A renowned innovator, HEC Montreal was the first business school in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom). HEC welcomes more than 13,000 students to its management education programs, ranging from BAA to MBA to PhD. Its faculty is made up of more than 270 professors. HEC remains at the forefront thanks to some 50 research units, including 26 chairs. The school spearheads projects around the world and is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's leaders. Since its founding in 1907, HEC has produced more than 78,000 graduates in a variety of business administration sectors.