The Commerce program takes an experiential and personal approach to business studies.

Students benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one time with professors, frequent interaction with fellow students in Commerce and other disciplines, as well as valuable opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to take advantage of Mount Allison’s strong connections to the business world.

The program is designed to give students a solid undergraduate foundation in the key disciplines of business education. 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.

The Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, established in 2008, focuses on developing partnerships with businesses to provide Commerce students with experiential learning opportunities, including mentorships and summer internships after their third-year of study.

There is also the option to do a Bachelor of Commerce ― Aviation. This program is designed for students who wish to combine their aviation training with business studies. As a Commerce student, you will study a variety of business areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management ― giving you a strong foundation in the key disciplines of management education.

The Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies is proud to partner with MFC Training to provide an intensive 4-year program combining a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a commercial pilot’s license – aeroplane, multi-engine rating and Group 1 instrument rating (CPL(A)/IR).

Louisbourg Investments has generously donated an initial investment of $100,000 to the Investment Club. Students learn in real time with real funds, which provides them with skills and experience for a successful career in the financial services industry.

Mount Allison University is a proud charter member of the Luminary Project; an initiative developed by Indigenous Works to advance a 5-year strategy for Indigenous innovation as a catalyst for economic transformation, employment, and wellbeing. The vision is to be the most impactful Indigenous-led network and program of its kind in the world, where academia and Indigenous business grow research and innovations for commercial and wellbeing success.


In the fall of 2020, Dalhousie University initiated Promise Scholars, a program to support Black and Indigenous people to become empowered to lead the business community regionally and beyond.  In spring 2021, the Promise Scholars program grew to include all business schools across Atlantic Canada working together, becoming the Atlantic Promise Scholars Initiative. 
Members of the business community are encouraged to support the Promise Scholars program at the university of their choice. If that’s Mount Allison University, click the Donate Now button to be directed to our online giving page or contact Beth Swarbrigg (

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