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Honours Economics (69 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

The B.Com. Honours program in Economics is offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management. It provides a very good undergraduate education for those interested in pursuing further studies in economics and several other fields, including the MBA, or in entering straightaway a wide variety of careers.

This program is comprised of 42 approved credits of Honours Economics courses (9 credits of which are counted as core credits in Management).

Continuation in this Honours program from one year to the next requires a minimum grade of B- in ECON 250 and a minimum B- average in the required and complementary Honours Economics courses. Students failing to meet these requirements must switch out of the Honours program. If they continue to register in Honours, they will not be allowed to graduate with Honours.

To be awarded an Honours degree, a student must obtain a 3.00 GPA in the required courses, a 3.00 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and an overall CGPA of 3.00. For a First Class Honours degree, the minimum requirements are a 3.50 program GPA in the required courses, a 3.50 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and an overall CGPA of 3.50. In cases where a student takes a Supplemental Exam in an Economics course, both the original and the Supplemental Exam grades will be counted in the calculation of the GPA and CGPA averages.

All Honours students should consult: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/honours. For the current list of advisers in Economics and their advising times, see the website of the Department of Economics.

Program Prerequisites (0-10 credits)

  • 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. Linear transformations. Eigenvalues and diagonalization.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021

    Instructors: Bélanger-Rioux, Rosalie; Ball, Gavin; Aigner, Florian; Przytycki, Piotr (Fall) Kelome, Djivede (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, 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 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 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021

    Instructors: Trudeau, Sidney; Ghaswala, Tyrone; Albanese, Michael (Fall) Fortier, Jérôme (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, 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 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021

    Instructors: Fortier, Jérôme; Sabok, Marcin (Fall) Trudeau, Sidney; Albanese, Michael; Ghaswala, Tyrone (Winter)

    • 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, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

* Required course to be completed prior to U2 (or equivalent)
** Prerequisites for entering this program (or equivalent)

Management Core (27 credits)

  • 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 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Oh, Seunghwan; Tsang, Desmond; Marginson, Melissa; Cecere, Ralph (Fall) Lee, Dongyoung; Ma, Guang (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Westgate, Chantal; Reyt, Jean-Nicolas; Ferguson, John-Paul; Blanchette, Simon (Fall) Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman; Reyt, Jean-Nicolas; Mahabadi, Sara (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 331 Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Taherizadeh, Seyed Amirhossein; Tanguay, Sol (Fall) Bassellier, Genevieve; Tanguay, Sol; Taherizadeh, Seyed Amirhossein (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (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 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: di Pietro, Vadim (Fall) di Pietro, Vadim; Madan, Sujata (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Etemad, Hamid; White, Anwar; Doré, Bruce; Soroka, Robert H S (Fall) Han, DaHee; Lu, Yi; Sarigollu, Emine; Soroka, Robert H S (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

  • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : This course examines how business interacts with the larger society. It explores the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Students will examine these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Holmgren, Lindsay; David, Robert James; Whelan, Glen (Fall) Karunakaran, Arvind; Kim, Hyun Seung Anna; Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Jorgensen, Jan J; Melville, Donald (Fall) Melville, Donald; Jorgensen, Jan J; Jürgens, Hermann (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 423 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Corritore, Matthew; Melville, Donald; Moore, Karl James; Vit, Gregory Bryan (Fall) An, Kwangjun; Vit, Gregory Bryan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGCR 472 Operations Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Design, planning, establishment, control, and improvement of the activities/processes that create a firm's final products and/or services. The interaction of operations with other business areas will also be discussed. Topics include forecasting, product and process design, waiting lines, capacity planning, inventory management and total quality management.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Talla, Malleswara (Fall) Hariss, Rim; Cohen, Maxime; Gopalakrishnan, Sanjith (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

Required Courses (27 credits)

For the regulations governing courses in statistics, 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. Students who have taken equivalent statistics courses may be waived the ECON 257D1/ECON 257D2 requirement. These students will normally be required to take ECON 469 in addition to ECON 468.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • 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 2020

    Instructors: Green, Christopher (Fall)

  • 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: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Green, Christopher (Winter)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Goncalves, Silvia (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 468

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

and 12 credits of Economics courses at the 300, 400, or 500 levels, approved by an Honours adviser. Unless explicitly approved by an Honours advisor, at least 9 of the 12 credits have to be at the 400 or 500 level. Note that Honours students are not permitted to register for general Economics courses where an Honours course or a more advanced course in the same field is offered.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2020-2021 (last updated Mar. 27, 2020) (disclaimer)
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