The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

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.: 123 credits; M.B.A.: 30 additional credits

The business administration department offers professional education in the fields of management, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing and travel industry management to those individuals interested in entering industry or government upon graduation. The goal of the program is to prepare men and women 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 on the basis of their education. BA 151 is an overview and is recommended as an introductory course for persons with a potential interest in a business degree or minor who are either undecided or perhaps unclear about the nature of the various functions performed in the administration of organizations. B.B.A. students must, during their first 30 hours, attain computer literacy by either testing or earning a "C" or better in a basic computer literacy course.

All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements. Admittance to 300 or 400 level School of Management courses will be granted only to students with upper division standing. Others will be admitted only with the written permission of the appropriate department head. Students enrolling in School of Management courses are expected to have completed the necessary prerequisites for each course. A $25.00 per semester student computing facility user fee will be assessed for any student taking one or more School of Management courses (ACCT, AIS, BA and ECON) . This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees. B.B.A. students must, during their first 30 hours, attain computer literacy by either testing or earning a "C" or better in a basic computer literacy course.

The MBA program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recognizes that competence in the practice of management necessitates education in both breadth and depth. The MBA program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Business Administration -- B.B.A. Degree

1. Complete general university requirements and B.B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the core, complete PHIL 322 -- Ethics.)
2. Complete the following requirements: Credits
BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
ENGL 314 -- Technical Writing (3 credits)
3. Complete the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
(31-34 credits):

ACCT 161 and 262 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses (6 credits)
AIS 101 -- Information Systems Technology
or demonstrated computer literacy 0-3
AIS 310 -- Intro. to Management Information Systems
or AIS 316 -- Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
BA 325 -- Financial Management (3 credits)
BA 330 -- The Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BA 360 -- Production/Operations Management (3 credits)
BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
BA 462 -- Corporate Strategy (3 credits)
ECON 324 -- Inter. Macroeconomics
or ECON 350 -- Money & Banking (3 credits)
4. Complete the following major complex requirements:
ACCT 352 -- Management Accounting (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
ECON 321 or 322 -- Intermediate
Microeconomics/Managerial Economics (3 credits)
Option (selected from below) 15 or more
5. Complete the following:
Electives outside the School of Management (5 credits)
Free electives (inside or outside School of Management) (6 credits)
OPTIONS: (An option is required for the B.B.A degree in Business Administration.) Students are expected to have completed 300 level coursework before enrolling in 400 level option courses.
Option in Finance:
BA 423 -- Investment Management (3 credits)
BA 425 -- Adv. Corp. Financial Problems (3 credits)
BA 430 -- Current Topics in Finance (3 credits)
BA 461 -- International Finance (3 credits)
Upper-division electives approved in writing by an
option advisor (3 credits)
Option in Human Resource Management:
BA 317 -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)
BA 447 -- Compensation Management (3 credits)
BA 456 -- Small Business Management (3 credits)
BA 457 -- Training and Management Development (3 credits)
Option in International Business:
Two academic years of one foreign language* 12-18
(German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French)
PS 321 or 322 -- International Politics (3 credits)
ECON 463 -- International Economics (3 credits)
BA 460 -- International Business (3 credits)
BA 461 -- International Finance (3 credits)
Approved upper division electives (3 credits)
(*Note: Foreign language credit may also meet 6 hours of core degree requirements.)
Option in Management:
BA 317 -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)
BA 425 -- Advanced Corporate Financial Problems (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 456 -- Small Bus. Management (3 credits)
Option in Marketing:
BA 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 445 -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
BA 490 -- Services Marketing (3 credits)
Upper division BA elective (3 credits)
Option in Travel Industry Management:
BA 160 -- Principles of Tourism (3 credits)
BA 372 -- Management of Hospitality and Tourism
Industry (3 credits)
BA 373 -- Community Tourism Development (3 credits)
BA 471 -- Tourism Seminar (3 credits)
BA 490 -- Services Marketing (3 credits)
6. Minimum credits required (123 credits)
Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50% of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

MINOR in General Business*:

Complete at least one course from each group:
1. BA 151 -- Introduction to Business
or ECON 200 -- Principles of Economics (3 credits)
2. ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
3. BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing
or BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
4. BA 307 -- Personnel Management
or BA 360 -- Operations Management** (3 credits)
5. BA 355 -- Personal Finance
or BA 325 -- Financial Management** (3 credits)
**Notes: ACCT 161, ECON 200 and 227, and MATH 262 are prerequisites for BA 360; ECON 200 and STAT 200 are prerequisites for BA 325.

MINOR in Finance*:

ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
BA 325 -- Financial Management*** (3 credits)
BA 423 -- Investment Management (3 credits)
Complete at least two of the following:
BA 355 -- Personal Finance (3 credits)
BA 425 -- Advanced Corporate Financial Problems (3 credits)
BA 461 -- International Finance (3 credits)
BA 430 -- Current Topics in Finance (3 credits)
BA 350 -- Introduction to Real Estate and Land Economics (3 credits)
BA 454 -- Student Investment Fund (3 credits)
***Note: ECON 200 and STAT 200 are prerequisites for BA 325.

