Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


École des Hautes Études Commerciales



[This article was published in 1948; for the exact citation, see the end of the text.]

École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal, a school of commerce established by the province of Quebec in 1907, at the instance of Sir Lomer Gouin, who may be considered its founder. It was affiliated with the University of Montreal in 1915, and now serves as the faculty of commerce, or school of business administration, in that university. The aim of the school is to provide a training for young men desiring to qualify for higher positions in the business world. The work of the school is arranged in three sections : day, evening, and correspondence. The chief of the day courses is a three-year course open only to students having the degree of B.A. or B.Sc. from some recognized university. This course is a graduate school of commerce, similar to the well-known School of Business Administration at Harvard University, and grants the bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees in commerce. There is also, however, a preparatory section open to less well-equipped students, the examinations of which admit them, after one or two years of preparatory training, to the regular course. To meet the needs of students working during the day, the school offers a full range of extension courses given in the evening from October to Easter. Instruction is given in all ordinary subjects, and a diploma on commercial science is awarded to all who successfully complete a three years' course. Lastly, a wide range of courses is given by correspondence. The school is [was so at the time] the only institution in North America offering such advantages to French-speaking students. In connection with the school are an excellent library and a commercial and industrial museum. There is now a normal enrollment of over 1,000 students of all classes in the school; and its graduates are coming to play an increasingly important part in the economic life of the province of Quebec. The provincial government offers a large number of bursaries which materially reduce the cost of attendance.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada , 1948, 411p., pp. 259-260.


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