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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management Program Requirements

Courses in the PBDLM are offered on a paced basis with specified start and completion dates. The University reserves the right to change the list of available courses at any time.

Program Structure

Credits for the PBDLM program are comprised of fifteen 1-credit courses and a 3-credit Capstone course for a total of 18 credits.

Program Requirements

To meet the residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 9 credits through Athabasca University.

Total credits in program 18 credits
Core Required Courses 6 credits
LTLC 553 The Leadership Challenge 1 credit
LMOC 551 Leading People Through Organizational Change 1 credit
LTDV 570 Team Development 1 credit
LPCP 589 Capstone Lean Six Sigma 3 courses
598-LLCP Capstone Course  
Elective Courses  
Students choose 12 credits from the current course offerings.

To be awarded the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management (PBDLM), the graduate student must successfully complete core and elective courses required in the program. A minimum grade of 60 per cent is required for both the assignment and participation components in each course, unless otherwise specified in the course Study Guide. The Capstone course requires an overall grade of 70 per cent.

Upon successful completion of the PBDLM, student may be eligible for transfer credit into other AU graduate programs.


PBDLM students will be expected to complete their program studies within five years.

A student may repeat any course only once. Full tuition fees for each failed course will be required when repeated. Permission is required by the Dean, or designate, to take a course more than twice.

To maintain active status, a student must successfully complete at least three courses in his or her program of study within a twelve (12)-month period.

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management, a graduate student must:

  1. successfully complete the courses set out above;
  2. complete an application for graduation form;
  3. satisfy all other regulations.

In addition, students must have paid any fees owed to the University and have returned all library resources. All applications for graduation must be approved by General Faculties Council.



Information effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

Updated May 06 2019 by laurab

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