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4.5. Bachelor of Commerce degree program

(Four years — 120 credits)


Introduction Requirements
e-Commerce Major Back to 4.0

Introduction

The Bachelor of Commerce program builds upon the university transfer options available through the Province of Alberta post-secondary system, therefore, applicants who have completed applicable course work from a recognized post-secondary institution may receive transfer credit into the four-year degree.

Bachelor of Commerce core courses and an increasing number of electives are available online. In addition, some courses applicable to the program are offered in a classroom mode to students in Calgary and Edmonton or at designated colleges.


Enrolment Requirement

Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce program if they have a degree in administration, business, commerce or management; or a degree with a major, concentration, or any equivalency programs from Athabasca University or another university.

Students who hold a recognized university degree may have their total Bachelor of Commerce program (i.e., 120 credits) reduced by up to 60 credits, based upon course work completed in the first degree that is applicable to the Bachelor of Commerce.

Regulations Governing all Bachelor of Commerce Students

Students must have a weighted average of at least 60 percent across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.

Degree requirements--General Bachelor of Commerce Program

Total credits in the program   120

Required courses      36
Core courses      21

Options

  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at junior (200) level    12
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at senior (300 or 400) level   18
  • Administrative Studies at senior (300 or 400) level with a minimum of 9 at 400 level   33
    Note: Minimum Athabasca University credits (including ADMN 404) in years 3 and 4   30

First and Second Years (60 credits)

Required Courses (36 credits)
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting   (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis   (3)
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles   (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations   (3)
CMIS 301 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) or
   a junior-level computer science course   (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics   (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics   (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law   (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I   (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II   (3)
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I   (3)
English (at the junior or senior level)   (3)

Options (24 credits)

  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the junior (200) level    12
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the senior (300 or 400) level    12

Third and Fourth Years (60 credits)

Required Courses (21 credits)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis   (3)
ADMN 404 Business Policy* (required at AU) (*Permission of the professor and completion of all other courses in the respective program.)     (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems   (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance   (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management or
   MGSC 369 Service Operations Management   (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing   (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour   (3)

Options (39 credits)

  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the senior (300 or 400) level    6
  • Administrative Studies at the senior (300 or 400) level with a minimum of 9 credits at the 400 level    33

Notes for Third and Fourth Years

  1. A maximum of 30 credits at the 300 or 400 level can be transferred into the program (in addition to the 60 first- and second-year credits).

  2. The above 30 transfer credits may include a maximum of 9 credits from the core courses.

  3. No transfer credit will be accepted for ADMN 404.


4.5.2.  e-Commerce Major

[Opening Sept. 01, 2001]

Building on the Bachelor of Commerce program is Athabasca University's new e-Commerce major. This program will use online enhancements to emulate the e-commerce business environment. The major core and options will be delivered by a combination of e-Classes® and individualized-study course delivery methods. Students will have a maximum of five years from their first registration in an e-Commerce major core or an e-Commerce major option course, to complete the Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major.

For more information on the status of this program, contact Athabasca University School of Business at:
1.888.449.8813

Enrolment Requirements

To gain entrance to the e-Commerce major, students must complete ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) and ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (or equivalent), each with a grade of 60 percent or more. Provisional program entrance will be allowed until these requirements are met.

Degree Requirements —e-Commerce Major

Total credits in the program    120

Required courses — years 1 and 2    36
Core courses — years 3 and 4    21
e-Commerce major core courses — years 3 and 4    18

Options

  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at junior (200) level    12
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at senior (300 or 400) level    18
  • Administrative Studies at senior (300 or 400) level (minimum of 9 at 4000 level)   6
  • e-Commerce major electives    9
  • Minimum Athabasca University credits (including ADMN 404 and ECOM 420) in Years 3 and 4    30

First and Second Years (60 credits)

The Bachelor of Commerce regulations for Years 1 and 2 of the program (as outlined above) will be required for the e-Commerce major. All Administrative Studies courses will be offered in e-Class® format and as invidualized-study courses, with or without online enhancements.

Required Courses (36 credits)
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting   (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis   (3)
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles   (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations   (3)
CMIS 301 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) or
   a junior-level computer science course   (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics   (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics   (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law   (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I   (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II   (3)
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I   (3)
English at the junior or senior level    (3)

Options (24 credits)

  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the junior (200) level   12
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the senior (300 or 400) level   12

Third and Fourth Years (60 credits)

A minimum of 30 Athabasca University credits is required throughout the program including six credits in ADMN 404 and ECOM 420. The e-Commerce core and option courses will be offered in e-Class® format. Such courses involve grouped study with two entry points per year. Semesters will be 15 weeks in length.

Core Courses* (21 credits)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis   (3)
ADMN 404 Business Policy* (required at AU) (*Permission of the professor and completion of all other courses in the respective program.)     (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems   (3)
FNCE 370 Overview to Corporate Finance   (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management or
   MGSC 369 Service Operations Management   (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing   (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour   (3)

e-Commerce Major Core Courses (18 credits. The following courses are in development and will be linked as they become available.)
ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation   (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (Expected September 2001)   (3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce (required at AU)   (3)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management   (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing   (3)
ORGT 430 Information Systems and Organizational Design (in development)   (3)

e-Commerce Major Electives* (Select 9 credits from the following. Many of the following courses are in development and will be linked as they become available.)
ACCT 435 e-Business Accounting and Audit Issues   (3)
ADMN 425 e-Commerce, Ethics and the Law   (3)
COMM 431 Leadership in Technology   (3)
CMIS 341 Managing Information Technology I   (3)
CMIS 342 Managing Information Technology II   (3)
CMIS 412 e-Commerce Information Systems   (3)
CMIS 455 Accounting Information Systems   (3)
COMP 4XX e-Commerce Web Site Design   (3)
COMP 4XX e-Commerce Tools and Infrastructure   (3)
FNCE 407Online Financial Service Systems   (3)
FNCE 408 e-Commerce and Risk Management   (3)
MGSC 415 e-Commerce Data Analysis   (3)
MGSC 419 e-Commerce Project Management   (3)
         (If chosen, take at AU)

Options* (12 Credits)

  • Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level   6
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science credits at senior (300 or 400) level   6

* Changed header names on Dec. 21, 2009 (Required Courses to Core, e-Commerce Options to Electives, and Other Options to Options) to match original regulations.


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