Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management (3 years—90 credits)
Regulations effective September 1, 2007

The entire Bachelor of Management program features a strong international perspective. The program comprises a three-year and four-year general degree program, and post diploma programs. The four-year programs allow students to select majors in Marketing or Human Resource Management. Other majors are anticipated in the near future.

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. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Management program is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business. For additional information, phone 1.800.468.6531 or email.

Classroom Setting

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, Lethbridge College, Medicine Hat College, and Red Deer College.

Degree Conversion Provision

The degree conversion provision is available to Athabasca University students who have been awarded a three-year AU degree and wish to convert to a four-year degree. Students with the three-year AU Bachelor of Administration degree may convert that degree into the four-year Bachelor of Management program. For more information about this regulation, please review the Degree Conversion Provision Policy.

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

Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.

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 also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300 or 400 level) courses.
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits
  Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)  
  Required Courses (45 credits)  
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*
*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation
are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications
COMM 377 Communication and Problem Solving in Groups
CMIS 311 Case Studies in Management Information Systems or  
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)* 1.
*strongly recommended
COMP any junior (200) or senior (300/400) level COMP course
ECON 247 Microeconomics
ECON 248 Macroeconomics
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369 Commercial Law
MATH 215 Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics


PHIL 337 Business Ethics  
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry


Options* (15 credits)

Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
Non-Business and Administrative Studies. with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level

* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level. 2.

  Year 3 (30 credits)
  Required courses (18 credits)  
ADMN 404 Business Policy*
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
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
ECOM 320 Overview of E-Commerce
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*
*Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take 401.
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Options (12 credits)

Administrative Studies credits at the senior
(300/400 level)
Non-Administrative Studies) credits
at the senior (300/400) level
  1. CMIS 245 added in March 2010 and grandfathered.  


2. This note was added in Jan. 2010 and is grandfathered.

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