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Where left brain meets right brain

Through the Commerce Co-op program at Dal, you'll learn to apply the technical, legal, and mathematical aspects to the creative side of business.

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Yes, it's exactly like getting paid for going to school

Our students land co-op placements with companies large and small––Rogers Communications Inc., KPMG, Scotia Capital. Or maybe you'll start your own business, like a dance studio for 10-year-olds.

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Debunking the accounting stereotype

Prof. Conrod's modern-day accounting course is interactive and engaging. "My classes are related to the real world so students can apply what we're doing to real business environments."

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A new culture of learning

Meelashini Auaduer traveled halfway around the globe to study commerce at Dal. She's discovered a place that's preparing her for an exciting career, and a city where everyone smiles at you, whether they know you or not.

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Two wheels and a heartbeat

Dalhousie grad Sarah Craig runs I Heart Bikes on the Halifax Waterfront––a business that promotes urban adventure and Halifax's best-kept secrets.

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Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Commerce at Dalhousie:

  1. Flexible program options: Whether it's accounting, finance, or marketing, our programs allow you to focus on your individual interests.
  2. Mandatory co-op: We are one of only a few schools in Canada that offers a mandatory Commerce co-op degree program.
  3. Professors: Our high calibre faculty is key to our reputation as an academic leader.
  4. Accreditation by AACSB International: Only 15% of the world’s business schools hold this distinction.
  5. Real-world experience: Graduate with a clear vision of where your interests and abilities lie.
  6. Great career options: Management Career Services can assist you with your job search skills and help you network with employers recruiting for co-op work terms and full-time positions.
  7. Proven talent: With an 80-year history and over 10,000 alumni, the Faculty of Management has placed graduates into business, public service and civil society.

What will I learn?

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Discover the factors that affect consumer behaviour, or study financial data for signs of fraud and other illegal activity. You'll explore the disciplines of finance, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, and business management.

What can I do?

Management graduate holding an apple while speaking

More than crunching numbers.
While finance and accounting are common career paths, options for commerce grads are boundless. Explore careers in international trade, market research, or start your own venture as an entrepreneur.