M.Sc. International Business

Master of Science (M.Sc.) HEC Montréal - International Business.

Thierry Warin, PhD

Welcome to the complementary and unofficial website website of the M.Sc. International Business by Pr. Thierry Warin. The official website is here. The purpose of this site is to answer your most frequently asked questions and to facilitate your experience within the HEC Montreal Master’s in International Business.

Here you will find information on courses offered in upcoming semesters, recommended courses for new students, how to choose between a thesis or supervised project pathway, etc..

Health instructions for the start of the school year

Please refer to the summary of health instructions for the start of the school year issued by HEC Montréal.

How to choose my courses?

You will consider the first 18 months of your master’s degree to schedule your courses and then do your supervised project or thesis.

Courses are not offered every semester. It is therefore very important from the moment you arrive to build your agenda.

To do this, let’s define the concepts: a course is a title, a content, an expertise specific to each professor and a methodology.

Indeed, a course is both knowledge (= field) and skills (= methodology). When you choose your courses, don’t only consider the title of the course! Behind this title can be many other things: the professor is an economist, so the approach will be economic and it may not be what you were looking for!

Therefore, choose a course by following an optimization process also using the table below:

  1. which courses are offered each semester?

  2. What is the expertise of the professor? This will tell you what disciplinary approach will be chosen.

  3. What is the content of the course? Look at the syllabus for this.

  4. What is the methodological approach for this course? Do you prefer a qualitative, quantitative or data science approach? This is important because this is about developing skills beyond knowledge. Think about what you want to do after the Msc.

To help you with these dimensions, here is a table that groups all the dimensions in one place, so click now!

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Can I take a course in a language other than my own? Yes

  2. Can I take a course that is in another “profile” in the course table on the official website? Yes. The profiles are there as a guide. Think about what you want to do after the MSc.

  3. Can I select a course from the MBA program? Nope, it is a different program.

For instance, if you want to build a quantitative or data science expertise, you have three courses:


Index Language Title Fall Winter Summer
COMPULSORY COURSES
INTE60006 FR Contexte et enjeux des affaires internationales T. Warin / Syllabus
INTE60006A EN Landscape and Challenges of International Business (approche quantitative avec Tableau à l’hiver) T. Warin / Syllabus G. Adarkwah / Syllabus
INTE60012 FR Internationalisation de l’entreprise V. Pilato / Syllabus
INTE60012A EN Internationalization of the Firm V. Pilato / Syllabus V. Pilato / Syllabus
COMPULSORY METHODOLOGY COURSES
METH60013 FR Méthodes de recherche en affaires internationales N. Aguilar Delgado / Syllabus
METH60013A EN Research Methods in International Business N. Aguilar Delgado / Syllabus
COMPULSORY COURSE OF THE PROGRAM
GEST60401 FR Regards croisés sur les entreprises 1 1 1
GEST60401A EN Comparative perspectives on organization 1 1 1
OPTIONAL SPECIALIZATION COURSES
60004 FR Expérience Québec J. Robert - A. Frigon - U. Coiquaup
60004A EN Quebec Experience J. Robert - A. Frigon - U. Coiquaup
60016 FR Gest. réseaux aff. internat. A. Van Assche / Syllabus
60016A EN Managing International Business Networks A. Van Assche / Syllabus G. Adarkwah / Syllabus
60005A EN Globalization and the Knowledge-Based Economy P. Cohendet / Syllabus
60011 FR Innovation, technologie et mondialisation A. Frigon / Syllabus
60011A EN Innovation & Globalization P. Cohendet / Syllabus
60014 FR Marketing et mondialisation A. Durand / Syllabus
60014A EN Marketing and Globalization A. Durand / Syllabus
60015A EN International Firms, Cultures and Human Resources G. Edwards / Syllabus
60017A EN Multinational Enterprises, Industrialization and Development J. Peerally / Syllabus
60032A EN International Competitive and Corporate Strategy D. Pastoriza / Syllabus
60033A EN Quantitative Methods in International Business Research A. Le Cottier / Syllabus
60037 FR Mondialisation, dynamiques industrielles et économie géographique A. Laveault-Frigon / Syllabus
60037A EN Globalisation, industrial dynamics and economic geography A. Laveault-Frigon / Syllabus
60038A EN Global Governance and Economic Diplomacy A. Van Assche / Syllabus
60044 FR Mondialisation, développement et innovation sociale J. El-Khoury / Syllabus
60044A EN Globalization, Development and Social Innovation N. Aguilar Delgado /
Syllabus
60052 FR Gestion des investissements internationaux A. Le Cottier / Syllabus
FR/EN Campus internationaux / campus abroad 1

