McGill University - Bachelor of Commerce

Is McGill (Desautels) a good choice if I want to pursue a commerce degree? What's its reputation on Wall Street? How does it stack up to Ivey or Queen's? How is the recruitment at McGill?

I will be going to McGill this fall, so any insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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May 4, 2010 - 10:10pm

Rep/recruitment aside, McGill is a very good school and Montreal is incredible (I grew up there and live in NYC now). You will have an amazing few years; I always thought about how I'd look at it differently if I went there for college and didn't grow up there.

That said, I've heard and read here before (I'm a Junior in university) that Ivey has the best network on the Street/rep from the Canadian schools. However, there are are also plenty of McGill grads working.

A friend of mine is at McGill and just completed a semester at Wharton - an exchange program they offer - and was able to use their recruiting resources. May be something you want to consider. Also, if you do banking in Toronto., McGill is highly regarded as well.

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Jun 18, 2010 - 10:02am
J15:
McGill has a pretty good rep, one of the best in Canada
good luck in school!

I'm not going to McGill anymore. After careful consideration, I decided to go to Schulich School of Business.

Jun 18, 2010 - 12:36pm

Well I probably would have taken McGill over Schulich. Don't get me wrong, Schulich is a good school - and I think if you want to go into accounting, they have a lot of undergrads going into it, but for consulting/investment banking McGill should be better (if that is your aim).

But I'm sure you have your reasons, and really, if you're good, you'll do fine at either school. So good luck!

Oct 25, 2010 - 12:44am

would anyone have more information regarding the exchange program with wharton (cost, benefits, experiences at wharton, etc)?

Im glad there aren't alot of douches on this website like student awards where a bunch of fags who create 4 different accounts (talk about ego) think they're so smart for getting into a top tier and then bashing other people for their decisions to which university they are going to

Oct 25, 2010 - 3:08pm
bearstearns3:
would anyone have more information regarding the exchange program with wharton (cost, benefits, experiences at wharton, etc)?

Im glad there aren't alot of douches on this website like student awards where a bunch of fags who create 4 different accounts (talk about ego) think they're so smart for getting into a top tier and then bashing other people for their decisions to which university they are going to

Hi [xxxxx xxxxx], from xxxx of xxxx, xxxx, Canada.
How have you been? I heard your high school calculus mark was insufficient (below 75%) to enroll in your mediocre non-target program at University of Toronto Mississauga so you're doing grade 13. God knows how you manage to fail calculus TWICE, especially when you took it the second time within weeks of failing the first.

It's funny that you say people "think they're so smart". The irony is that they are, in fact, smarter than you - every one of us at target schools (think: Ivey, Queen's, McGill) were top of our high school graduating class. In fact, target schools' income student average is 30% higher than your sad, sad calculus mark that prohibited you from enrolling in University of Toronto Mississauga's Commerce program.

In addition, your decision to use the same username as StudentAwards forum account goes to show your intelligence (lack thereof). So please, let's be realistic. First, you won't have the 91% average required to get into McGill Management. Second, even if you manage to snake yourself in, you will not be at the top of your class, making yourself ineligible for exchange to Wharton (as well as other brand name schools). Thirdly, in a such a rapid changing environment, you won't land a proper trading role without a quant major that you lack the intelligence for.

I know you want to make your lower middle class mama and papa happy, but unrealistic pipe dream won't help you in any way or form.

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Oct 25, 2010 - 3:25pm
Non Target Master:
bearstearns3:
would anyone have more information regarding the exchange program with wharton (cost, benefits, experiences at wharton, etc)?

Im glad there aren't alot of douches on this website like student awards where a bunch of fags who create 4 different accounts (talk about ego) think they're so smart for getting into a top tier and then bashing other people for their decisions to which university they are going to

Hi [xxxxx xxxxx], from xxxx of xxxx, xxxx, Canada.
How have you been? I heard your high school calculus mark was insufficient (below 75%) to enroll in your mediocre non-target program at University of Toronto Mississauga so you're doing grade 13. God knows how you manage to fail calculus TWICE, especially when you took it the second time within weeks of failing the first.

It's funny that you say people "think they're so smart". The irony is that they are, in fact, smarter than you - every one of us at target schools (think: Ivey, Queen's, McGill) were top of our high school graduating class. In fact, target schools' income student average is 30% higher than your sad, sad calculus mark that prohibited you from enrolling in University of Toronto Mississauga's Commerce program.

In addition, your decision to use the same username as StudentAwards forum account goes to show your intelligence (lack thereof). So please, let's be realistic. First, you won't have the 91% average required to get into McGill Management. Second, even if you manage to snake yourself in, you will not be at the top of your class, making yourself ineligible for exchange to Wharton (as well as other brand name schools). Thirdly, in a such a rapid changing environment, you won't land a proper trading role without a quant major that you lack the intelligence for.

I know you want to make your lower middle class mama and papa happy, but unrealistic pipe dream won't help you in any way or form.


I edited your post to take out the guy's name and other info.

Not cool dude. The forum provides anonymity for a reason. How would you like it if I start doing some tracing and find out your name/creds and start posting them on here? Even worse, if I start bashing you (as you just did)?

A ban will follow next time.

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Jan 15, 2011 - 1:40am

Silly Intern is usually composed. It takes a lot to make him "flip-out".

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Jan 15, 2011 - 11:23am

Nah, Koreans immigrants gone wild...

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