E-Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11430 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    7960 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Online
As a result of completing this E-Commerce program from Athabasca University, students should be able to show basic understanding of subject matter related to marketing, statistics, financial accounting, management accounting, finance, economics, information systems, strategic management, organizational behaviour and commercial law

About

As electronic business continues to grow, so do opportunities for business school graduates with a solid knowledge of how products and services are bought and sold via the Internet and other electronic systems. This Bachelor of Commerce: e-Commerce Major (4-Year) major from Athabasca University will appeal to students who are more interested in the technology and operations areas of business, and to those who are planning to launch their own e-Commerce venture.

The E-commerce major offered by Athabasca University may suit you if you are career-focused in e-commerce, enterprise resource planning and management information systems.

Program-Specific Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • demonstrate a grasp of theory, technically based skills and ethical perspectives relevant to core business areas, including marketing, statistics, financial accounting, management accounting, finance, economics, information systems, strategic management, organizational behaviour, and commercial law.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how e-commerce systems and models affect strategic management, marketing, and financial and other management information systems, organizational design, and supply chain management considerations.
  • demonstrate an appropriate knowledge base to help organizations integrate online business processes and practices.
Possible Career Options
  • Owner of retail business
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Independent e-Business Entrepreneur
  • e-Business Director
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Internet Security and Control Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Software Developer

Accreditation

Athabasca University, Canada's Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide.

This About AU section of our website will help you to understand that mission, how we go about accomplishing it and how, in the process of doing so, we help thousands of learners every year to accomplish their personal goals and realize their dreams. Please take a few minutes to get to know us better.

Our approach to post-secondary education is based on four key principles: excellence, openness, flexibility and innovation.

  • Excellence: We are dedicated to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, scholarship and student service.
  • Openness: We are committed to our mission of guaranteeing access to post-secondary learning to all who have the ability and desire. If you are 16 or older, you are eligible for admission to undergraduate study.
  • Flexibility: Our flexible learning model adapts to your needs, putting you in the driver's seat. You can enrol in most programs and register for most courses at any time of the year and work at your own pace, studying at home, at work or wherever you may find yourself.
  • Innovation: We continue to adopt and develop new, learner-centred learning models and technology-based alternatives to traditional, classroom-based instructional channels and contexts. We apply technology to make learning accessible.

CMA Accreditation

AU received CMA accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major in February of 2011. CMA accreditation recognizes universities that achieve high standards of instruction in management accounting. Graduating from a CMA accredited degree program allows you to bypass the CMA Entrance Examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 1st day of the month
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

1st and 2nd Years

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Cost Analysis
  • Introduction to Management
  • Writing in Organizations
  • Microcomputer Applications in Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Mathematics/ Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics/Introduction to Calculus/Linear Algebra
  • Statistics for Business and Economics/Introduction to Statistics/Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

3rd and 4th Years

  • Strategic and Competitive Analysis
  • Management Information Systems
  • Overview of Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management/ Service Operations Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Startegic Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Becoming an Athabasca University student is easy – our open admission policy means if you’re 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. Paying a one-time application fee lets you register for more than 750 courses, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) to take Athabasca University courses. AU accepts the following as proof of English Language Proficiency.

  • Completion of high school in an English-speaking country.
  • Completion of 15 university credits from a recognized English-speaking university, or 1 year at a non-university post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
  • Minimum score of 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Minimum score of 60% on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).
  • Minimum score of 80 on the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) test.
  • Minimum score of 59 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
  • Minimum score of 213 on the computer- or paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with 4.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • Minimum score of 80 with an essay score of 20 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
  • Successful completion of AU’s English Language Proficiency Program with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
You can apply to AU anytime. All undergraduate programs enrol students year round. Your program begins when you apply.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11430 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45720 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31840 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. Also, the fees above were determined by using 3-credit courses to find the program total. The program fee would be different if, for example, a 6-credit course is used in the program in place of two 3-credit courses.

Funding

Whether you are attending Athabasca University as an undergraduate or graduate student, affordability and access to financial resources is important. AU’s financial aid team is committed to helping you obtain information on available financial assistance for your situation.

You may be able to access full or part time funding programs from Provincial and/or Federal funding from the Province of your residence.

We can assist you in navigating through the student financial aid process to identify loans, awards and grants, and other planning tools to put your academic goals within your reach and your budget.

Please explore the website for all of the important information that will provide in depth details in all matters related to financing your post secondary education at AU.

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.