Business and commerce education in Canada


Management, business and commerce education is a popular area of study in Canada, which offers a wide choice of programmes.

Over the past 30 years, management education has been among the fastest growing of all the disciplines in higher education in Canada. Almost 20% of all the university students enrolled in Canadian universities are in a business related programme.

Canadian business and commerce programmes emphasise practical skills in addition to the theoretical components of their curricula. Many programmes, for example, offer co-op and internship options, which enable students to gain relevant work experience while completing their degree.

Undergraduate programmes at Canadian business and commerce schools also acknowledge the importance of possessing multiple skills and global knowledge in order to prosper in the current employment market. Many business schools encourage students to complete a joint or double degree, which merges business and commerce education with training in another field.