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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)
Business Technology Management Major

Regulations effective January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

NOTE: This program was previously called the Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major, Post Diploma.

There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Business Technology Management Major:

Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business (or a closely related field) from an accredited college or technical institute will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Business Technology Management Major, except students from Ontario colleges, who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Business and Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. Ontario students with approved three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of up to 66 credits towards this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

Non Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Students presenting two- or three-year professional diplomas in non-business fields from an accredited college or technical institute, will receive a block transfer award of 30 credits.  Students must also complete required courses (30 credits) and the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route. If students present a diploma and course(s) equivalent to the program list (or another required course within the Bachelor of Commerce program) the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

For more information on the status of 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 website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Regulations Governing All Bachelor of Commerce Students

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

To graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (C-) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) degree.

To the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) General Regulations

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 120
Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario) 60
Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diploma 45
Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma up to 66
Required Courses credits (Years 3 and 4) 30
Business Technology Management Major Core Courses credits 21
A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404 and ADMN 405). 12
Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300 or 400 level) courses, including ADMN 404 and ADMN 405. 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 9

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

AU-approved college diploma

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

1. Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Required Courses (30 credits for two-year diploma, and Ontario three-year diploma)

ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
  or
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics (3)
  or
FNCE 370

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Must take FNCE 370 if pursuing further ACCT or FNCE courses.

HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management

(3)
  or
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
ADMN 404 Capstone I: Strategic Management* (3)
ADMN 405 Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics* (3)
  *ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program.  

Business Technology Management 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)
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches in Decision Making (3)
MGSC 419 Information Technology Project Management (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Business Technology Management Major Electives (select 6 credits from the following)

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

(3)
  or
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (3)
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 (3 credits)

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

*PHIL 333 Professional Ethics or PHIL 337 Business Ethics is strongly recommended if not already taken within diploma.

(3)

1. Non-Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers (3)
  or
ACCT 253

Introductory Financial Accounting*

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

ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
COMM 243

Interpersonal Communication

or

(3)
COMM 277 Group Communication
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I

(3)
MATH 244 Business Mathematics  
  or  
MATH 260 Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics  
  or  
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I  
  or  
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I (3)
  And the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route list.  

 

Information effective January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

Updated August 22 2019 by laurab

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