Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma)
(3 years—90 credits)
Regulations effective September 1, 2005


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. These students must complete additional credits in non-Administrative Studies courses to complete the first 60 credits of the program. To business diploma-holder route.

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. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment. To non-business diploma-holder route.

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.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business, 800.468.6531, or e-mail.

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

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program 90
  Block transfer credit for two-year business
diploma into Years 1 and 2 (excluding Ontario)
  Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma 66
  Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year
business diploma
  Required credits: Year 3 24

Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University, including ADMN 404 in Year 3.

  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credit 6
  Business Diplomas:
Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

Approved college diploma

  Year 3 (30 credits)
  Required Courses (24 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 401 The Changing Global Economy*
*Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take 401.  
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (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 (6 credits)


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

The maximum block transfer for an approved diploma is 30 credits.

You must also complete the following required courses (30 credits). If you have the equivalent of courses in this list, or another required course within the Bachelor of Management program, 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
any senior (300/400) level COMP course
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
  And the required and options courses under Business Diplomas above.
  1. CMIS 245 added in March 2010 and grandfathered.  

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