Business Management, Applied

College of Rural and Community Development
Bristol Bay Campus 907-842-5109
Chukchi Campus 907-442-3400
Interior Alaska Campus 907-474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus 907-543-4500
Northwest Campus 907-443-2201
Community and Technical College 907-455-2800


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Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30-36 credits

Planning and preparation are keys to success in business. The applied business management certificate provides students with the basic principles to run a business effectively. Graduates of the program will have the foundation of contemporary management skills to successfully lead private, public and nonprofit organizations through ever-changing social and economic conditions.

The program covers basic knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, advanced procedures, and interpersonal skills. Course work includes accounting, management, human relations, math, communications, customer service, computers, law, finance and logic. The curriculum also serves as the first year of training toward the A.A.S. degree in applied business.

Potential careers for graduates include entrepreneurship and entry-level positions in business management, tourism, human resources, public administration and office administration.

Certificate Program

Concentrations: Computer Applications, Finance, General Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Office Administration, Public Management, Recreational Guiding, Retail Management and Tourism.

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    1. Complete 3 credits from the following communication courses:
      ABUS F170--Business English (3)
            or ABUS F271--Business Communications (3)
            or ENGL F111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
            or ENGL F212--Business, Grant and Report Writing (3)--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following computation requirements:
      ABUS F155--Business Math (3)
            or any MATH course at the F100 level or above (3)--3 credits
    3. Complete an A.A.S.-approved human relations course:
      ABUS F154--Human Relations (recommended)--3 credits
  3. Complete the following general business courses:
    ABUS F101--Principles of Accounting I--3 credits
    ABUS F161--Personal and Business Finance--3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:
    Computer Applications
    CIOS F130--Microcomputer Word Processing--3 credits
    CIOS F135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets--3 credits
    CIOS F240--Microcomputer Databases--3 credits
    CIOS F146--Using Internet Tools and Technologies (3)
          or CITS F220--Implementing Internet Tools and Technologies (3)--3 credits

    ABUS F160--Principles of Banking--3 credits
    ABUS F210--Income Tax--3 credits
    ABUS F233--Financial Management--3 credits
    ABUS F234--Introduction to Investing--3 credits

    General Business
    ABUS F201--Principles of Accounting II (3)
          or ABUS F210--Income Tax (3)
          or ABUS F220--QuickBooks Accounting (3)
          or ABUS F221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)
          or ABUS F235--Fund Accounting for Nonprofits (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision (3)
          or BA F307 Introductory Human Resource Management (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F232--Contemporary Management Issues (3)
          or ECON F201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics (3)
          or ECON F202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F260--Marketing Practices (3)
          or ABUS F263--Public Relations (3)
          or BA F343 Principles of Marketing (3)--3 credits

    Human Resources
    ABUS F141--Payroll Accounting--3 credits
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    ABUS F231--Introduction to Personnel (3)
          or BA F307--Introductory Human Resource Management (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F242--Employment Law (3)
          or BA F317--Employment Law (3)--3 credits

    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    ABUS F178--Professionalism--3 credits
    ABUS F260--Marketing Practices (3)
          or ABUS F263--Public Relations (3)
          or BA F343--Principles of Marketing (3)--3 credits
    CIOS F200-level graphics or web design elective--3 credits

    Office Administration
    1. Complete the following:
      ABUS F170--Business English--3 credits
      ABUS F182--Office Procedures--3 credits
    2. Choose 6 credits from the following:
      ABUS F183--Advanced Job Readiness--2 credits
      ABUS F199--Practicum in Applied Business--1 credit
      CIOS F130--Microcomputer Word Processing--3 credits
      CIOS F135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets--3 credits
      CIOS F150--Computer Business Applications--3 credits
    Public Management
    ABUS F235--Fund Accounting for Nonprofits--3 credits
    PS F100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    PS F101--Introduction to American Government and Politics (3)
          or ABUS F232--Contemporary Management Issues (3)--3 credits
    PS F212--Introduction to Public Administration--3 credits

    Recreational Guiding
    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    NRM F161--Wilderness Leadership Education--3 credits
    EMS F152--Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
          or EMS F195--Wilderness First Responder (3)
          or more advanced Emergency First Responder Training (3)--3 credits
    RECR electives--3 credits

    Retail Management
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision (3)
          or BA A231*--Fundamentals of Supervision (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F231--Introduction to Personnel--3 credits
    ABUS F260--Marketing Practices (3)
          or BA A260* Marketing Practices (3)--3 credits
    BA A266*--Retailing Management--3 credits
    CIOS F150--Computer Business Applications (3)
          or CIOS A103*--Introduction to Personal Computers (3)--3 credits
    COMM F131X--Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
          or COMM F141X--Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3)
          or COMM A111*--Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
          or CIOS A261A*--Interpersonal Skills in Organizations (3)
          or COMM A237*--Interpersonal Communication (3)
          or COMM F180--Introduction to Human Communication (3)--3 credits

    ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--3 credits
    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    ABUS F199--Practicum in Applied Business--3 credits
    ABUS F256--Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, and Lodge Operations (1-3)
          or ABUS F267--Transportation and Logistics Management (1-3)
          or ABUS F268--Rural Tourism: Planning and Principles (1-3)
          or ABUS F269--Food and Beverage Management (1-3)--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--30-36 credits

Note: Other courses specific to individual education and career goals may be substituted with program approval.

* Courses offered via distance delivery from UAA