Online Bachelor of Management, General (no major)

The following are the course requirements for completing your general online Bachelor of Management – either three or four year – degree (no declared major) entirely through Athabasca University (AU).

Three Year Online Degree The three year (90 credit) degree option provides a solid foundation of general management knowledge and skills. It is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce at a higher level—or to pursue opportunities for promotion into management.

Four Year Online Degree The four year (120 credit) degree option allows you to build on the foundation laid in your first three years with more elective courses you can select to meet your personal and/or career goals.

You can complete your entire online Bachelor of Management program through AU, or you can transfer in an approved college diploma or related studies from another university or college. 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.

Years 1 and 2

Required Courses (45 credits)
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*

*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
(3)

COMM 243

 

COMM 277

Interpersonal Communication

or

Group Communication

(3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics

or
(3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301

Statistics for Business and Economics I*

*strongly recommended

or

(3)
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

or
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics

or

(3)
PHIL 337 Business Ethics
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
Options* (15 credits)
1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level (3)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level (12)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.

Year 3 (30 credits)

Required courses (18 credits)
ADMN 417 International Business Management
(3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
(3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce
(3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(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.  
Options (12 credits)
Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400 level)
(6)
Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300/400) level
(6)

Years 3 and 4

Required Courses (18 credits)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (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.  
     
Options (42 credits)
1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level (18)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits. At least 15 credits are required at the senior (300 or 400) level. (24)
Among the above options, students must select nine credits (three courses) of critical perspectives courses selected from the following list:

GLST/GOVN/POLI 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
GLST/GOVN/POLI 440 Global Governance and Law (3)
GOVN/POLI 301 Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power (3)
HSRV/WGST 421 Advocacy from the Margins (3)
IDRL 215 Introduction to Labour Relations (3)
POLI 480 The Politics of Cyberspace (3)
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
SOCI 300 How Humans Organize: From Primary Groups to the World Wide Web (3)
SOCI/WGST 345 Women and Work in Canada (3)
SOCI 348 Sociology of Environment and Health (3)