The AU online MBA for executives program integrates theory and practice by focusing on real business problems, building on the knowledge and expertise of both teachers and learners. The accelerated route to the online MBA for executives assumes previous formal education and experience in management fundamentals, and allows you to choose advanced courses in the management areas you wish to develop further. All online MBA courses require you to connect your learning with your experience in your own organization or an organization with which you are familiar.

Intakes

There are three student intakes per year for the AU online MBA for executives program: Winter, Spring, and Fall. Each applicant is assigned a Graduate Enrolment Advisor who becomes their main administrative contact throughout the application process as well as throughout the online MBA program once they become students.

How Online MBA Courses Work

All online MBA courses are paced, meaning there are scheduled start and end dates, and assignment deadlines within each course. Students in each intake progress through the program’s core online courses as a cohort. Online courses are also asynchronous—meaning you are never required to be online at a particular time.

Plan to spend 20 – 25 hours per week on your studies.

All online MBA courses (core and elective) are eight weeks long and three credits (with the exception of some six-credit, ten week in-residence electives). The applied project is nine credits, to be completed within a five month period. The accelerated route to the online MBA for executives is 30 credits total.

Program Completion Time

Usual online MBA for executives program completion time is approximately 19 months. The program must be completed within four years.

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Online MBA Application Deadlines: 

February 15 for May start

May 15 for August start

October 15 for January start

Structure and Schedules

Core Courses

Core courses help students build on their foundation knowledge to take a holistic, organizational view of the senior management function and develop an ethical framework for their leadership decisions.

Electives / Applied Project

Students customize the remainder of their program through completion of 24 elective credits, either in the form of eight elective courses, or five elective courses plus an applied project (for a total of 30 credits).

Some in residence electives are six credits and may be taken in lieu of two, three credit electives. These intensive courses are 10 weeks long and have a very heavy work load.

At least one elective must be taken in residence. In residence electives are blended electives that generally combine 7 or 9 weeks of online study with a 5 to 7 day face to face portion held in locations across Canada and internationally.

 

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Winter application deadline:  October 15, 2016

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationJanuary 9, 2017January 13, 2017
Making Strategic ChoicesJanuary 16, 2017March 12, 2017
Ethical Decision MakingMay 29, 2017July 23, 2017
2017 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Sustainable Development and BusinessJan 9 - Mar 53None
Business Law Jan 9 - Mar 53None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 9 - Mar 53None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 6 - Apr 166Mar 6 - Mar 10, Toronto, ON
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 13 - Apr 93Mar 6 - Mar 10, Vancouver, BC
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 6 - Apr 303None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 6 - Apr 303None
Strategic LeadershipMar 6 - Apr 303None
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsMay 29 - Jul 233None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 29 - Jul 233None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 29 - Jul 233None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 29 - Jul 233None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementJun 26 - Aug 203Jul 24 - 28, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingJul 3 - Aug 273Jul 24 - 28, Calgary, Alberta
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJun 12 - Aug 206Jul 31 - Aug 4, Washington, DC
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 14 - Oct 083None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Doing Business in GreeceAug 28 - Nov 56Oct 16 - 20, Athens, Greece
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySep 25 - Dec 36Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Developing LeadersOct 2 - Nov 263Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Services ManagementOct 23 - Dec 173None
Project Management Governance Oct 23 - Dec 173None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 23 - Dec 173None
New Venture Development
Oct 23 - Dec 173None

Spring application deadline:  February 15, 2017

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationMay 22, 2017May 26, 2017
Making Strategic ChoicesMay 29, 2017Jul 23, 2017
Ethical Decision MakingAug 21, 2017Oct 15, 2017
2017 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Sustainable Development and BusinessJan 9 - Mar 53None
Business Law Jan 9 - Mar 53None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 9 - Mar 53None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 6 - Apr 166Mar 6 - Mar 10, Toronto, ON
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 13 - Apr 93Mar 6 - Mar 10, Vancouver, BC
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 6 - Apr 303None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 6 - Apr 303None
Strategic LeadershipMar 6 - Apr 303None
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsMay 29 - Jul 233None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 29 - Jul 233None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 29 - Jul 233None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 29 - Jul 233None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementJun 26 - Aug 203Jul 24 - 28, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingJul 3 - Aug 273Jul 24 - 28, Calgary, Alberta
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJun 12 - Aug 206Jul 31 - Aug 4, Washington, DC
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 14 - Oct 083None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Doing Business in GreeceAug 28 - Nov 56Oct 16 - 20, Athens, Greece
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySep 25 - Dec 36Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Developing LeadersOct 2 - Nov 263Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Services ManagementOct 23 - Dec 173None
Project Management Governance Oct 23 - Dec 173None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 23 - Dec 173None
New Venture Development
Oct 23 - Dec 173None

