Commerce

Why study Commerce at Dal?

Don't follow the leader–become one.

Our School of Business offers one of the few mandatory commerce co-op programs in Canada and allows you to develop valuable skills, gain workplace experience, and build a network of professional contacts before you begin your career—all while earning a pay cheque.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), BComm
Faculty: Faculty of Management
Department: Rowe School of Business
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September



What will I learn?

Whether you choose to focus your studies or complete a general degree, you'll learn the basic business disciplines of marketing, accounting, finance, business management and organizational behaviour. You'll also gain valuable IT skills as you learn to work with spreadsheet programs, database packages, and other software applications used in statistical analysis, financial projections, and market research.

Dalhousie offers one of the few accredited commerce co-op programs in Canada. The Commerce Co-op program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada for a six year period expiring December 2024. Achieving these accreditation standards ensures that the programs have a credible and valuable co-op educational strategy.

Sample courses:

  • Business in a Global Context
  • Math for Commerce 
  • Production/Operations Management


Visit the Academic Calendar for a list of our current course offerings.



Careers and future study

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes of any business––financial decisions, marketing data, HR considerations. The range of career options you'll find in the world of business is truly impressive:

  • accountant
  • business manager
  • human resources manager
  • entrepreneur
  • marketing professional


Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in finance, accounting, commerce, marketing or business administration.



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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