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 250Accounting for Managers(3)
ACCT 253

Introductory Financial Accounting*

Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.

ADMN 232Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233Writing in Organizations(3)
COMM 243Interpersonal Communication(3)
COMM 277Group Communication
CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
LGST 369Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
MATH 244Business Mathematics

MATH 260Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.
MATH 265Introduction to Calculus I
MATH 270Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301Statistics for Business and Economics I

PHIL 252Critical Thinking(3)
PHIL 333Professional Ethics(3)
PHIL 337Business Ethics

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the junior (200) level (an English course is recommended)
*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 (300/400) level)

Required Courses (30 credits)

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

Overview of Corporate Finance*

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

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

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