Discussion, collaboration, and peer learning are at the heart of the AU online Executive MBA. To effectively contribute, students must have a solid base of education and experience.
The Admissions Committee considers your entire application profile holistically, which includes academic records, managerial/professional experience, an essay, and letters of reference. Your application is assessed on the basis of your own merit and is considered separately from other applications.
Athabasca University follows the “Open University” philosophy. A key part of our mission and mandate is to reduce barriers to entering post-secondary education globally. At the masters level, this includes admission pathways that go beyond recognition of undergraduate degrees. At AU, we believe that management experience can play a significant role in predicting your academic and career potential. If you do not have an undergraduate degree but have significant management experience (see below), we encourage you to apply.
You can apply to the AU Executive MBA through any of three pathways.