In 1994, Athabasca University's (AU) Centre for Innovative Management (CIM) logged on with the world's first fully interactive online Executive MBA program. Today, the AU MBA is Canada's largest Executive MBA program, and has taken a place among the most respected Executive MBAs in the world.
In 2009, CIM continued the tradition by launching Canada's first online Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program. This program is designed to develop highly qualified management talent who will foster innovation and competitive advantage for business and government in Alberta, Canada and world-wide.
In both programs, students representing a broad cross-section of industries, companies and geographic locations bring an exceptional diversity of experience, perspective and expertise to the rich online classroom interaction.
Our 24-hour online format makes it feasible and practical to work on a high quality graduate management education while meeting commitments to work and family. Using electronic communication, students are able to share documents, presentations, designs, procedures and processes across geographic and organizational boundaries at any time, night or day. AU MBA students study in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and other regions around the world.