Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management (3 years—90 credits)
Regulations amended effective September 1, 2009

The 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 Resources 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 e-mail.

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

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.

Program Plans

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.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
  Required courses (Years 1 and 2)
  Required courses (Years 3 and 4)
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300 or 400 level) courses, including ADMN 404.
  Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered. 24
  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*
*Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications
CMIS 311 Supporting End-User Computing
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)*
*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 senior (300/400) level
  * A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.  
  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)

Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400 level)
Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits
at the senior (300/400) level



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