Joint Honours Component Economics / Joint Honours Component Finance (60 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The B.A. Joint Honours in Economics and Finance is offered jointly by the Economics Department and the Desautels Faculty of Management. Students in this program should see an Economics adviser and a Management adviser. For the economics part, they should consult: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/honours. For the current list of advisers in Economics and their advising times, see the website of the Department of Economics. For the Management component of this Joint Honours program, students should see the Honours program adviser in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

All Joint Honours students should consult the Economics Honours and Joint Honours programs at http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/honours.

The B.A. Joint Honours in Economics and Finance requires the completion of 30 specified credits of Honours Economics courses listed in the Economics Honours Program and 30 specified credits for Finance. This program is designed to take advantage of both McGill's Finance and Economics course offerings to produce a student who is well trained in these two complementary areas. To enter this Joint Honours program, students must have completed two terms of Calculus.

Continuation from one year to the next in the Economics part of this Joint Honours program requires a minimum grade of B- in ECON 250D1/D2, and a minimum B- average in the required and complementary Honours Economics courses.

For the Economics component, a student must also obtain a 3.00 GPA in the required courses, a 3.00 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and a CGPA of 3.00. For a First Class Honours degree, the minimum requirements are a 3.50 program GPA in the required courses, a 3.50 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and a CGPA of 3.50. In cases where a student takes a Supplemental Exam in a course, both the initial and the Supplemental Exam grades will be counted in the calculation of the GPA and CGPA averages.

For the Management part of this program, students also have to meet the requirements of the Faculty of Management for Honours and First Class Honours.

To earn the Honours in Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Management requires that students must achieve a grade of B- or better in all courses in the Finance component of this program.

Program Prerequisites (0-10 credits)

For entering this program:

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Francesco Dolce, Guohuan Qiu, Amit Sharma (Fall) Haining Wang (Winter) Rebecca Patrias (Summer)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: a course in functions

    • Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.

    • Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau, xianchang Meng, Ying Hu (Fall) Lars Sektnan (Winter) Brahim Abdenbi (Summer)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Damien Gobin (Fall) Sidney Trudeau, Jonah Gaster, Thomas F Fox (Winter) Bogdan Lucian Nica, Broderick Causley (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

* Or equivalent (to be taken prior to U2)
** Or equivalent

Economics - Required Courses (27 credits)

Please refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available on the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/. Students who have taken equivalent statistics courses may be waived the ECON 257D1/ECON 257D2 requirement. These students will normally be required to take ECON 469 in addition to ECON 468.

Notes:

1. Three of the 6 credits for ECON 250 are counted in the Management Core, where it replaces MGCR 293.
2. Three of the 6 credits for ECON 257 are counted in the Core, where it replaces MGCR 271.
3. Three of the 6 credits for ECON 352 are counted in the Core, where it replaces ECON 295.

Economics - Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits selected from the following Economics courses:

  • ECON 460 History of Thought 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought prior to the close of the 19th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists from the time of Adam Smith to the emergence of marginalism and neoclassical economics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: William Watson (Fall)

  • ECON 461 History of Thought 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought in the 20th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists on equilibrium, dynamics, games, expectations, econometrics, industrial structure, economic policy and other primary areas of interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECON 469 Econometrics 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Treatment of asymptotic theory and classical inferential procedures, an introduction to the bootstrap, maximum likelihood, non-linear models, mis-specification testing, non-stationarity and limited dependent variable models.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Silvia Goncalves (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 468

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

Finance - Required Courses (18 credits)

  • FINE 342 Corporate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : In-depth study of corporate finance, risk, diversification, portfolio analysis, and capital market theory.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro, Sujata Madan (Fall) Sujata Madan, Feng Chi, Yves Caron (Winter) Vadim di Pietro (Summer)

  • FINE 441 Investment Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Application of investment principles and security analysis to the selection and comparison of equity and fixed income securities in the current economic and financial environment. Also covered are: determinants of stock prices, growth models and portfolio diversification.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami, Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall) Mohammed M Chaudhury (Winter) Larbi Hammami (Summer)

  • FINE 443 Applied Corporate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Concepts and techniques are applied to problems faced by managers in Corporate Finance, such as working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisition. Application of theory and techniques through case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami (Fall) Larbi Hammami (Winter) Larbi Hammami (Summer)

  • FINE 547 Advanced Finance Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Selected topics will be discussed by Faculty members, invited guest speakers, and the students. Each student is required to select a topic for study and prepare a written report for presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Vihang R Errunza (Fall)

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Ralph Cecere, Hongping Tan, Kevin Paul Parent, Seunghwan Oh (Fall) Dongyoung Lee, Kevin Paul Parent (Winter) Kevin Paul Parent, Ming Liu (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta, Minh Quy Truong (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Minh Quy Truong (Winter) Vadim di Pietro (Summer)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

Finance - Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of Finance courses selected from:

  • FINE 434 Topics in Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Topics will be selected from current issues in the Finance Area.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Matey Gerov (Fall) Matey Gerov (Winter)

  • FINE 435 Advanced Topics in Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Advanced topics will be selected from current issues in the Finance Area.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anisha Ghosh, Sebastien Betermier (Winter)

  • FINE 444 Principles and Strategies of Securities Trading (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Half theory and half practical exercises using Rotman Interactive Trader software in the trading lab. Theory: principles of trading in different asset classes. Software simulated cases: the actual market environment is simulated where class participants trade in real time. As the market is running, students, given previously prepared strategies, start affecting market prices and see their profit and losses, given the strategies they implement.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): MGCR 341, FINE 441

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken FINE 434 when the topic was "Managing the Risk of Trading Strategies".

  • FINE 448 Financial Derivatives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The course will concentrate on both the analytical and practical aspects of investments in options and futures. The first part of the course concentrates on option and futures valuation, considering both discrete and continuous time models. The second part of the course concentrates on the practical aspects of options and futures trading.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall) Patrick Augustin (Winter) Stephen Szaura (Summer)

  • FINE 449 Market Risk Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Dynamic market risk models including GARCH volatility models, dynamic conditional correlation models, non-normal return distributions, option pricing allowing for skewness and kurtosis, and option risk management using delta, delta-gamma and full-valuation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sebastien Betermier (Winter)

  • FINE 451 Fixed Income Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Fixed income financial instruments and their uses for both financial engineering and risk management (at the trading desk and aggregate firm level). This will involve coverage of fixed income mathematics, risk management concepts, term structure modeling, derivatives valuation and credit risk analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Marco Di Sabato (Fall) Guillaume Roussellet (Winter)

  • FINE 482 International Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The international financial environment as it affects the multinational manager. Balance of payments concepts, adjustment process of the external imbalances and the international monetary system. In depth study of the institutional and theoretical aspects of foreign exchange markets; international capital markets, including Eurobonds and eurocredit markets.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sergei Sarkissian, Vadim di Pietro (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, David Lloyd Abramson (Winter)

  • FINE 492 International Corporate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Focus on the financial and operational management of multinational enterprises including (but not limited to) financing and capital budgeting decisions, corporate governance and its implications on valuation and control, and recent developments in international capital markets.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: David Schumacher (Winter)

  • FINE 541D1 Applied Investments (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Students are exposed to practical aspects of managing investment portfolios. A principal activity of students is participation in the management of a substantial investment fund.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • FINE 541D2 Applied Investments (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : See FINE 541D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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