The online Bachelor of Management – Indigenous Nations and Organizations (INO) major is designed in response to remarkable changes in the educational needs of indigenous peoples, particularly the need for business related education.

This unique online business program, offered only at Athabasca University (AU), will enable you to focus on principles of indigenous business and governance. This major blends cultural relevance into the core management curriculum in order to overcome many of the social barriers that discourage the full participation of Indigenous students in educational settings.

The online program also acknowledges and develops the role of traditional knowledge in academic institutions. It will prepare you to meet the needs of the kind of community that you may serve when you graduate.

The following requirements are for students completing their entire four year online Bachelor of Management degree with AU. 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 (45 credits)

ACCT 245Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

ACCT 250Accounting for Managers

ACCT 253Introductory Financial Accounting*

*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232

Introduction to Management*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 232 early in their program.

ADMN 233Writing in Organizations*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.

COMM 243


COMM 277

Interpersonal Communication


Group Communication

CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
FNCE/ECON 300Financial Economics

FNCE 370Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369Commercial Law(3)
MGSC 301

Statistics for Business and Economics I*

*strongly recommended


MATH 215Introduction to Statistics

MATH 216Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
ORGB 364Organizational Behaviour(3)
PHIL 252

Critical Thinking

PHIL 333

Professional Ethics


PHIL 337Business Ethics
SOCI 321Sociology of Work and Industry(3)

Options* (15 credits)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level(3)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level (12)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.

Required Courses (18 credits)

ADMN 417International Business Management(3)
CMIS 351Management Information Systems(3)
ECOM 320Overview of e-Commerce(3)
ECON 401The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
HRMT/ORGB 386Introduction to Human Resource Management(3)
ADMN 404Capstone I: Strategic Management*
 * 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. 

INO Major Required Courses (27 credits)†

INST 203Indigenous Studies I**

**INST 203 should be taken before other major required courses in the program.
INST 430Indigenous Governance(3)
INST 440Principles of Indigenous Business(3)
INST 450Financial Management for First Nations Institutions and Organizations
INST 460Management of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations(3)
INST 470Leadership of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations(3)
INST 480Comparative Indigenous Models of Government: International Models(3)
 Senior-level INST credits

Options (15 credits)

1.Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits(9)
2.Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits(6)
† If you have completed a course that refers to Indigenous peoples’ perspectives with learning outcomes similar to the learning outcomes of an Athabasca University course, you are encouraged to apply for a transfer credit.