There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Financial Services 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) Financial Services 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