Saturday, November 19, 2005

Christmas season already

Gift-giving came early this year. For business schools that is. My alma mater, McGill, announced a couple days ago that it received a C$22 million donation for its business school. Not to be outdone, my beloved HEC will be receiving... drum rolls please... 120 million euros from the CCIP (Chamber of Commerce of Paris).

The Chamber of Commerce essentially represents businesses in the Greater Parisian Region. Its main activity is to promote economic growth, but it also also has an educational division that regroups several schools, of which HEC.

Concerning the 120-million-euro investment in HEC, most of it will be used to enhance the facilities, including a new building planned for the MBA program. In addition, the administration intends to increase the class size from 200 to 250.

Things are definitely looking good for HEC.

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