Online Bachelor of Management, General (no major)

The following are the course requirements for completing your general online Bachelor of Management – either three or four year – degree (no declared major) entirely through Athabasca University (AU).

Three Year Online Degree The three year (90 credit) degree option provides a solid foundation of general management knowledge and skills. It is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce at a higher level—or to pursue opportunities for promotion into management.

Four Year Online Degree The four year (120 credit) degree option allows you to build on the foundation laid in your first three years with more elective courses you can select to meet your personal and/or career goals.

You can complete your entire online Bachelor of Management 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)
 or
ACCT 253Introductory Financial Accounting*

*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation or further courses in FNCE are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232

Introduction to Management*

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

(3)
ADMN 233Writing in Organizations*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
(3)
COMM 243Interpersonal Communication(3)
 or

COMM 277

Group Communication

CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
LGST 369Commercial Law(3)
MGSC 301

Statistics for Business and Economics I

(3)
MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
MATH 244Business Mathematics(3)
 or
MATH 260

Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*

* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.

 or
MATH 265Introduction to Calculus I
 or
MATH 270Linear Algebra I
PHIL 252

Critical Thinking

(3)
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics

(3)
 or
PHIL 337Business Ethics

Options* (21 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 12 credits at the senior (300/400) level (an ENGL course is recommended) (18)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.

Required courses (21 credits)

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

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Students planning to ladder to a four-year degree in ACCT or FNCE should take FCE 370.

MGSC 368Introduction to Production and Operations Management(3)
 or
MGSC 369Service Operations Management
ORGB 364Organizational Behavior(3)
HRMT 386Introduction to Human Resource Management
(3)
ADMN 404Capstone I: 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. 

Options (9 credits)

Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400 level)
(3)
Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300/400) level
(6)

Required Courses (30 credits)

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

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Students planning to pursue further courses in FNCE or ACCT should select FNCE 370.

MGSC 312Statistics for Business and Economics II(3)
MGSC 368Introduction to Production and Operations Management(3)
 or
MGSC 369Service Operations Management
ORGB 364Organizational Behavior(3)
HRMT 386Introduction to Human Resource 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)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level (24)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300 or 400) level.(6)