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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)
e-Commerce Major

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2016.

There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) e-Commerce Major:

  1. Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

    Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business (or a closely related field) from an accredited college or technical institute will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) e-Commerce Major, except students from Ontario colleges, who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Business and Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. Ontario students with approved three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of up to 66 credits towards this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

  2. Non Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route

    Students presenting two- or three-year professional diplomas in non-business fields from an accredited college or technical institute, will receive a block transfer award of 30 credits.  Students must also complete required courses (30 credits) and the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route. If students present a diploma and course(s) equivalent to the program list (or another required course within the Bachelor of Commerce program) the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

To graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 per cent) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) degree. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

For more information on the status of this program, contact Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business at 800.468.6531, or email.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

To the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) General Regulations

Program Structure
Total credits in the program 120
Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario) 60
Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diploma 45
Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma up to 66
Required Courses credits (Years 3 and 4) 27
e-Commerce Major Core Courses credits 21
A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404). 12
Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits, including ADMN 404, must be obtained through Athabasca University in Years 3 and 4. 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 credits 9

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

AU-approved college diploma

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

1. BUSINESS-FIELD DIPLOMA-HOLDER ROUTE

Required Courses (27 credits for two-year diploma, and Ontario three-year diploma)

ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)

MATH 244

 

MATH 260

 

MATH 265

 

MATH 270

Business Mathematics

or

Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE or 400-level MGSC courses.

or

Introduction to Calculus I

or

Linear Algebra I

(3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)

MGSC 368

 

MGSC 369

Introduction to Production and Operations Management

or

Service Operations Management

(3) 
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ADMN 404 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.  

 

e-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)

ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation (3)
CMIS 431 Information Technology Leadership (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce *
* Must be taken through AU.
(3)
MGSC 419 Information Technology Project Management (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing (3)
ECOM 425 Security, Legal Issues, and Ethics (3)

 

e-Commerce Major Electives (select 9 credits from the following)

CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic (3)

COMP 266

 

COMP 268

Introduction to Web Programming

or

Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)

(3)
MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (3)
CMIS Any senior (300/400) level CMIS course  
COMP Any senior (300/400) level COMP course  
ECOM Any senior (300/400) level ECOM course  

 

Options (3 credits)

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

*PHIL 333 Professional Ethics or PHIL 337 Business Ethics is strongly recommended if not already taken within diploma.

(3)

1. NON BUSINESS-FIELD DIPLOMA-HOLDER ROUTE

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
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

 

MATH 215

 

MATH 216

Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended

or

Introduction to Statistics

or

Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

(3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
(3)
     
  And the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route list.  

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Updated July 19 2016 by laurab

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