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Management Foundations

University Certificate in Management Foundations

Regulations effective September 1, 2012.

The University Certificate in Management Foundations is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge in business management. As such, there are no prerequisites for the required courses in this certificate. This structure will appeal to a broad student body.


Enrolment Restriction

Students holding a Bachelor of Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, or a similar degree, may not enrol in the University Certificate in Management Foundations.

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.

The University Certificate in Management Foundations is offered by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business, 800.468.6531, or email.

Program Structure
Total credits in the program 30
Required credits 24
Option credits 6
Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University. 15
Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits 6

General certificate regulations

Required Courses (24 credits)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)

COMM 329

COMM 243

COMM 277

Mediated Interpersonal Communication


Interpersonal Communication


Group Communication

ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking

PHIL 333

Professional Ethics


PHIL 337 Business Ethics


Options (6 credits)

1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at any level (3)
2. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400) level (3)
Students who plan to obtain the Bachelor of Management degree are advised to choose their Non-Business and Administrative Studies course at the senior (300/400) level and to choose the Communications course relevant to the degree regulations they will be following.









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

Updated February 06, 2017