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.

Years 1 and 2

Required Courses (45 credits)

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

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

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*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
(3)

COMM 243

 

COMM 277

Interpersonal Communication

or

Group Communication

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

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

MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics

or

(3)
PHIL 337 Business Ethics
SOCI 321 Sociology 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.

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

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

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

INO Major Required Courses (27 credits)†

INST 203 Indigenous Studies I**

**INST 203 should be taken before other major required courses in the program.
(3)
INST 430 Indigenous Governance (3)
INST 440 Principles of Indigenous Business (3)
INST 450 Financial Management for Indigenous Institutions and Organizations
(3)
INST 460 Management of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 470 Leadership of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 480 Comparative Indigenous Models of Government: International Models (3)
  Senior-level INST credits
(6)

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.