The international exposure and academic experience gained by taking part in student exchange are highly worthwhile, both for Desautels Faculty of Management students going abroad for a term or a year, as well as for students coming to McGill to gain exposure to international management at Desautels.
International management is emphasized throughout our curriculum, regardless of specialization. In addition, international exchanges are offered with leading management schools worldwide, including Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, Copenhagen Business School, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, HEC Paris and HKUST.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad for a term or year. The international exposure and academic experience gained by taking part in student exchange are highly worthwhile. Through this program, students may study and earn academic credits at over 70 universities in countries around the world. Exchange opportunities are open to students in most specializations.
- There is a CGPA requirement of 3.0 to be eligible for exchange.
- Exchange Application Deadline (2018-2019 Academic Year) : January 15, 2018
Mandatory Information Sessions - Fall 2017
Students must attend one of the BCom Information Sessions in the Fall term before meeting an academic BCom Adviser.
|Tuesday, October 10th||10:05 am to 11:30 am||BRONF 310|
|Wednesday, October 25th||12:05 pm to 1:30 pm||BRONF 310|
|Tuesday, November 7th||11:35 am to 1:00 pm||BRONF 210|
|Monday, November 20th||5:35 pm to 7:00 pm||BRONF 423|
|Tuesday, December 5th||6:05 pm to 7:30 pm||BRONF 423|
In addition to the rules and regulations outlined in the slides above, more information may be obtained from the BCom Student Affairs Office at 514-398-4068, studentexchange.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca or on the McGill website.
Where can you go on exchange
BCom students can apply to:
- Schools with Desautels Faculty of Management Agreements: Mangement Direct Bilateral Schools
- University Wide Agreements (General)
INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2017 (NOVEMBER 6th TO NOVEMBER 10th)
Ask an Adviser
Ask any questions about the exchange program to an academic Adviser at our exchange table.
November 6th , 11 am to 2 pm.
Meet and Greet- Pizza
Mingle with our current incoming exchange students and fellow students who have gone on exchange before.
November 7th, 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.
Bronfman 2nd Floor.
Learn how to earn credits or recognition from McGill while travelling abroad, see what’s available in the global work environment, and connect with fellow students who have either been abroad or are here for an international experience
November 8th, 9:30am to 5:30 pm.
5 McGill Students will be sharing their exchange experience, how they prepared for it and what what they wished they had known before they left.
November 9th, 6:00pm –7:30pm.
Now that you are accepted to go on Exchange
Find out more information on what to expect after you have been nominated for the international exchange program.
Exchange Course Approval Process
At least two-thirds of all departmental program requirements must be completed at McGill. Once accepted, students must obtain written faculty authorization for transfer credits before leaving for exchange.
The following is a list of steps that you must follow before your exchange term in order to ensure that you will be granted McGill credits for courses taken abroad.
Visit the McGill Course Equivalency System to verify if the courses you wish to take are already in the database. If the courses are not listed, you can Login, click Home and Submit a new Request. Please ensure course outlines to be reviewed contain the following detailed information: thorough description, breakdown of topics covered, method of evaluation and course materials, and credit weight and/or hours.
After all the courses have been assessed as equivalent, fill out the Transfer Credit Assessment Form in Minerva and notify the BCom Office at studentexchange.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca that a form has been completed.
After the BCom Office has been notified, a BCom Exchange Adviser will approve the courses and send you a confirmation email. The course approval process will then be completed. If you wish to add new courses, steps 1 to 3 must be followed again.
Important information regarding exchange:
- Courses for which you register abroad cannot be taken with the pass/fail option. No credits will be granted for courses with no grades. You will receive a grade from the host school which will transfer as credits on your McGill transcript, however, grades will not be calculated into your McGill GPA.
- No credits will be granted for online courses.
- You may receive a maximum of 12 McGill credits for your major, 6 McGill credits for your concentration or minor and 9 McGill credits for management core from any institution other than McGill University. There is no limit for elective credits. The IB Concentration is the only exception where you may receive up to 12 McGill credits for courses taken outside of McGill. Note: the maximum number of credits that can be transferred includes: Exchange, Study Away (summer courses) and Inter University Transfer courses.
- You are permitted a maximum of 6 McGill credits of topics courses (434 or 433 courses) towards any specialization. The maximum total includes courses taken at McGill and other institutions. More Topics courses are permitted towards the International Business Concentration only, provided they are different topics.
- Students intending to pursue the CPA program should be aware that accounting courses approved by the BCom office and taken abroad may not meet the requirements for the CPA program. It is your responsibility to verify course requirements with the specific order where you plan to complete your CPA. Please contact an exchange adviser to plan your accounting courses.
- The host school will include visa information in their acceptance materials. For visa related issues, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country where you will be studying.
- Please update your specialization to reflect the program you are currently pursuing. www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/changing/
- Please ensure that minor courses are approved by the minor adviser www.mcgill.ca/students/advising/advisordirectory/
- For information about course offerings at the host institution, residences and add/drop deadlines please consult the website or contact the exchange office of the host school.
- It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the McGill BCom requirements for all courses taken on exchange.
- If you decide to cancel Exchange you need to fill out the Request to Cancel Exchange Term Form