Fall application deadline:  May 1, 2017

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationAug 7, 2017Aug 11, 2017
Making Strategic ChoicesAug 21, 2017Oct 15, 2017
Ethical Decision MakingOct 23, 2017Dec 17, 2017
2017 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Sustainable Development and BusinessJan 9 - Mar 53None
Business Law Jan 9 - Mar 53None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 9 - Mar 53None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 6 - Apr 166Mar 6 - Mar 10, Toronto, ON
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 13 - Apr 93Mar 6 - Mar 10, Vancouver, BC
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 6 - Apr 303None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 6 - Apr 303None
Strategic LeadershipMar 6 - Apr 303None
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsMay 29 - Jul 233None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 29 - Jul 233None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 29 - Jul 233None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 29 - Jul 233None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementJun 26 - Aug 203Jul 24 - 28, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingJul 3 - Aug 273Jul 24 - 28, Calgary, Alberta
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJun 12 - Aug 206Jul 31 - Aug 4, Washington, DC
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 14 - Oct 083None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 14 - Oct 083None
Doing Business in GreeceAug 28 - Nov 56Oct 16 - 20, Athens, Greece
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySep 25 - Dec 36Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Developing LeadersOct 2 - Nov 263Oct 23 - 27, Toronto, ON
Services ManagementOct 23 - Dec 173None
Project Management Governance Oct 23 - Dec 173None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 23 - Dec 173None
New Venture Development
Oct 23 - Dec 173None

Winter application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationJan 8, 2018Jan 12, 2018
Making Strategic ChoicesJan 15, 2018Mar 11, 2018
Ethical Decision MakingMar 19, 2018May 13, 2018
2018 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 8 - Mar 43None
Business Law Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 5 - Apr 186Mar 5 - Mar 9, Edmonton, AB
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 12 - Apr 83Mar 5 - Mar 9, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingFeb 19 - Apr 153Mar 12 - 16, Waterloo, ON (TBC)
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 5 - Apr 293None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 5 - Apr 293None
Strategic LeadershipMar 5 - Apr 293None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 28 - Jul 223None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 28 - Jul 223None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 28 - Jul 223None
Developing LeadersJul 2 - Aug 263Jul 23 - 27, Halifax, NS
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJul 2 - Sep 96Aug 20 - 24, Washington, DC
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsAug 13 - Oct 73None
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 13 - Oct 73None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementSep 17 - Nov 11
3Oct 15 - 19, West
Doing Business in AustriaSep 17 - Nov 113Oct 15 - 19, Vienna, Austria
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySept 17 - Nov 256Oct 15 - 19, Edmonton, AB
New Venture Development
Oct 22 - Dec 163None
Services ManagementOct 22 - Dec 163None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 22 - Dec 163None
Project Management Governance Oct 22 - Dec 163None

Spring application deadline:  February 15, 2018

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationMay 28, 2018Jun 1, 2018
Making Strategic ChoicesJun 4, 2018Jul 29, 2018
Ethical Decision MakingAug 20, 2018Oct 14, 2018
2018 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 8 - Mar 43None
Business Law Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 5 - Apr 186Mar 5 - Mar 9, Edmonton, AB
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 12 - Apr 83Mar 5 - Mar 9, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingFeb 19 - Apr 153Mar 12 - 16, Waterloo, ON (TBC)
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 5 - Apr 293None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 5 - Apr 293None
Strategic LeadershipMar 5 - Apr 293None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 28 - Jul 223None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 28 - Jul 223None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 28 - Jul 223None
Developing LeadersJul 2 - Aug 263Jul 23 - 27, Halifax, NS
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJul 2 - Sep 96Aug 20 - 24, Washington, DC
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsAug 13 - Oct 73None
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 13 - Oct 73None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementSep 17 - Nov 11
3Oct 15 - 19, West
Doing Business in AustriaSep 17 - Nov 113Oct 15 - 19, Vienna, Austria
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySept 17 - Nov 256Oct 15 - 19, Edmonton, AB
New Venture Development
Oct 22 - Dec 163None
Services ManagementOct 22 - Dec 163None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 22 - Dec 163None
Project Management Governance Oct 22 - Dec 163None

Fall application deadline:  May 1, 2018

Core CoursesStartEnd
MBA OrientationAug 13, 2018Aug 17, 2018
Making Strategic ChoicesAug 20, 2018Oct 14, 2018
Ethical Decision MakingOct 22, 2018Dec 16, 2018
2018 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Management of Non-profit OrganizationsJan 8 - Mar 43None
Business Law Jan 8 - Mar 43None
Supply Chain ManagementFeb 5 - Apr 186Mar 5 - Mar 9, Edmonton, AB
Advanced Project ManagementFeb 12 - Apr 83Mar 5 - Mar 9, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial ThinkingFeb 19 - Apr 153Mar 12 - 16, Waterloo, ON (TBC)
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond
Mar 5 - Apr 293None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and PerformanceMar 5 - Apr 293None
Strategic LeadershipMar 5 - Apr 293None
Technology & Innovation Management StrategyMay 28 - Jul 223None
Information Risk Management and SecurityMay 28 - Jul 223None
Making Sense of Organizational Change
May 28 - Jul 223None
Developing LeadersJul 2 - Aug 263Jul 23 - 27, Halifax, NS
International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal RisksJul 2 - Sep 96Aug 20 - 24, Washington, DC
Macroeconomics and Global Economic TrendsAug 13 - Oct 73None
Managing Diversity for Competitive AdvantageAug 13 - Oct 73None
Global Marketing ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Essentials of Project ManagementAug 13 - Oct 73None
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementSep 17 - Nov 11
3Oct 15 - 19, West
Doing Business in AustriaSep 17 - Nov 113Oct 15 - 19, Vienna, Austria
Corporate Governance and AccountabilitySept 17 - Nov 256Oct 15 - 19, Edmonton, AB
New Venture Development
Oct 22 - Dec 163None
Services ManagementOct 22 - Dec 163None
Implementing Strategy Through Management EvaluationOct 22 - Dec 163None
Project Management Governance Oct 22 - Dec 163None