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Average MBA graduating salary

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AU business students across Canada and around the world

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Online executive MBA in the world

From Our Students

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.

Carter Yellowbird, MBA
Tilly Jensen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Accounting
Teang Tang, BComm program
Richard Vaillancourt, DBA program
Lyudmila Bezpala Brown, MBA
Maj. Brian Roach, MBA
Joyce Fortune, PhD, MBA Academic Coach
Rosalie Hilde, DBA
Tyler Nagel, BComm
Terry Beckman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Marketing

Athabasca University Faculty of Business Accreditations

Canada

AU is recognized by the Government of Alberta and reports to the Government of Alberta through the Ministry of Innovation and 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. No other public Canadian university holds this level of foreign accreditation.

Memberships
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) 
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
  • 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)