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.

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

John McDonough, president & CEO, CHP, Chicago Blackhawks, is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the first-ever honourary Certified Hockey professional (CHP) designation. [photo credit: Chicago Blackhawks)

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

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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

Brian Burke, president, Hockey Operations, Calgary Flames

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.

Jason Halfyard, MBA, poses grad-clad, with his children, June 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of Stacy Swanson, Excel Photography.

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...]

Colin Reichle (MBA, 1997) receives AU Volunteer Service Award

Athabasca University Colin Reichle

Colin Reichle is a man who steps forward when a job needs to be done. This trait, which inspired him to give decades of service to his community and country, has earned him widespread respect and now also the 2014 AU Volunteer Service Award, presented to him in Edmonton on June 11. Learning, leading and volunteering The first person to enrol in AU’s MBA program, Reichle took … [Read more...]