Master of Business Administration


The MBA degree provides professional education applicable to the various fields of business. This degree prepares graduates to meet the complex problems of the technical, economic, and social environment and enables them to provide informed and responsible leadership within organizations.

The UAF program recognizes that competence in the practice of management necessitates education with both breadth and depth. This graduate program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which ensures quality business education across the globe.

View the full catalog MBA degree requirements.


MBA Curriculum

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements

Complete the general university requirements.

Master’s Degree Requirements

Complete the master’s degree requirements.

MBA Core Courses 1




MBA F617

Organizational Theory for Managers


MBA F643

Marketing Management


MBA F675

Quantitative Methods of Managers


MBA F680

Financial Markets and Strategy


Complete the following capstone course:

MBA F690

Corporate Strategy


Concentrations 2

Complete one of the following concentrations:


Business Analytics
Business Continuity


General Management


One Health


1 Complete the following MBA core courses after any required modules are completed.

2 All concentrations may be earned; however, courses used in one concentration may not be used to meet requirements in the other concentration.

Students who earn grades of two Cs, one D, or one F in courses that are part of their M.B.A. program will no longer be in good standing in the M.B.A. program even if their cumulative GPA remains at or above 3.0. M.B.A. students who are not in good standing will be subject to review and may be dismissed by the M.B.A. committee. Students may not use more than two F600-level courses with C grades on their Advancement to Candidacy application. An A or B grade must be earned in F400-level courses.

Students with no prior course work in business subjects may be required to complete up to seven self-study modules prior to beginning courses. Contact the CBSM MBA program for more information. These are not UAF courses and will not count toward the 30 required program credits. NOTE: All students who have completed their undergraduate degree more than ten years ago will need to take the prerequisite modules.  

MBA Concentrations

The CBSM MBA offers eight concentration options. Each student in this degree program must choose from one of the following concentrations; you can find a detailed class list for each concentration on the MBA catalog page.

The BLUE concentration is designed for students interested in fisheries and marine science.

1) Complete three of the following (9 credits):

  • FISH F611 - Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems
  • FISH F687 - Fisheries Management
  • MSL F681 - The Oceans and Global Change
  • Any other 600-level fisheries or marine science courses can be taken to satisfy concentration requirements, although these courses may require being taken in residence.

2) Complete two approved CBSM or CFOS electives at the F400 or F600 level (6 credits).  


Business Analytics
The business analytics concentration introduces students to high-demand skills in data collection and analytical methods and provides training in commonly used digital tools used in marketing, HR and business process analytics.  An emphasis is placed on the visual representation and interpretation of data.

1) Complete the following (6 credits):

2) Complete one of the following (3 credits):

3) Complete two approved CBSM electives at the F400 or F600 level (6 credits).  


Business Continuity
The business continuity concentration provides students with an in-depth look at what it takes to help a business mitigate for and survive after a major disaster or crisis.  Courses include topics in crisis management, business continuity, and project management.

1) Complete three of the following (9 credits):

2) Complete two approved CBSM electives at the F400 or F600 level (6 credits).  


The cybersecurity concentration is designed for students who desire an in-depth knowledge in the cybersecurity field.  This is not a technical concentration, but rather the focus is on the managerial components and decision making skills need in the cybersecurity field.  Courses include topics in information assurance, cyber threats, and addressing critical infrastructure.

1) Complete the following (9 credits):

  • MBA F641 - Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
  • MBA F648 - Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
  • MBA F649 - Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

2) Complete two approved CBSM electives at the F400 or F600 level (6 credits).  


General Management
The general management concentration is designed for students seeking a traditional MBA program. This concentration allows students to choose from a variety of business topics that fit their interests and align with better management practices.

1) Complete three of the following:

 2) Complete two approved CBSM electives at the F400 or F600 level (6 credits).  



The Healthcare concentration under the MBA program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 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. Graduates of the program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the complex challenges facing the healthcare industry, and are prepared for roles such as healthcare administrator, healthcare consultant, or executive director of a healthcare organization.

1) Complete the following (3 credits):

  • HML/MBA F636 - Survey of Healthcare Administration

2) Complete two of the following (6 credits):

  • HML/MBA F637 - Information Systems and Decision Making in Health Services
  • HML/MBA F638 - Healthcare Law & Ethics

  • HML/MBA F639 - Healthcare Finance and Economics


One Health

One Health encompasses the relationship between human health, animal health, and the health of the environment holding that these entities are inextricably linked to the extent that none can be optimal unless they are all optimal. The One Health concentration allows CBSM to integrate novel areas of student interest (such as sustainability) while taking advantage of the existing courses developed elsewhere at the University.

MBA students will be able to engage with One Health students from across the Circumpolar North and work together to solve problems that may have international significance.

1) Complete three of the following (9 credits):

  • DVM F615 - One Health Concepts
  • DVM F620 - One Health Challenges in the Circumpolar North
  • DVM F621 - One Health Colloquium

2) Students may take other One Health courses as approved.


The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) MBA concentration is designed for students with an undergraduate STEM baccalaureate degree. This concentration allows students to take three approved graduate-level courses from their field of study and pair them with College of Business and Security Management classes to provide the skills necessary to be a successful manager in their given career field.

Possible STEM fields include fisheries, ocean science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, biology, and more. Students will take three graduate-level courses in their approved STEM field. These courses must be approved by both a faculty member in their chosen STEM program and the MBA advisor.  Students will also complete two approved CBSM electives at the F400 or F600 level. Please contact the Graduate Advisor, Angel Buchanan, for more information.


Sample Study Plan

The MBA Degree Map provides a roadmap of classes to take by semester.

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"The Strategic Collaboration class was a great introduction to the MBA program with real world applications that I was able to use to improve my business operations. The University of Alaska Fairbanks online MBA program offers everything I had been searching for and more, in the form of quality instruction and flexible online offerings to fit even the busiest schedule."

Mike Seper, MBA 2016