In today’s global marketplace, having a university degree to complement your diploma can give you an important competitive edge.

Approved business diploma and other recognized professional diploma graduates are eligible for admission into the Post Diploma (PD) routes of our online degree programs with advanced credit towards a business degree.

Athabasca University has worked with many community colleges and technical institutes to build post diploma routes to degree completion. These post diploma programs award block credit into our online Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) and online Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) programs.

The following table provides a general guideline as to transfer credit that can be awarded for approved diplomas. Please note: this is a general summary based on approved diplomas. To determine specific transfer credit, an official evaluation of your previous education must be completed upon application to a program.

Transfer Credit Service
Office of the Registrar

AU’s transfer credit service allows you to find out how your previous education could be assessed as credit toward Faculty of Business programs.

Check transfer credit database


Diploma Held
3 Year PD
(90 credit) General
4 Year PD
(120 credit) General
No major
4 Year PD
(120 credit)
With major
2 year business diploma holder (except Ontario)606060
Ontario 2 year business diploma holder454545
Ontario 3 year business diploma holder60-667560-66
2 year non-business diploma holder303030


Wondering if your diploma qualifies?
Check out your diploma in our transfer credit database to see what has been awarded in the past or contact the Student Support Centre for more details.

Is the Post Diploma route different from the regular route? Is it a degree?
You are still obtaining the same degree; the Post Diploma route is just a way of recognizing your diploma for credit. Your degree parchment does not reflect the Post Diploma route. You are obtaining the same degree as those in the regular route.

How to apply:
Athabasca University offers flexible, focused online courses to help you achieve your business degree.
Undergraduate program admission and online course registration is offered year-round. Ensure you select “Post Diploma” from the program list when applying. Apply today!