The following are the course requirements for completing your general online Bachelor of Commerce degree (no declared major) entirely through Athabasca University (AU).

You can complete your entire online Bachelor of Commerce program through AU, or you can transfer in an approved college diploma or related studies from another university or college. If you hold a college diploma, review our post-diploma program plans and contact a program advisor (see ‘Next Steps’ at right) to assist you with course selection.

Required Courses (39 credits)

ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL A junior or senior level English course (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MATH 244 Business Mathematics

or
(3)
MATH 260 Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE or 400-level MGSC courses.

or
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I

or
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended

or
(3)
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

or
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics (3)
  or  
PHIL 337 Business Ethics  

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
(3)
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the junior (200) level
(9)
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 12 credits.  
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the senior (300/400) level)
(9)

Required Courses (24 credits)

ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management

or
(3)
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
  And a senior (300 or 400) level Organizational Behaviour course (other than ORGB 364)
(3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management* (3)
  *ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  

Options (36 credits)

Senior (300 /400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits with a minimum of 9 credits at the 400 level

(30)
Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits (6)