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Athabasca University

Master of Business Administration
Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. 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: $207
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable): $865

Program tuition fees*

MBA Standard Route

Course fees due upon registration.

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Phase One
6 core courses ($3,167 per course) $19,002
Phase Two
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
2 online electives ($3,167 per course) $6,334
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $48,180
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Phase One
6 core courses ($3,167 per course) $19,002
Phase Two
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
5 online electives ($3,167 per course) $15,835
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $52,799

MBA for Accountants – Standard Route

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
Phase One
5 core courses ($3,167 per course) $15,835
Phase Two
3 core courses ($3,167 per course) $9,501
1 online elective ($3,167 per course) $3,167
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $38,980
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
Phase One
5 core courses ($3,167 per course) $15,835
Phase Two
3 core courses ($3,167 per course) $9,501
4 online electives ($3,167 per course) $12,668
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $43,599

MBA for Supply Chain Managers – Standard Route

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
Phase One
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
Phase Two
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
1 online elective ($3,167 per course) $3,167
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $38,980
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
Phase One
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
Phase Two
4 core courses ($3,167 per course) $12,668
4 online electives ($3,167 per course) $12,668
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $43,599

MBA Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
2 core courses ($3,167 per course) $6,334
4 online electives ($3,167 per course) $12,668
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $29,479
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
2 core courses ($3,167 per course) $6,334
7 online electives ($3,167 per course) $22,169
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $34,098

MBA for Accountants – Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
2 core courses ($3,167 per course) $6,334
3 online electives ($3,176 per course) $9,501
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $26,312
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
2 core courses ($3,167 per course) $6,334
6 online electives ($3,167 per course) $19,002
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $30,931

MBA for Supply Chain Managers – Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
1 core course ($3,167 per course) $3,167
3 online electives ($3,167 per course) $9,501
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Applied Project $4,882
Total $23,145
Course Based Route
Program application fee $207
Program admission fee $865
Transfer credit evaluation fee $301
1 core course ($3,167 per course) $3,167
6 online electives ($3,167 per course) $19,002
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,222
Total $27,764

Estimated program tuition cost (2021-2022)

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 $48,180. If the student instead chose to complete five online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $52,799. 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 $29,479. If the student instead chooses to complete seven online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $34,098. Application, admission and applicable transfer credit fees are included in the above calculation. AU Graduate Student Association fees are not included.

Other fees

Course Withdrawal Processing fee1: $391
Comprehensive Examination fee (repeats): $269
Program Transfer fee: $116
AU Graduate Student Association fee (per credit): $13
Transfer Credit Evaluation fee (one time): $301
Program Continuation fee: $604
Letter of Permission fee: $86
Applied Project Extension fee $376

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, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Updated July 14 2021 by laurab

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