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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

This program has been amended effective Jan. 1, 2003. Please refer to amended regulations.

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 which is applicable to the Bachelor of Commerce.


Regulations Governing all Bachelor of Commerce Students

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

Program Structure

Total credits in the program
 120
Required courses
36
Core courses
 21
Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits
15

Options

Humanities, Science or Social Science at junior (200) level
9
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 
30
Administrative Studies at the junior or senior level 
3
At least 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University (residency requirement) in years 3 and 4, including ADMN 404.
 


Years 1 and 2 (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 302 Microcomputer Applications II (Windows) or
   CMIS 311 Case Studies in End-User Information Systems   (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)

  • Administrative Studies at the junior or senior level   (3)
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the junior (200) level    (9)
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the senior (300 or 400) level    (12)

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (24 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)

A senior (300 or 400) level Organizational Behavior course (other than ORGB 364)   (3)

Options (36 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    (30)

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.


4.5.1.  Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major

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 elective 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:
1.800.468.6531
e-mail: business-support@athabascau.ca


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 C- (60 percent) or more. Provisional program entrance will be allowed until these requirements are met.

Students are recommended to take ADMN 233 early in their program.


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
Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits
15

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


Years 1 and 2 (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 302 Microcomputer Applications II (Windows) or
   CMIS 311 Case Studies in End-User Information Systems    (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)

  • Administrative Studies   (3)
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science at the junior (200) level   (9)
  • 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® or as individualized-study courses with or without online enhancements. e-Class® class offerings involve grouped study with two entry points per year. Semesters will be 15 weeks in length.

Core Courses* (24 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)

A senior (300 or 400) level Organizatinal behavior course (other than ORGB 364)   (3)

e-Commerce Major Core Courses (18 credits. Most of 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    (3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce (Required at AU.)   (3)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management   (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing   (3)
ORGD 430 Information Systems and Organizational Design   (3)

e-Commerce 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 407 Online 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* (9 Credits)

  • Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level   (3)
  • Humanities, Science or Social Science credits at senior (300 or 400) level   (6)

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


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