Commerce students at the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies

Commerce involves the study of a variety of business subject areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

Mount Allison's Commerce program provides an experiential and personal approach to business studies.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree options: BComm (with honours option); BComm honours in economics; BA major; Any degree, minor

Other degree options in the field of Commerce at Mount Allison:

The Mount Allison Commerce program is designed to give students – regardless of your areas of concentration – a strong undergraduate foundation in the key disciplines of business education:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management

Built on a strong liberal arts foundation, the program also provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to view the business world from different perspectives. If you are pursuing a BComm, you must take a minor in a discipline outside the Commerce program. Viewing your Commerce studies from a different perspective not only helps you develop innovative ideas and solutions — it helps create unique career paths.

Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
A key component of the Commerce program at Mount Allison is experiential learning. The Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies focuses on developing partnerships with businesses to provide Commerce students with hands-on learning opportunities, including:  

  • internships
  • mentorships
  • field trips
  • case and business plan competitions
  • international exchanges
  • student conferences
  • working on projects with businesses and community organizations

Students will be challenged both inside and outside the classroom to develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills that are essential to successful business enterprises. Course work may include:

  • developing an entrepreneurial business plan, obtaining funding, and beginning operations of a functioning business
  • linking by e-mail to a university in another country to compare marketing strategies and experience cross-cultural business practices
  • developing marketing plans for real businesses

Find out more about how to study Commerce at Mount Allison.

More information

Learn more about this discipline or apply online now.