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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) General (4-years — 120 credits)

Regulations effective September 1, 2019.

There are two routes to the Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) program:

Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

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.

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.

The Bachelor of Management 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

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:

  • 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 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
Options

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

Ontario three-year diploma

24

9

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

Ontario three-year diploma

6

6

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

1. Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

Required Courses

30 credits for two-year diplomas and for Ontario three-year diplomas

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*

* 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)
  or
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (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.  

Options
30 credits for two-year diploma
15 credits for Ontario three-year diploma

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

Ontario three-year diploma

24

9

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

Ontario three-year diploma

6

6

2. Non-Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

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
(3)
  or  
ACCT 253

Introductory Financial Accounting*

* 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)

COMM 243

 

COMM 277

Interpersonal Communication

or

Group Communication

(3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics (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 Calculus I
  or
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
And the Required Courses and Options in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route list.

 

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

Updated December 12 2019 by laurab

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