The AU Online MBA for executives program integrates theory and practice by focusing on real business problems, building on the knowledge and expertise of both teachers and learners. The curriculum concentrates on the management areas critical to organizational performance, and requires you to connect the program to your experience in your own organization or an organization with which you are familiar.

Intakes

There are three student intakes per year for the AU Online MBA for executives program:  Winter, Spring, and Fall.  Each intake of students is assigned a Student Services Coordinator who is their main administrative contact throughout the program.

How courses work

All online MBA courses are paced, meaning there are scheduled start and end dates, and assignment deadlines within each course. Students in each intake progress through the program’s core courses as a cohort.  Courses are also asynchronous—meaning you are never required to be online at a particular time.

Plan to spend 20 – 25 hours per week on your studies.

All courses (core and elective) are eight weeks long and three (3) credits* (with the exception of some six-credit, ten week in-residence electives). The applied project is nine (9) credits, to be completed within a five month period. The MBA is 48 credits total.

Completion Time

Usual program completion time is two and one-half to three years; the program must be completed in five years.

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Online MBA Application Deadlines: 

February 15 for May start

May 31 for August start – Deadline extended!

October 15 for January start

Structure and Schedules

PHASE ONE

*Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management (PBDM)

Six foundational courses build upon each other and are capped by a week-long comprehensive examination.

This exam is case-based and requires students to integrate and apply all they have learned to this point.

*The PBDM and Phase One of the MBA are the same. 

PHASE TWO

Four core advanced courses solidify students’ holistic, organizational view of the senior management function.

In this phase, students also complete 18 elective credits, either in the form of six* elective courses, or three* elective courses plus an applied project.

At least one elective must be taken in residence. In residence electives are held in locations across Canada and internationally.

*Some in residence electives are six credits and can be taken in lieu of two, three credit electives.


Phase Two Core Courses:

Electives:

  • three, three credit* elective courses plus a nine credit applied project, or
  • six, three credit* elective courses.
Award of Master of Business Administration degree (MBA)

Elective Courses*

To see a list of electives you can choose from, visit the Electives Schedules page »

*not all electives are on the schedule at all times; some electives are offered bi-annually.

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2016

January 2017 Cohort

CourseStart End
PHASE ONE.
MBA OrientationJanuary 9, 2017January 13, 2017
Strategic ManagementJanuary 16, 2017March 12, 2017
Human Resource ManagementMarch 20, 2017May 14, 2017
Financial and Managerial AccountingMay 29, 2017July 23, 2017
Marketing ManagementAugust 14, 2017October 8, 2017
Managerial Economics and Quantitative AnalysisOctober 23, 2017December 17, 2017
Operations ManagementJanuary 8, 2018March 4, 2018
Comprehensive Exam for Phase OneMarch 14, 2018March 20, 2018
PHASE TWO
Information Technology StrategyMarch 26, 2018May 20, 2018
Corporate FinanceJune 4, 2018July 29, 2018
Strategy and Organizational AnalysisAugust 13, 2018October 7, 2018
Managerial Ethics and Decision MakingOctober 22, 2018December 16, 2018

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

May 2017 Cohort

CourseStart End
PHASE ONE.
MBA OrientationMay 22, 2017May 26, 2017
Strategic ManagementMay 29, 2017July 23, 2017
Human Resource ManagementAugust 14, 2017October 8, 2017
Financial and Managerial AccountingOctober 23, 2017December 17, 2017
Marketing ManagementJanuary 8, 2018March 4, 2018
Managerial Economics and Quantitative AnalysisMarch 19, 2018May 13, 2018
Operations ManagementMay 28, 2018July 22, 2018
Comprehensive Exam for Phase OneAugust 1, 2018August 7, 2018
PHASE TWO
Information Technology StrategyAugust 13, 2018October 7, 2018
Corporate FinanceOctober 22, 2018December 16, 2018
Strategy and Organizational AnalysisTBA
Managerial Ethics and Decision MakingTBA

Application deadline:  May 1, 2017

September 2017 Cohort

CourseStart End
PHASE ONE
MBA OrientationAug 14, 2017Aug 18, 2017
Strategic ManagementAug 21, 2017Oct 15, 2017
Human Resource ManagementOct 23, 2017Dec 17, 2017
Financial and Managerial AccountingJan 8, 2018Mar 4, 2018
Marketing ManagementMar 19, 2018May 13, 2018
Managerial Economics and Quantitative AnalysisMay 28, 2018Jul 22, 2018
Operations ManagementAug 6, 2018Sep 20, 2018
Comprehensive Exam for Phase OneOct 10, 2018Oct 16, 2018
PHASE TWO
Information Technology StrategyOct 22, 2018Dec 16, 2018
Corporate FinanceTBA
Strategy and Organizational AnalysisTBA
Managerial Ethics and Decision MakingTBA

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

January 2018 Cohort

CourseStart End
PHASE ONE.
MBA OrientationJan 8, 2018Jan 12, 2018
Strategic ManagementJan 15, 2018Mar 11, 2018
Human Resource ManagementMar 19, 2018May 13, 2018
Financial and Managerial AccountingMay 28, 2018Jul 22, 2018
Marketing ManagementAug 13, 2018Oct 7, 2018
Managerial Economics and Quantitative AnalysisOct 22, 2018Dec 16, 2018
Operations ManagementTBA
Comprehensive Exam for Phase OneTBA
PHASE TWO
Information Technology StrategyTBA
Corporate FinanceTBA
Strategy and Organizational AnalysisTBA
Managerial Ethics and Decision MakingTBA