Economics (Desautels Faculty of Management)


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. 


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 

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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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