Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) E-Commerce Major
Regulations effective September 1, 2007


There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) E-Commerce Major:

1. Business-Field Diploma Route

Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business (or a closely related field) from an accredited college or technical institute will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) E-Commerce Major, except students from Ontario colleges, who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. Ontario students with approved three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of up to 66 credits towards this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

2. Non Business-Field Diploma Route.

Students presenting two- or three-year professional diplomas in non-business fields from an accredited college or technical institute, will receive a block transfer award of 30 credits.  Students must also complete required courses (30 credits) and the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma Route. If students present a diploma and course(s) equivalent to the program list (or another required course within the Bachelor of Commerce program) the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits.  All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

To graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) degree. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

For more information on the status of this program, contact Athabasca University School of Business at 800.468.6531, or email.

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."

To the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) General Regulations

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program 120
  Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario) 60
  Block transfer credit for Ontario
two-year business diploma
  Block transfer credit for Ontario
three-year business diploma
up to 66
  Core Courses credits (Years 3 and 4) 27
  e-Commerce major core credits 21
  Residency requirement: At least 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404 (3 credits) plus 12 credits from the list of required courses for Years 3 and 4. 30
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and
  Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

AU-approved college diploma

  Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)


  Core Courses (27 credits)  
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
ADMN 404 Business Policy*
* Must be taken through AU. Students are strongly recommended to take ADMN 404 as one of their last courses in the program.
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)


  E-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)  
ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce *
* Must be taken through AU.
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making  
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (in development)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing
ORGB 430 Information Systems and Organizational Design
ECOM 425 e-Commerce Security, Legal Issues and Ethics 1  
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design



E-Commerce Major Electives
(Select 9 credits from the following courses)

CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic 1
COMM 431 Leadership in Technology 1
COMP 266 Introduction to Web Programming
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
FNCE 408 e-Commerce and Risk Management 1
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 (3 credits)  
Non-Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level. (3)


  Core Courses(30 credits)
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
CMIS 311 Case Studies in Management Information Systems

CMIS 245 2 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)*
*strongly recommended
COMP any junior (200) or senior (300/400) level COMP course  
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications
COMM 377 Communication and Problem Solving in Groups
ECON 247 Microeconomics
ECON 248 Macroeconomics
LGST 369 Commercial Law
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
  NOTE: And all courses listed in the Business-Field Diploma Route list.  

1. Added courses in March 2010 and grandfathered.

2. Added CMIS 245 to regulations in March 2010 and grandfathered.

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