MINOR in Human Resource Management*:

AIS 101 -- Information Systems Technology (3 credits)
BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
Complete at least one of the following:
BA 317 -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)

MINOR in Marketing*:

BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BA 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 490 -- Services Marketing (3 credits)
Complete at least one of the following:
BA 445 -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
BA/JB 326 -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations**** (3 credits)
****Note: JB 301 or permission of instructor is prerequisite for JB 433.

MINOR in Travel Industry Management*:

1. Complete the following:
BA 160 -- Principles of Tourism (3 credits)
BA 372 -- Management of Hospitality and Tourism Industry (3 credits)
BA 373 -- Community Tourism Development (3 credits)
BA 471 -- Tourism Seminar (3 credits)
2. Select one of the following courses:
ANS 220 -- Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)
ANS 365 -- Native Art of Alaska (3 credits)
ANTH 242 -- Native Cultures of Alaska (3 credits)
BIOL 104 -- Natural History of Alaska (3 credits)
ECON 237 -- The Alaska Economy (3 credits)
ENGL 349 -- Narrative Art of Alaska Native People (3 credits)
ENGL 350 -- Literature of Alaska and the Yukon Territory (3 credits)
HIST 110 -- History of Alaska Natives (3 credits)
HIST 115 -- Alaska, Land and Its People (3 credits)
HIST 341 -- History of Alaska (3 credits)
NORS 484 -- Seminar in Northern Studies (3 credits)
NRM 101 -- Natural Resources Conservation and Policy (3 credits)
NRM 304 -- Perspectives in Natural Resources
Management (3 credits)
PS 462 -- Alaska Government and Politics (3 credits)
PS 263 -- Alaska Native Politics (3 credits)
Total (15 credits)
*For a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Business Administration -- M.B.A. Degree

The MBA program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recognizes that competence in the practice of management necessitates education in both breadth and depth. The MBA program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Degree Requirements
1. Complete UAF degree requirements.
2. Complete grade requirements established by the School of Management Graduate Committee.
3. Course Requirements (30-54 credits):
Complete a minimum of 30 credits plus up to 24 credit hours of foundation first year courses if previous college work was not in business. Foundation courses are prerequisites to the advanced MBA core courses. Students with strong academic background in business or management may be able to reduce the required MBA course sequence to as few as ten courses. Foundation courses may be waived by competency exams or equivalent coursework completed within the last five years with a grade of B or better. Waiver requests are evaluated after an applicant is accepted into the program.
For advanced coursework, students may choose: (1) the general MBA program (2) the Accounting concentration, or (3) the Natural Resources Management concentration.
Foundation Courses (24 credits): Credits
ACCT 602 -- Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
AIS 605 -- Management Information Systems (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)
ECON 622 -- Managerial Economics (3 credits)
Advanced MBA Core Courses (30 credits):
All students must complete the following courses and one of the options:
BA 675 -- Practical Quantitative Methods for Business
Decision Making (3 credits)
BA 690 -- Corporate Strategy (3 credits)
General MBA option:
BA 675, BA 690, the following breadth courses and two electives:
ACCT 650 -- Management Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
BA 607 -- Human Resources Management (3 credits)
BA 660 -- Seminar in Production 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)
Elective** (3 credits)
Elective** (3 credits)
** The two electives can be chosen from undergraduate 400 level courses in Accounting or Business Administration, or from other graduate courses. All electives must be preapproved by the MBA director. Highly motivated students who wish to focus their studies may take up to two additional graduate electives and reduce the number of breadth courses to as few as four courses (12 credits).
Accounting concentration (2):
BA 675, BA 690, four breadth courses (see above) and:
ACCT 620 -- Accounting Theory and Practice (3 credits)
ACCT 670 -- Public Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
Two electives from the following:
AIS 473 -- Applied System Design (3 credits)
ACCT 401 -- Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
ACCT 403 -- Advanced Taxes (3 credits)
ACCT 404 -- Advanced Cost Accounting and
Controllership (3 credits)
ACCT 472 -- Computer Control and Advanced Auditing (3 credits)
ACCT 650 -- Management Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
(ACCT 650 may not be used to meet both the MBA breadth and elective requirements. Also, to meet prerequisites, additional courses may be required.)
Natural Resources Management concentration:

BA 675, BA 690, four breadth courses (see above) and:
ECON 635 -- Resource Economics (3 credits)
NRM 630 -- Resource Planning: Principles and Practices
or
NRM 681 -- Natural Protection and Management (3 credits)
Two electives from the following:
NRM 630 -- Resource Planning: Principles and Practices
or
NRM 681 -- Natural Protection and Management (3 credits)
(whichever was not taken as a required course)
ECON 434 -- Environmental Economics (3 credits)
ECON 436 -- Energy Economics (3 credits)
ECON 438 -- Fisheries Management (3 credits)
ECON 636 -- Microeconomics II-Dynamic
Resource Optimization (3 credits)
ECON 638 -- Marine Policy (3 credits)
NRM 407 -- Environmental Law (3 credits)
NRM 431 -- Wildlife Policy and Administration (3 credits)
NRM 651 -- Advanced Silviculture (3 credits)
NRM 665 -- Advanced Outdoor Recreation (3 credits)
NRM 693 -- Research Methods (3 credits)

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