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Canada HEC Montreal

Canada HEC Montreal
2020 winter semester
2016120377 Guo Hongyu

1>Introduction of HEC:
HEC Montréal university is located in Montréal Canada. Montreal is a dynamic university city that attracts top talent from around the world. Second in North America for the number of students per capita, it offers a stimulating environment for studies and research. It is also a vibrant metropolis, known worldwide for its tremendous variety of cultural activities.
HEC Montréal is a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and research. HEC Montréal offers academic course in English and French. The School has been training future managers who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, since 1907.

2> Course application & Course introduction
Course registration:
All of the courses are not open at same semester, part of course will open at spring semester, part of course will open at winner semester. HEC will send a course list EXCEL filed. There were not a lot of course in winner semester.

Course introduction:
a>Marketing communication:
This course presents the major challenges and practices currently observed in the marketing communications sector in North-America. The course presents the strategic approach to marketing communications and all tools related to it. It allows to understand and put into practice the different development stages of a communication plan for a brand in the context of a real-world case. The diagnosis of the situation and the challenges to which the communication plan has to respond; The definition and in-depth understanding of the target audience (through market/consumer research); The definition of strategic communication objectives and the mobilisation of important persuasion theories; The creative process and the implementation of the communication plan across different communication tools. There are unprecedented numbers of platforms for brands to express themselves. The course does explain traditional media but, at the same time, puts an emphasis on the variety of new media offered within the digital environment as well as on new trends in marketing communication.

b>Trading in financial market * (Recommended)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the practice of trading in financial markets by means of data and tools used by practitioners in the context of their daily practice. You will become familiar with the sources of information available in financial markets; You will apply the main tools required to analyze financial information in order to execute the three types of financial transactions: arbitrage transactions; hedging transactions; and speculative transactions; you will understand the role played by macroeconomic indicators and technical analysis in making investment decisions; You will acquire some notions on the psychology of the investor; You will participate to trading sessions in real time in derivative products simultaneously with other teams. All sessions are held in the trading room.

c>Strategic management in organizations** (highly recommended)
Professor didn’t teach the knowledge about strategic management from textbook. We learn the learn the knowledge of strategic management through Globstrat tool. This approach to problem solving helps develop me analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills. The problems and challenges encountered in this simulation are interdisciplinary in nature, and in order to deal with them, students must use the knowledge acquired over the course of their business school education. Learning in this course comes from being exposed to as many challenges as possible, as these are the same problems every strategic decision maker faces in real business life. Thus, during the simulation we face situations where they will need to recognize the strategic concepts needed to resolve a particular problem, acquire them on their own, and assess themselves on how well they are implementing them. This will give us an opportunity to both sharpen and integrate their previously learned knowledge.

d> Human resources management
This course present managing human resources department in all activities ranging from recruitment to performance evaluation, compensation and development of competencies. The course sessions will include a mix of different activities including lectures, individual reflection exercises, plenary and small group discussions, case discussions, and videos. Class materials including lecture slides and readings will be made available through “Zone Cours.” Class participation is an integral part of students’ learning. We are expected to participate actively in class on an ongoing basis. Students are expected to read the assigned readings for each class session before coming to class. It is expected that students will be prepared to discuss the materials assigned for each class session during class. Furthermore, students are also expected to draw both on the assigned readings and the content of the class sessions in developing their assignments and exams. Lastly, while the course covers material pertaining to the institutional and legal environment of Quebec, the theories and frameworks employed are applicable to other contexts. Furthermore, the course will include examples from companies in different regions and students are encouraged to draw contrasts between different HR practices in place in different regions.

3> Housing
It can be challenging to find an apartment for a short period (4 - 5 months) since leases are usually signed for a period of 12 months. HEC offers the housing website for HEC Montréal exchange students.

4> Insurance
All international students are automatically enrolled. This insurance will covered access to health care clinics and hospitals, prescription drugs, outside of Quebec less than 60 days. You have to pay it during orientation day (debit and credit cards, No cash). One semester will be CAN $355, Two semester will be CAN $ 775.

Since I am an international student, i need to apply for Canada Visa, I applied Canada Visa from following Website.

It is a necessary to made a OPUS card. OPUS card is rechargeable in all the subway stations and pharmacies. There are several options available-daily, weeked, weekly, monthly and others. More information at the Montreal transit system website(STM). You can get student OPUS card (lower fare). If you want to get the student OPUS card, you can go to the STM photo studio at Berri-UQAM metro station You will have to show Attestation OPUS card” on HEC en ligne from an electronic device (If you don’t have an electronic device, a tablet is available on site), and Your passport. You will have to pay $15 (cash only and exact amount).

7> COVID-19
It was a very difficult time for us, school changed the teaching method from off-line to online, the city was lock down, protective equipment(mask, sanitizer)was ransacked, no flight from Montreal to Korea, more and more people who live around me get COVID. Very thank korea university exchange program administration for your care at the difficult time.

-weather: Montreal is warm-summer humid continental climate. Summers are warm to hot and humid with a daily maximum average of 26-27 °C in July, temperatures in excess of 30°C are common. Conversely, cold fronts can bring crisp, drier and windy weather in the early and later parts of summer.

Winters in Montreal bring cold, snowy, windy, and at times, icy weather.
Winter brings cold, snowy, windy, and, at times, icy weather, with a daily average ranging from −10.5 to −9 °C in January. However, some winter days rise above freezing, allowing for rain on an average of 4 days in January and February each. Usually, snow covering some or all bare ground lasts on average from the first or second week of December until the last week of March.[82] While the air temperature does not fall below −30 °C (−22 °F) every year,[83] the wind chill often makes the temperature feel this low to exposed skin.
Outside temperatures is very low, but inside like university, metro, will turn up the higher heat.

8>More detail on HEC Montreal:
“Arrival Information”:
• Campus facilities (Resources – Lockers)
• Security - On & Off campus (Winter Storms)
• Personal information (HEC Webmail – Student ID card)
• Health insurance - Medical assistance
• Getting around Montreal (OPUS Card for transportation system)
• Settling down
• Laws
• Office & Websites

“Academic Expectations”
• Academic calendar
• Course registration
• Course material
• Courses & Exams
• Weighting system & Transcript