Law and Order: AU

How one SVU detective fought crime and managed time between the police force and his MBA When Detective James Wingate proposed to his girlfriend back in August 2015, it was a simple, understated, yet elegant affair. There were candles and flowers to grace the couple’s cozy abode in Rockwood, Ontario, a tree-lined community 10 km northeast of Guelph. And while there may have been … [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...]

Jump-starting Canada’s under-producing economy

Athabasca University Business

Insulated by a stable financial sector, natural resource wealth and a consistently high quality of living, it would be easy to imagine that Canada has assured itself a healthy competitive edge in the international marketplace. Top financial analysts and economists, however, are warning of a widening productivity gap that could have a serious effect on the Canadian economy and its … [Read more...]

The AU online Executive MBA celebrates 20 years

Athabasca University Deborah-Hurst

Back in 1994, the Internet was still new and relatively unknown; its potential power to connect and educate was seen by only a few forward thinkers. It’s not surprising then that the decision on the part of Athabasca University to launch the world’s first online Executive MBA program was viewed with skepticism. It was a brand new idea, a radical idea, and there were no guarantees. … [Read more...]