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Undergraduate Calendar 2013|14

Management, 3-year – General Regulations

Bachelor of Management (3 years—90 credits)

Regulations effective January 1, 2014.

The Bachelor of Management program features a strong international perspective. The program comprises a three-year and four-year general degree program, and post diploma programs. The four-year programs allow students to select majors in Marketing, Human Resources Management or Indigenous Nations and Organizations.

A degree in management will better prepare graduates for the changing business world of today. Graduates will possess the critical thinking, communications, and management skills needed to excel in a variety of work environments. Graduates will gain an important competitive advantage by completing this program. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Management program is offered by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business. For additional information, phone 1.800.468.6531 or email.

Classroom Setting

In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you have the option to take Bachelor of Management courses in a classroom setting at other institutions.

Degree Conversion Provision

The degree conversion provision is available to Athabasca University students who have been awarded a three-year AU degree and wish to convert to a four-year degree. Students with the three-year AU Bachelor of Administration degree may convert that degree into the four-year Bachelor of Management program. For more information about this regulation, please review the Degree Conversion Provision Policy.

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.

Transfer Credit completed more than 10 years ago in the following disciplines at the senior (300/400) level will not receive credit: ACCT, MGSC, LGST, MKTG, FNCE and TAXX. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction will be waived.

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: 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.

Program Structure
Total credits in the program
90
Required courses (Years 1 and 2)
45
Options
15
Required courses (Years 3 and 4)
18
Options
12
Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300 or 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) credits
15

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

Required Courses (45 credits)
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*
* Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation
are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management
(3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
*
* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
(3)
COMM 329 Mediated Interpersonal Communication
(3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics
(3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics
(3)
FNCE 300 Financial Economics

or
(3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369 Commercial Law
(3)
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

or
(3)
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

or
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
* strongly recommended
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing
(3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
(3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking
(3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics
(3)
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry
(3)
Options* (15 credits)
Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
(3)
Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses) with a minimum of 6 credits at senior (300/400) level
(12)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.  

Year 3 (30 credits)

Required courses (18 credits)
ADMN 417 International Business Management
(3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
(3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce
(3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(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.  
Options (12 credits)
Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400 level)
(6)
Non-Business and Administrative Studies (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses) credits at the senior (300/400) level
(6)

 

Information effective Jan. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2014.

Updated January 03, 2014