Why study Management at Dal?
Develop as a leader with skill and creativity
Everything you care about needs to be managed. This program is designed to be flexible, open to your creative and varied interests, but built on a foundation of key management concepts like leadership, marketing, organizational behavior, and innovation. We want you to have the freedom to find careers in business environments, government, social enterprises, or non-profit sectors, working on things that excite you. This is a program for students who want a business degree, but it’s also a program for students who know that they want to run an art gallery, write creative environment policy, manage a community theatre, or work in a library system.
What will I learn?
You’ll start with a business & management foundation learning how to organize and lead organizations to respond to internal and external pressures.
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Working with Data
Once you've completed your foundation, you can focus on a particular aspect of Management through majors or certificates like Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organizations, Managing Data and Information, Public Sector Management, Marketing, or Environment, Sustainability and Society.
But we need managers in all kinds of different fields, so this program has unparalleled space and flexibility to draw on the breadth of other subjects at Dalhousie. You can choose from literally hundreds of minors and certificates from across the university: intercultural communication, Indigenous studies, biology, environment and sustainability, ocean sciences, theatre, journalism, and so many more.
To help you explore your options, you can choose to complete an 8- or 12-month paid internship where you’ll gain experience and skills while building your network and establishing a deep connection with your employer - all while earning academic credit so you can graduate on schedule.
Careers and future study
You'll be sought by employers across a variety of sectors as our global economy is creating a strong demand for managers at all levels who can do more than just manage. Recent Dalhousie graduates have moved into careers as managers, educators, and coordinators in fields like sports, entertainment, research, automotive, food and beverage, and consumer health. Careers in the management field include:
- business owner/entrepreneur
- government policy analyst
- director of a not-for-profit organization
- sustainability research coordinator
- business analyst
Or you can continue your studies with Masters degrees in areas like managing resources and the environment; information; or public administration.
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.