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Athabasca University

Master of Business Administration
Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Academic-related fees are exempt from the Federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). G.S.T. is added to all other goods and services, for example, workshops, some publications, self-help seminars, and Athabasca University promotional sales items.

Program application fee (non-refundable), required each time a person applies: $200
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable): $800

Program tuition fees*

Phase One Required Courses: $17,586
Phase Two Required Courses: $11,724
Phase Two Online Electives (each course): $2,931
Phase Two In-residence Electives (each course): $3,900
Phase Two Applied Project: $4,512

Tuition fees for accelerated route of entry

Required Courses: $5,862
Phase Two Online Electives (each course): $2,931
Phase Two In-residence Electives (each course): $3,900
Phase Two Applied Project: $4,512

Additional Fees

* Note: Students in the MBA: Hockey Management Specialization have additional fees charged by the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI). Those additional fees are noted on the Faculty of Business website.

Estimated program tuition cost (2019-2020)

Total tuition costs for the MBA will vary based on how a student chooses to complete Phase Two. For a student who takes all courses from Athabasca University and chooses to complete two online electives, one in-residence elective and an applied project, tuition would be $44,584. If the student instead chose to complete five online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $48,865. Application and admission fees are included in the above calculation. AU Graduate Student Association fees are not included.

Tuition fees for students in the Accelerated Admission Route will vary based on how a student chooses to complete Phase Two. For a student who takes all courses from Athabasca University and chooses to complete four online electives, one in-residence elective and an applied project, tuition would be $27,274. If the student instead chooses to complete seven online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $31,555. Application, admission and applicable transfer credit fees are included in the above calculation. AU Graduate Student Association fees are not included.

Note: A non-refundable one-time surcharge of $400 will be charged for students residing outside of Canada to offset the additional costs for shipping course materials. The University reserves the right to apply a surcharge to posted electives in-residence rates when such programs are delivered outside of Canada, and to charge for late cancellation of attendance at in-residence electives. The University also reserves the right to suspend students if their program fees are overdue.

Other fees

Course Withdrawal Processing fee1: $373
Comprehensive Examination fee (repeats): $257
Program Transfer fee: $111
AU Graduate Student Association fee (per credit): $13
Transfer Credit Evaluation fee (one time): $276
Program Continuation fee: $553
Out-of-Canada Surcharge (one time): $400
Letter of Permission fee: $82
Applied Project Extension fee $359

1 The course withdrawal processing fee is a mandatory administrative fee charged when a student withdraws from a course. Refer to Withdrawals.

Information effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Updated October 22 2019 by laurab

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