Average MBA graduating salary

14,000 and growing

AU business students across Canada and around the world


Online MBA in the world

The First Online MBA
Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Leader in Online Education

Developed and taught by leading academic and business experts, our undergraduate and graduate courses will give you the expertise and skills to succeed in today’s fast-paced and globally connected world of business.

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Vision » By 2025 Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business will be the first choice of English speaking students seeking a business education degree delivered online.

Mission » The Faculty of Business exists to serve students, business and society by providing internationally recognized, excellent, innovative, challenging and accessible business education.

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A student body
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Our students come from all over the world, not just to learn, but also to contribute their knowledge, experience and global perspectives to our online classrooms.

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Athabasca University Faculty of Business Accreditations


AU is recognized by the Government of Alberta and reports to the Government of Alberta through the Ministry of Advanced Education. Through Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act, the government authorizes Athabasca University Governing Council to govern the university and to grant degrees.

United States

In 2006, AU became the first Canadian public university to receive accreditation in the United States, through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional organizations in the U.S. that accredits universities.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) 
  • Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD)
  • Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • International Education Council (IEC)