ADMN 405 – Virtual learning co-operative course now open for registration
Interested in putting your business skills and knowledge to the test?
Do you want to try your hand at solving critical business challenges in a supportive environment?
Want to be a part of a small group of learners that moves through artificial intelligence (AI) powered business challenges?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, maybe ADMN 405 is right for you!
Athabasca University (AU) Faculty of Business just opened ADMN 405, Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics. The course starts back up in September 2020 and you have until August 10, 2020 to register.
Why should I take this course?
Crafted as a paced online cohort model, senior-level business students are encouraged to consider applying. Lasting 16 weeks, students participate in lively discussions and critical analysis.
The learning content is organized under seven topic headings: strategy, strategic foresight, value creation, business strategy and ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship, promotion of the firm, and performance measurement and management.
You can expect a supportive and engaging environment with a small group of peer learners and an invested, connected professor. On successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for reference letters from the professor teaching the course.
ADMN 405 is also a requirement if you are a student that has applied since January 2019 in our Bachelor of Management-four year program or Bachelor of Commerce-four year program. If you applied before January 2019, you should still consider taking this course. Connect with one of AU-FB’s student advisors if you have any questions about how this course fits within your program’s requirements.
Hear more on this course from ADMN 405 professor Richard Dixon in the video below.
“The course provides an all-encompassing experience that goes above and beyond in emulating what a traditional co-op experience provides. Professor Richard Dixon also does a great job in helping us understand the complexities of the business world.”– Aleksandar Golijanin, recent ADMN 405 student
Who can apply for this course?
As a senior-level course, business students who are looking for a 400-level course to round off their program requirements or who may have an interest in this co-operative learning experience should definitely consider it.
What will I as a student get out of this course?
Participation in ADMN 405 will help students to become better decision-makers and to work more effectively with others. In addition to the course topics, the course will introduce insights regarding online etiquette, ethics, emotional intelligence, and decision-making criteria.
“Unlike other courses, ADMN 405 assisted me on improving in my decision-making process, while maintaining online etiquette. Artificial intelligence is the future of conducting business!”– Laverne Wells, recent ADMN 405 student
How does the AI work in the course?
The simulation uses AI to help students develop “soft” skills (people skills) in strategic leadership, ethics, and communication. This simulation puts students in the role of an executive management trainee tasked with leading a major acquisition for a bank. Students progress through a series of projects that challenge skills such as decision making, ethics, online etiquette, and written communication. Each project is completed individually through a series of emails with the fictitious co-workers and others in the simulation, as well as debriefs with an AI mentor.
How do I register for ADMN 405?
Register by August 10, 2020 to take this virtual co-operative learning experience course.
Please note that students will not have access to the course until one week prior to the course start date.
I still have questions. Who do I contact?
If you’re on the fence about this course or have questions, please reach out to the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre.