2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Business Management, Applied

College of Rural Alaska
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
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Certificate

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits

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Planning and preparation are keys to success in business. The applied business management certificate provides students with the basic principles necessary to run a business effectively. Graduates of the program will have the foundation of contemporary management needed to successfully lead private, public and non-profit organizations through ever-changing social and economic conditions.

The program covers basic knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, advanced procedures, and interpersonal skills. Course work includes accounting, management, human relations, math, communications, customer service, computers, law, finance and logic. The curriculum also serves as the first year of training toward the A.A.S. degree in applied business.

Potential careers for graduates include entrepreneurship and entry-level positions in business management, tourism, human resources and public administration.

Certificate Program

Concentrations: Computer Applications, Finance, General Business, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Public Management, Tourism

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    1. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:
      CIOS 160--Business English (3)
      or CIOS 260--Business Communications (3)
      or ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
      or ENGL 212--Business, Grant, and Report Writing (3) 3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:
      ABUS 155--Business Math (3)
      or CIOS 116--Business Math Using Calculators (3)
      or any MATH course at the 100-level or above (3) 3 credits
    3. Complete the following human relations course:
      ABUS 154--Human Relations 3 credits
  3. Complete the following general business courses:
    ABUS 101--Principles of Financial Accounting I (3)
    or ABUS 142--Office Accounting I (3) 3 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business 3 credits
    CIOS elective appropriate to skill level 3 credits
  4. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:

Computer Applications

  1. Complete the following:
    CIOS 100-level or above word processing elective 3 credits
    CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer spreadsheet elective 3 credits
    CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer database elective 3 credits
    CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer graphics elective 3 credits

Finance

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 120--Basics of Investing 3 credits
    ABUS 160--Principles of Banking 3 credits
    ABUS 210--Income Tax 3 credits
    ABUS 233--Financial Management 3 credits
    CIOS 135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3 credits

Note: CIOS 135 is the required CIOS elective for this certificate.

General Business

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 201--Principles of Accounting II (3)
    or ABUS 210--Income Tax (3)
    or ABUS 220--Quickbooks Accounting (3)
    or ABUS 221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)
    or ABUS 235--Fund Accounting for Non-Profits (3) 3 credits
    ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits
    ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues 3 credits
    ABUS 260--Marketing Practices (3)
    or ABUS 263--Public Relations (3) 3 credits

Human Resources

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 141--Payroll Accounting 3 credits
    ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits
    ABUS 231--Introduction to Personnel 3 credits
    ABUS 242--Employment Law 3 credits

International Business

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 178--Business and Professional Presentations 3 credits
    ABUS 275--Applied International Business 3 credits
    PS 201--Comparative Politics 3 credits
    Foreign language elective 3 credits

Marketing

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 175--Customer Service 3 credits
    ABUS 178--Business and Professional Presentations 3 credits
    ABUS 260--Marketing Practices (3)
    or ABUS 263--Public Relations (3) 3 credits
    CIOS 200-level graphics or web design elective 3 credits

Public Management

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 235--Fund Accounting 3 credits
    PS 100X--Political Economy 3 credits
    PS 101--Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
    PS 212--Introduction to Public Administration 3 credits

Tourism

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 158--Introduction to Tourism 3 credits
    ABUS 175--Customer Service 3 credits
    ABUS 199--Practicum in Applied Business 3 credits
    ABUS 256--Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, and Lodge Operations (1-3)
    or ABUS 267--Transportation and Logistics Management (1-3)
    or ABUS 268--Rural Tourism: Planning and Principles (1-3)
    or ABUS 269--Food and Beverage Management (1-3) 3 credits
  1. Minimum credits required 30

Note: Other courses specific to individual education and career goals may be substituted with program approval.


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