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 (45 credits)

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

or
(3)
ACCT 250Accounting for Managers

or
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.

(3)
ADMN 233Writing 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 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
FNCE/ECON 300Financial Economics

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

Statistics for Business and Economics I*

*strongly recommended

or

(3)
MATH 215Introduction to Statistics

or
MATH 216Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

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

Critical Thinking

(3)
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics

or

(3)
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.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 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 (12 credits)

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

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.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 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 (42 credits)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level (18)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits. At least 15 credits are required at the senior (300 or 400) level.(24)
Among the above options, students must select nine credits (three courses) of critical perspectives courses selected from the following list:

GLST/GOVN/POLI 403Public Policy in a Global Era(3)
GLST/GOVN/POLI 440 Global Governance and Law(3)
GOVN/POLI 301Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power(3)
HSRV/WGST 421Advocacy from the Margins(3)
IDRL 215Introduction to Labour Relations(3)
IDRL 316The Practice of Labour Relations (3)
POLI 480The Politics of Cyberspace(3)
PSYC 300Theories of Career Development(3)
PSYC 379Social Psychology(3)
SOCI 300How Humans Organize: From Primary Groups to the World Wide Web(3)
SOCI/WGST 345Women and Work in Canada(3)
SOCI 348Sociology of Environment and Health(3)