Course schedule

Fall 2022

HEURE LUNDI MARDI MERCREDI JEUDI VENDREDI
8h30 - 11h30 60032A
International Competitive and Corporate Strategy
D. Pastoriza
60016A
Managing International Business Networks
A. Van Assche
12h00 - 15h00

60004A

Quebec Experience

J. Robert - A. Frigon - U. Coiquaup

60006A
Landscape and Challenges
T. Warin
60014A
Marketing and Globalization
A. Durand
60038A
Global Governance and Economic Diplomacy
A. Van Assche

60044

Mondialisation, développement et innovation sociale
J. El-Khoury


60004A

Quebec Experience
J. Robert - A. Frigon - U. Coiquaup
15h30 - 18h30 60011
Innovation, Technologie et Mondialisation
A. Frigon

60012A
Internationalization of the Firm
V. Pilato



60037
Mondialisation, dynamiques industrielles et économie géographique
A. Laveault-Frigon

60006
Contexte et enjeux des affaires internationales
T. Warin

60012

Internationalisation de l’entreprise
V. Pilato



60013
Méthodes de recherche en affaires internationales
N. Aguilar Delgado

60004
Expérience Québec
J. Robert - A. Frigon - U. Coiquaup

Winter 2023

HEURE LUNDI MARDI MERCREDI JEUDI VENDREDI
8h30 - 11h30 60011A
Innovation, Technology and Globalization
P. Cohendet

60052
Gestion des investissements internationaux
A. Le Cottier

60016
Gestion des réseaux d’affaires internationaux
A. Van Assche



60005A
Globalization and the Knowledge-Based Economy
P. Cohendet

60013A
Research Methods in International Business
N. Aguilar Delgado
60033A
Quantitative Methods in International Business Research
A. Le Cottier
12h00 - 15h00 60006A
Landscape and Challenges with Tableau
G. Adarkwah
60017A
Multinational Enterprises, Industrialization and Development
J. Peerally
60012A
Internationalization of the Firm

V. Pilato
60015A
International Firms, Cultures and HR
G. Edwards
60014
Marketing et mondialisation
A. Durand
15h30 - 18h30 60037A
Globalization, Industrial Dynamics and Economic Geography
A. Laveault-Frigon
60016A
Managing International Business Networks
G. Adarkwah
60012
Internationalisation de l’entreprise
V. Pilato

Summer 2023

HEURE LUNDI MARDI MERCREDI JEUDI VENDREDI
12h00 - 15h00 60044A
Globalization, Development and Social Innovation
N. Aguilar Delgado
60044A
Globalization, Development and Social Innovation
N. Aguilar Delgado

Calendar simulator

You can use our unofficial web application to simulate your course schedule. Please check the official website to see if the schedule works.

Course registration

  1. Go to the course portal. course portal

  2. Follow the official HEC Montreal guide to register for courses Link for course registration.

  3. Please consider the deadlines to add/drop courses: here.

  4. Follow these technical steps: here.

Library

66242A How to Cite Properly your Sources
Workshop Endnote

Email etiquette

What I am writing here will vary across professors, their personal responsibilities, life styles, etc. Remember that your professors are no longer students, they are employees ;-). We work all day long and very often we also teach in the evenings. We try to grade during the week, but sometimes it goes over our week-ends. We review papers, we write articles, etc. Sometimes, you will have your exam on Monday, and the temptation to ask just one question during the previous week-end will be high. Well, it creates a lot of issues. First of all, a lot of students will have only one question during that week-end, which means your professor will spend her/his week-end as a hotline. It may also create unfair situations and rumors. Like you, when a professor receives an email outstide of the normal work hours, s.he feels the urge to respond anyway, and it is rarely one email when you teach 2 or 3 courses, with lots of students. All in all, I would encourage you to follow an email etiquette: write emails to your professors during normal working hours Monday to Friday 8 AM- 6 PM. If an exam is getting close, then send your emails before the week-end. Be proactive. Thank you!

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