Master's Degree Program
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Gain the skills and knowledge to grow as a business leader. Designed for students of all academic backgrounds, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at UAF offers an affordable, flexible option for working professionals who want to advance their careers.
Our accredited MBA program provides a solid foundation in management theory, marketing, finance, corporate strategy, and analytical thinking. It also provides the skills employers desire most—leadership, problem-solving, communication and time management. Depending on your professional goals, you’ll focus your MBA degree in one of our eight concentration areas.
The MBA degree is offered entirely online and can be completed in less than two years. We offer in-state tuition for all online MBA courses and do not require an undergraduate degree in business.
What Is an MBA Degree?
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an advanced degree that develops your leadership skills and provides foundational knowledge in key business areas such as marketing and finance.
It is one of the most popular professional degrees worldwide, and is ideal if you want to pursue management positions and advance your career. It’s also a great option if you’re looking to make a career change, and move into a field such as management or entrepreneurship. Employers tend to prefer MBA graduates for their professional skills, hands-on experience and expert knowledge of business principles and relationships.
What Will I Study?
In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your studies in one of eight available concentrations: General Management, Business Analytics, Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, One Health, STEM and BLUE. Our MBA program is designed for students of all academic backgrounds who are interested in gaining the skills to grow as business leaders and advance in their careers. By offering flexibility and convenience, it’s a perfect option for working professionals.
The BLUE concentration is a great fit for anyone interested in the intersection of business and aquatic resources. The program is unique to Alaska but also appeals broadly to the national and international business community with its focus on resource extraction industries. It’s also particularly beneficial to students who are interested in developing more sustainable use of Alaskan and Arctic natural resources and industries.
The STEM concentration allows you to take three graduate-level courses from your field of study and pair them with College of Business and Security Management classes. Possible STEM fields include fisheries, ocean science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, biology and more.
The Healthcare concentration prepares students for leadership positions in the healthcare industry. The curriculum includes courses on health care economics and finance, health law and ethics, and health information systems and ethical decision-making. Students gain hands-on experience through internships and capstone projects with healthcare organizations in Alaska and beyond.
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Why Earn Your MBA at UAF?
Sharpen your business skills in a top MBA program that delivers maximum value and quality. These are some of the unique opportunities that make this one of the best online programs for MBA degree seekers.
- Join one of the best online MBA programs in the nation. Only 1.5% of universities in the world have earned both business accreditation and specialized accounting accreditation through AACSB International, ensuring that our program has met rigorous standards for quality. Many of our MBA courses are also recognized by Quality Matters.
- Earn your MBA online in one year, if you choose, or work on a schedule that fits your needs. Most MBA students take 18-36 months while continuing to work.
- Earn your MBA without any required business background. We offer online self-study modules in place of prerequisite courses to help you prepare.
- Focus your MBA degree in any of our eight available concentrations.
- Earn your BLUE MBA at UAF, a national and world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We have the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world and are America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution.
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What Can You Do With an MBA?
There are many advantages to earning your MBA degree. It’s a great way to advance your career and earn a higher salary. You can gain expertise to start your own business, lead high profile teams and become a leader in your field of interest. An MBA degree will also help you gain networking resources and enjoy greater job security.
Jobs for an MBA with a Focus in STEM
The online STEM MBA program, with a focus in fisheries, marine biology and oceanography, is particularly beneficial for individuals interested in developing a more sustainable use of Alaskan and Arctic natural resources and industries.
I wanted to broaden my scope of practice in healthcare and decided on UAF’s MBA program. I love the small class sizes because I get more one-on-one interaction with the instructors. It has been a very rewarding experience and will propel me towards other exciting opportunities.Omo Oisamoje, Pharm.D. Pharmacist in Fairbanks, Alaska
Explore Classes for the MBA Degree
The MBA program prepares you to tackle complex problems and provide informed and responsible leadership within organizations. With concentrations available in general management and STEM, the MBA degree includes foundational courses in organizational theory, marketing management, finance and corporate strategy.
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