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Program Overview

Internationally acclaimed for its high academic standards and excellence in teaching and research and widely recognized as Canada’s leading international business school, McGill University consistently attracts top students and faculty members from around the world.

In recognition of the increasingly complex economy, rapidly changing technology and the globalization of business practices, the Desautels Faculty of Management has recently revised its undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree program. The faculty offers three areas of specialization. Students in all three areas begin their degree programs by studying the management core curriculum. General Management students acquire a strong business background by completing a minimum of two concentrations or combining one concentration with a minor from another faculty. Business concentrations include: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international business, labour management relations, marketing, operations management, organizational behaviour and human resource management, and strategic management. Majors and honours programs are designed for students who wish to develop a specific area of expertise, professional designations and other industry requirements. The Faculty Program in International Management is designed for students preparing for careers in international business. The International Exchange Program allows students to study at other leading business schools around the world for one to two terms.


  • Three streams allow students to follow a curriculum that suits their own interests and career objectives
  • Work-study, internship opportunities
  • All students follow a management core in the first year
  • Extensive international exchange opportunities
  • Applied Investment course portfolio of over $2,000,000
  • New Honors in Investment Management Program

Program Options/Support for International Students

  • Activities and Events (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
  • Co-op Education/Work Experience Programs
  • Counseling/Buddy Programs
  • English Language Support (pre-program classes, language tutoring, etc)
  • International Exchange
  • Orientation Programs
  • Scholarships/Awards and Financial Assistance

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation
  • Québec Ministére de l'éducation

Credentials Offered

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Fields of Study

Business Administration
  • Accounting & Taxation
  • Brand & Product Management
  • Business Administration & General Management
  • Business Management Computer Applications
  • Business Minor (for Non-Business Majors)
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Consumer Studies
  • e-Commerce
  • Economics & Statistics
  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
  • Finance & Financial Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Information Systems Management
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • International Management
  • Investment Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Logistics Management
  • Management and Information Systems
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing & Operating Systems
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management
  • Production & Operations Research
  • Public Safety Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Management & Policy
  • Technology Management
Applied Business Technology
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Brand Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Small Business Management

International Admissions & Tuition

Admissions Criteria

  Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose/Autobiographical Sketch: Not Required
  English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
  IELTS: 6.5
  TOEFL (Computer-based): 232.0
  TOEFL (Internet-based): 90.0
  TOEFL (Paper-based): 575.0

Deadlines (Month/Day)

  Application: March 15
  Notification of Acceptance: Varies

Fees (C$)

  Total Tuition for Program: 99,360
  Total Fees for Program (excluding books): 8,436
  Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 107,796

Buildings & Facilities

The Desautels Faculty of Management occupies a building specially designed for its needs. Classrooms have been refurbished with new computers built in, as well as video cameras and 3M data display units that allow professors to select from a variety of teaching media. Each classroom is wired for Internet access and the entire building facilitates wireless Internet access. Facilities available to BCom students include a cafeteria and lounge area, the Sandiford Computer Lab and a management library with an electronic database searching service and a number of networked databases. Students enjoy excellent sports facilities, efficient housing, and a health service. The Howard Ross Library of Management provides in-house and remote electronic access to a broad range of business sources such as ABI Inform, Bloomberg, Compustat, CRSP, Datastream, Economist Intelligence Unit, Factiva, Mergent Online, S&P NetAdvantage and others. In addition to providing electronic access to over 8,500 business journals and newspapers, the library houses a physical collection of over 50,000 books, 200 print journal titles, audiovisual materials and an current reference selection that covers every aspect of management study.

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