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The AU Faculty of Business

Business education that fits into your life

With groundbreaking research projects and passionate faculty members and students, the Faculty of Business provides a world-class business education without the classroom.

Certifications and professional designations

Athabasca University business courses are recognized by many professional associations. Complete your professional designation or fulfill a training requirement through our online offerings. We also offer the courses needed to earn several designations start to finish (other requirements may apply). Take only the courses you need or complete them as part of a degree program.

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Accreditations and memberships

Athabasca University is 1 of 4 research-intensive publicly funded institutions in Alberta. You can be confident your AU experience represents a rigorous, high-quality university education. We are a respected and recognized university with a proven track record.

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A wide range of courses

We offer online business courses in a wide variety of areas—from accounting to marketing, economics to management science. We also offer several Indigenous-focused courses developed in consultation with the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Alberta.

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Celebrating 25 years as the world's first online MBA

Do you remember dial-up internet in 1994? That's when Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business launched the world’s first online program.

Today, it seems like a no-brainer. But back then, AU completely disrupted the traditional bricks-and-mortar delivery model by enabling working professionals to take their careers to the next level without having to take a leave from their job or being forced to move.

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What it's like to study in the Faculty of Business

A diverse student body. Flexible courses. A broad range of student supports. Leading academic faculty who go beyond trying to replicate the face-to-face classroom. This is the Faculty of Business student experience.

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