This four-year management program allows students to take the four-year general program or select majors in Marketing or Human Resource Management. Many of Athabasca University's management courses are offered entirely online, and others offer significant online enhancements.
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.
The Bachelor of Commerce degree is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business, 800.468.6531, or e-mail.
In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you have the option to take Bachelor of Management courses in a classroom setting at the following Alberta institutions: Grande Prairie Regional College (Grande Prairie), Lethbridge Community College (Lethbridge), Medicine Hat College (Medicine Hat), and Red Deer College (Red Deer). Refer to Sections 9.3 and 9.4 for information.
Degree Conversion Provision
Students who have been awarded a three-year Athabasca University (AU) degree may convert from the three-year into the four-year program in the same degree area or major.
You must complete the program regulations in effect at the time of your enrolment into the four-year program degree. If you follow the conversion regulations and obtain your four-year degree, it will replace your three-year degree. You will be considered to have one four-year degree only. Students who have completed a three-year degree that is now closed, may enrol in the four-year program. In these circumstances, considerably more than one year of study may be required.
The degree conversion provision is available to three-year AU program graduate students only. Graduates of other institutions must follow the second undergraduate degree regulations to convert from the three-year to four year degree. If you choose to convert your three-year degree, please complete and submit a General Application Form. The appropriate courses that you completed in the three-year degree will be applied to the four-year degree. Admissions and Evaluations Services will notify you of the remaining courses required to complete your new degree.
Second Undergraduate Degree
Students who hold a recognized first degree in a field outside of business or management and who wish to obtain an AU undergraduate degree in a different subject area, must apply under the second undergraduate degree regulations. These students may transfer in up to 50 per cent (60 credits) into the four-year degree program, based on course work in the first degree that is applicable. Preparatory (100 level) credits cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a second undergraduate degree.
Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have
• a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management; or
• a degree with a major or concentration in administration, business, commerce, or management; or
• any equivalent program from Athabasca University or another university.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment. Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 and PHIL 252 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.