Indigenous Business, Bachelor | Online | Athabasca University | Canada
Bachelor of Commerce Online

Indigenous Business

48 months
19802 CAD/year
7982 CAD/year
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This new and unique business program in Indigenous Business, offered only at Athabasca University, will enable you to focus on principles of Indigenous business and governance.


The Bachelor of Commerce, Indigenous Business Major is a business program unique to Athabasca University. This major

  • focuses on principles of Indigenous (Aboriginal) business and governance
  • acknowledges and develops the role of traditional knowledge
  • blends cultural relevance into the core management curriculum

If you have career interests in Indigenous business, this program will allow you to concentrate your studies in areas such as

  • leadership
  • management
  • community development
  • negotiation

Why take the Bachelor of Commerce, Indigenous Business Major?

The Bachelor of Commerce is one of the most highly recognized credentials in the Canadian business community.

Program learning outcomes

PLG 1: Our graduates will be effective decision makers.

The intent of this goal is the ability to analyze a given business situation and propose an appropriate course of action. It includes skills in critical thinking and problem solving as well as an applied understanding of current business issues.

PLG 2: Our graduates will be capable communicators.

This goal means the ability to produce quality written documents and give effective oral presentations—to analyze your audience and the communication situation, and create effective academic papers, business reports, infographics, or slide presentations that meet your needs and fulfill your goals as an effective communicator.

PLG 3: Our graduates will have ethical awareness.

The goal is to enable you to identify relevant ethical issues in a given situation—what is at stake, and why your choices are important to business and society.

PLG 4: Our graduates will have a global perspective.

In today’s business environment, you need to be able to identify the opportunities and challenges of operating within complex local, regional, and global environments, which is the purpose of this goal.

PLG 5: Our 4-year business program graduates will be competent in discipline-specific skills and knowledge.

As a program graduate, you will be able to demonstrate the functional capability that is a foundation for a career in the field of Accounting, Business Technology Management, Finance, Human Resources Management or Marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Writing in Organizations
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Business and Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.
  • Please note: If you have a degree in administration, business, commerce or management, or a degree with a related major or concentration from AU or another university, you cannot apply to the Bachelor of Commerce, Indigenous Business Major program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19802 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 79210 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    7982 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31930 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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