Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma)
(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.

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.

Business diploma-holder route: Students with approved two-year college diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of 60 credits towards the Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) - General degree, except students with two-year diplomas from approved Ontario colleges who will receive 45 credits (exception effective Jan. 1, 2004). These students must complete additional credits in non-Administrative Studies courses to complete the first 60 credits of the program.

Non-business diploma-holder route: Students holding an acceptable two- or three-year professional diploma from an accredited college or technical institute in non-business fields, may receive a block transfer award of between 30 and 60 credits for their diploma towards this degree program.

Enrolment Restriction (Sept. 1, 2004)

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

  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program 90
  Block transfer credit for 2-year business
diploma into Years 1 and 2 (excluding Ontario)
  Block transfer credit for Ontario 3-year business diploma 66
  Block transfer credit for Ontario 2-year
business diploma (effective Jan. 1. 2004)
  Required credits -- Year 3 21
  Through Athabasca University 24
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credit 6
  Administrative Studies credits at the senior
(300 or 400) level
  Non-Administrative Studies credits at the senior
(300 or 400) level
  Minimum Athabasca University credits
(including ADMN 404) in Year 3
  Business Diploma: Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

Approved college diploma

  Year 3 (30 credits)
  Required Courses (21 credits)  
ADMN 404 Business Policy* (3)
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 (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of E-Commerce (3)
ECON 301 The Changing Global Economy (3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
MATH 215 Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)




  Options (9 credits)


Administrative Studies options at the senior
(300 or 400) level
Non-Administrative Studies
options at the senior (300 or 400) level
Non-Business Diplomas: Required Courses (30 credits)

The block transfer award will be determined as follows:

Minimum block transfer for an approved diploma. (30 credits)

Students must also complete the following required courses (30 credits). If a student has the equivalent of courses in this list, or another required course within the B. Management program with the diploma, the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits.



ACCT 245 Accounting Managers of Not- for-Profit Organizations
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
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 (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
  And the required and options courses above.
  1. CMIS 245 added in March 2010 and grandfathered.  

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