The Athabasca University (AU) online Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) with a major in e-Commerce gives you the solid business skills you need for any industry, while allowing you to tailor your knowledge toward commercial transactions.

As electronic business continues to grow, so do opportunities for business school graduates with a solid knowledge of how products and services are bought and sold via the Internet and other electronic systems. This online major will appeal to students who are more interested in the technology and operations areas of business, and to those who are planning to launch their own e-Commerce venture.

Diploma holders please note:
The following requirements are for students who have taken years one and two with AU. If you hold a college diploma, review our post-diploma program plans and contact a program advisor (see ‘Next Steps’ at right) to assist you with course selection.

Required Courses (39 credits)

ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL A junior or senior level English course (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MATH 244

MATH 260

MATH 265

MATH 270
Business Mathematics


Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE or 400-level MGSC courses.


Introduction to Calculus I


Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301

MATH 215

MATH 216
Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended


Introduction to Statistics


Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics (3)
PHIL 337 Business Ethics  

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the junior (200) level
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 12 credits.  
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the senior (300/400) level)

e-Commerce Major Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (21 credits)

ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)

MGSC 368

MGSC 369

Introduction to Production and Operations Management


Service Operations Management


MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management* (3)
  *ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  


e-Commerce Major Core Courses (21 credits)

ADMN 415 Strategy and Technology Innovation (3)
CMIS 431 Information Technology Leadership (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECOM 420 Project in e-Commerce * (3)
* Must be taken with Athabasca University  
MGSC 419 Information Technology Project Management (3)
MKTG 410 e-Marketing (3)
ECOM 425 Security, Legal Issues, and Ethics (3)


e-Commerce Major Electives (select 9 credits from the following)

CMIS 214 Custom Applications with Visual Basic (3)

COMP 266

COMP 268

Introduction to Web Programming


Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)

MGSC 418 Supply Chain Management (3)
CMIS Any senior (300/400) level CMIS course  
COMP Any senior (300/400) level COMP course  
ECOM Any senior (300/400) level ECOM course  


Options (9 credits)

Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits

Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits (6)