Regulations effective September 1, 2018.
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. 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.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Block transfer credit for two-year business
diploma (excluding Ontario)
| Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year
|Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma||up to 66|
|Required credits - Years 3 and 4||24|
|Required Human Resources Management major credits||15|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300/400 level) courses, including ADMN 404.||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 (PLAR) credits||9|
AU-approved college diploma
Required Courses (24 credits)
|ADMN 417||International Business Management||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|ECOM 320||Overview of e-Commerce||(3)|
|ECON 401||The Changing Global Economy*
* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
|FNCE/ECON 300||Financial Economics
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance|
|HRMT/ORGB 386||Introduction to Human Resource Management||(3)|
|MGSC 301||Statistics for Business and Economics I*
* strongly recommended
|MATH 215||Introduction to Statistics
|MATH 216||Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics|
|ADMN 404||Strategic Management*||
|* 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.|
Human Resources Management Major Required Courses (15 credits)
|HRMT 301||Recruitment and Selection||(3)|
|HRMT/ORGB 387||Strategic Human Resource Management||(3)|
|IDRL 215||Introduction to Labour Relations *
|IDRL 312||Conflict and Accommodation * (permanently closed)|
|IDRL 308||Occupational Health and Safety||(3)|
|ORGB 319||Motivation and Productivity||(3)|
|* NOTE: Students cannot use IDRL 215 or IDRL 312 to fulfill a critical perspectives course as it is a requirement in this major.|
Options (21 credits)
|1.||Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits. Students are recommended to take IDRL and ORGB courses.||(3)|
|2.||Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits with a minimum of 12 credits at the senior (300/400) level. Students are recommended to take HRMT and LBST courses. Students must select nine credits (three courses) from the critical perspectives courses as outlined for the Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) General, 120-credit program.||(18)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.
Updated July 24 2018 by laurab