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Joint Honours Component Economics / Joint Honours Component Accounting (60 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The B.A. Joint Honours Component Economics / Joint Honours Component Accounting program is offered with the Desautels Faculty of Management and is commonly referred to as the Joint Honours in Economics and Accounting.

Students in this Joint Honours program should see an Economics adviser and a Management adviser.

All Joint Honours students should consult the handout describing the Economics Honours and Joint Honours programs available in the Economics Department Office, 443 Leacock Building, and at http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/honours.

According to Faculty of Arts regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Required Math Prerequisites

All Joint Honours students must complete three Math prerequisites. A sequence of two calculus courses with a grade of C or higher should be completed prior to entering the Joint Honours program. Prior to their U2 year, students should complete MATH 133. These requirements can be met by having passed equivalent courses at CEGEP or elsewhere. Joint Honours students are encouraged, but not required, to take MATH 222 Calculus 3.

* Note: Students without high school calculus take MATH 139; those with high school calculus take MATH 140.

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Miljan Brakocevic, Djivede Kelome, Michael Bailey, William J Anderson (Fall) Jessica Banks, Sidney Trudeau (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
    • Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
    • Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
  • MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of trigonometry and other Precalculus topics. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Linan Chen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 4 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent.
    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Students continue in MATH 141
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer, Daniel Disegni (Fall) Stephen W Drury (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Ihsan Topaloglu (Fall) Axel W Hundemer, Ronan Conlon, Michael Brandenbursky (Winter) Michael Brandenbursky (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

Joint Honours Component Economics Requirements

Questions about the requirements for the 30-credit Economics component of this Joint Honours program should be directed to the Honours program adviser in the Department of Economics.

Economics - Required Courses (27 credits)

Please refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available on the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/.

  • ECON 250D1 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An intermediate level microeconomics course. Includes theory of exchange, theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution; general equilibrium and welfare economics. The assumptions underlying the traditional neo-classical approach to economic theory will be carefully specified.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Licun Xue (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 140 and MATH 141 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 250D2 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 250D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Rohan Dutta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 257D1 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Stochastic phenomena; probability and frequency distributions, introduction to probability theory. Statistical inference about proportions, means and variances; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics; index numbers and time series; economic forecasting; regression and correlation analysis; introduction to general linear models, its uses and limitations; uses and misuses of statistics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)

    • Corequisites: MATH 141 and MATH 133 and ECON 250
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-357 or are taking ECON 217 or ECON 227.
    • Students must register for both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 257D2 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 257D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 257D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 352D1 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Basic macroeconomic theory, emphasizing the Classical and Keynesian ideas for the short-run determination of output, employment, interest rates and prices in the economy. Elements of international economics, money and banking and growth theory. The structure of the Canadian economy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2
    • Corequisite: ECON 257D1
    • Students must register for both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 352D2 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 352D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Markus Poschke (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 352D1.
    • Corequisite: ECON 357D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 450D1 Advanced Economic Theory - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Selected topics in economic theory from recent periodical and monograph literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2 and ECON 352D1/ECON 352D2
    • Students must register for both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 450D2 Advanced Economic Theory - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 450D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Licun Xue (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 450D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 468 Econometrics 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The statistical basis of econometric modelling and treatment of the linear regression model; simple time series models; procedures for inference in linear cases; an introduction to methods for dealing with endogeneity and non-constant variance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Russell Davidson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): ECON 257D1/D2 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

Economics - Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits selected from the following Economics courses:

  • ECON 460 History of Thought 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought prior to the close of the 19th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists from the time of Adam Smith to the emergence of marginalism and neoclassical economics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: William Watson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 461 History of Thought 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought in the 20th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists on equilibrium, dynamics, games, expectations, econometrics, industrial structure, economic policy and other primary areas of interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250.
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 469 Econometrics 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Treatment of asymptotic theory and classical inferential procedures, an introduction to the bootstrap, maximum likelihood, non-linear models, mis-specification testing, non-stationarity and limited dependent variable models.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 468
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

Joint Honours Component Accounting Requirements

Questions about the requirements for the 30-credit Accounting component of this Joint Honours program should be directed to the Honours program adviser in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Accounting - Required Courses (18 credits)

  • ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : An examination of the theoretical foundation for financial reporting and revenue recognition. The tools of accounting, including a review of the accounting process and compound interest concepts. Asset recognition, measurement and disclosure. Partnership accounting.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Ryan Abrams, Karen Zajdman-Borden (Fall) Christopher Benk, Karen Zajdman-Borden (Winter) Brian Lindsay Davies (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : A continuation of Intermediate Financial Accounting 1. An examination of liability recognition, measurement and disclosure, including leases, pension costs and corporate income tax. Shareholders' equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share. The statement of changes in financial position, basic financial statement analysis and full disclosure in financial reporting.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Ralph Cecere, Lynn Degrace (Fall) Zvi Singer, Ryan Abrams (Winter) Kimberly Ryan (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 351 and MGCR 341 or ACCT 311 and MGCR 341
  • ACCT 361 Management Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Domenic Giaccari, Walter Moschella (Fall) Pavlo Kalyta, Domenic Giaccari (Winter) Lawrence S Tenenbaum (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • ACCT 455 Development of Accounting Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The conceptual underpinning of accounting thought, including its historical development and the modifications that have occurred over time. A review of accounting literature and its relevance to practice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ralph Cecere, Roman Susel (Fall) Ralph Cecere (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 352 or ACCT 312
  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Kimberly Ryan, Brian Lindsay Davies, Edward Bierbrier, Walter Moschella, Julia Scott, Dongyoung Lee, Ralph Cecere (Fall) Kimberly Ryan, Edward Bierbrier, Seda Oz (Winter) Karen Zajdman-Borden (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 341 Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro, Greg Gregoriou (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Stephen Wong (Winter) Vadim di Pietro, Larbi Hammami, Stephen Wong (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

Accounting - Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of Accounting courses selected from:

  • ACCT 354 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : Interpretative nature of the conceptual framework underlying a multitude of financial reporting standards, including the impact of alternative accounting methods, management biases and stakeholder interests in the analysis and valuation of the firm.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lynn Degrace, Sanjian Zhang (Fall) Lynn Degrace, Zvi Singer, Steve Fortin (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 211 and MGCR 341
  • ACCT 362 Cost Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : An examination of a number of recurring issues in the area of decision-making and control, including cost allocation, alternative costing systems, and innovations in costing and performance measurement.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Philippe Levy, Deirdre Lapointe (Fall) Roman Susel, Jingjing Zhang, Philippe Levy (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 361 or ACCT 313
  • ACCT 385 Principles of Taxation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : An introduction to the concepts underlying the Canadian tax system and how they are applied in relation to the taxation of individuals and businesses.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Larry Goldsman, Joseph Armanious, Alexandra Gauvin Oligny (Fall) Larry Goldsman, Joseph Armanious (Winter) Larry Goldsman (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • ACCT 452 Financial Reporting Valuation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : Models to determine firm value from accounting information and a broader perspective on key sources of information, key value drivers, in a setting where evaluating firm value is the ultimate purpose.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ACCT 354.
  • ACCT 453 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : Reporting relevant financial information subsequent to long term intercorporate investments. The preparation of consolidated financial statements with emphasis on their economic substance rather than legal form.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Julia Scott, Kevin Paul Parent (Fall) Kevin Paul Parent, Julia Scott (Winter) Jim Wilson (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 352 or ACCT 312
  • ACCT 463 Management Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The theoretical frameworks for the examination and evaluation of management accounting and control systems. The technical aspects of accounting along with behavioural issues of management control.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Philippe Levy (Fall) Lynn Degrace, Philippe Levy (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 361
  • ACCT 475 Principles of Auditing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : An introduction to basic auditing concepts and internal controls of an accounting system. Topics include current auditing standards, ethical conduct, legal liability, planning of an audit, sampling techniques, non-audit engagements, the study and evaluation of internal controls in an accounting system.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Kevin Paul Parent, Sanjian Zhang (Fall) Ralph Cecere, Trishia Belafi, Modonese Sandra (Winter) Thu Huong Roan (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 352 or ACCT 312
  • ACCT 486 Business Taxation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : A study of the Income Tax Act as it applies to the taxation of individuals and corporations, including capital cost allowances, capital gains, corporate reorganisations, trusts and partnerships and administrative regulations. A review of consumption taxes.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Larry Goldsman, Jack Triassi (Fall) Larry Goldsman, Jack Triassi (Winter) Jack Triassi (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: ACCT 385
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