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Bachelor of Commerce Co‑op Work Term

Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Commerce degree has gained a reputation for being one of the leading Commerce programs in Canada. Accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), our program requires students to complete three work terms as part of their academic degree. With a combination of academic study and work experience, our students are competitive contenders in today's job market.

Commerce co-op program highlights

  • Each academic term, over 200 qualified Commerce students are available to support and make valuable contributions to your business.
  • Students are available for a four-month period (starting in January, May or September) to fulfill regional, national and international work term opportunities.
  • Designed with employers' input, our curriculum and career services model ensures that our students are personally and professionally prepared for the workplace.

Qualifications/disciplines

  • Accounting
  • Finance  
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business 
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Marketing Management

Compensation

Suggested salary range: $14.00–$22.00 per hour depending on skills, experience, pay structure and industry.

Program schedule

Students must successfully complete three co-op work terms, alternating with study terms. Work terms begin in the second year of the four-year program. Students are scheduled to complete their first work term in the January–April timeframe, their second in September–December and their third in May–August. This academic model allows students to select their courses according to their career interests and the qualifications required by employers.

  FALL
(Sept–Dec)
WINTER
(Jan–Apr)
SUMMER
(May–Aug)
YEAR 1 Study Term Study Term Free
YEAR 2 Study Term WORK TERM 1 Study Term
YEAR 3 WORK TERM 2 Study Term WORK TERM 3
YEAR 4 Study Term Study Term Graduation

 

Required courses include:

Prior to 1st
work term
Prior to 2nd work term Prior to 3rd
work term
  • Accounting (Managerial & Financial)
  • Statistics I
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Business Communications
  • Finance I
  • Intro Computer Economics (Micro & Macro)
  • Business in a Global Context
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Introduction to Managing People
  • Statistics II
  • Finance II
  • Productions/Operations Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Plus additional courses in area of academic focus

 

Recruitment timeline

WORK TERM SEND JOB POSTINGS
Winter   (Jan.–Apr.) Between Sept. and Jan.
Fall   (Sept.–Dec.) Between May and Sept.
Summer   (May–Aug.) Between Jan. and May

Hire a Commerce co-op student

If you would like to post a job or employ a Dalhousie Commerce Co-op student, contact our Employer Development Team

Download our Commerce Co-op Program Information Handout [PDF - 121 KB] for employer partners.