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Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Organizations have shifted from "command and control" management to flexibility, innovation and lifelong learning. The Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management (BPA-GLM) is a degree-completion program that will prepare you for success in today’s knowledge-based economy.

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 89%

    Employment Rate

  • $65k

    Average Salary

  • 78%

    Student Recommended

Source: Institutional Data Analysis

Q: Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

A:

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 2 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Organizations have shifted from "command and control" management to flexibility, innovation and lifelong learning. The Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management (BPA-GLM) is a degree-completion program that will prepare you for success in today’s knowledge-based economy.

Athabasca University’s BPA-GLM is designed for recent diploma graduates and mid-career professionals who want to pursue careers in the public, voluntary or non-profit sectors. This interdisciplinary program will give you an understanding of

  • the social forces and environment that shape modern governance
  • legal institutions and the differences in power among groups in society
  • the skills needed to take on leadership roles in public sector organizations

A variety of courses in each focus area means you can create a relevant degree that meets your professional needs. As Justice is an elective stream, the BPA-GLM is also a good choice if you want to apply to law school after graduation.

Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

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