CERTIFICATES_2Advance your career and take steps toward your degree …

Get a credential on your resume quickly and start moving your career forward with one of AU’s online certificate programs.

Certificate programs can help you get a handle on management basics or specialize in a specific discipline AND can be laddered into the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management* programs. If and when you do decide to pursue a full degree, you’ll have a head start.

* Certificate graduates must fulfill all course requirements of their chosen degree and major; discuss options with a Program Advisor (via the Student Support Centre).

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Accounting

10 courses (30 credits)

An ideal starting point for those who want to develop the skills and knowledge of an accounting professional. Many of the courses cover areas of study required as prerequisites to pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Accounting Major

Advanced Accounting

11 courses (33 credits)

The Advanced Accounting certificate builds upon the knowledge gained in the Accounting certificate, and covers more courses for those pursuing their CPA designation. Completing both accounting certificates puts you well on your way to achieving your Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Accounting Major

Blue Seal

3 courses (9 credits)

Athabasca University is an approved provider of courses for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program. The Blue Seal certificate requires completion of three, three-credit courses in an approved subject areas. AU’s business courses can fulfill Blue Seal requirements PLUS transfer into a full credit certificate or degree program.

Computers and Management Information Systems

10 courses (30 credits)

This certificate provides you with knowledge essential to effective use of computers and information systems in the business environment, from a management perspective. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems, and learn how to align information systems with business goals.

e-Commerce

10 courses (30 credits)

Worldwide growth in this area is creating opportunities for skilled, qualified people in every sector of the economy including retail, marketing, health care, financial institutions, education, small business, and government.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, e-Commerce Major

Finance

10 courses (30 credits)

This certificate provides a grounding in the knowledge required to pursue a career in the growing financial management sector.  The design of the program will allow you, through careful selection of options, to complete most of the training required by various financial services associations.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Finance Major

Management Applications

10 courses, (30 credits)

This certificate is designed to help you develop a broad administrative perspective with a curriculum that includes accounting, economics, law, marketing, and information systems.

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Fits best with*:
BMgmt (general or any major)

Management Foundations

10 courses (30 credits)

As its name implies, this certificate provides foundational knowledge in business management, covering communications, economics, e-commerce, critical thinking and analysis. An excellent starting point for your management career.

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BMgmt (general or any major)

Marketing

10 courses (30 credits)

This certificate program provides you with the latest analytical frameworks and tools necessary to understand consumers, market trends and competitive marketing strategies in the global economy. The program also emphasizes the development of critical and strategic thinking skills, enhancing your ability to make informed marketing decisions.

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Fits best with*:
BMgmt, Marketing Major

*general recommendation only – through use of elective options, certificates will transfer either in full or substantially in full to any AU business degree and major. If you are planning to transfer your certificate to a degree program, discuss course selection with a program advisor.