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Athabasca University

Governance, Law & Management (BPA-GLM) Major

Gain a solid foundation and customize your degree to meet your professional needs

What is this major about?

This interdisciplinary program blends three important areas of our knowledge-based society and economy: governance, legal studies, and management (particularly with respect to public administration).

Designed for recent diploma graduates and mid-career professionals, this major

  • is of relevance to practitioners, managers, and policy makers in the public, voluntary, and non-profit sectors
  • is an interdisciplinary program
  • combines critical scholarship in the social sciences with applied courses on innovation and leadership in administrative and management studies
  • tackles difficult issues, such as how to provide leadership in a networked age where efficiency, accountability, and ethical governance are of paramount importance
  • hones your critical thinking skills and gives you a thorough grounding in law and governance
  • written by nationally and internationally recognized scholars

With a broad range of courses to choose from you can customize the BPA-GLM to meet your professional needs (see GLM Major: Requirements and Course Descriptions).

Updated March 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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