In 1994, Athabasca University logged on with the world’s first fully interactive online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Since then, we have continued to build a tradition of excellence in online management education.
Today, with more than 20 years experience, the AU online MBA is one of Canada’s largest MBA programs, and has earned a place among the top MBAs in the world. Our powerful collaborative online learning environment makes it feasible and practical to work on a top quality MBA while still meeting your commitments to work and family.
Designed to fit individual schedules, the online MBA program can be successfully completed from home, work, or even while travelling. You need not leave work for a month, a year, or even every second Friday. You control your study hours, working at the time and place that’s right for you while you complete your business masters program.
ONLINE MBA for EXECUTIVES
Our flagship program, for those who have a non-business undergraduate degree or, in some cases, no undergraduate degree, but hold a management or executive position.
ACCELERATED ENTRY MBA for EXECUTIVES
Our online MBA modified for those who hold an undergraduate degree in business (BComm, BMgmt, etc.) and have at least three years of managerial experience.
MBA for ACCOUNTANTS
Our online MBA modified to acknowledge areas of expertise attained by professionally designated accountants who are working in a management role.
MBA for the BUSINESS of HOCKEY
Our MBA with specialized courses on issues, challenges, and opportunities confronting middle and senior level managers in the hockey industry.
COHORT BASED AND PACED
The online MBA program is not an isolated study experience; you work through your courses with a group you come to know well online, including your academic coach. Group work, discussions, and regular assignment deadlines keep you on track—much like attending regular graduate studies university classes, minus the commute.
An AU MBA online classroom connects experienced managers from across Canada and around the world, from every sector and virtually every industry—students who specialize in human resources, operations, marketing, information technology … in roles from middle manager to CEO to entrepreneur. Student groupings change from course to course, giving you maximum exposure to the rich resource that is your online MBA student peer group.
Our 24 hour online format means you can successfully complete your masters program from home, work, or while travelling. Should life get complicated for a little while and you find you need to defer a course, our ‘three times per year’ MBA course scheduling means we can accommodate you with minimal disruption to your overall completion time.
Professors, student services coordinators, help desk advisors, learning services staff, and student and alumni relations staff all support your learning. Whether you are struggling with an MBA course concept, need special paperwork for your employer, or can’t figure out how to connect to your course from your hotel room in Dubai, there is someone here to help you.
APPLICABLE AND TAILORED TO YOU
Online MBA courses help you constantly apply your learning directly to your organization and industry; you come away from each MBA course with tangible and usable knowledge and abilities.
In the roughly 20 years since our online MBA program has been available, we have graduated over 3,500 successful managers and executives. And every year roughly 70% of those who apply to the program do so because they have been referred by a current student or alumnus.
Internet technology was pretty new in 1994, and many in the academic world said an online MBA would never, ever succeed. Today, the AU online MBA is one of the largest MBA programs in Canada. Watch our 20th anniversary video to hear why.
BEING AN AU MBA STUDENT
Once you are accepted into the program, you join a virtual ‘classroom’ of talented managers from organizations of various shapes and sizes and industries, from across the country and beyond …