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Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma): Indigenous Nations and Organizations Major

The Bachelor of Management Indigenous Nations and Organizations (INO) Major is designed in response to remarkable changes in the educational needs of Indigenous peoples, particularly the need for business-related education.

This new and unique business program, will enable you to focus on principles of Indigenous business and governance. This major blends cultural relevance into the core management curriculum.

The program also acknowledges and develops the role of traditional knowledge in academic institutions. It will prepare you to meet the needs of the kind of community that you may service when you graduate.

If you have career interests in Indigenous (Aboriginal) business, this program will provide you with the opportunity to concentrate your studies in areas such as leadership, management, community development, and negotiation.

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 120
Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario) 60
Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diploma 45
Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma up to 66
Required credits - Years 3 and 4 18
Required Indigenous Nations and Organizations major credits 27
Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300/400 level) courses, including 30
Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered. 24
Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits 9

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

AU-approved college diploma

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

ADMN 417 International

Business Management

(3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

* Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
(3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management*
(3)

* ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.

Indigenous Nations and Organizations Major Required Courses (27 credits) †

INST 203 Indigenous Studies I*

* INST 203 should be taken before other major required courses in the program.
(3)
INST 430 Indigenous Governance (3)
INST 440 Indigenous Business (3)
INST 450 Financial Management for Indigenous Institutions and Organizations
(3)
INST 460 Management of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 470 Leadership of Indigenous Institutions and Organizations (3)
INST 480 Comparative Indigenous Models of Government: International Models (3)
(6)
If you have completed a course that refers to Indigenous peoples’ perspectives with learning outcomes similar to the learning outcomes of an Athabasca University course, you are encouraged to apply for a transfer credit.

 

Options (15 credits)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300/400) level. (9)
2. Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses) at the senior (300/400) level. (6)
 

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