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.
The UAF School of Management is one of a select set of business schools to hold both business and accounting Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. This highest level of accreditation recognizes success in producing business leaders, and is indicative of a top-notch education.
What it Takes to Graduate
The BBA degree requirements show you which classes you'll need to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration. You'll also find information about business administration minors:
- General Business
- Management and Organizations
- Sport Management
The Business Administration Degree Map provides a road map of which classes to take in which semester. View the correct map for your academic path:
- BBA General Business
General business students will customize their concentration to meet their individuals career and educational goals and needs, within a framework predetermined by the School of Management. Students can choose courses from multiple SOM programs to fulfill the concentration requirements. Options include courses in finance, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, accounting, economics, and homeland security and emergency management. This concentration can be obtained completely through online courses.
- 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 students have multiple career opportunities in areas such as the Alaska Permanent Fund investment firms, corporate finance, banking, consulting, real estate, and insurance.
- BBA Leadership
The leadership concentration offers an educational track in leadership skill development and general business. Students will customize their concentration to meet their individual career and educational goals and needs, within a framework predetermined by the School of Management. As a leadership student, you will study different perspectives of leadership development, theories, and skills, from leadership research and through applied “out of the classroom work.” This concentration can be obtained completely through online courses, and allows you to specialize in your area of interest with the intent to be a leader in your field.
- BBA Marketing
The marketing program offers a solid background in marketing and general business. As a marketing student, 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.
- BBA Sport Management
The sport management concentration offers an educational track for students who desire careers in sport related business industries. As a sport management student, you will be prepared for a variety of careers within the global sport industry. Our program combines experiential learning, business coursework, and community involvement for preparing students for the competitive sport job market. The sport management concentration allows students to apply traditional business theory within a unique sport industry. This concentration can be obtained online or through a combination of delivery methods.
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, 2010, and 2013.
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.
UAF Society of Human Resource Management (UAF SHRM)
UAF Society of Human Resource Management (UAF SHRM) provides opportunities for networking and helps members learn more about human resources and the real world of business management, while building relationships with local professionals and other students. The chapter invites local business people to speak about current developments in the business world and how they will impact future workers. Beyond the regular meetings, SHRM organizes a variety of activities including company tours, student conferences, resume-writing and interviewing workshops, fundraisers, internship programs, and social events.
More information can be found on the UAF SHRM Facebook page.