Canada, Montreal

Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Bachelor, MBA

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The School of Management of the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM) ranks as one of the best management schools and faculties in Quebec, Canada and the world.

ESG is a major internationally oriented French- language management school that is renowned for the quality of its practice- based teaching, the scope of its research, the accessibility of its educators, and its ongoing interaction with organizations and the business world. ESG UQAM placed fourth in Eduniversal’s 2011 ranking of Canada’s top business schools. According to EFMD, ESG UQAM is one of the top 130 international business schools. According to SMBG, it is one of the 15 best business schools in Canada. According to L’Expansion, the School is one of top 10 most innovative MBAs worldwide. ESG works in cooperation with over 100 international university partners and offers about 100 different destinations to its exchange students.

The Country

Canada is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometers in total, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border shared by the same two countries. Canada’s two official languages are English and French. The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto. Ethnic groups

living in Canada are 76.7% European, 14.2% Asian, 4.3% Aboriginal, 2.9% Black, 1.2 % Latin American, 0.5% Multiracial and 0.3% other. Currency is Canadian dollar.

Canada has around 31,700 large lakes, more than any other country, containing much of the world’s fresh water. There are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains.

The City

Montreal is a truly unique city – safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. It’s easy to see why Lonely Planet chose Montreal as the second happiest place in the world. With four major universities and 12 smaller colleges located on the island – Montreal is an exciting place to live. Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. While the city’s official language is French, Montreal is easy to navigate for both English and French speakers. Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s strong cultural tradition and adds to the inspiring atmosphere of art, music, literature and innovative technology. From a history of cutting-edge architecture to icons like Leonard Cohen and Mordechai Richler, to storied Old Montreal and the legendary Schwartz’s Deli, the city thrives on art, culture and history.

Student life

In this document you can find everything about university, city and student life (only in French).

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at Concordia University

Semester at ZSEM

Health Insurance


753 EUR


287 EUR

479 EUR


28 EUR

31 EUR


177 EUR

188 EUR





16 EUR

41 EUR


103 EUR

*per month


You have possibility to live on campus or off-campus.

Travel opportunities

Places which you need to see:

  • Quebec City – Capital city of Quebec and cultural center.
  • Mont-Tremblant – Skiing, camping, and hiking at this mountain resort town.
  • Gaspé – Small city on the ruggedly beautiful peninsula of the same name.
  • Gatineau – All the advantages of a big city without the inconveniences. Just
    outside Ottawa,
  • Magog – Popular vacation town on Magog Lake, base for exploring the Eastern Townships
  • Saguenay – Gateway to the North.
  • Sherbrooke – Largest city in the Eastern Townships.
  • Trois-Rivières – Located halfway between Montreal and Quebec City on the St Laurent River.