Undergraduate Programs
 
Bachelor of Commerce: E-Commerce Major
     
Regulations effective September 1, 2007
   

Building on the Bachelor of Commerce program is Athabasca University's
E-Commerce major. Courses in this program use online enhancements to emulate the E-commerce business environment.

For more information about this program, contact Athabasca University School of Business at 800.468.6531, or e-mail.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

     
     

Enrolment Restriction

Students holding 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 will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce, E-Commerce Major program.

Enrolment Requirement

To gain entrance to the e-Commerce major, students must complete two courses or their equivalent, ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting and ADMN 232 Administrative Principles, each with a grade of 1.7 (60 percent) or greater. Provisional program entrance will be allowed until these requirements are met.

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

     
     
 

Program Structure

 
  Total credits in the program
120
  Required courses (Years 1 and 2)
36
  Options
24
  Core courses (Years 3 and 4)
21
  E-Commerce major core courses (Years 3 and 4)
21
  E-Commerce electives
9
  Options
9
     
  Residency requirement: At least 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404, ECOM 420, and ORGB 430 (total: 9 credits) plus 9 credits from the list of required courses for Years 3 and 4.        30
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and
Recognition
credits
21
     
     
   
  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 311 Case Studies in Management Information Systems or  
  any junior (200) or senior (300/400) level COMP course
(3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL A junior or senior level English course (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I
(3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
* strongly recommended
or
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
or
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
     

 

  Options (24 credits)

     

1. 

Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200)
or senior (300 or 400) level

(3)
2. 

Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the junior (200) level *
*A maximum of 3 credits in Non-Administrative Studies at the preparatory (100) level.

(9)
3. 

Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the senior (300 or 400) level)

(12)
     
     
     
  Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)  
     
  Core Courses (21 credits)  
     
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis
(3)
ADMN 404 Business Policy*
(3)
*
ADMN 404 must be taken at AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the 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
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
(3)

 

   
     
 

E-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)

     
ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation
(3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design
(3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce
(3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce *
(3)
*
Must be taken with Athabasca University  
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (in development)
(3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing
(3)
ORGB 430 Information Systems and Organizational Design
or
(3)
ECOM 425 e-Commerce Security, Legal Issues and Ethics 1  
     
     
 

E-Commerce Electives
(select 9 credits from the following)

     
CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic 1
(3)
COMM 431 Leadership in Technology 1
(3)
COMP 266 Introduction to Web Programming
(3)
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
(3)
FNCE 408

e-Commerce and Risk Management 1

(3)
CMIS Any senior (300/400) level CMIS course 1  
COMP Any senior (300/400) level COMP course 1  
ECOM Any senior (300/400) level ECOM course 1  
     
     
  Options (9 credits)  
     
1. 
Administrative Studies credits at senior
(300 or 400) level
(3)
     
2. 
Non-Administrative Studies credits at
senior (300 or 400) level
(6)
     
 

1 Added courses in March 2010 and grandfathered.


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