The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a French-language university located in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Its central campus, in downtown Montreal, is nestled between two of the city’s liveliest areas: the Quartier des spectacles (Entertainment District) and the Quartier latin (Latin Quarter), which is reminiscent of the old Europe. With six faculties and a Business School (ESG), 170 undergraduate programmes, 110 graduate programmes, 30 doctoral programs and 38,883 students (Fall 2018), UQAM has established itself as one of the leading research universities in Canada. It is ranked 1st in Quebec and 6th in Canada in terms of research funding for comprehensive universities (Research Infosource, 2018).
The École des sciences de la gestion (School of Business Science-ESG) is the largest academic unit of UQAM, with 15,000 enrolled students and more than 100,000 graduates. The ESG ranks third on the Eduniversal 2018 list of the best business schools in Canada (according to international influence) in the category “Four Palms of Excellence.” Every year, the ESG UQAM has been named on Maclean’s Top 20 Best Management Schools in Canada. The ESG has five areas of excellence within its broader field of research: corporate governance (including Social and Environmental Responsibility); innovation (technologies, organizations and markets); performance management (including risk management); urban studies and tourism management, and; institutions, society and human development.