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Athabasca University

University Certificate in Management Applications

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2017.

The University Certificate in Management Applications is designed for students who want a broad perspective in administration and administrative skills.

Enrolment Restriction

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

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.

The University Certificate in Management Applications 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)

ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance

or
(3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics
HRMT/ORBG 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)

* Students who are pursing a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.

Options (6 credits)

Business and Administrative Studies credits, with a maximum of three credits at the junior (200) level. (6)

Recommendations

  1. To ensure that all prerequisites have been completed, students should register in ACCT 245, ACCT 250, or ACCT 253, and CMIS 245 before choosing other courses in the required courses list.
  2. Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Commerce program should select ACCT 253 and FNCE 370.
  3. Students wishing to do a block transfer to the University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Management must choose CMIS 245 and FNCE 370 as required courses.
  4. Students wishing to do a block transfer to the University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Management must take ACCT 355 as one of their Business and Administrative Studies options.
  5. Students who have not taken any writing courses or who wish to improve their writing skills are advised to take ADMN 233 as one of their Business and Administrative Studies options.
  6. Students should take MGSC 301 (if not already taken the equivalent) as one of their Business and Administrative Studies options to meet the prerequisite requirement for FNCE 300 or FNCE 370.

 

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

Updated July 27 2017 by laurab

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