Economics (Desautels Faculty of Management)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
28.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants);
  • DEC 200.B0 or 200.C0: Math NYA, NYB, NYC (competences 00UN, 00UP, 00UQ)
  • DEC 700.A0: Math (competences 01Y1, 01Y2, 01Y4)
  • DEC 300.A0: Math 103, 203, 105 (competences 022X, 022Y, 022Z)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English; pre-calculus
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and any
      other subject).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

How do societies decide what to produce, how much of each commodity to produce, and how consumption patterns vary over time? How do individuals make decisions on how much to save and how the savings are invested?  

What determines prices, exchange rates, interest rates and the level of inflation? How does the globalization of the Canadian economy affect various sectors of the Canadian economy? As a McGill Economics student, you will learn about these and many other issues central to the wellbeing of societies. 

Studying Economics is an excellent way to develop your quantitative ability, abstract reasoning, and knowledge of important features of the way the world works. Available as both a Major and an Honour, Economics offers a flexible curriculum where students can focus on theory. The Honours program in Economics is a challenging program with a strong mathematical component. 


Careers

Although careers in business and finance are common with a background in economics, you can also find a future in law, government, non-profits, international relations, academia, and more. You’ll gain important transferable skills in analysis and problem solving that will open doors to many careers after graduation.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Economist  
  • Data Analyst 
  • Accounting Clerk 
  • Management Consultant 
  • Economic Researcher 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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