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Athabasca University

Master of Business Administration
Fees

Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 per cent non-refundable convenience charge will be charged when using Visa or Mastercard to pay student fees. American Express is no longer an accepted method of payment.

Current fees (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020).

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 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: $205
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable): $856

Program tuition fees*

MBA Standard Route

Course fees due upon registration.

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Phase One  
6 core courses ($3,136 per course) $18,817
Phase Two  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
2 online electives ($3,136 per course) $6,272
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $47,708
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Phase One  
6 core courses ($3,136 per course) $18,817
Phase Two  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
5 online electives ($3,136 per course) $15,680
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $52,282

MBA for Accountants – Standard Route

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
Phase One  
5 core courses ($3,136 per course) $15,680
Phase Two  
3 core courses ($3,136 per course) $9,408
1 online elective ($3,136 per course) $3,136
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $38,894
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
Phase One  
5 core courses ($3,136 per course) $15,680
Phase Two  
3 core courses ($3,136 per course) $9,408
4 online electives ($3,136 per course) $12,544
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $43,168

MBA for Supply Chain Managers – Standard Route

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
Phase One  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
Phase Two  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
1 online elective ($3,136 per course) $3,136
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $38,594
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
Phase One  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
Phase Two  
4 core courses ($3,136 per course) $12,544
4 online electives ($3,136 per course) $12,544
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $43,168

MBA Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
2 core courses ($3,136 per course) $6,272
4 online electives ($3,136 per course) $12,544
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $29,186
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
2 core courses ($3,136 per course) $6,272
7 online electives ($3,136 per course) $21,952
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $33,760

MBA for Accountants – Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
2 core courses ($3,136 per course) $6,272
3 online electives ($3,136 per course) $9,408
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $26,050
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
2 core courses ($3,136 per course) $6,272
6 online electives ($3,136 per course) $18,816
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $30,624

MBA for Supply Chain Managers – Accelerated Route

Applied Project Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
1 core course ($3,136 per course) $3,136
3 online electives ($3,136 per course) $9,408
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
Applied Project $4,834
   
Total $22,914
Course Based Route  
Program application fee $205
Program admission fee $856
Transfer credit evaluation fee $295
   
1 core course ($3,136 per course) $3,136
6 online electives ($3,136 per course) $18,816
Elective in-residence (Canada) $4,180
   
Total $27,488

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 (2020-2021)

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 $47,694. If the student instead chose to complete five online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $52,275. 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 $29,186. If the student instead chooses to complete seven online electives and one in-residence elective, tuition would be $33,760. 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: $383
Comprehensive Examination fee (repeats): $263
Program Transfer fee: $114
AU Graduate Student Association fee (per credit): $13
Transfer Credit Evaluation fee (one time): $295
Program Continuation fee: $592
Letter of Permission fee: $84
Applied Project Extension fee $368

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, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated September 02 2020 by laurab

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