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Leadership and Management Development

Graduate-level online leadership courses to advance your career

Athabasca University’s Leadership and Management Development ( LMD) courses are designed for managers and professionals with significant work experience who are ready for further leadership development.

We offer these professional development opportunities in 2 ways:

  • scheduled online courses for individual study
  • custom-tailored solutions for organizational training

All courses are adapted from our highly successful online Master of Business Administration ( MBA) program, and all can be used as transfer credit toward:

  • a Leadership and Management Development certificate of completion in Leadership
  • our online MBA program —3 LMD courses equals 1, three-credit online elective

Read our Leadership and Management Development FAQs

Individual benefits

Our online courses bring students together from a variety of industries and locations around the world. The asynchronous format allows you to interact with your classmates no matter where you are or what time zone you are in.

The courses are short—4 weeks long—and have set start and end dates. It is up to you when you complete your coursework during this time. You will receive a work plan with assignment deadlines to help keep you on track.

Our faculty, academic coaches, admissions coordinators, learning services, and IT Help Desk are available to help you learn effectively in the online environment.

Alumni benefits

Athabasca University (AU) is pleased to offer all AU degree-holders 20% off our Leadership and Management Development courses!

Business benefits

Our courses can be custom-tailored to your industry context and needs. Complement your existing internal training and development strategy with our online professional development solutions.

You can also take advantage of the Canada Job Grant*, which may reimburse your organization for up to two-thirds of the cost of training, up to $10,000 per employee*.

Leadership and Management courses

Our team works with you to understand your development needs and offers a full range of  solutions to meet each goal.

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Fully accredited and globally recognized

AU is a distance education leader not only in Canada, but also around the world. We are known as an innovator in international distance education and a trusted provider of online and distance learning.

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