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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Business Administration

College of Natural Resource Development and Management

School of Management

Department of Business Administration

(907) 474-7253

Degrees: B.B.A., M.B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.B.A.: 124 credits;
M.B.A.: 30 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 individuals interested in entering industry or government.

The program prepares graduates 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.

The UAF MBA program 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.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Business Administration -- B.B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Management and Organizations, Marketing

1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: PHIL 322X* or PS 300X* or NRM 303X*; and MATH 262X*.)
2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete AIS 101* or demonstrate computer literacy by testing before completing 30 credit hours.
4. Complete the following:*

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
ENGL 314W,O/2 -- Technical Writing (3 credits)
5. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
ACCT 352 -- Management Accounting (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
ECON 321 -- Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
or ECON 322 -- Managerial Economics (3) (3 credits)
6. Complete the following electives:
Electives outside the School of Management (5 credits)
Free electives (inside or outside School of Management) (6 credits)
7. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Management and Organizations

a. Complete the following:
BA 447 -- Compensation Management (3 credits)
BA 456W -- Small Business Management (3 credits)
BA 460 -- International Business (3 credits)
b. Complete 2 of the following:
BA 317W -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)
BA 457 -- Training and Management Development (3 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (124 credits)

Marketing

a. Complete the following:
BA 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA 445W -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
BA electives at the 300- or 400-level (6 credits)
b. Minimum credits required (124 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50 percent of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at UAF.

Minor*

General Business

1. Complete the following:

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3)
or ECON 200 -- Principles of Economics (3) (3 credits)
ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3)
or BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3) (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3)
or BA 360 -- Production/Operations Management (3)** (3 credits)
BA 325 -- Financial Management*** (3 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
Management and Organizations

1. Complete the following:

BA 151 -- Introduction to Business (3 credits)
BA 307 -- Personnel Management (3 credits)
BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)
BA 390 -- Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
2. Complete 1 of the following:
BA 317W -- Employment Law (3 credits)
BA 330 -- The Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (15-16 credits)
Marketing

1. Complete the following:

BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BA/PSY 436 -- Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
BA 441 -- Promotion Management (3 credits)
BA elective at the 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
2. Complete 1 of the following:
BA/JB 326O -- Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
BA 445W -- Marketing Research (3 credits)
JB 433 -- Public Relations**** (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
* For a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

** ACCT 161, ECON 200 and ECON 227, and MATH 262X are prerequisites for BA 360.

*** ECON 200 and STAT 200 are prerequisites for BA 325.

**** JB 301 or permission of instructor is prerequisite for JB 433.

Graduate Program

Business Administration -- M.B.A. Degree

Concentrations: General Management, Capital Markets

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the master's degree requirements.
3. Complete grade requirements established by the School of Management Graduate Committee.
4. Complete the following foundation courses:*

ACCT 602 -- Accounting for Managers (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)
5. Complete the following advanced MBA core courses:
BA 675 -- Practical Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making (3 credits)
BA 690 -- Corporate Strategy (3 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:

General Management

a. Complete 4 of the following:
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)
b. Complete approved electives** (12 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

Capital Markets

a. Complete 4 of the following:
ACCT 630 -- Tax for Managers (3 credits)
ACCT 650 -- Management Accounting Seminar (3 credits)
ACCT 673 -- Systems Management (3 credits)
BA 630 -- Derivative Securities (3 credits)
BA 680 -- Seminar in Finance (3 credits)
BA 681 -- Fixed Income Securities and Markets (3 credits)
b. Complete approved electives** (12 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (30 credits)
* Complete a minimum of 30 credits plus up to 18 credit hours of foundation courses if previous college work was not in business. Students with a business degree from an AACSB accredited business program can waive the foundation course requirement. Foundation courses are prerequisites to the advanced coursework.

** Take electives to meet the credit requirement for this concentration. A maximum of 2 electives can be taken at the 400-level in either business administration or accounting.

Note: ACCT 650 may not be used to meet both the MBA breadth and elective requirements. Also, to meet prerequisites, additional courses may be required.


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