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Electronic Commerce

Faculties of Computer Science, Law, and Management

Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC)


Electronic Commerce is a discipline whose underpinnings lie equally in technology, business, and social and economic policy and yet is distinct from any of the disciplines. This multi-disciplinary two-year program consists of core courses, elective courses, a research paper, project, or thesis and an industrial internship. Students study core topics in each of the three areas and can then concentrate on some topics by choosing electives from the Technology, Business, Law, and Policy study areas.

Length of Program

  • MEC - typical time to complete is 2 years

Options for the Research Component of the Program

  • Research paper + 2 additional electives
  • Research project
  • Thesis

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. Students entering this program have usually completed a four-year bachelor’s program or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business, Social Science (e.g. Political Science or Economics), Law, or other related disciplines. All applications are individually evaluated and students from other disciplines may be admitted. A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 600 (or the equivalent score on a comparable test) is required of applicants whose native language is not English.

Contact Information

Subject Code: ECMM
Tel: 902-494-6438
Email: mec@cs.dal.ca
Address: 6050 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Peter Bodorik
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-6452
Graduate Coordinator Email: Peter.Bodorik@dal.ca
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