The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Business, Applied

College of Rural Alaska, Business Technologies Division

Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109

Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500

Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201

Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-7400

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

Planning and preparation are the keys to success in business. Running a business effectively requires a basic understanding of the principles of accounting, management, economics, business law and finance. The two-year associate of applied science degree in applied business provides students with the skills and training needed to succeed in business. Instructors strive to equip students with practical understanding of the marketplace and not just a "textbook" view of business.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Applied Business -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements: Credits
Communications ( 9 credits):
ENGL 111X -- Methods of Written Communication (3 credits)
ENGL 211X -- Intermediate Exposition, with Modes of
Literature
or ENGL 212* -- Business, Grant, and Report Writing
or ENGL 213X -- Intermediate Exposition (3 credits)
COMM 131X -- Fund of Oral Comm: Group Context
or COMM 141X -- Fund of Oral Comm: Public Context (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science (6 Credits):
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
Elective selected from Humanities, Social Science,
Mathematics, Natural Science or Perspectives on the
Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements (30 credits): (courses may be completed in 1-3 credit modules)
BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
CIOS 150 Computer Business Applications*** (3 credits)
ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
ACCT 262 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses II (3)
or ABUS 188 -- Personal Income Tax (1)
and ABUS 211 -- Taxes for Business Entities (2) (3 credits)
ABUS 154 -- Human Relations (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 credits)
ABUS, BA, CIOS, CAH, PLS, or RD Electives 3**
3. Complete the requirements for one of the three areas of specialization (A, B, or C) as listed below (15 credits):
A. Entrepreneurship (courses may be completed in
1-3 credit modules):
9 credits as follows:
ABUS 233 -- Financial Management (3 credits)
ABUS 272 -- Small Business Planning (3 credits)
ABUS 273 -- Managing a Small Business (3 credits)
plus 6 elective credits from the following:***
ABUS 141 -- Payroll Accounting (2 credits)
ABUS 151 -- Village Based Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
ABUS 221 -- Microcomputer Accounting (3 credits)
ABUS 250 -- Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
ABUS 253 -- Principles of Retailing (3 credits)
ABUS 254 -- Salesmanship (3 credits)
CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3 credits)
CIOS 264 -- Filing/Records Management (3 credits)
B. Tourism (courses may be completed in 1-3 credit
modules):

Complete 9 credits as follows:
ABUS 158 or BA 160 -- Introduction to Tourism (3 credits)
ABUS 255 -- Marketing in Tourism (3 credits)
ABUS 299 -- Practicum in Tourism (3 credits)
plus 6 elective credits selected from:***
ABUS 256 -- Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast and
Lodge Operations 1-3
ABUS 267 -- Transportation and Logistics 1-3
ABUS 268 -- Attraction/Destination Development
and Management 1-3
ABUS 269 -- Food and Beverage Management 1-3
C. Computer Applications (courses may be completed in
1-3 credit modules):***

Complete 15 credits as follows:
CIOS 130 -- Micro Computer Word Processing (3 credits)
CIOS 135 -- Micro Computer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIOS 232 -- Intermediate Desktop Publishing
or other CIOS 200+ level Publishing or Graphics (3 credits)
CIOS 240 -- Micro Computer Databases (3 credits)
CIOS Elective (3 credits)
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.
**ABUS 155 is a required elective if a Math course at the 100 level or above is not taken.
*** Other courses specific to individual education and career goals may be substituted with program approval.

Applied Business -- Certificate

The one-year Applied Business Certificate provides students with contemporary management knowledge and skills to successfully lead private, public, and nonprofit organizations through uncertain and ever-changing social and economic conditions. The curriculum also serves as the first year of training towards the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Applied Business.

1. Complete the following introductory business courses:
BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications* (3 credits)
ABUS 154 -- Human Relations (3 credits)
ABUS 179 -- Fundamentals of Supervision (3 credits)
2. Complete one of the following accounting

options: (6 Credits)

Option 1:
ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
ACCT 262 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses II (3 credits)
or
Option 2:
ABUS 142 -- Office Accounting (2 credits)
ABUS 155 -- Business Math ** (2 credits)
ABUS 211 -- Tax for Business Entities (2 credits)
3. Complete the following advanced business courses:

ABUS 232 -- Contemporary Management Issues (3 credits)
ABUS 241 -- Applied Business Law (3 credits)
ABUS 260 -- Marketing Practices (3 credits)
4. Complete one of the following:

ENGL 111X -- Methods of Written Communications (3 credits)
ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant, and Report Writing*** (3 credits)
CIOS 160 -- Business English (3 credits)
CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3 credits)
Total Credits Required (30 credits)
*More advanced computer courses may be substituted with program approval.
**Math 161 may be substituted for ABUS 155.
***ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

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