Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management (3 years—90 credits)
Regulations effective September 1, 2004

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Management program is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business.

The entire Bachelor of Management program features a strong international perspective. The program comprises a three-year and four-year general degree program, and post diploma programs. The four-year programs allow students to select majors in Marketing or Human Resource Management. Other majors are anticipated in the near future.

Many of the University's management courses are offered entirely online, and others offer significant online enhancements. In addition the University offers a number of grouped-study, online courses in September and January, subject to a minimum number of registrations.

A degree in management will better prepare graduates for the changing business world of today. Graduates will possess the critical thinking, communications, and management skills needed to excel in a variety of work environments. Graduates will gain an important competitive advantage by completing this program.

Second Undergraduate Degree

Applicants who hold a recognized first degree in a field outside of business or management, may transfer up to 30 credits towards the Bachelor of Management program, based on course work in the first degree that is applicable.

Enrolment Restriction

Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have

  •   a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management

  •   a degree with a major or concentration in administration, business,   commerce, or management

  •   any equivalent program from Athabasca University or another

Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program
  Through Athabasca University (residency requirement) in senior (300 or 400 level) courses
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits
  Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)  
  Required Courses (45 credits)  
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*
*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation
are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications
COMM 377 Communication and Problem Solving in Groups
CMIS 311 Case Studies in Management Information Systems or  
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)* 1.
*strongly recommended
COMP any junior (200) or senior (300/400) level COMP course
ECON 247 Microeconomics
ECON 248 Macroeconomics
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369 Commercial Law
MATH 215 Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics


PHIL 337 Business Ethics  
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry


Options* (15 credits)

Business and Administrative Studies at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
Non-Business and Administrative Studies with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level

* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level. 2.

  Year 3 (30 credits)
  Required courses (18 credits)  
ADMN 404 Business Policy*
ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.
ADMN 417 International Business Management
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
ECOM 320 Overview of E-Commerce
ECON 301 The Changing Global Economy
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Options (12 credits)

Administrative Studies options at the senior
(300/400 level)
Non-Administrative Studies) options
at the senior (300/400) level
  1. CMIS 245 added in March 2010 and grandfathered.  


2. This note was added in Jan. 2010 and is grandafathered.

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