Online Certificate Programs

Advance your career and take steps toward earning your degree.

Online certificate business programs can help you get a handle on management basics or specialize in a specific discipline AND can be laddered into the online Bachelor of Commerce  or online Bachelor of Management * programs. If and when you do decide to pursue a full degree, you’ll have a head start.

*Certificate graduates must fulfill all course requirements of their chosen degree and major; discuss options with a Program Advisor (via the Student Support Centre).

Certificate Programs to Choose from:

Accounting

10 courses (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Accounting Major

Advanced Accounting

11 courses (33 credits)

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 .

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Accounting Major

Computers and Management Information Systems

10 courses (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, General Degree
BComm, Business Technology Management (BTM)

Finance

10 courses (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BComm, Finance Major

Management Applications

10 courses, (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BMgmt (general or any major)

Management Foundations

10 courses (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BMgmt, General or any Major

Marketing

10 courses (30 credits)

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.

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Fits best with*:
BMgmt. Marketing Major

*general recommendation only—through use of elective options, certificates will transfer either in full or substantially in full to any AU business degree and major. If you are planning to transfer your certificate to a degree program, discuss course selection with a program advisor .

How to apply

Applying to our certificate programs is completed through undergraduate admissions.

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