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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

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’s Faculty of Business at 800.468.6531, or email.

Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.

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.

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 Introduction to Management, each with a grade of 1.7 (60 per cent) or greater. Provisional program entrance will be allowed until these requirements are met.

Regulations Governing All Bachelor of Commerce Students

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 per cent) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 120
Required courses (Years 1 and 2) 39
Options 21
Required courses (Years 3 and 4) 21
e-Commerce major core (Years 3 and 4) 21
e-Commerce electives
Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University, including ADMN 404, in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404 plus 9 credits from the list of core courses for Years 3 and 4. 30
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 credits

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Finance Major.

e-Commerce Major Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (21 credits)

ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management

MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management* (3)
  *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.  

e-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)

ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation (3)
CMIS 431 Information Technology Leadership (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce (3)
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making  
MGSC 419 Information Technology Project Management (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing (3)
ECOM 425 Security, Legal Issues, and Ethics (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design  

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

CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic (3)
COMP 266 Introduction to Web Programming

COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (3)
BTMA Any senior (300/400) level BTMA course  
CMIS Any senior (300/400) level CMIS course  
COMP Any senior (300/400) level COMP course  
ECOM Any senior (300/400) level ECOM course  

Options (9 credits)

Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits

Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits (6)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated January 22 2020 by laurab

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