Your first two years are dedicated to core courses in accounting, finance, marketing, statistics, and organizational behaviour. In your third and fourth years, you'll choose electives to tailor your degree to your strengths and interests. Choose from one of seven majors below to focus in your area of study, or stay flexible by customizing your degree without a major.

The requirements listed below are for students entering the Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program in September 2020.

For information on requirements in previous years, or to discuss which requirements you should be following, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office (

Major in Accounting

Learn the judgment and technical skills needed for external financial reporting and developing internal information used for management planning and control. Graduates may pursue careers in the accounting department of a specific company, or in a professional services (public accounting) firm. Accounting majors will often continue their studies after graduation and complete a professional designation (CPA). Courses taken at Dalhousie earn exemptions from these professional associations.

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Major in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship prepares students to start their own business, acquire a business, act entrepreneurially in a large organization or provide services to the entrepreneurial community.

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Major in Finance

Gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investments in such areas as securities analysis, portfolio theory, risk management, the operation and regulation of security markets and financial institutions, international finance and applied techniques of financial management.

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Major in International Business

An interdisciplinary major that will provide students with basic problem-solving and analytical tools, while exploring specific international areas of interest. Choose a regional focus selected from the Americas, the European Union, Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia or developing nations.

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Major in Managing People and Organizations

Explore the dynamics involved in managing a workforce in today's business environment. A business management major develops knowledge of organizational design and change, cultural differences in the workforce, labour relations, ethics and international management.

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Major in Marketing

Learn about the factors that influence consumer behaviour and how to collect and use information about the marketplace, while developing abilities to solve marketing problems. This area provides an opportunity for students to be both creative and analytical.

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Major in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

From procurement to production, and to the final delivery of goods and services, Supply Chain and Logistics Management encompasses, within and among the extended enterprises, a coordinated operation of all business functions, which aims to fulfill customer orders at the right time and place. With experiential learning, our unique major prepares students for the professional workforce in the global marketplace. Upon successful completion of this major, students will be confident in framing supply chain and logistics problems and in using analytics to derive effective and efficient managerial decisions that are values-based and sustainable.

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