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At a Glance

Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s MBA remains one of Canada’s largest online MBA programs.

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Q: Why take the Master of Business Administration?

A:

Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s MBA remains one of Canada’s largest online MBA programs.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 1.5 years (accelerated entry route) or 2.5 to 3 years (regular route) of study.

Program Overview

Develop the advanced leadership and management skills needed to succeed in any sector with Athabasca University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA). This program is designed for working, experienced managers, and professionals. The Athabasca University MBA for executives will enable you to:

  • Develop and hone a high-level strategic organizational view;
  • Think critically and become a more effective decision maker;
  • Link theory and practice in varying contexts;
  • Enhance your change management skills; and
  • Further develop your leadership and related interpersonal skills – networking, communicating online, collaboration, and teamwork.

AU’s MBA for executives program integrates theory and practice by focusing on real-world business problems. You will use your own work scenarios and experiences as case studies, allowing you to connect your learning directly to your company and your industry.

Why take the Master of Business Administration?

Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s MBA remains one of Canada’s largest online MBA programs.

Program details

All courses (core and elective) are eight weeks long and three (3) credits (with the exception of some six-credit, ten-week in-residence electives). The applied project is nine (9) credits, to be completed within a five-month period. The MBA is 48 credits total.

If you already have a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or similar business degree, and at least three years of management experience, you may be eligible for the MBA accelerated entry route.

Don’t have an undergraduate degree? We recognize the value of your past managerial experience – if you don’t have an undergraduate degree, but do have significant management experience (a minimum of eight years), you can still apply to the MBA for executives program.

There are three intakes each year, in January, May, and August.

All course activities take place in one online learning environment in small groups of eight to ten students under the guidance of a professor. Courses have pre-defined start and end dates, and clearly defined expectations for discussions and assignments. Students are required to take a least one in-residence elective (Canada, US, and International options),combining online work with a week of on-location, face-to-face instruction.

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