Bachelor of Management General

At a glance

  • Credential: degree
  • Credits: 90
  • Next start: monthly

The Bachelor of Management at Athabasca University takes a strong international perspective on business. The program explores the ethical, global, political, and environmental issues that organizations face every day.

  • 37

    Average age

  • 97%

    Employment rate

  • $86k

    Median income

  • 97%

    Student satisfaction

Source: 2023 AU institutional data and 2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)

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About Bachelor of Management General

At Athabasca University, our Bachelor of Management program is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the business world. This flexible, online course of study lets you balance your education with your life, whether you're working full-time or raising a family. With a focus on practical application, we aim to make your learning experience as enriching as possible, setting you up for success in various management roles.

Admission requirements

There are no formal admission requirements for the 3-year program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Please note: If you have a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management, or a degree with a related major or concentration from AU or another university, you cannot apply to the Bachelor of Management program.

Program details


A degree in management prepares you for the changing business world of today. Graduates of AU's management program will have the critical thinking, communications, and management skills needed to excel in a variety of work environments.

You will learn to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of an organization, and build your leadership skills. You'll also get a broad base of management knowledge in:

  • accounting
  • communication theory and practice
  • information systems
  • management science
  • organizational behaviour
  • economics
  • commercial law

Other skills taught include problem-solving, decision-making, and monitoring and assessing organizational changes. You will also build sound structural and ethical foundations for management and commercial practices.

Routes and options

The Bachelor of Management is a 3-year online degree program. If you have a related post-secondary diploma, you can take the shorter post-diploma route for either option. There are no set start dates - you can enrol at any time and register for courses right away.

3-year option

A 3-year degree is a well-respected and marketable credential in Canada and the United States.

Post-diploma route

There are 2 possible routes into the post-diploma options, with an additional option available for students who have completed a business diploma in Ontario. Faculty of Business diploma to degree routes.

Completion times

Finish this program in as little as 1 year (3-year post-diploma route) of full-time study. Or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

How to apply

You can apply to AU online, anytime. Once you’ve completed the online application form and paid the one-time general application fee (and transfer credit evaluation fee, if applicable), you’re officially an AU student and can start registering in courses.

How to enrol in an undergraduate program

Transfer and advanced credit

Transfer credit will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:

  • 10 years ago in the business and administrative studies area of study at the senior (300/400) level
  • 5 years ago in CMIS (all levels)
  • 10 years ago in statistics (all levels)

If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction may be waived. Transfer credit being used to satisfy options other than those in the business and administrative studies area will not be restricted.

Request and send your transcripts if you want us to consider your previous post-secondary education for transfer credit.

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