M.B.A. Online

Master of Business Administration

30 months
21119 CAD/year
21119 CAD/year
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Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online Master of Business Administration program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s Master of Business Administration remains one of Canada’s largest online MBA programs.


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 Master of Business Administration 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.

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.

f 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.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for an Athabasca University graduate program you must have an undergraduate degree. Doctorate programs require a master’s degree to qualify for admission. 
  • Requirements for graduate programs vary and are listed on each program’s website. You can take some graduate courses without being admitted to the full program if you meet the non-program student requirements for said program. Requirements for graduate programs are listed on each program’s website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21119 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52799 CAD for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    21119 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52799 CAD for the full programme during 30 months.

Applied Project Route: $48,180/full


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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