2007-2008 UAF Catalog

Business Management, Applied

College of Rural and Community Development
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
Chukchi Campus (907) 442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 455-2800


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 skills 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, public administration and office administration.

Certificate Program

Concentrations: Computer Applications, Finance, General Business, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Office Administration, Public Management and Tourism.

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    1. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:
      ABUS 170--Business English (3)
            or ABUS 271--Business Communications (3)
            or ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
            or ENGL 212--Business, Grant, and Report Writing (3)--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following computation requirements:
      ABUS 155--Business Math (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 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 one of the following concentrations:

    Computer Applications

    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 of web design elective--3 credits


    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    Office Administration

    ABUS 102C--Keyboarding: Document Formatting--1 credit
    ABUS 116--Using 10-Key Calculators--1 credit
    ABUS 134--Alphabetic Filing--1 credit
    ABUS 170--Business English--3 credits
    ABUS 182--Office Procedures--3 credits
    ABUS 264--Filing/Records Management--3 credits

    Public Management

    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


    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

  5. Minimum credits required--30 credits

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

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