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Athabasca University

Faculty of Business

Management curriculum comes to life when theory meets practice in Athabasca University's (AU) Faculty of Business's interactive online graduate management programs. Students connect to a powerful learning environment that has stood the test of time, and learn alongside other highly experienced managers and executives from across Canada and around the world.

AU Faculty of Business graduate programs:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
In 1994, AU's Centre for Innovative Management (CIM) logged on with the world's first fully interactive online MBA program. Today, the AU MBA is Canada's largest MBA program, and has taken a place among the most respected MBAs in the world.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
In 2009, the Faculty of Business continued its pioneering tradition by launching Canada's first online Doctor of Business Administration. Students in this program are senior level management professionals researching practical business and managerial issues with an eye to fostering innovation and competitive advantage in Canada and beyond.

Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM)
The newest diploma program offered by the Faculty of Business was created for leaders in business or those looking to take on a leadership role. In today’s increasingly complex and global workplace, leaders have a more challenging role than ever before. The GDLM program is made up of 15 online four-week courses worth one graduate credit each, and one 12-week capstone course worth three graduate credits. The courses provide graduate-level professional development opportunities designed for managers and professionals with significant work experience who are poised for advancement.

Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM)
This diploma is awarded after successful completion of Phase One of the MBA program, and provides a solid, graduate-level foundation in management. It can be taken as a stand-alone credential, but because the GDM is part of the MBA program, the admission requirements are the same.

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

Updated January 20 2021 by laurab

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