Major Economics for Management Students (66 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

The B.Com.; Major in Economics for Management Students is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit a degree of specialization in economics, including microeconomics (focusing on the study of the behaviour of individual economic agents and how the interaction of individuals results in market outcomes) and macroeconomics (focusing on economy-wide issues such as unemployment rates, money supply and inflation, as well as public policies to influence such macroeconomic aggregates). Topics include: econometrics, economic history, economic development, environmental economics, industrial organization, international trade and finance, labour economics, money and banking, and public finance.

Required Courses (48 credits)

Management Core

  • 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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Roh, Yongoh; Zhang, Jingjing; Marginson, Melissa (Fall) Cecere, Ralph; Levy, Philippe (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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Jaeger, Alfred M; Ody-Brasier, Amandine; Blanchette, Simon; Gordon, Sarah (Fall) Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman; Mackey, Jeraul (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 250 Expressive Analysis for Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Focusing on skills with respect to analysis, writing and presentation in management.

    Terms: Fall 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Allaster, John; Farmer, Emily; Hards, Ashley (Fall)

    • Open to U0 and U1 B.Com. students. Not open to students who have taken BUSA 250.

  • MGCR 331 Information Technology Management (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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Havakhor, Taha; Tanguay, Sol; Park, Sejun (Fall) Tanguay, Sol; Havakhor, Taha (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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: De Motta, Adolfo (Fall) Madan, Sujata; di Pietro, Vadim (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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Sarigollu, Emine; Han, DaHee; Haruvy, Ernan (Fall) Doré, Bruce; Etemad, Hamid; Zhao, Clarice (Winter)

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

  • MGCR 372 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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Ding, Yichuan Daniel; Glew, Rob (Fall) Hariss, Rim; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 472.

  • 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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Melville, Donald; Taherizadeh, Amir (Fall) Melville, Donald; Taherizadeh, Amir (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 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Zavosh, Ghahhar; Lyubman, Liliya; Banerjee, Mitali (Fall) An, Kwangjun; Zavosh, Ghahhar; Moore, Karl (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGCR 460 Social Context of Business. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Examination of how business interacts with the larger society. Exploration of the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Examination of these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Holmgren, Lindsay; Horner, Hervé Robert; Fangwa Nantcho, Anicet (Fall) Mantere, Saku; Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 360.

Major

  • ECON 230D1 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The introductory course for Economics Major students in microeconomic theory. In depth and critical presentation of the theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution, welfare economics and the theory of general equilibrium.

    Terms: Fall 2023

    Instructors: Gendron-Carrier, Nicolas; Lange, Fabian (Fall)

  • ECON 230D2 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2024

    Instructors: Saltiel, Fernando; Lange, Fabian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 230D1 and ECON 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ECON 332 Macroeconomic Theory: Majors 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of basic economic concepts and tools with an in depth and critical presentation of the fundamental areas of macroeconomic theory. Topics include: the measurement of economic aggregates, economic growth, and the consumption-savings decision and other basic elements of a business cycle.

    Terms: Fall 2023

    Instructors: Alvarez-Cuadrado, Francisco (Fall)

  • ECON 333 Macroeconomic Theory - Majors 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of basic economic concepts and tools with an in depth and critical presentation of the fundamental areas of macroeconomic theory. Topics include: money and banking and business cycles, stabilization policy, and international finance.

    Terms: Winter 2024

    Instructors: Poschke, Markus (Winter)

  • MGCR 271 Business Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Statistical concepts and methodology, their application to managerial decision-making, real-life data, problem-solving and spreadsheet modeling. Topics include: descriptive statistics; normal distributions, sampling distributions and estimation, hypothesis testing for one and two populations, goodness of fit, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression.

    Terms: Fall 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Glew, Rob; Talla, Malleswara; Lima, Eduardo (Fall) Frieden, Gabriel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 122 and MATH 123 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 227D1/D2, ECON 257D1/D2, MATH 203 at McGill, MATH 204, MATH 324, PSYC 204; students with an exemption from High School or CEGEP for MATH 203 will NOT be exempt from MCGR 271.

    • 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.

  • MGSC 372 Advanced Business Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : A practical managerial approach to advanced simple and multiple regression analysis, with application in finance, economics and business, including a review of probability theory, an introduction to methods of least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, autoregressive forecasting models and analysis of variance.

    Terms: Fall 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Frieden, Gabriel (Fall) Frieden, Gabriel (Winter)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Selected from other 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses in Economics (ECON), excluding courses with numbers below 210. At least 6 of these 18 credits should be taken from courses with 400-level numbers. No more than 6 of the 18 credits may be taken at the 200 level.

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