Regulations effective September 1, 2020.
The Bachelor of Commerce Indigenous Business Major is designed in response to a need for Indigenous business-related education.
This new and unique business program, offered only at Athabasca University, will enable you to focus on principles of Indigenous business and governance. This major blends cultural relevance into the core management curriculum.
The program also acknowledges and develops the role of traditional knowledge in academic institutions. It will prepare you to meet the needs of the kind of community that you may service when you graduate.
If you have career interests in Indigenous (Aboriginal) business, this program will provide you with the opportunity to concentrate your studies in areas such as leadership, management, community development, and negotiation.
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.
Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (C-) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.
The regulations for Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce program apply to the Indigenous Business Major.
|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||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance|
|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.|
|INST 203||Indigenous Studies I**
**INST 203 should be taken before other major required courses in the program.
|INST 430||Indigenous Governance||(3)|
|INST 440||Principles of Indigenous Business||(3)|
|INST 450||Financial Management for First Nations Institutions and Organizations||(3)|
|INST 460||Management of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations||(3)|
|INST 470||Leadership of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations||(3)|
|INST 480||Comparative Indigenous Models of Government: International Models||(3)|
|Senior-level INST credits||(6)|
|Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits.||(3)|
|† If you have completed a course that refers to Indigenous peoples’ perspectives with learning outcomes similar to the learning outcomes of an Athabasca University course, you are encouraged to apply for a transfer credit.|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated June 25 2021 by laurab