2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Business, Applied

College of Rural Alaska
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
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Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 455-2800
www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/info/abus-info.html

A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

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Planning and preparation are the keys to success in business. The A.A.S. degree in applied business provides students with the skills and training needed to run a business effectively. The program covers basic knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, advanced procedures and interpersonal skills. Courses teach the principles of accounting, management, human relations, math, communications, customer service, computers, law, finance and logic.

Instructors provide a practical understanding of the marketplace--not just a textbook view of business. The applied business program may prepare a student to enter the rural development B.A. degree program and the B.T. degree program.

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

Major--A.A.S. Degree

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

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete ABUS 154 for the human relations requirement.)
  3. Complete the following general business requirements:*
    ABUS 101--Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 credits
    ABUS 175--Customer Service 3 credits
    ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits
    ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues 3 credits
    ABUS 241--Applied Business Law 3 credits
    ABUS 260--Marketing Practices (3)
    or ABUS 263--Public Relations (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
    CIOS 100-level or above Internet or web design elective 3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA or CIOS electives 6 credits

Entrepreneurship

  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 233--Financial Management 3 credits
    ABUS 265--Seminar in Applied Marketing 3 credits
    ABUS 272--Small Business Planning 3 credits
    ABUS 273--Managing a Small Business 3 credits
    ABUS 274--E-commerce 3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA or CIOS electives 3 credits

Finance

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 120--Basics of Investing 3 credits
    ABUS 160--Principles of Banking 3 credits
    ABUS 201--Principles of Financial Accounting II 3 credits
    ABUS 210--Income Tax 3 credits
    ABUS 220--Quickbooks Accounting (3)
    or ABUS 221--Microcomputer Accounting (3) 3 credits
    ABUS 233--Financial Management 3 credits
    ABUS 272--Small Business Planning 3 credits

Human Resources

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 141--Payroll Accounting 3 credits
    ABUS 178--Business and Professional Presentations 3 credits
    ABUS 231--Introduction to Personnel 3 credits
    ABUS 242--Employment Law 3 credits
    CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer spreadsheets elective 3 credits
    CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer databases elective 3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA or CIOS electives 3 credits

International Business

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 178--Business and Professional Presentations 3 credits
    ABUS 233--Financial Management 3 credits
    ABUS 265--Seminar in Applied Marketing 3 credits
    ABUS 275--Applied International Business 3 credits
    Foreign language elective 3 credits
  2. Complete 1 of the following elective options:
    Option 1
    ABUS 272--Small Business Planning (3)
    or ABUS 273--Managing a Small Business (3) 3 credits
    PS 201--Comparative Politics (3)
    or PS 321W--International Politics (3) 3 credits
    Option 2
    ABUS 299--Practicum in Applied Business (Study Abroad) 6 credits

Marketing

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 178--Business and Professional Presentations 3 credits
    ABUS 265--Seminar in Applied Marketing 3 credits
    ABUS 274--E-commerce 3 credits
    CIOS 200-level or above desktop publishing or graphics elective 3 credits
    CIOS 200-level or above Internet or web design elective 3 credits
    ABUS, BA or CIOS electives 6 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
    PS 403W--Public Policy 3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, CIOS or PS electives 6 credits

Tourism

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 158--Introduction to Tourism 3 credits
    ABUS 199--Practicum in Applied Business 3 credits
    ABUS 265--Seminar in Applied Marketing 3 credits
    ABUS 275--Applied International Business 3 credits
  2. Complete 3 credits from the following electives:
    ABUS 256--Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, and Lodge Operations 1-3 credits
    ABUS 267--Transportation and Logistics Management 1-3 credits
    ABUS 268--Rural Tourism: Planning and Principles 1-3 credits
    ABUS 269--Food and Beverage Management 1-3 credits
  3. Complete 1 of the following elective options:
    Option 1
    ABUS, ACCT, BA, CAH or CIOS electives 6 credits
    Option 2
    ABUS 299--Practicum in Applied Business (Study Abroad) 3 credits
    Foreign language 3 credits
  1. Minimum credits required 60

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 101--Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 credits
    ABUS 175--Customer Service 3 credits
    ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues 3 credits
    ABUS 260--Marketing Practices (3)
    or ABUS 263--Public Relations (3) 3 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business 3 credits
    CIOS elective appropriate to skill level 3 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 18

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


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