Online Executive for Accountants - Accelerated Entry Route, M.B.A.

Online Executive for Accountants - Accelerated Entry Route, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 months
Athabasca University offers the MBA Online Executive for Accountants - Accelerated Entry Route program.


Athabasca University and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada are committed to developing global business leaders who combine solid strategic management skills with superior financial management knowledge and an understanding of sound corporate governance.

Your professional accounting designation gives you enhanced access to Athabasca University’s online Executive MBA program and a unique opportunity to broaden the scope of your strategic management knowledge. Students can choose between MBA Online Executive for Accountants - Standard Entry Route or Online Executive for Accountants - Accelerated Entry Route.

As you work through the program with other talented management professionals from various industries and locations, you will hone and expand your skills in managing information, people, resources, markets and operations, and learn to think in terms of organization-wide strategy from the executive viewpoint.

AU acknowledges your financial management background by providing transfer credit in course areas related to professional accounting. Further, if you completed an undergraduate degree in business within the past 10 years, you could qualify for our accelerated admission route, further reducing your program completion time.

Depending on your undergraduate studies, you may qualify for either the standard entry route or the accelerated entry route to the online Executive MBA.

Programme Structure

  • This accelerated route to your Executive MBA acknowledges that the academic knowledge you acquired in your undergraduate studies—in combination with your accounting knowledge and the experience you have gained in the workplace since graduating—provides a solid base from which to advance into senior management study and practice.
  • The accelerated MBA route gives you the flexibility to tailor your master’s studies to your own interests and career goals. Once you have completed two mandatory courses, you can design the rest of your program using a combination of online and in-residence electives, international electives and, if you choose, a major research project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To be accepted via the accelerated entry route to the AU online Executive MBA with your accounting designation, you must have the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree in business, completed within the past 10 years, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • at least three years of managerial experience that may include managing people, projects, or budgets or professional experience with management level responsibilities.
You must meet all the same admission requirements and construct the same application package as others who apply for the accelerated route to the MBA.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • At least three years of managerial experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20193.176470588 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28607 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20193.176470588 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28607 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Course Based Route tuition fees
  • Applied Project Route - $24,326.00


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