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 250 Accounting for Managers (3)
  or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*

Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  or
COMM 277 Group Communication
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
MATH 244 Business Mathematics

(3)
  or
MATH 260 Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.
  or
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I
  or
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (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 or 400) level
(3)
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the junior (200) level (an English course is recommended)
(6)
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 9 credits.  
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300 or 400) level)
(12)

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
  or
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE/ ECON 300 Financial Economics (3)
  or
FNCE 370

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Must take FNCE 370 if pursuing further ACCT or FNCE courses.

HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management
(3)
  or
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
ADMN 404 Capstone I: Strategic Management* (3)
ADMN 405 Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics* (3)
 

*ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program.

 

Options (30 credits)

Senior (300 /400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits

(24)
Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits (6)