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Academic Information - Bachelor of Commerce - Part time

B.COM. PART-TIME PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree program is a 90 or 120 credit program which may be pursued on a part-time evening basis, or full-time day basis.

The availability of program choices is limited in the part-time program. Consult the Desautels Faculty of Management section of the undergraduate calendar for full details on all programs available; and the freshman requirements for the 120 credit program. The credit allocations shown below differ from those of the daytime program. Students considering transfer to the day program should consult the undergraduate programs calendar.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS (CONCENTRATIONS)

2 Concentrations

90-credit 120-credit

Freshman Requirements

0 18
Core 36 36
2 Concentrations 30 30
Non-Mgmt Electives 6 18
Free Electives 18 18
Total 90 120

 

1 Concentration & 1 Minor (18 credits)

90-credit 120-credit

Freshman Requirements

0 18
Core 36 36
1 Concentration + 1 Minor (18 credits) 33 33
Non-Mgmt Electives 0 12
Free Electives 21 21
Total 90 120

 

1 Concentration & 1 Minor (24 credits)

90-credit 120-credit

Freshman Requirements

0 18
Core 36 36
1 Concentration + 1 Minor (24 credits) 39 39
Non-Mgmt Electives 0 12
Free Electives 15 15
Total 90 120

 

CONCENTRATIONS
In order to complete a concentration, the student must achieve a grade of C or better in all the courses which comprise the concentration. The student who has failed to earn 15 satisfactory credits will be required to embark on a new concentration, repeat the course(s) in question or, where possible, to replace the course(s) with a satisfactory option from the concentration courses.

SECOND CONCENTRATION
Students who chose to take a second concentration will be required to complete 15 non-overlapping credits at a satisfactory level with a minimum grade of C in each course.

CONCENTRATIONS (Part-time program)
Accounting
Information Systems
Marketing
Organizational Behaviour
Entrepreneurship

Finance, International Business, Labour-Management Relations, Operations Management and Strategic Management concentrations are also available, with some day-time studies required.

MAJOR PROGRAMS

Majors in Management

90-credit 120-credit

Freshman Requirements

0 18
Core 36 36
Major 30 30
Non-Mgmt Electives 6 18
Free Electives 18 18
Total 90 120

MAJORS (Part-time program)
Accounting
Information Systems
Marketing

Majors in Economics, Finance, Labour-Management Relations, Mathematics (Major Concentration), Psychology and Statistics (Major Concentration) are also available. Some day-time studies required. Please refer to the Undergraduate Programs Calendar for additional information with regards to these majors.

Core Program

Core Courses - 36 credits required by all B.Com. students, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.

ECON 295 Macroeconomic Policy (3 credits)
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics (3 credits)
MGCR 293 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
MGCR 331 Information Systems (3 credits)
MGCR 341 Finance 1 (3 credits)
MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits)
MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)
MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)
MGCR 423 Organizational Policy (3 credits)
MGCR 472 Operations Management (3 credits)

Mature applicants and re-qualifying applicants

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who lack the academic background normally required for admission may apply directly to the Desautels Faculty of Management for entrance as Mature or Re-Qualifying students if the following conditions are met:

  1. they are at least 21, unless otherwise specified, by September 1 (for admission to the fall semester) or January 1 (for admission to the winter semester);
  2. they do not have college or university level studies, completed within the five-year period prior to the application, which would constitute a basis for admission. Applicants who have completed college or university studies but have achieved results that are not competitive must complete more advanced studies with a high level of achievement at another college or university before reapplying;
  3. they have completed a minimum number of appropriate courses, as specified below, within the three-year period prior to the time of application.

Individuals interested in being considered for entrance under the Mature Student policy may contact the Student Advisor, ronald [dot] critchley [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mr. Ron Critchley), in the B.Com Office (details below) for further information. Entry to the program is highly competitive and having the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Notwithstanding the general requirements for Mature Students, applicants to Management with results insufficient for admission must normally:

  1. have been out of school for three years after such results and,
  2. be at least 21 years of age at the time of admission.

All applicants must have completed the following two courses within five years of the date of admission with a minimum average of ‘B+’. (CEGEP mathematics NYA, NYB, NYC with a competitive R score or university equivalents within a minimum ‘B+’ average are acceptable in lieu of CMSC 203 and CMSC 204).

CMSC 203 Survey of Basic Mathematics 1
CMSC 204 Survey of Basic Mathematics 2

In addition, all students must do a minimum of six of the courses (18 credits) listed below with an average of “B+”.

The following three courses are required:
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics
MGCR 293 Managerial Economics

Choose a minimum of three of the following seven courses:
ECON 295 Macroeconomic Policy
MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
MGCR 331 Information Systems
MGCR 341 Finance 1
MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1
MGCR 382 International Business
MGCR 472 Operations Management

Should a student take more management courses at CPD than those listed above, all results will be used to calculate the admission average. A minimum 3.30 CGPA is required on the above prerequisites and on the overall average.

Please note that while a minimum of 30 credits must be completed after being admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce Program, a total of at least 60 credits must be completed at McGill University to fulfil the University residency requirements. The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree will depend on the student’s previous background; however, exemptions will be given for core courses already completed at the Centre.

Further information on Mature Applicant status may be obtained from Ron Critchley at (514) 398-4068 or by email at ronald [dot] critchley [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Applicants apply on-line, using MINERVA's inter faculty transfer form available through the STUDENT RECORD MENU

Information and advising

Information concerning the Faculty regulations and procedures may be obtained from the Desautels Faculty of Management section of the Undergraduate Programs calendar.

All students will be advised and have their programs approved by the Desautels Faculty of Management. The courses will only be part of a degree program if you have been officially accepted. Correspondence and enquiries should be addressed to:

Ronald Critchley
Student Advisor (B.Com. Program)
Desautels Faculty of Management
Samuel Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Québec H3A 1G5
Telephone: (514) 398-4068
E-mail:ronald [dot] critchley [at] mcgill [dot] ca

The courses listed below offered by the School of Continuing Studies are accepted with the credit shown by the Desautels Faculty of Management.