There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) General Degree:
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) General degree, 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 75 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. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
Students must also complete the required courses (30 credits) and the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma Route.
Regulations Governing all Bachelor of Commerce Students
In order to graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 percent) 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.
Transfer Credit completed more than 10 years ago in the following disciplines at the senior (300/400) level will not receive credit: ACCT, MGSC, LGST, MKTG, FNCE and TAXX. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction will be waived.
For more information, contact Athabasca
University School of Business at 1.800.468.6531 or e-mail.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
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.
In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you have the option of registering in Bachelor of Commerce courses in a classroom setting at Grande Prairie Regional College (Grande Prairie, AB).