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Economics (BComm)

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Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
Program type
Major, Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Special funding for out-of-province students

Up to $4000 for undergraduate programs.

Undergraduate applicants

Why study Economics?

Want to see the big picture? At the John Molson School of Business, our Economics major is applied. Because we look at the world though a business lens, you don’t just analyze data to discover how society, politics and the environment interact with business, you also develop business strategies and organizational tactics to tackle economic problems big and small.

In an Economics major in the John Molson School of Business BComm degree, you’ll:

  • Study all our core Commerce curriculum
  • Acquire a sound background in economic theory
  • Place an applied emphasis on organizational analysis and consulting
  • Focus on large and international businesses or small enterprises
  • Develop sustainable, ethical and competitive management skills
  • Choose business-related minors to complement your Economics major

Program highlights

  • Compete in national and international case competitions while developing skills to apply economic thinking to real-world situations

Program structure

Program options

A Bachelor of Commerce degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 - 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

All John Molson School of Business students follow a core business curriculum coupled with a John Molson School of Business major, which may be combined with a minor in another discipline or any combination of elective courses that interest them.

A Minor in Economics (12 credits) is only available to John Molson School of Business students already in the program. A minor will fulfil the 12 elective credits in your BComm and complement your major field of study.


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

  • Quebec CEGEP: 27 overall, 26.5 math
    • Pre-university (Two-year DEC):
      • Average of 26.5 from Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra
      • Applicants are eligible for admission once they have completed at least one of these two math courses. The other must be completed during the first year at Concordia.
      • Strongly recommended that applicants complete both courses at CEGEP
    • Professional/technical (Three-year DEC):
      • Those completing a technical DEC in a business-related field may be eligible for admission.
      • Students who have completed Calculus I and/or Linear Algebra must achieve an average of 26.5 in mathematics.
      • Student without Calculus 1 or Linear Algebra, must have achieved a minimum of 75% in Secondary 5 Math (SN, TS or MATH 536). Your high school transcripts must be included with your application. If admitted, you will be required to complete all missing prerequisite courses as elective credits at John Molson.
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High School: B overall, B in math
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 13 overall, 13 in math
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams CC, C in math or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without A-level math may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfers (internal): 2.7 overall, 2.7 in math
  • University transfer (external): B- overall, B- in math
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Computer Literacy

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Winter term


November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Our degree opens up many careers paths, including:

  • Financial analyst
  • Environmental assessment project coordinator
  • Market research analyst
  • Economic statistician
  • Public sector researcher

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