About the AU Faculty of Business

Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business offers a flexible, dynamic, and relevant business education.

Removing barriers to advanced education

Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business offers a flexible, dynamic, and relevant business education.

Developed and taught by leading academic faculty 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.

The world’s first fully interactive online MBA

Athabasca is a recognized leader in international distance and online education. In 1994, we launched the world’s first fully interactive online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Today the AU MBA is Canada’s largest MBA for executives program and is hailed as being amongst the most respected online MBA for executives programs in the world. We continue to build on our tradition of excellence in graduate management education, launching Canada’s first online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in 2009.

As an AU business student, you will benefit from the flexibility inherent in distance and online education—you can continue to focus on your professional and personal life while you pursue your educational goals.

Faculty of Business Vision & Mission

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. By pursuing this vision, we will transform lives, organizations, and communities. We will make a difference.

Mission

The Faculty of Business exists to serve students, business and society by providing internationally recognized, excellent, innovative, challenging, and accessible business education. The Faculty seeks to remove barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunities worldwide.