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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MBA Application Deadlines: 

October 25, 2019 for January 2020 start

March 15, 2020 for May 2020 start

June 15, 2020 for August 2020 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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Core CoursesStart DateEnd Date
January 2019
MBA OrientationJan 7, 2019Jan 11 2019
Strategic ManagementJan 14, 2019Mar 10 2019
Ethical Decision MakingMar 18, 2019May 12 2019
May 2019
MBA OrientationMay 27, 2019May 31, 2019
Strategic ManagementJun 3, 2019Jul 28, 2019
Ethical Decision MakingOct 21, 2019Dec 15, 2019
August 2019
MBA OrientationAug 12, 2019Aug 16, 2019
Strategic ManagementAug 19, 2019Oct 13, 2019
Ethical Decision MakingOct 21, 2019Dec 15, 2019
January 2020
MBA OrientationJan 6, 2020Jan 10, 2020
Strategic ManagementJan 13, 2020Mar 8, 2020
Ethical Decision MakingMar 16, 2020May 10, 2020
May 2020
MBA OrientationMay 25, 2020May 29, 2020
Strategic ManagementJun 1, 2020Jul 26, 2020
Ethical Decision MakingOct 19, 2020Dec 13, 2020
2019 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Management of Non-profit Organizations (EMNO-693)Jan 7 - Mar 33None
Business Law (EBSL-631) Jan 7 - Mar 33None
Strategic Leadership (ESLS-669)Jan 7 - Mar 33None
Advanced Project Management (RAPM-650)Feb 11 - Apr 73Mar 4 - Mar 8, Edmonton, AB
Supply Chain Management (RSCM-689)Feb 11 - Apr 216Mar 11 - Mar 15, Toronto, ON
Visionary and Entrepreneurial Thinking (RVET-651)Feb 18 - Apr 143Mar 11 - 15, Vancouver, BC
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond (EEIM-665)
Mar 4 - Apr 283None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and Performance (EKLI-682)Mar 4 - Apr 283None
Business Law (EBSL-631) Mar 11 - May 53None
Financial Markets, Risk Management and the Regulatory Environment (EMRR-699)Mar 11 - May 196None
Technology & Innovation Management Strategy (ETIM-686)May 27 - July 213None
Information Risk Management and Security (ERMS-690)May 27 - July 213None
International Finance, Investment and Capital Flow (EFIC-698)May 27 - July 213None
Making Sense of Organizational Change (EOCH-664)
May 27 - July 213None
Developing Leaders (RDLD-680)Jul 1 - Aug 253Jul 22 - 26, Calgary, AB
International Business: Understanding and Managing Risks (RIBR-605) (Fomerly RIBL 687)Jul 1 - Sep 86Aug 19 - 23, Washington, DC
Macroeconomics and Global Economic Trends (EMGT-692)Aug 12 - Oct 63None
Business Transformation in a Digital World (ETDW-603)Aug 12 - Oct 63None
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage (EMDC-644) Aug 12 - Oct 63None
Global Marketing Management (EGMK-655)Aug 12 - Oct 63None
Essentials of Project Management (EEPM-675)Aug 12 - Oct 63None
Corporate Governance and Accountability (RCGA-688)Sep 2 - Nov 106Sep 30 - Oct 4, Toronto, ON
Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific Region (RDBS-607)
Sep 2 - Nov 106Oct 20 - 27, Singapore
Negotiation and Conflict Management (RNCM-656)Sep 9 - Nov 33Oct 7 - 11, Toronto, ON
New Venture Development (ENVD-612)
Oct 21 - Dec 153None
Services Management (ESMT-614)Oct 21 - Dec 153None
Project Management Governance (EPMG-681)Oct 21 - Dec 153None
Implementing Strategy Through Management Evaluation (EISM-622)Oct 21 - Dec 153None
2020 Elective CoursesStart / End DatesCRIn-Residence
Management of Non-profit Organizations (EMNO-693)Jan 6 - Mar 13None
Business Law (EBSL-631) Jan 6 - Mar 13None
Strategic Leadership (ESLS-669)Jan 6 - Mar 13None
Supply Chain Management (RSCM-689)Feb 10 - Apr 196Mar 9 - Mar 13, Edmonton, AB
Visionary and Entrepreneurial Thinking (RVET-651)Feb 17 - Apr 123Mar 9 - 13, Calgary, AB
Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond (EEIM-665)
Mar 2- Apr 263None
Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and Performance (EKLI-682)Mar 2- Apr 263None
Business Transformation in a Digital World (ETDW-603)Mar 2- Apr 263None
Due Diligence for Business (EDDB 604)Mar 9 - May 33None
Financial Markets, Risk Management, and the Regulatory Environment (RMRR-699)Mar 16 - May 20Apr 20-24
Edmonton, Alberta
Technology & Innovation Management Strategy (ETIM-686)May 25 - July 193None
Information Risk Management and Security (ERMS-690)May 25 - July 193None
International Finance, Investment and Capital Flow (EFIC-698)May 25 - July 193None
Making Sense of Organizational Change (EOCH-664)
May 25 - July 193None
Developing Leaders (RDLD-680)Jun 29 - Aug 233Jul 20 - 24, Toronto, ON
International Business: Understanding and Managing Risks (RIBR-605) (Formerly known as RIBL 687)Jul 6 - Sep 136Aug 24- 28, Washington, DC
Macroeconomics and Global Economic Trends (EMGT-692)Aug 10 - Oct 43None
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage (EMDC-644) Aug 10 - Oct 43None
Global Marketing Management (EGMK-655)Aug 10 - Oct 43None
Essentials of Project Management (EEPM-675)Aug 10 - Oct 43None
Corporate Governance and Accountability (RCGA-688)Aug 31 - Nov 86Sep 28 - Oct 2, Vancouver, BC
Doing Business in [Location TBA]Sep 7 - Nov 16Oct 5 - 9, TBA
Negotiation and Conflict Management (RNCM-656)Sep 7 - Nov 13Oct 5 - 9, Edmonton, AB
New Venture Development (ENVD-612)
Oct 19 - Dec 133None
Services Management (ESMT-614)Oct 19 - Dec 133None
Project Management Governance (EPMG-681)Oct 19 - Dec 133None
Implementing Strategy Through Management Evaluation (EISM-622)Oct 19 - Dec 133None