Graduate Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have altered how you can contact us. Please read the Special Announcement from the Dean to all Faculty of Business students for further information.

Athabasca University will close at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2021. Student queries that are received during the holiday break will be given top priority on Jan 4th and full phone service will resume on January 5th.

For information regarding exam deadlines for students with a December 31, 2020 end-date please see the Calendar Holiday Closures and Examinations.

Why Choose Athabasca University?

Fully Accredited

AU is recognized by the Government of Alberta and is a respected, recognized university with a proven track record.

Global Recognition

Athabasca University’s MBA and DBA are recognized for their quality education and exceptional graduates around the world.

Cohort based to develop connections

You’ll collaborate on your coursework with online groups you’ll come to know well. It’s the same experience as traditional university courses without the commute.

An Education Tailored to Your Needs

Apply what you learn while you work. Use your current employer as a case study in order to take away tangible and applicable experience from your course work.

Personally Recommended

Year after year, roughly 70% of new students have been referred by a current student or alumnus.

Highly Supported

Professors, student services coordinators, help desk advisors, learning services staff, and student and alumni relations staff all support your learning.

Work Around Your Schedule

Our unique online structure makes it possible to work around your job, family life, or whatever your priorities are.

One of Canada’s Largest MBA Programs

Complete your studies with and gain connection to a large MBA community around the globe.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 24
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