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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management
Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM) must have


an undergraduate degree


approval of the Dean, or designate, based on a prior learning assessment, including other credentials or certifications, and;


a minimum of three years of professional experience that shows progressive management and/or leadership experience


has been identified by an employer for succession planning or movement into a leadership and management role.

There will be an ongoing admissions process for this program, meaning students may start the program with any scheduled course with the exception of the capstone.

Corporations and organizations may continue to select to use AU course/program offerings to customize their own internal development programs, which provide their employees with an open study option opportunity at AU.

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements allowed for admission to a graduate program at Athabasca University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum requirements.


Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated January 20 2021 by laurab

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