Why study Business Management at Dal?

Learn business skills in your specific area of interest

Take the Technology Diploma in Business Management at Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture on the Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. You'll acquire business skills like accounting, writing and decision-making, while exploring topics relevant to your chosen specialization in Dairy Farming or Agriculture.

Please note: Following consultation with industry and students, the  program is under review, with program changes planned for the 2025-2026 academic year.  Students enrolled in the program at that time will be able to transition to the new program and complete their studies in the usual time.  Contact the Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Agriculture, for more information.

Degree overview

Diploma: Technology Diploma, DipTech
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 2 years
Program Start: September

What will I learn?

Every student in the Business Management Diploma program receives a broad business education. You'll take courses in Business Math and Writing for Business and Accounting while also learning in detail about your chosen field (Agriculture or Dairy Farming) both inside and outside the classroom. 

Sample courses (Agriculture):

  • Utlization of Plant Resources
  • Forage-Based Cropping Sytems
  • Agricultural Manager I

Sample courses (Dairy Farming):

  • Dairy Industry I
  • Animal Feed and Nutrition Management
  • Managing Dairy Milking Systems and Housing Facilities

You’ll also be required to take Workplace Readiness certificates, including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), First Aid, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and a Farm Health & Safety Management Certificate.

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

You'll be prepared to explore a range of career options in your chosen specialty, from operating your own business to working in sales and marketing.

Careers in the Agriculture field include:

  • farm manager
  • agri-food sales
  • agri-food technician

Careers in the Dairy Farming field include:

  • dairy farmer
  • herdsperson
  • dairy industry sales

Future studies could include more detailed diploma-level programs such as Plant Science Technology or Managed Landscapes. Future studies may also include completing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Agricultural Business.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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