2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Business, Applied

College of Rural and Community Development
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
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www.tvc.uaf.edu/abus/

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.

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

Administrative Assistant Academy

The Administrative Assistant Academy is an intensive 12 weeks of full-time vocational training designed to prepare students for administrative support careers. Students may earn up to 18 credits through their academy studies. Credits earned will also apply toward requirements for an applied business degree or certificate. Academy graduates are assisted with job placement upon satisfactory completion of training.

Areas of study include office procedures, business math and office accounting, document processing, business English, human relations, customer service, computer office applications, desktop publishing and professional development. All academy students participate in job readiness training, resume and job application preparation, interview skills, job search process and work internships.

Please contact the applied business program for additional information regarding the Administrative Assistant Academy.

Major--A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Administrative Management, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources, International Business, Law Enforcement, Management, Marketing, Public Management, and Tourism.

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements 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 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 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
    CIOS elective appropriate to skill level--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:*

Administrative Management

Complete the following:
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
ABUS, CIOS, PLS, HLTH or other advisor approved electives--9 credits

Computer Applications

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

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 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

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

Health Care Management

Complete the following:
HLTH 100--Medical Terminology--3 credits
HLTH 118--Medical Law and Ethics--2 credits
HLTH 132--Administrative Procedures I--2 credits
HLTH 208--Human Diseases--3 credits
HLTH 234--Administrative Procedures II--4 credits
HLTH 235--Medical Coding--4 credits
HLTH 236--Outpatient Health Care Reimbursement--3 credits

Human Resources

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 spreadsheet elective--3 credits
CIOS 100-level or above microcomputer database 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 one of the following elective options:
    Option 1
    ABUS 272--Small Business Planning (3)
          or ABUS 273--Managing a Small Business--3 credits
    PS 201--Comparative Politics (3)
          or PS 321W--International Politics--3 credits
    Option 2
    ABUS 299--Practicum in Applied Business (Study Abroad)--6 credits

Management

Complete the following:
ABUS, ACCT, BA, ECON, MATH or STAT or other department approved electives--21 credits
Recommended courses include, but are not limited to:
MATH 161X, 262, ACCT 262, ECON 100X, 200, 201, 202, 227, BA 254, STAT 200X, ABUS 201, 202, etc,

Marketing

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

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)
      or ABUS 242--Employment Law--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 one 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
  4. Minimum credits required--60 credits

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

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS 101--Principles of 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 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
    CIOS elective appropriate to skill level--3 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--18 credits

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


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