Why study Small Business Management at Dal?

Open up a world of career opportunities 

This two-year, post-diploma program at the Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. equips you with the business skills you need to take the next steps in your career as an entrepreneur, a manager, a business owner and more. The program caters to students with a technical background who are interested in managing, owning or operating their own business, or advancing in their current careers.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Technology, BTech
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?

Dalhousie’s Small Business Management program adds business skills to the knowledge gained in your technical diploma program, opening new doors for you to pursue entrepreneurial ventures or manage a business.

Sample courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management

Our combination of management courses, ranging from human resources to finance to leadership development, will complement your technical expertise and broaden your skill set.

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

Download the Small Business Management Fact Sheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

The Small Business Management program can be your pathway to owning, managing and operating your own business. With a combination of your technical training and our business courses, you’ll have the entrepreneurial know-how to launch a successful business.

Completing the Small Business Management program at Dal could also help you take your career to the next level. This business-oriented program prepares employees to take on managerial positions and other new challenges. Depending on your technical background, your career options could include:

  • business owner and operator 
  • project manager
  • entrepreneur
  • purchasing manager
  • sales or marketing rep

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Completion of a technical diploma is required for admission into the Bachelor of Technology, Small Business Management program. Visit Articulation Programs for more information and to see which diplomas satisfy the requirements. 

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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