Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

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The Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University is committed to the success of its students. Small classes provide maximum interaction with instructors, as well as an opportunity for participants to develop lifelong personal and professional associations with other students from diverse educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds.

Courses are taught through a variety of methods including case studies, lectures and discussions, simulations and research activities, as well as domestic and international field projects. Students may compete in various nationwide M.B.A. competitions and also have an opportunity to take part in one of three consulting firms owned and operated by students.

Areas of Expertise

The M.B.A. is as a two year program for those with an undergraduate degree from any discipline.

The foundation courses studied in the first year of the two year program explore business disciplines and functions in areas such as quantitative decision making, economics, management information systems, marketing management, accounting, finance, and managing people.

The second year of the M.B.A. allows students to continue towards a broad based management degree or concentrate in a particular area of interest. Concentrations offered include international business, finance, and marketing. Students also have the option of concentrating their degree in a specialty from another school, such as health services, public administration, library and information studies, or environmental and resource management.

Students who wish to study abroad may apply for one of Dalhousie's exchange programs to Sweden, Mexico, France, Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, or Denmark.

Combined Programs
The Faculty of Law and the School of Business offer a combined, full-time, four year M.B.A./LL.B. program option. Dalhousie also offers a three year combined M.B.A. and M.H.S.A. (Health Services Administration) program, a three year M.B.A./M.L.I.S. (Library and Information Studies) program, and a two year M.B.A./M.Eng. program (Engineering). Interested students must meet the admission requirements of both faculties and apply separately to both.

Career Planning

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading professional business school and its M.B.A. graduates are highly regarded by national and international employers. The University’s Student Employment Centre helps students find employment. Offices and support services are on the fourth floor of the Student Union Building. For more information, visit the centre's Web site. In addition to vast on-campus resources, Dalhousie's Business School provides students with a dedicated Career Services Office, staffed with full-time professional career service coordinators. Some of the career building services offered by Dalhousie include professional development workshops, job search counselling and strategies, individual interview coaching, career fairs and alumni receptions, and video conference, meeting, and interview facilities.

Information Technology

The Faculty of Management is housed in the newly opened Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building. In addition to lecture and discussion rooms, Dalhousie University provides M.B.A. students with first class computing and online library facilities. Computer labs include extensive software materials as well as full Internet access and support services. In keeping with the student centred focus of the program, the faculty maintains an "open door" policy.

International Involvement

The International Student Centre ensures that the educational experience of international students at Dalhousie University is an enjoyable one. It provides orientation programs, as well as information and counselling on all personal, academic, and legal matters. In addition, the centre acts as a liaison with other student services on campus, and coordinates activities that link international students with various university groups and Halifax communities. The centre's facilities include a student lounge and reading room.


Dalhousie maintains an alumni network of more than 80,000 graduates across Canada and around the world. M.B.A. alumni teach and lecture, support conferences and workshops, attend M.B.A. society events, and keep in touch with faculty and students at the School of Business. Voices "Graduates of the M.B.A. program at Dalhousie are sought after by leading employers across Canada, the United States, and around the world." Dr. R. Carroll, Professor and Director of M.B.A. Program School of Business Administration "I took advantage of the international business program at Dalhousie. The experience was critical to securing my career in international consulting." Caroline L. Lewko, Manager Marketing & Business Development The Pacific Rim Group "Knowing people is a treasure. The key to a good learning experience is your relationships with other students and the faculty. The more people you know, the better the chance to learn. At Dalhousie, I learned from competent, respectful classmates. It's a great campus for international students. You never feel like you are alone." Mahammed Hammoudah, M.B.A. 2005 Program Manager, Institute of Banking, Riyadh Location at a Glance City Population: 450,000 Cost of Living: medium Climate Range: -20°C to 30°C Campus Setting: urban University at a Glance Year School Founded: 1818 Total Enrolment: 15,000 Graduate Enrolment: 3,000 Students in Residence: 2,000 International Students University Enrolment: 871 Program Enrolment: 40 % of Enrolment: 20 Employment Profile # of M.B.A. Recruiters on Campus per year: 95 Graduates Employed Within three months: 40% Within six months: 85% Within one year: 100% Average starting salary: $64,000.00 Employment by Field n/a

Modified on October 19, 2022