McGill University

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Internationally acclaimed for its high academic standards and excellence in teaching and research and widely recognized as Canada’s leading international business school, McGill University consistently attracts top students and faculty members from around the world.

In recognition of the increasingly complex economy, rapidly changing technology and the globalization of business practices, the Desautels Faculty of Management has recently revised its undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree program. The faculty offers three areas of specialization. Students in all three areas begin their degree programs by studying the management core curriculum. General Management students acquire a strong business background by completing a minimum of two concentrations or combining one concentration with a minor from another faculty. Business concentrations include: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international business, labour management relations, marketing, operations management, organizational behaviour and human resource management, and strategic management. Majors and honours programs are designed for students who wish to develop a specific area of expertise, professional designations and other industry requirements. The Faculty Program in International Management is designed for students preparing for careers in international business. The International Exchange Program allows students to study at other leading business schools around the world for one to two terms.


Three streams allow students to follow a curriculum that suits their own interests and career objectives
Work-study, internship opportunities
All students follow a management core in the first year
Extensive international exchange opportunities
Applied Investment course portfolio of over $2,000,000
New Honors in Investment Management Program

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Québec Ministére de l'éducation

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree
Colleges in Canada Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Fields of Study

Business Administration
Colleges in Canada Accounting & Taxation
Colleges in Canada Brand & Product Management
Colleges in Canada Business Administration & General Management
Colleges in Canada Business Management Computer Applications
Colleges in Canada Business Minor (for Non-Business Majors)
Colleges in Canada Computer Systems Management
Colleges in Canada Consumer Studies
Colleges in Canada e-Commerce
Colleges in Canada Economics & Statistics
Colleges in Canada Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
Colleges in Canada Finance & Financial Management
Colleges in Canada Health Care Administration
Colleges in Canada Information Systems Management
Colleges in Canada Insurance & Risk Management
Colleges in Canada International Management
Colleges in Canada Investment Management
Colleges in Canada Labour Relations
Colleges in Canada Logistics Management
Colleges in Canada Management and Information Systems
Colleges in Canada Management Consulting
Colleges in Canada Manufacturing & Operating Systems
Colleges in Canada Market Research
Colleges in Canada Marketing Management
Colleges in Canada Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management
Colleges in Canada Production & Operations Research
Colleges in Canada Public Safety Management
Colleges in Canada Quality Management
Colleges in Canada Real Estate Management
Colleges in Canada Small Business Management
Colleges in Canada Strategic Management & Policy
Colleges in Canada Technology Management
Applied Business Technology
Colleges in Canada Accounting
Colleges in Canada Advertising
Colleges in Canada Brand Management
Colleges in Canada Financial Management
Colleges in Canada Human Resources Management
Colleges in Canada International Management
Colleges in Canada Logistics Management
Colleges in Canada Marketing Management
Colleges in Canada Small Business Management

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Co-op Education
Colleges in Canada Industry Practicum/Internship
Colleges in Canada International Exchange
Colleges in Canada Mentor Program
Colleges in Canada Peer Tutoring
Colleges in Canada Weekend Activities/Field Trips

Buildings & Facilities

The Desautels Faculty of Management occupies a building specially designed for its needs. Classrooms have been refurbished with new computers built in, as well as video cameras and 3M data display units that allow professors to select from a variety of teaching media. Each classroom is wired for Internet access and the entire building facilitates wireless Internet access. Facilities available to BCom students include a cafeteria and lounge area, the Sandiford Computer Lab and a management library with an electronic database searching service and a number of networked databases. Students enjoy excellent sports facilities, efficient housing, and a health service. The Howard Ross Library of Management provides in-house and remote electronic access to a broad range of business sources such as ABI Inform, Bloomberg, Compustat, CRSP, Datastream, Economist Intelligence Unit, Factiva, Mergent Online, S&P NetAdvantage and others. In addition to providing electronic access to over 8,500 business journals and newspapers, the library houses a physical collection of over 50,000 books, 200 print journal titles, audiovisual materials and an current reference selection that covers every aspect of management study.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  610
% Accepted:  8
Application Deadline    
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Colleges in CanadaRolling Notification
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Annual Tuition (C$): 1,968 - 23,000
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Annual Program Fees (excluding books) (C$): 1,600 - 2,000
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 10,700 - 100,000

McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 110
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Phone:  1-514-398-4068
Fax: 1-514-398-3402

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: No
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Case Studies
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Research Paper
 Colleges in Canada Simulations/Gaming
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 65 Colleges in Canada Areas of Concentration Classes: 50

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 2,395
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 48
Colleges in Canada % Female: 52
Canadian Schools % Students from Out of Province: 26
Canadian Schools % International Students: 35
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more
Famous Alumni:
 Colleges in Canada Sheila Fraser, BCom '72, Canada's Auditor General
 Colleges in Canada Aldo Bensadoun, BCom '64, Founder & President, The Aldo Group
 Colleges in Canada David Mudge, MBA '10, professional Canadian Football League player since 1999

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Desautels Faculty of Management
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1906
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 40
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 89
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 10,700 - 100,000

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: McGill University
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1906
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 11
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 1,527
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 26,888
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 5,818
Canadian Schools % International Students: 35
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Montreal
Canadian Schools City Population: 3,500,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: High
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -15°C to 25°C
McGill University
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