Investment Management BCom

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Investment Management BCom

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Psychology from McGill University’s Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in Investment Management combines an extensive academic background in the discipline with extensive investment management experience in a real world context. It is delivered by the Desautels Faculty of Management, one of the top research and teaching organisations in this field. Desautels has been named top in tis field by the Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist and more.  

    As you study finance, accounting and other quantitative modules, you’ll also take on more and more responsibility in investment management at Desautels Capital Management, the university’s own investment company. This organisation was the first of its kind, and is world famous for the investment analysis training it provides.

    The degree program includes opportunities to extend your studies abroad. You might explore becoming an exchange student, engaging in an overseas internship or field study semester or perhaps a summer abroad. You are encouraged to explore your options here.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years of full time study at 30 credits per year, for a total of 90 credits. However, there are special requirements for international students. Students who did not attend a high school in Quebec will need to attend a ‘freshman year’ before they begin the main program, making this a 4 year, 120 credit degree program.

    Required Modules Include:

    • Business Statistics
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Intro to Financial Accounting
    • Intro to Org Behaviour
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Managerial Economics
    • Operations Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Social Context of Business
    • Strategic Management

    Honours Modules Include:

    • Advanced Business Statistics
    • Alternative Investments
    • Applied Corporate Finance
    • Applied Quantitative Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Financial Reporting Valuation
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Fixed Income Analysis
    • Honours IM Research Project
    • International Finance
    • Investment Management
    • Market Risk Models

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Topics in Finance 1
    • Advanced Topics in Finance
    • Venture Capital & Ent Finance

    Learning And Teaching

    McGill University’s Computer Science program is delivered primarily through lectures, skills workshops and seminar sessions. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. Students are encouraged to spend study time at McGill’s library, and to make use of both the department level and faculty level advisors who are available to all. Such support is offered online and in person through various university offices.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is an excellent way to begin a career in investment management or a range of related fields. It includes a great deal of real world experience and is therefore respected by emloyers all over the world.

    You’ll also have the support of the university’s Career Advising and Transition Services – CATS – as well as the BCom Career Portal. Both will be invaluable aids as you strive for your first few roles.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BCom degree. 

    Note that there may be prerequisites to taking this program as a BCom degree. It may also be possible to pursue much of the content as a Joint Honours Component in Economics or in Finance.  

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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