Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
Estd 1818Established Year

Rowe school of businessis the department of management studies at Dalhousie University. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the college offers management programs. The school is known for its innovative co-op programs and corporate residency MBA.

Ranking and Standings

  • European CEO Magazine named Rowe School of Business the most innovative business school in Canada.
  • Ranked number 260 in World University Ranking: Times Higher Education  
  • Ranked number 15 in Canada and 238 in world rank:  Webometrics.
  • The status is given as Mid-Tier Quadrant by the global and the mail report.
  • Awarded 5/5 : QS stars

Key Features

  • Only school to offer Bachelor of Commerce Co-op course, Bachelor of Management, Corporate Residency MBA, Online MBA in Financial Services or Leadership and Executive Education
  • 85% of graduate students are employed within 6 months of graduation.

Offers exchange programs with Sweden, Mexico, France, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, and Denmark

  • Houses societies like MBA society, Dalhousie Investment society, Enactus, Dalhousie Commerce society, Dalhousie Management society
  • Offers combined programs such as the faculty of law and the school of business (FT), M.B.A./LL.B. program (4 years).
  • Offers a dual degree in Engineering and Business Administration.
  • $64,000is the average salary of the MBA students


Type of UniversityPublic
Faculty Members in Rowe62
Total enrolment of seats in University15,000
Number of graduate Seats in Rowe (FT)200
Basic Tuition Fee, Canadian StudentsCDN $7,919 - $33,750
Basic Tuition Fee, International StudentsCDN $65,000
International students9%
The male ratio for students61%
The female ratio for students39%
Average starting package of graduates$ 84,0279 CAD


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship (TIME)
  • Supply Chain and Decision Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Strategy

Rowe School of Business Campus and Residence

  • Rowe School of Business is located on the campus of Dalhousie University’s Halifax Campus.
  • Students of Rowe have access to all the amenities provided by Dalhousie University  
  • Students can partake sports, art and cultural committees and activities on the campus
  • The school regularly organizes workshops and seminars to increase interaction with the corporate world
  • The college is the part of Faculty of Management  of Dal
  • Students of Rowe have the on campus residence facility of the Dalhousie University

Facilities inside the campus are

  • Fitness Centre
  • Dentistry Clinic  
  • Tupper Link Renovation
  • Expanded Arts Centre
  • Student Union Building Renovation
  • University Avenue Protected Bike Lanes Pilot Project
  • Collaborative Health Education Building

Programs Offered:

It offers the undergraduate program in commerce with co-op and several other graduate programs.

Undergraduate program:

  • Bachelor of Management (BMgmt)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program (Bcomm)


Online/Blended Graduate Programs:

  • MBA (Financial Services or Leadership)
  • Master of Information Management
  • Master of Public Administration (Management)

Graduate Programs on campus:

  • MBA (Corporate Residency)
  • Master of Library and Information Studies
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Resource and Environmental Management
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Electronic Commerce

Combined Programs:

  • Corporate Residency MBA / Juris Doctor (JS)
  • Master of Library and Information Studies / Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Library and Information Studies / Master of Resource and Environmental Studies
  • Master of Library and Information Studies / Juris Doctor
  • Master of Public Administration / Juris Doctor

Accelerated Program:

  • Business Administration (Accelerated)

Doctorate Programs:

  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Doctorate

Rowe School of Business Admission Process


General Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) with a least overall average of 70% in academic Grade 12 courses
  • At least 70% in Grade 12 (English subject) and any other required subject based on application.
  • Original Transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Corporate Residency MBA:

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience.
  • A competitive GMAT score/ MCAT/DAT/LSAT or master’s from a Canadian university
  • Professional resume
  • Personal essay
  • Profile with the brief of CV
  • Two references

English Language Requirement

International Students must demonstrated proficiency in English using one of the following tests-

Undergraduate Programs:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TOEFL237 (computer-based)
90 (iBT) and not lower than 20 in each of components Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
IELTS6.5 Overall with a minimum of 6.0
PTE61; 50 in Writing and Speaking

Corporate Residency MBA:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TOEFL600 (paper based)/237 (computer based)/ 100 iBT or IELTS – recommended a score of 8
IELTS6.5 Overall with a minimum of 6.0
CAEL70 with no band below 60
PTE61; 50 in Writing and Speaking

How and when to apply?

Application website:

Steps for admission:

  1. Fill out the online application form by entering the program of your choice and start date.
  2. Pay the application fee of $ 100 CDN
  3. Resume, personal essay, and profile.
  4. official transcripts, GMAT or GRE score, English proficiency test (IELTS, TOFEL) are needed to the required level of the programs.
  5. Two academic letter of reference profiles need to be submitted
  6. Letter of financial guarantee
  7. Personal interview

International Students:

  • All international students must obtain a Canadian Study Permit to study in Canada and complete the Queen’s MBA program after receiving an offer of admission from Smith School of Business.
  • Depending on your country of citizenship you may also need to have a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada.
  • To decide your student visa requirements and to apply for a student visa to go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Application Deadline

  • For September admission- June 1(Only Canada) / April 1 (International)
  • For January admission- October 31 (Only Canada) / August 31
  • For May admission- February 28 (Only Canada) / December 31

Fees and Expense

Undergraduate Students:

  1. Tuition- $ 20573.36
  2. Books- $ 1350
  3. Residence/Meal plan- $ 10580

Graduate Students:

  1. Tuition and Incidental Fees - $34498.16
  2. Books and Supplies - $1350.00
  3. Residence (Lodging and Food) -  $10580.00

Professional Program:

  1. Tuition and Incidental Fees - $39084.36
  2. Books and Supplies - $1350.00
  3. Residence (Lodging and Food) - $10580.00

Other expenses:

Student Service Fee:

  • Full-time students (per term)      $162.55
  • Part-time students (per term)    $45.05  
  • Other full-time professional (8 months) $325.00                
  • Summer - full-time (per term)    $107.55
  • Summer - part-time (per term)  $45.05

Student Union Fee:

  • Full-time student fees per term - $77.28
  • Part-time student fees per term - $40.18
  • Bus pass fee- $157
  • membership in the Dalhousie International Student Association Society - $ 5/term

Facilities Renewal:

  • Full-time student fees per term $92.20
  • Part-time student fees per term $30.65

Housing Fees – $ 7,875 – $ 9,085 for one academic year

Financial Aid

Scholarships and bursaries available for students of Rowe School of Business –

  • Norman Newman Family Business Award             
  • Ronald G. Smith Scholarship
  • Douglas C. Mackay Scholarship
  • Sandler Training Program
  • Hugh Sanderson MBA Bursary

Rowe School of Business Alumni Network

  • Rowe School of Business have over 18,000 alumni worldwide.
  • The alumni have the benefits of accessing career services provided by the school.
  • They can also avail the benefits offered by Dalhousie University
  • Some notable alumni are –
    • Julia Mutrie – Scotia bank risk expert
    • David Wong - Pioneer of BPO in Asia
    • Don Mills - Corporate Research Associates (President & Founder)
    • Alyssa Alidina - Manager of Process Reporting and Optimisation at TD Securities
    • Stefanie MacDonald - Confidence creator
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