April 2017 Newsletter

Countdown to Convocation

Convocation is coming! Are you ready?

Save the date! On the weekend of June 9-11, 2017 we will be celebrating all of your hard work and achievements with convocation and a Faculty of Business gala dinner and dance. Events will take place in both Edmonton and Athabasca and we hope you will be able to join us as we gather together with family, friends, classmates, and Faculty of Business faculty and staff to celebrate your accomplishments.

Visit Countdown to Convocation to start planning!

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Travel, explore, and learn too!

Every year, Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business offers a variety of in-residence electives that gives students the opportunity to travel, while also learning on-site – because who doesn’t love a field trip? In-residence electives are open to students as well as alumni.

Don’t want to travel too far from home? We’ve got you covered. Upcoming electives are being offered in Canada (Toronto, ON) and the United States (Washington, DC). Or maybe you want to travel abroad? We have also got an elective coming up in Athens, Greece!

All the info you need can be found here!

Hurry, deadline to apply is April 26!

Dean's Coaching Award

Do you have an outstanding academic coach in one of your courses?

Beginning in 2011, the Faculty of Business has awarded the Dean’s Coaching Award of Excellence to outstanding coaches in our graduate programs.  If you have had an outstanding academic coach in one of your courses, please consider making a nomination.

The nomination form calls for a seconder so if you can get another student or the academic responsible for that course to second your nomination, that would be great.  If not, we still want to hear from you!

To nominate an outstanding coach please fill out the nomination form and email tonolar@athabascau.ca before May 5, 2017.

Accounting Conference – you’re invited!

Do numbers inspire you? Does measuring and processing financial information about various economic activities speak to you? Join Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business and CPA Canada on Friday, May 26, in Edmonton, AB as we discuss relevant and current research, teaching, and practice in the field of accounting.

Graduate students, academics, and practitioners alike will benefit from the diverse group of guest speakers presenting. Click here to learn more about this great event and secure your spot.

Student and Alumni

2017 student & alumni award nominations closing soon!

Do you know an outstanding Athabasca University student or alumni? We think that recognizing our students and alumni and all of the great things they do is worth celebrating, and we want to hear from you. Don’t take too long, nomination deadline is April 30, 2017.

Nominate a graduate or soon-to-be graduate now!

Volunteers needed

Calling all Faculty of Business alumni, students, and friends – we need you!

We love to have our students and alumni at our events and information sessions. Who better to speak to prospective students than current students and alumni? Come out and share your experiences, we would really love it if you could join us!

Over the next few months we are holding MBA information sessions across Canada and are looking for volunteers. The time commitment is minimal but the benefits are large! If you are interested in participating at one of the locations below, please email Shannon LaRose at shannonl@athabascau.cafor additional details.

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Want to learn more about our programs? Want to connect with your fellow students and alumni? Join us at one of our upcoming events!
Online Events
Business Undergrad webinar – May 1st at 5pm MST
Leadership and Management Development webinar – May 9th at 10am MST
Manufacturing Management Certificate webinar – May 9th at 5pm MST
Online MBA for Executives webinar – May 10th at 10am or 6pm MST
MBA for the Business of Hockey webinar – May 18th at 10am or 6pm MST
In-Person events
MBA Information Sessions
May 3rd, Vancouver, BC at 12pm PDT
May 3rd, Burnaby, BC at 5:30pm PDT
May 11th, Mississauga at 5pm EDT
May 12th, Markham at 12pm EDT
May 12th, Toronto at 5pm EDT
For more dates and locations please visit our events page.
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Class Notes

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