Online Undergraduate Business Courses
Athabasca University (AU) is an open university; anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to apply to become a student and take an online course or courses.
Many students who take advantage of this policy are ‘visiting students’, students in programs at other universities who can’t fit certain required courses into their on-campus schedules. Others include working professionals who need a course or two in a certain topic, or people who just want to learn more about a subject such as personal finance, business technology management or through accounting courses.
Online Business Courses
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- ACCT 250 - Accounting for Managers
- ACCT 253 - Introductory Financial Accounting
- ACCT 351 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- ACCT 352 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
- ACCT 355 - Cost Analysis
- ACCT 356 - Strategic and Competitive Analysis
- ACCT 451 - Advanced Financial Accounting
- ACCT 454 - Management Control Systems and Decision Analysis
- ACCT 460 - Principles of Auditing
- ADMN 100 - Introductory Quantitative Skills for Business
- ADMN 201 - Introduction to Business Studies
- ADMN 232 - Introduction to Management
- ADMN 233 - Writing in Organizations
- ADMN 404 - Capstone I: Strategic Management
- ADMN 405 - Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics
- ADMN 415 - Strategy and Technology Innovation
- ADMN 417 - International Business Management
- ADMN 499 - Directed Study in Administrative Studies
Business Technology Management Administration (BTMA)
Computers and Management Information Systems (CMIS)
- CMIS 214 - Custom Applications with C#
- CMIS 245 - Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)
- CMIS 311 - Supporting End-User Computing
- CMIS 314 - Web Applications with VBNet
- CMIS 351 - Management Information Systems
- CMIS 431 - Information Technology Leadership
- CMIS 455 - Accounting Information Systems
- ECON 247 - Microeconomics
- ECON 248 - Macroeconomics
- ECON 300 - Financial Economics
- ECON 321 - Health Care Economics
- ECON 330 - Workers and the Economy
- ECON 357 - Intermediate Microeconomics I
- ECON 358 - Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- ECON 366 - Economic Development
- ECON 367 - Intermediate Microeconomics II
- ECON 380 - Public Finance/Expenditure
- ECON 385 - Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions
- ECON 401 - The Changing Global Economy
- ECON 475 - International Trade
- ECON 476 - International Finance
- FNCE 249 - Personal Investing
- FNCE 300 - Financial Economics
- FNCE 322 - Personal Finance
- FNCE 323 - Personal Finance: Special Topics
- FNCE 370 - Overview of Corporate Finance
- FNCE 371 - Applications in Corporate Finance
- FNCE 401 - Investments
- FNCE 403 - Derivatives and Risk Management
- FNCE 405 - Empirical Finance
- FNCE 470 - Portfolio Management
Human Resource Management (HRMT)
- HRMT 208 - Introduction to Pensions Representation
- HRMT 300 - Human Resource Planning
- HRMT 301 - Recruitment and Selection
- HRMT 322 - Employment Law
- HRMT 323 - Injury Compensation and Disability Management
- HRMT 326 - Compensation Strategies and Practices
- HRMT 331 - Managing Human Resources – A Business Perspective
- HRMT 386 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
- HRMT 441 - Strategic Human Resource Management
Management Science (MGSC)
- MGSC 205 - Introduction to Project Management
- MGSC 301 - Statistics for Business and Economics I
- MGSC 312 - Statistics for Business and Economics II
- MGSC 368 - Introduction to Production and Operations Management
- MGSC 369 - Service Operations Management
- MGSC 405 - Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
- MGSC 418 - Supply Chain Management
- MGSC 419 - Information Technology Project Management
- MGSC 499 - Applied Projects in Management Science
Organizational Behaviour (ORGB)
All AU Courses (Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Applied Studies)
Your AU business program will require you to select some of your optional courses from disciplines other than business to round out your education.
New to business studies? Try these:
Introduction to Business Studies
An overview course, covering the fundamental business topics studied in most business degrees around the world.
Introduction to Research and Study Skills
Gain the academic skills you need to be a successful university student.
Do you have previous study or work experience in a certain area?
You may be able to challenge a course for a credit.
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