Bachelor of Commerce for Part-Time Students

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Bachelor of Commerce for Part-Time Students

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Commerce (Part-Time Students)

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Commerce (Part-Time Students)

Note: This program is currently under review. Admissions will not be accepted for this academic year.

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program for part-time students in the Desautels Faculty of Management has been designed to be of assistance to those students who, for various reasons, cannot attend the University during the daytime. The evening courses are offered during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

The BCom program accepts students with a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Admission is competitive with an above-average Academic Standing expected; decisions are based on the whole academic record. It should be noted that meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the BCom program.

Applications for admission, as well as information on admission requirements and deadlines, can be obtained in person from:

  • Service Point
  • 3415 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
  • Telephone: 514-398-7878

or from the website at www.mcgill.ca/admissions.

Students in the following two categories (CEGEP Diploma (DCS) Applicants and Transfer Applicants) apply through Enrolment Services using the online application found at www.mcgill.ca/admissions.

CEGEP Diploma (DCS) Applicants

CEGEP Diploma (DCS) Applicants

CEGEP Diploma (DCS) Applicants must have completed, within the past five years, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Linear Algebra (Mathematics – OOUN, OOUP, OOUQ or 201- NYA, 201-NYB, 201-NYC or 201-103, 201-203, 201-105) at CEGEP with a competitive “COTE R.”

Survey of Basic Mathematics 1 (CMSC 203) and 2 (CMSC 204), with a minimum of B+ in each course, may be completed at the School by applicants who have not taken mathematics at college but otherwise meet the admission requirements. These courses are sequential: CMSC 203 is offered in the Fall; CMSC 204 is offered in the Winter.

The courses will not be credited toward the minimum credit requirement. Students accepted to the program on the basis of CEGEP will take a minimum of 90 credits.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants (who have studied at another Quebec university) with above-average results must have completed, within the past five years, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Linear Algebra at CEGEP with a competitive "COTE R," or with B+ grades if taken at another university. Survey of Basic Mathematics 1 (CMSC 203) and 2 (CMSC 204), with a minimum of B+ in each course, may be completed at the School by applicants who have not taken mathematics at college but otherwise meet the admissions requirements. These courses are sequential: CMSC 203 is offered in the Fall; CMSC 204 is offered in the Winter. These courses will not normally be credited toward the minimum credit requirement.

University courses completed will be considered for transfer credit on an individual basis.

The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree will depend on the student's pre-university education.

Note: 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 University residency requirements.

Applicants in the following two categories (Mature Applicants and Inter-faculty Transfers) apply directly to the faculty using the online application form found on Minerva.

Mature Applicants

Mature 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 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);
  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; and
  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 to management under the Mature Student policy should contact Ron Critchley at 514-398-4068 or by email at ronald.critchley [at] mcgill.ca for further information.

All applicants must have completed the following two courses: CMSC 203 "Survey of Basic Mathematics 1" and CMSC 204 "Survey of Basic Mathematics 2," within five years of the date of admission with a minimum average of B+. (CEGEP Mathematics – OOUN, OOUP, OOUQ or 201- NYA, 201-NYB, 201-NYC or 201-103, 201-203, 201-105, with a competitive “COTE R”, or university equivalents with a minimum B+ average, are acceptable in lieu of CMSC 203 and CMSC 204.)

In addition, all students must complete a minimum of six management courses (18 credits) with an average of B+.

The following courses are suggested:
ECON 295 Macroeconomic Policy
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

MGCR 271

or MGCR 273

Business Statistics

Introductory Management Statistics

MGCR 293 Managerial Economics
MGCR 331 Information Systems
MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance
MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing
MGCR 382 International Business
MGCR 472 Operations Management

Should a student take more management courses at the School of Continuing Studies 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. Note that due to exceptionally high demand, successful completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Inter-faculty Transfers

Inter-faculty Transfers

Inter-faculty Transfers: McGill students applying to transfer to the BCom program must have completed Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Linear Algebra prior to application. A minimum 3.30 CGPA is required on the math and overall (all courses taken at McGill) averages for consideration. Further information may be found at www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/bcom/current-students/transfers. The online application can be found on Minerva at www.mcgill.ca/minerva. Note that due to exceptionally high demand, successful completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Regulations and Advising

Regulations and Advising

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

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:

  • Student Affairs Office, BCom Program
  • Desautels Faculty of Management
  • 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Samuel Bronfman Building, BRONF 110
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G5
  • Telephone: 514-398-4068
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Apr. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)
School of Continuing Studies—2017-2018 (last updated Apr. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)