Athabasca University

Centre for Innovative Management

Online Executive MBA



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

General Executive MBA, Executive MBA with Project Management electives, Executive MBA with Energy Electives

Format: Online

Program Description:

The AU online MBA curriculum concentrates on the key management areas that affect organizational performance: strategy, analytics, human resources, finance, marketing, operations, and information technology. It requires students to exercise critical thinking and decision making skills, and to apply what they are learning to their work in their own organization—leading to immediate workplace and career impacts. The AU Executive MBA is divided into two Phases - Phase I, called the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management consists of an online orientation and 6 core courses, followed by a comprehensive exam. Phase II has 4 advanced core courses, 2 online electives, 1 in-residence elective, and an applied project. Students may choose from a variety of electives, including Project Management electives, or Energy electives. The in-residence electives are held in various locations across Canada and some internationally.


Fully accredited in Canada by CAQC and in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

International Student Requirements:

Applicants with a degree from outside of Canada or the United States must have their degree assessed by an international qualifications assessment service.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 48

In State Tuition (per year): 44500 CAD

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