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Undergraduate Calendar 2012|13

Indigenous Nations and Organizations,

Bachelor of Management Indigenous Nations and Organizations Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2012.

The Bachelor of Management Indigenous Nations and Organizations (INO) Major is designed in response to remarkable changes in the educational needs of Indigenous peoples, particularly the need for business-related education.

This new and unique business program, offered only at Athabasca University, will enable you to focus on principles of Indigenous business and governance. This major blends cultural relevance into the core management curriculum.

The program also acknowledges and develops the role of traditional knowledge in academic institutions. It will prepare you to meet the needs of the kind of community that you may service when you graduate.

If you have career interests in Indigenous (Aboriginal) business, this program will provide you with the opportunity to concentrate your studies in areas such as leadership, management, community development, and negotiation.

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

The regulations for Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Management program apply to the Indigenous Nations and Organizations Major.

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management*
  * 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.  
INO Major Required Courses (27 credits)†
INST 203 Indigenous Studies I**

**INST 203 should be taken before other major required courses in the program.
INST 430 Indigenous Governance (3)
INST 440 Principles of Indigenous Business (3)
INST 450 Financial Management for Indigenous Institutions and Organizations
INST 460 Management of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 470 Leadership of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 480 Comparative Indigenous Models of Government: International Models (3)
  Senior-level INST credits
Options (15 credits)
1. Senior (300/400) level non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits (6)
2. Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits (9)
† If you have completed a course that refers to Indigenous peoples’ perspectives with learning outcomes similar to the learning outcomes of an Athabasca University course, you are encouraged to apply for a transfer credit.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2013.

Updated June 08, 2016