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HEC Montreal v Ryerson Ted Rogers - MBA

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Dear All,

I need your advice. I have recently been granted permanent residence to Canada. I currently hold a CPA Canada charter thanks to an MOU signed by CPA Canada with the ACCA UK. I plan on moving to Canada in early 2020 and pursue an MBA. I currently have a South Asian nationality.

As I am not a rich man, I have two options:

1) Do the full time English MBA from HEC Montreal. As a new immigrant, if I move to Quebec within first 3 months of arriving into Canada, I will be considered a Quebec resident and will be allowed to pay subsidized fee of CAD 8,000, which is a very attractive option. However, my concern and question here is that if I move to Toronto after MBA with HEC Montreal, will it be considered any valuable or I would not be better off since the MBA is from a Quebec university? Also, do the recruiters who hire from HEC Montreal consider non-French speakers or their focus is just on French? Do non-Quebec recruiters hire from the university?

2) The other option I have is to move straight to Toronto, start working based on my CPA and then obtain admission to the part-time MBA at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. Here, the fees would be around CAD 26,000 over 2 years and even with my income, it would still be more expensive than HEC Montreal (including opportunity costs of being income-less for a year).

Any other more expensive business schools are not an option unless I am getting a full scholarship. Thank you for your time.
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Dear All,

I need your advice. I have recently been granted permanent residence to Canada. I currently hold a CPA Canada charter thanks to an MOU signed by CPA Canada with the ACCA UK. I plan on moving to Canada in early 2020 and pursue an MBA. I currently have a South Asian nationality.

As I am not a rich man, I have two options:

1) Do the full time English MBA from HEC Montreal. As a new immigrant, if I move to Quebec within first 3 months of arriving into Canada, I will be considered a Quebec resident and will be allowed to pay subsidized fee of CAD 8,000, which is a very attractive option. However, my concern and question here is that if I move to Toronto after MBA with HEC Montreal, will it be considered any valuable or I would not be better off since the MBA is from a Quebec university? Also, do the recruiters who hire from HEC Montreal consider non-French speakers or their focus is just on French? Do non-Quebec recruiters hire from the university?

2) The other option I have is to move straight to Toronto, start working based on my CPA and then obtain admission to the part-time MBA at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. Here, the fees would be around CAD 26,000 over 2 years and even with my income, it would still be more expensive than HEC Montreal (including opportunity costs of being income-less for a year).

Any other more expensive business schools are not an option unless I am getting a full scholarship. Thank you for your time.



Hey smartypants89

I would suggest for your case to pursue Ted Rogers.

While HEC Montreal is a better-ranked program; it only pushes above its class in Québec.

Ted Rogers is an up and coming program that seems to have a growing reputation in Toronto.

I would probably give three options given your preference.

If you want to work in Toronto/Ontario

1) Go for Ivey/Rotman

They are really the only MBA's that will "comfortably" secure you a position across Canada and possibly beyond.

2) Go to Ted Rogers

if the above really isn't possible.

If you want to work in Québec

1) Learn French and go to HEC Montreal

Hope this helps!

Feel free to PM me
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New post 31 Dec 2018, 14:12
Hi Pakman,

Many thanks for your kind reply. I can see you are the only one who managed to take time from the holidays to advise me :)

You really think that HEC Montreal will not be beneficial outside of Quebec even though it is an English MBA? Is it that bad that I should spend an extra 18,000 dollars? Sorry I am biased to saving money I guess but just want you to give me some more details. It kept appearing in the top Canadian universities :(

If it is not even worth the CAD 18k savings, then it seems Ted Rogers it is :)
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Hello All ..... agreed. If I am comparing HEC with TED, my would vote for HEC in case if I want to work in Quebec province post-MBA, and for Ontario I would go for TED.
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Hello All ..... agreed. If I am comparing HEC with TED, my would vote for HEC in case if I want to work in Quebec province post-MBA, and for Ontario I would go for TED.


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