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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) (3 years—90 credits)

Regulations effective September 1, 2019.

Business-field diploma-holder route:

Students presenting college diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive up to 60 credits of block transfer award toward the Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) General degree, except students presenting two-year diplomas from Ontario colleges who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. 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 from accredited colleges or technical institutes in non-business fields, may receive between 30 and 60 credits of block transfer award toward this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is offered by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business. For additional information, phone 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. Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Enrolment Restriction

Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have

  • a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management
  • a degree with a major or concentration in administration, business, commerce, or management
  • any equivalent program from Athabasca University or another university.

Regulations Governing All Bachelor of Management Students

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

Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (C-) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards and Bachelor of Management degree in order to graduate.

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

  • 10 years ago in the Business and Administrative Studies area of study at the senior (300/400) level;
  • 5 years ago in 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 will not be restricted.

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 90
Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma into Years 1 and 2 (excluding Ontario) 60
Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma up to 66
Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diploma 45
Required credits: Year 3 21

Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300/400) level courses, including ADMN 404.

24
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) credit 6

Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

AU-approved college diploma

Year 3 (30 credits)

Required Courses (21 credits)

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*

* Students planning to ladder to a four-year degree in ACCT or FNCE should take FNCE 370.

ORGB 364 Organizational Behavior (3)
HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3)
  or
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
ADMN 404 Capstone I: Strategic Management*
(3)
  * 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.  

Options* (9 credits)

Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits (6)
Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits
(3)

Non-Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

The maximum block transfer for a diploma approved by AU is 30 credits. You must also complete the following required courses (30 credits). If you present courses equivalent to the following list, or another required course within the Bachelor of Management program, the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

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 or ladder to a four-year degree 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 (3)
  or

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 (3)
  or
MATH 260

Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*

* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.

  or
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I
  or
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I

And the Required Course and Options under the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route list above.

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.

Updated August 23 2019 by laurab

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