Business Administration

What We Offer You

The business administration department offers professional education to students interested in management, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing and travel industry management.

Competent management practices require an education that is both broad and deep. The business administration program prepares graduates to meet complex technical, economic and social problems and enables them to apply imaginative and responsible leadership to the needs of industry and government.

Top-Notch Accreditation

The UAF School of Management is one of a select set of business schools to hold both business and accounting Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. This highest level of accreditation recognizes success in producing business leaders, and is indicative of a top-notch education.


  • BBA Finance
    As a finance student, you will examine the financial significance of the business firm, the financial system, and the financial markets. In addition, you learn about the roles of commercial banks, investment and security firms, and other financial institutions. You will acquire hands-on experience with equity trading in the Student Investment Fund. Finance majors have multiple career opportunities in areas such as the Alaska Permanent Fund investment firms, corporate finance, banking, consulting, real estate, and insurance.
  • BBA Marketing
    The Marketing Program offers a solid background in marketing and general business. As a Marketing major, you will study every aspect of the marketing process, from marketing research and strategic planning to public relations and communications. You will learn the common background required for any marketing career, as well as have the opportunity for specialization based on your interests.

What it Takes to Graduate

Map your way to success - check out the Business Administration Degree Map and chart which classes you need to take to graduate in four years.

B.B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Finance, General Business, Marketing

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: BA F323X*; and MATH F262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the Common Body of Knowledge, complete AIS F310.)
  3. Complete the following:*
    BA F151—Introduction to Business—3 credits
    ENGL F314W,O/2—Technical Writing—3 credits
  4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    ACCT F352—Management Accounting—3 credits
    BA F307—Introductory Human Resource Management—3 credits
    ECON F321—Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
         or ECON F322—Managerial Economics (3)—3 credits
    BA F460—International Business—3 credits
  5. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    1. Complete the following:
      BA F423W—Investment Analysis—3 credits
      BA F424—Real Estate and Alternative Investments—3 credits
      BA F454O—Student Investment Fund—3 credits
      BA F455—Portfolio Management—3 credits
      BA F461—International Finance—3 credits

    General Business
    1. Complete any five courses from these concentrations: finance, management and organizations, and marketing.—15 credits
      Note: At least one course must be designated writing intensive (W).

    1. Complete the following:
      BA F436—Consumer Behavior—3 credits
      BA F441—Promotion Management—3 credits
      BA F445W—Marketing Research—3 credits
      BA F490—Services Marketing—3 credits
      BA F491—Current Topics in Marketing—3 credits
  6. Minimum credits required—120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Business students may earn a minor as long as their business degree requirements are met first.
Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50 percent of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at UAF.
Note: Only one bachelor of business administration degree may be earned with a concentration in general business, finance, or marketing.

Student Organizations

Associated Students of Business

The Associated Students of Business (ASB) is a valuable resource for students interested in improving their business skills. ASB offers lectures by Alaska business leaders, helps orchestrate the annual Business Leader of the Year banquet, hosts workshops, and is mentored by Fairbanks business leaders.

More information about ASB can be found at the ASB website

Native Alaskan Business Leaders

Native Alaskan Business Leaders (NABL) is a student organization that supports Alaska Native students interested in business and rural economic development. NABL strives to build self-esteem in its members and foster community involvement and teamwork. Each year, members of NABL attend the American Indian Business Leaders Conference and compete in the Business Plan Competition, an event they won in 2008 and 2010.

More information can be found at the NABL website.

Students Offering Leadership Development

Students Offering Leadership Development (SOLD) is a student organization focused on community outreach and leadership development. Students work with the Northern Leadership Center (NLC) at the UAF School of Management to promote activities and events that foster leadership.

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