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A student body
without borders

Our students come from all over the world, not just to learn, but also to contribute their knowledge, experience and global perspectives to our online classrooms.

This is what they have to say about AU.

Athabasca University Faculty of Business Accreditations


AU is recognized by the Government of Alberta and reports to the Government of Alberta through the Ministry of Advanced Education. Through Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act, the government authorizes Athabasca University Governing Council to govern the university and to grant degrees.

United States

In 2006, AU became the first Canadian public university to receive accreditation in the United States, through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional organizations in the U.S. that accredits universities.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) 
  • Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD)
  • Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • International Education Council (IEC)