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Athabasca University

University Certificate in Marketing

Regulations effective September 1, 2018.

The University Certificate in Marketing program offers recent analytical frameworks and tools necessary in understanding consumers, market trends, and competitive marketing strategies in the global economy. The program also emphasizes the development of critical and strategic thinking skills, and the enhancement of abilities to make rigorous decisions in different areas of marketing.

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

Program Requirements

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

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).

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

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 30
Required courses 27
Electives 3
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 (27 credits)

ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
MKTG 406 Consumer Behaviour (3)
MKTG 440 Marketing Strategy (3)
MKTG 466 Marketing Research (3)

Electives (3 credits)

COMM 243 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 277 Group Communication
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing (3)
MKTG 414 International Marketing and Exporting (3)
MKTG Any Marketing course not taken previously from the above list. (3)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.

Updated February 11 2019 by laurab

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