Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major
Regulations effective September 1, 2008

Building on the Bachelor of Commerce program is Athabasca University’s
e-Commerce major. This program will 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 Web site, "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
  Required courses (Years 1 and 2)
  Required courses (Options)
  Core courses (Years 3 and 4)
  e-Commerce major core courses (Years 3 and 4)
  e-Commerce electives
  Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404, plus 9 credits from the list of required courses for Years 3 and 4.        30
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and
  Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)  
Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Financial Services Major.

  e-Commerce Major
Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)
  Core Courses (21 credits)  
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis
ADMN 404 Strategic Management*
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.
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour



e-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)

ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making  
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management
MKTG 410 e-Marketing
ORGB 430 Information Systems and Organizational Design
ECOM 425 e-Commerce Security, Legal Issues and Ethics 1  

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

CMIS 214 Custom Application 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 (9 credits)  
Any non-Business and Administrative Studies option at the senior (300 or 400) level (6)
Business and Administrative Studies at senior (300 or 400) level

1 Courses added in March 2010 and grandfathered.

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