Benefits for Employers

Why sponsor an AU Online MBA for executives for your employee?

Nurture talented professionals in your organization — develop their strategic management skills, draw out their leadership potential, renew their sense of purpose, and reap the benefits.

Global Perspectives

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. Your employee works, discusses and debates with this rich peer group and top academics, and then brings fresh thinking and creativity back to your organization.

Immediate ROI

Our Online MBA for executives curriculum requires students to apply concepts to projects and assignments based on their own workplaces. You gain a direct return from their very first course.

No Down Time

AU’s proven online course delivery system provides a superior management education without requiring students to take time off work to attend classes.

Increased Job Satisfaction … and Enthusiasm

Applying new knowledge immediately means achieving more sooner, in turn leading to an increased sense of accomplishment, higher motivation, and renewed sense of purpose on the job.

Work-Life Balance

The flexibility of AU’s online program helps students balance the demands of home, life, career and MBA studies. Our students can study at night, early in the morning, on weekends — whatever works best for them (and you).

Quality Online Learning

The Athabasca University Online MBA for executives was ranked among the top three Online MBA for executives programs in Canada by Canadian Business in 2001 and among the top 75 Online MBA for executives in the world by the Financial Times, UK in 2003, 2004, and 2006. (The AU MBA was the only online MBA to make the FT list; after 2006 the publication stopped allowing us to participate because of our format). In 2012, AU’s Online MBA for executives appeared in the Financial Times’ list of online programs offered by “48 of the top business schools” from around the world.

Incredible Value

Your employee is already showing smart financial thinking. While the Athabasca University Online MBA for executives offers a curriculum equal in rigour and depth to Canada’s finest ‘bricks and mortar’ MBA programs, our tuition is considerably less—sometimes less than half. You recoup your investment faster.

Easy Mobility

If you need your employee’s talents in another town or even another country — for a week, month, year or even permanently — their online MBA program can go right along with them.