* The 4-year Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) is closed to new students as of July 1, 2020. Existing students will be able to remain in the program until July 1, 2025.
Regulations effective September 1, 2019.
There are two routes to the Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) program:
Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business or a closely related field awarded will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward this program, 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. Ontario students presenting three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive up to 75 credits of block transfer award toward this degree. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
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.
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.
Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have
All 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 a Bachelor of Management degree in order to graduate.
Transfer Credit will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:
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.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Block transfer credit for two-year business diplomas (excluding Ontario)||60|
|Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diplomas||45|
|Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diplomas||75|
|Required credits - Years 3 and 4 for two-year diplomas||30|
|Required credits - Years 3 and 4 for Ontario three-year diplomas||30|
|A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (includes ADMN 404 and ADMN 405).|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300/400 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 (PLAR) credit||9|
Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits
Ontario three-year diploma
Senior (300/400) level non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits
Ontario three-year diploma
Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)
|AU-approved college diploma|
Years 3 and 4
|60 credits for two-year diplomas|
|45 credits for three-year Ontario diplomas|
30 credits for two-year diplomas and for Ontario three-year diplomas
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|ADMN 417||International Business Management||(3)|
|ECON 401||The Changing Global Economy|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|FNCE/ECON 300||Financial Economics
* Student planning to pursue further courses in FNCE or ACCT should select FNCE 370.
|MGSC 312||Statistics for Business and Economics II||(3)|
|MGSC 368||Introduction to Production and Operations Management||(3)|
|MGSC 369||Service Operations Management|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(3)|
|HRMT 386||Introduction to Human Resource Management||(3)|
|ADMN 404||Capstone I: Strategic Management*||
|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.|
The block transfer award for a diploma approved by AU is 30 credits. Students must also complete the following 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
* Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation or further courses in FNCE 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)|
|LGST 369||Commercial Law||(3)|
|MGSC 301||Statistics for Business and Economics||(3)|
|MATH 244||Business Mathematics||(3)|
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.
|MATH 265||Introduction Calculus I|
|MATH 270||Linear Algebra I|
|And the Required Courses and Options in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route list.|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Updated June 24 2020 by laurab