Finance

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
Concentration

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
Concentration

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
Concentration

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
Concentration

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
Concentration

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

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Overview

Do you want what it takes to meet the increasing demand for expertise in a rapidly growing functional area of business?  

Integrating strong theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on the real world, a Finance degree will give you an in-depth knowledge of finance theory, financial institutions, investment analysis, risk management, and applied techniques.  

Begin with the basics (corporate finance, investment management) before delving into more specialized areas of finance such as trading simulations, mergers and acquisitions, pensions, sustainable finance, and behavioral finance. 

Finance is available as both a Major and a Concentration.


Careers

Employment for finance graduates is most often fo in investment and commercial banking, manufacturing and service firms, non-profit organizations and governments, and non-financial firms. 

As a finance graduate, you can pursue a job as a: 

  • Financial Consultant 
  • Investment Banker 
  • Risk and Investment Analyst 
  • Financial Services Manager

Faculty

Leverage the strong theoretical knowledge of our world-class faculty hailing from Berkeley, MIT, University of Texas, and the London School of Economics.  

Learn more about Finance faculty


Student experience

As a Finance student, you will be exposed to practical aspects of finance management. From managing assets totalling $4.5 million to proposing asset allocations for real-life clients, you can benefit from a range of different experiential learning options. 

In the Applied Investments course, students manage real money totalling $4.5 million. In the course on Investment Management, students have to find a real client and propose an asset allocation that suits the client’s need.  

Students in the Principles and Strategies of Securities Trading course learn finance by trading in real time against one another. In the course on mergers and acquisitions, students have to work on tailor-made case that involves a real merger/acquisition.  

Finance students also have the opportunity to support the McGill International Portfolio Challenge by preparing a case based on a real situation to be used in the University’s flagship case competition.


Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Discover these related minors: 

Learn more about how majors and minors work


Related majors

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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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