Short Answer – The average GMAT score at HEC Montreal is 625 for the last entering class. If you score above 625, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at HEC Montreal for the last graduating class was $ 103,500. 98% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (26%), Finance (13%) and technology (23%) oriented functional roles.
The majority of the class – 65 percent – changed two of the three elements, while 45 percent successfully made the “triple jump.” International mobility continued to be a strong trend in our post-graduation placements, with 66 percent of the class securing employment outside of their home countries.
The Tuition fees for HEC Montreal MBA is $ 54,747 and an additional NA in living cost.
The School and its donors – granting agencies, private companies, professional associations, foundations and alumni – are committed to fostering new generations of top-notch professionals, and offer scholarships to MBA students.
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Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
No, speaking French is neither an entry nor an exit requirement for the Program. However, optional French language courses are offered free of charge during the course of the program.
Please also note that graduation requirements for the HEC MIF include speaking at least one other language (apart from English) at least at intermediate level (that language may be your native language).