Whether you're looking for a business degree, a certificate or a few courses to move your career to the next level, Athabasca University can help you get wherever you want to go in the world of business. Read on for news and stories about business at AU, and learn more by visiting the AU Faculty of Business.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21 some will celebrate, some will choose not to, and some will undertake ceremony in recognition of this special time in the calendar. Here in Canada, this day  is recognized as a day to “celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis” (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada). Many Indigenous communities, … [Read more...]

Flexibility fit for a pro (Part 1)

Craig Schira Hockey Player WHL AHL Athabasca University Flexibility fit for a Pro

A large reality for many post-secondary students is that hectic schedules often run up against prohibitive class times and restrictive learning opportunities. At AU, those who want to pursue their university education—at a pace they can handle, with flexibility their demanding schedules require—aren’t running into a stop sign. There’s a reason that 83 per cent of AU students … [Read more...]

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

Athabasca University’s (AU) Faculty of Business and the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) are coming together in joint-strategic partnership. This new tactical alliance arose from the continued necessity to expand global competitive advantage in the ever-evolving world of supply chain management. Supply chain management is no longer a straight line from point A to point … [Read more...]

Business of Hockey Institute honoring Chicago Blackhawks head

The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) will be awarding the first-ever honorary Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation to John McDonough, President & CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks. Dr. Deborah Hurst, dean of Athabasca University's Faculty of Business, BHI's academic partner, says honouring McDonough is the "perfect fit." "BHI could not have recognized a more … [Read more...]

Developing new leaders in manufacturing sector

This week Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Announcement (CME) ramped up awareness of the joint CME/Athabasca University initiative to equip Canada’s manufacturing sector with the skills needed to better compete internationally. Athabasca University's Faculty of Business launched the national roll-out of the Manufacturing Management Certificate of completion (MMC) during an … [Read more...]

AU at the NHL Draft Day 1 – Blog from the Sunshine State

Exciting News from Athabasca University's Faculty of Business - Blogging from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. June 26, 2015 Our students arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday to participate in the NHL Draft. Last night, they met with Business of Hockey Institute directors Ritch Winter, LLB, managing director (North America) 4sports & Entertainment AG, and Craig … [Read more...]

No Half Measures: Getting an MBA is hard work—with a rewarding pay-off.

His name might indicate otherwise, but today Jason Halfyard has come full-circle. He just received his MBA from Athabasca University. Halfyard's roots start in small-town central Alberta — Didsbury, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, within the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. In between receiving business administration and communications diplomas from Lethbridge … [Read more...]

AU students doing well at international competition

Trading places Three teams from AU’s Faculty of Business are currently competing in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trading Challenge. At the end of the preliminary round, two of AU’s teams have finished in the top ten per cent of challengers and will go on to the one-day CME Market Education Conference in Chicago. “Our students showed they have what it takes to be professional … [Read more...]

AU students welcome French president and business leaders to Banff

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Standing in the receiving line with French business delegates at the Banff Centre, Sandy Ennis watched as French president François Hollande—flanked by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper—made his inspection of the Canadian honour guard. “It was pretty special—the atmosphere, the day, the French president coming to Alberta,” Ennis says. “It was a moment to be proud of being … [Read more...]

Students test their accounting skills with The Accounted app

EDMONTON, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - When hotshot detective ACE is confronted by puzzles and accounting clues, she just has to follow the case. The mystery unfolding in 1940 New York challenges ACE's accounting knowledge every step of the way. ACE realizes that not everything is what it seems as she dives deeper into the dark world of notorious mobster, Tony Zoots. The Alberta … [Read more...]