities around the world and is an innovator in the internationalization of teaching, with its trilingual Bachelor of Business Administration, a first in North America.
HEC Montreal is also a Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives partner. The Institute’s mission is to contribute to Montreal financial sector expertise in derivatives and structured products, through training and research projects tailored to the industry’s needs.
Established in 1998, the School of Management (ESG) of the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) now has 225 professors and more than 12,000 students, including approximately 2,500 foreign students. Over 2,000 students are enrolled in honours or master’s programs. The ESG has agreements with 30 partner universities around the world, including numerous joint programs (e.g. the Executive MBA with the Université Paris-Dauphine). It has also created partnerships with several financial organizations:
- Executive CMA-MBA with the Ordre des comptables professionels agréés
- A graduate diploma in Derivatives, in partnership with the Montreal Exchange
The School is committed to research, as can be seen in the work of its specialized research chairs: the Chair in Financial Services Management, the Corporate Reporting Chair, and the Desjardins Chair in the Management of Derivative Products. Lastly, its virtual trading room allows complex simulations of fluctuations in the money, stock and derivatives markets, allowing students to experiment, and build new indicators and financial instruments.
The ÉTS and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec have jointly created a new graduate program in financial engineering. Launched in September 2011, this program is offered to engineers and applied sciences professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of markets and financial products. The objective is to better evaluate the projects’ financial issues and to collaborate more efficiently with financial experts.
With world-class programs, nearly one hundred professors and seasoned researchers, FSA ULaval brings performance, ethics and sustainable development together to move the business world forward. FSA ULaval, which has AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the European Foundation for Management Development’s EQUIS accreditations, trains and attracts the business world’s elite.
Laval FBA quick facts:
- Founded in 1924
- AACSB International accredited since 1995
- EQUIS accredited since 2008
- Close to 4,300 students, including 700 from abroad
- Close to 100 professors
- Partner of over 100 management schools and universities
Founded in 1955, the Management Faculty welcomes over 4,000 full-time students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. It boasts close to 100 professors and offers courses in such major disciplines as accounting, finance, taxation, human resources, management, marketing, IT and economics. People from various backgrounds come to Université de Sherbrooke, from high school graduates to professional managers wanting to hone their skills and training. Université de Sherbrooke has two campuses — one in Sherbrooke, and the other in Longueuil on Montreal’s south shore. Through its partnerships, the university is also present in various regions worldwide. Its online classes also enable the university to reach new students without any geographical constraints.