A rigorous and recognized online four-year business and management degree

Many of Athabasca University’s (AU) online bachelor of commerce (BComm) students are working adults studying toward degrees on their own schedules outside of work. This approach lets students constantly apply what they are learning online to real-world situations, which enriches their education immensely.

The online BComm is one of the most highly recognized credentials in the Canadian business community. AU graduates stand out from the crowd as motivated self-starters who combine a desire to succeed with proven skills in time management, technology usage, and leadership.

This online business program explores all core areas of business, including marketing, statistics, finance, accounting, information systems, organizational behaviour, and commercial law. It offers an accounting degreefinance major, and business technology management major.


We’re updating our Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) and Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) programs to be better aligned. New program plans for any new student or student looking to change their program are available here. These plans come into effect January 1, 2019.

Students who are already in the BMgmt or BComm programs will still follow the regulations that are in effect from when they were accepted into the program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a program advisor for assistance.

Why choose Athabasca University?

Flexibility – At AU, we fit into your schedule, not the other way around. Athabasca University is the ideal way to pursue your post-secondary education without having to uproot your life. Thanks to our online courses and flexible start times, you can fit your education into your busy life, and still have time for your family and career.

Diploma to degree – Athabasca University has worked with community colleges and technical institutes across Canada to award block credit into our online Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) and online Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) programs. If you already have a college diploma, you may be awarded block transfer credit; see diploma to degree »

Direct entry into degree programs – You can enter an AU business degree program in your first year, instead of having to complete one or two years of study first, as some universities require. Do you have significant management experience already? You may be eligible to apply to the AU online Online MBA for executives program.

You set the pace – Finish your degree in two years or ten years. You set the pace to align with your goals, your life, and your schedule.

Selection of courses – AU offers over 900 online courses in a range of arts, science, and professional disciplines. Be sure to check out all the options available to choose from to fill in your elective requirements.

Educational leader with a proven track record – AU is a distance education leader, not only in Canada, but also around the world. We’re known as an innovator in international distance education, and a trusted name in online and distance learning. View our accreditations and memberships here »

Monthly start dates – Undergraduate program admission and online course registration is offered year-round. Once admitted you can register for online courses immediately and be on your way to achieving your educational goals. Register for an online course by the 10th of the month, and you can start as early as the first day of the next month. Apply today »

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BComm majors

The Bachelor of Commerce has a general option, plus three majors:

Student Support Centre – Your success team

Studying online does not mean you are all on your own! As a Faculty of Business undergraduate student, you have access to a student support centre through which you can access academic experts, advisors for program planning and administrative issues, and technical support. The student support centre works extended hours to ensure you have the help you need to be successful.