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

Information amended, effective September 1, 2016.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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.

All students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment. The Bachelor of Management degree is offered by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business. For additional information, phone 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.

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.

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 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 24
Required credits - Years 3 and 4 for Ontario three-year diplomas 24
Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be taken through Athabasca University in senior (300/400 level) courses including ADMN 404.*

*Note: There are required courses in Years 3 and 4 that are junior-level courses which cannot be applied towards the senior-level residency requirement (MATH 215 and MATH 216).

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

15

9

Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at any level in all diplomas 9

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

Ontario three-year diploma

15

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

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

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)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics

or
(3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended

or
(3)
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
(MATH 215 cannot count towards senior residency requirement.)

or
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
(MATH 216 cannot count towards senior residency requirement.)
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
36 credits for two-year diploma
21 credits for Ontario three-year diploma

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

Ontario three-year diploma

12

6

Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at any level in all diplomas 9

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

Ontario three-year diploma

15

6

Among the above options, students must select nine credits (three courses) of critical perspectives courses from the following list:
GLST/GOVN/POLI 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
GLST/GOVN/POLI 440 Global Governance and Law (3)
GOVN/POLI 301 Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power (3)
HSRV/WGST 421 Advocacy from the Margins (3)
IDRL 305 Collective Bargaining (3)
IDRL 312 Conflict and Accommodation (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (if not taken in Years 1 and 2) (3)
POLI 480 The Politics of Cyberspace (3)
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
SOCI 300 How Humans Organize: From Primary Groups to the World Wide Web (3)
SOCI/WGST 345 Women and Work in Canada (3)
SOCI 348 Sociology of Environment and Health (3)

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 245 Accounting Managers of Not- for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting
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)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
And the Required Courses and Options 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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