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Athabasca University

University Certificate in e-Commerce

This program is closed to new admissions, effective April 24, 2018.

The University Certificate in e-Commerce program provides students with a solid management foundation. The growth in e-Commerce worldwide is creating many opportunities for qualified and skilled people in every sector of the economy including retail, marketing, health care, financial institutions, education, small business, and government.

Transfer Credit will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:

  • 10 years ago in Business and Administrative Studies area of study at the (300/400) level;
  • 5 years ago in the CMIS (all levels);
  • 10 years ago in Statistics (all levels).

Transfer credit being used to satisfy options other than those in the Business and Administrative Studies area of study will not be restricted. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction may be waived.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

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

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 30
Required credits 21
Elective credits 9
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


(9 credits. A minimum of 6 credits selected from the following, and 3 credits from any area at the junior or senior level.)

CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic (3)

All CMIS courses

COMP 200 Introduction to Computing and Information Systems

COMP 210 Introduction to Information Systems and Computer Applications
COMP 266 Introduction to Web Programming

COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
ECOM All ECOM courses (except ECOM 420) (3)

Financial Economics*


FNCE 370

Overview of Corporate Finance*

*Students must have the appropriate prerequisites to take FNCE 370 or FNCE/ECON 300.

MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviours (3)
ORGB 390 Managing Change (3)


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

Updated July 09 2018 by laurab

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