2001-2002 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Programs


Business Administration

School of Management

Department of Business Administration

(907) 474-7253

Degrees: B.B.A., M.B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.B.A.: 124 credits; M.B.A.: 30 credits

The business administration department offers professional education applicable to the fields of management, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing and travel industry management to individuals interested in entering industry or government.

The program prepares graduates to meet the complex problems of the technical, economic and social environment and to enable them to provide imaginative and responsible leadership to industry and government.

The UAF program recognizes that competence in the practice of management necessitates education in both breadth and depth. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB -- the International Association for Management Education.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Business Administration -- B.B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Finance, Management and Organizations, Marketing

1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: PHIL 322X* or PS 300X* or NRM 303X*; and MATH 262X*.)
2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following:*

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
ENGL 314W,O/2 -- Technical Writing (3 credits)
4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
ACCT 352 -- Management Accounting (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
ECON 321 -- Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
or ECON 322 -- Managerial Economics (3) (3 credits)
5. Complete the following electives:**
Electives outside the School of Management (5 credits)
Free electives (inside or outside School of Management) (6 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Finance

a. Complete the following:
BA 420 -- Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing (3 credits)
BA 423W -- Investment Analysis (3 credits)
BA 454O -- Student Investment Fund (3 credits)
BA 455 -- Portfolio Management (3 credits)
BA 461 -- International Finance (3 credits)
b. Minimum credits required (124 credits)

Management and Organizations

a. Complete the following:
BA 317W -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 447W,O -- Compensation Management (3 credits)
BA 456W -- Small Business Management (3 credits)
BA 457 -- Training and Management Development (3 credits)
BA 460O -- International Business (3 credits)
b. Minimum credits required (124 credits)

Marketing

a. Complete the following:
BA 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 445W -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
BA 490 -- Services Marketing (3 credits)
BA 491 -- Current Topics in Marketing (3 credits)
b. Minimum credits required (124 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** Business students may earn a minor as long as their business degree requirements are first met.

Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50 percent of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at UAF.

Minor**

General Business

1. Complete the following:

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
2. Complete 4 of the following:
ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
BA 325 -- Financial Management (3 credits)
BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BA 360 -- Operations Management (3 credits)
BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
ECON 200 -- Principles of Economics (4 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
Management and Organizations

1. Complete the following:

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
2. Complete 1 of the following:
BA 317W -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 330 -- The Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (15-16 credits)
Marketing

1. Complete the following:

BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BA/PSY 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 490 -- Services Marketing (3 credits)
2. Complete 1 of the following:
BA/JRN 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
BA 445W -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
BA 491 -- Current Topics in Marketing (3 credits)
JRN 433 -- Public Relations (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
** For a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

Note: Students interested in pursuing a minor are reminded to review course descriptions for prerequisite requirements. The following is strongly emphasized by the School of Management:

ACCT 161, ECON 200 and ECON 227, and MATH 262X are prerequisites for BA 360. ECON 200 and STAT 200 are prerequisites for BA 325. BA 343 is highly recommended as a prerequisite for BA 441, 490 and 491. BA 343, STAT 200 or equivalent, upper-division standing are prerequisite requirements for BA 445. JRN 301 or permission of instructor is prerequisite for JRN 433.

Graduate Program

Business Administration -- M.B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Capital Markets, General Management

1. Complete the admission process including the following:
a. Submit results from the GMAT.
2. Complete the general university requirements.
3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
4. Complete grade requirements established by the School of Management Graduate Committee.
5. Complete the following foundation courses:*

ACCT 602 -- Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
BA 604 -- The Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
BA 610 -- Production/Operations Management (3 credits)
BA 617 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
BA 625 -- Principles of Finance (3 credits)
BA 643 -- Marketing Management (3 credits)
6. Complete the following advanced MBA core courses:
BA 675 -- Practical Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making (3 credits)
BA 690 -- Corporate Strategy (3 credits)
7. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:

Capital Markets

a. Complete 4 of the following:
ACCT 630 -- Federal Taxes and Management Decisions (3 credits)
ACCT 650 -- Management Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
AIS 673 -- Planning, Administration and Control Information Systems (3 credits)
BA 630 -- Derivative Securities (3 credits)
BA 680 -- Seminar in Finance (3 credits)
BA 681 -- Fixed Income Securities and Markets (3 credits)
b. Complete approved electives** (12 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

General Management

a. Complete 4 of the following:
ACCT 650 -- Management Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
BA 607 -- Human Resources Management (3 credits)
BA 660 -- Seminar in Operations Management (3 credits)
BA 680 -- Seminar in Finance (3 credits)
BA 683 -- Seminar in Marketing (3 credits)
BA 691 -- Advanced Topics in Business (3 credits)
b. Complete approved electives** (12 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (30 credits)
* Complete a minimum of 30 credits plus up to 18 credit hours of foundation courses if previous college work was not in business. Students with a business degree from an AACSB accredited business program can waive the foundation course requirement. Foundation courses are prerequisites to the advanced coursework.

** Take electives to meet the credit requirement for this concentration. A maximum of 2 electives can be taken at the 400-level in either business administration or accounting.

Note: ACCT 650 may not be used to meet both the MBA breadth and elective requirements. Also, to meet prerequisites, additional courses may be required.


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