Why choose Commerce at Dal?
Our School of Business offers one of the few mandatory commerce co-op programs in Canada and provides the opportunity to gain "real world" business experience. Dalhousie has offered its Commerce degree for more than 80 years, and it has been a Co-op program for 20 years. It's also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
You'll complete three mandatory co-op work terms and have the option of graduating with a general commerce co-op degree or declaring one of seven major options.
Co-op work terms allow you to develop valuable skills, gain workplace experience, build a network of professional contacts and gain greater self-confidence before you begin your career—all while earning a pay cheque.
Accredited by AACSB International
Only 15% of the world's business schools hold this distinction.
Bachelor of Commerce Co-op (BComm)
- Choose from one of the seven major options* below to focus on an area of interest (4 years)
- Or stay flexible by doing a general degree (4 years)
*During your first year of the Bachelor of Commerce, you’ll complete common core units which will provide an introduction to the various aspects of business. You should consider declaring your major by the second semester of second year. Note: there is no option to do a combined major.
Learn the judgment and technical skills needed for external financial reporting and developing internal information used for management planning and control. Graduates may pursue careers in the accounting department of a specific company, or in a professional services (public accounting) firm. Accounting majors will often continue their studies after graduation and complete a professional designation (CA, CMA or CGA). Classes taken at Dalhousie earn exemptions from these professional associations.
Managing People and Organizations
Explore the dynamics involved in managing a workforce in today's business environment. A business management major develops knowledge of organizational design and change, cultural differences in the workforce, labour relations, ethics and international management.
Entrepreneurship prepares students to start their own business, acquire a business, act entrepreneurially in a large organization or provide services to the entrepreneurial community.
Gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investments in such areas as securities analysis, portfolio theory, risk management, the operation and regulation of security markets and financial institutions, international finance and applied techniques of financial management.
An interdisciplinary major that will provide students with basic problem-solving and analytical tools, while exploring specific international areas of interest. Choose a regional focus selected from the Americas, the European Union, Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia or developing nations.
Examine the flow of goods and services, domestic and international business and the supply chain, from origin to consumption. Major components include customer service, transportation, facility location, warehousing, purchasing and reverse logistics. E-commerce and e-Business rely heavily upon logistics.
Learn about the factors that influence consumer behavior and how to collect and use information about the marketplace, while developing abilities to solve marketing problems. This area provides an opportunity for students to be both creative and analytical.
Dalhousie's Intercultural Communication Certificate can be taken as a supplement to your Commerce degree. The certificate recognizes academic learning, volunteer and work experience, and language skills related to the effective use of communication in diverse cultural contexts, an important skill set needed for career development in a global market. Find out more at the Intercultural Communication Certificate website.
Required high school courses:
- Academic Math
- 3 university preparatory courses
Recommended high school courses:
- Pre-Calculus or Calculus
- Management or Business
See admission requirements for more information.
- June 8, registration begins for new high school students
- September 5, classes begin, fall term
- December 5, exams begin
- See other important dates.
- Classes in first and second year range from 50-200 students
- Upper-level classes range from 15-30 students
- Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.
Residence & Housing
Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.
- Meal plans
- Dorm-style traditional residences
- Apartment-style, non-traditional
- Off-campus housing
- March 15: deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
- April 1: for international applicants
- June 1: for Canadian and American applicants
- August 15: Dalhousie students returning to the same program or visiting students
- See the full list of application deadlines for all programs here