Programs & Courses

Graduate Programs
Doctor of Business Administration Advance your research skills and professional management practices, processes and programs with Athabasca University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).
Credits: 21
MBA for Executives Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education.
Credits:
Standard entry: 48
Accelerated entry: 30
Accelerated Entry to MBA for Executives Finish your Athabasca University (AU) online MBA for executives in as little as 19 months if you already have a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or similar business degree, and at least three years of management experience.
Credits: 30
MBA for Accountants Athabasca University and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada are committed to developing global business leaders who combine solid strategic management skills with superior financial management knowledge and an understanding of sound corporate governance.
Credits:
Standard entry: 39
Accelerated entry: 27
MBA for Health Leaders Athabasca University’s collaboration with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) allows students to earn both an MBA and the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, Canada’s only professional credential available to health leaders. CCHL is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to developing, promoting, advancing, and recognizing excellence in health leadership.
Credits:
Standard entry: 48
Accelerated entry: 30
MBA in Hockey Management The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) was launched in early 2015 with the goal of improving the economic viability of professional and amateur hockey through education, research, consulting, and advocacy. As part of its educational mandate, BHI created the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation.
Credits:
Standard entry: 48
Accelerated entry: 30
MBA for Supply Chain Management Athabasca University and the Supply Chain Management Association are committed to developing strategic business leaders who combine innovative management leadership skills with superior supply chain management knowledge, along with the highest level of integrity based on adherence to the SCMA Code of Ethics. Your Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation gives you enhanced access to Athabasca University’s online MBA for executives program by providing transfer credit for up to nine total credits, which will enable you to finish your online program up to six months faster.
Credits:
Standard entry: 39
Accelerated entry: 27
Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Commerce - General The Bachelor of Commerce provides a thorough grounding in all core areas of business, from accounting to strategic management, and everything in between.
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting With Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, you will get an in-depth understanding of the technical and theoretical aspects of accounting.
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management The Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management gives you the business skills you need for any industry, with a focus on how products and services are bought and sold via the Internet and other electronic systems.
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Commerce in Finance integrates finance and economics courses to give you a broad exposure to the growing financial management sector.
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Management - General The Bachelor of Management at Athabasca University takes a strong international perspective on business. The program explores the ethical, global, political and environmental issues that organizations face every day.
Credits: 90 or 120
Bachelor of Management in Human Resources Management Human Resources (HR) is no longer just an administrative function. Today, HR is a part of an organization’s business planning and long-term strategy. This means that HR managers need grounding in accounting, finance an...
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Management in Indigenous Nations and Organizations The Bachelor of Management in Indigenous Nations and Organizations is a business program unique to Athabasca University.
Credits: 120
Bachelor of Management in Marketing Marketers identify customer needs, develop new products and services, and promote them locally and internationally.
Credits: 120
Diploma Programs
Graduate Diploma in Management Get a solid foundation in general management with Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM). This graduate-level program builds on and complements your existing management knowledge.
Credits: 18
Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management In today’s complex and global workplace, leaders have a more challenging role than ever before. Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM).
Credits: 18
Certificate Programs
Accounting Certificate Program An ideal starting point for those who want to develop the skills and knowledge of an accounting professional. Many of the online courses cover areas of study required as prerequisites to pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Credits: 30
Advanced Accounting Certificate Program The online Advanced Accounting certificate builds upon the knowledge gained in the online Accounting certificate, and covers more courses for those pursuing their CPA designation. Completing both online accounting certificates puts you well on your way to achieving your online Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major.
Credits: 33
Computers and Management Information Systems Certificate Program This online certificate provides you with knowledge essential to effective use of computers and information systems in the business environment, from a management perspective. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems, and learn how to align information systems with business goals.
Credits: 30
Finance Certificate Program This online certificate provides a grounding in the knowledge required to pursue a career in the growing financial management sector. The design of the program will allow you, through careful selection of options, to complete most of the training required by various financial services associations.
Credits: 30
Management Applications Certificate Program This online certificate is designed to help you develop a broad administrative perspective with a curriculum that includes accounting, economics, law, marketing, and information systems.
Credits: 30
Management Foundations Certificate Program As its name implies, this online certificate provides foundational knowledge in business management, covering communications, economics, e-commerce, critical thinking and analysis. An excellent starting point for your management career.
Credits: 30
Marketing Certificate Program This online certificate program provides you with the latest analytical frameworks and tools necessary to understand consumers, market trends and competitive marketing strategies in the global economy. The program also emphasizes the development of critical and strategic thinking skills, enhancing your ability to make informed marketing decisions.
Credits: 30
Leadership & Management Development
Online Leadership certificate of completion In today’s increasingly complex organizations, leaders must create environments in which positive things happen, and others are inspired to contribute at their highest levels. Leaders not only serve as change agents who guide, transform, and bring out the best in their employees to achieve extraordinary results, they also understand the importance of self-reflection and challenging their own assumptions.
Credits: 8
Online Manufacturing Management certificate of completion Athabasca University (AU) has launched an online Manufacturing Management certificate of completion (MMC) in partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence.
Credits: 8
Online Supply Chain Management certificate of completion Participants will explore all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) strategy in their organizations, from relationships between logistics and SCM, to supply chain mapping, performance measurement using a balanced scorecard, and implementation of supply chain management.
Credits: 8
Certifications & Professional Designations
Blue Seal Certificate Program Athabasca University is an approved provider of online courses for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program. The online Blue Seal certificate requires completion of four, 3-credit courses chosen from approved subject areas. AU’s online business courses can fulfill Blue Seal requirements PLUS transfer into a full credit certificate or degree program.
Credits: 12
Certified Financial Planner Athabasca University’s (AU) Faculty of Business provides specific online courses to help you meet the requirements to write FPSC’s Level 1® Financial Planning Examination
Certified Hockey Professional The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) was launched in early 2015 with the goal of improving the economic viability of professional and amateur hockey through education, research, consulting, and advocacy. As part of its educational mandate, BHI created the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation.
Chartered Professional Accountant Globally recognized and respected, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is your key to a successful career. If you’re looking to enter the world of business or finance, you’ll need the professional accounting credential that will open doors and enhance your prospects.
Chartered Professional in Human Resources The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation—Canada’s only professional standard certification—recognizes the commitment to upholding the highest standards of professional practice in HR and is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources.