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Dean's Welcome

Interim Dean John Nofsinger Dean John Nofsinger

Welcome to UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), where we prepare students for leadership in a rapidly changing world.

It is my privilege to serve as Dean of the College, where I’m a daily witness to the inspiring work of faculty and staff, the incredible potential of our students, and the successes of our alumni.

CBPP is among just 5% of business schools worldwide that has attained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. That means we strive for constant improvement in giving our students a high-quality global business education. And we do it with an Alaskan focus.

CBPP offers nine undergraduate degree programs, four graduate programs and six certificates. They range from accounting and finance to economics, real estate and property management to business analytics. In each, we focus on skills that today’s decision-makers and business leaders need: resourcefulness, communication and critical thinking.

Developing a listening ear and willingness to take in new perspectives are also critical leadership skills. Our world is super-connected, which requires working in teams for business insights and effective solutions. At CBPP, we recognize the strength in diversity and the power of including many voices.

Our location provides students with unique opportunities, like studying global logistics and supply chain management at the crossroads of the world, learning about Alaska Native business from Alaska Native elders, and studying policy and economics of the Arctic in the U.S.’s only Arctic state.

Being in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, helps students connect with mentors and leaders in the private and public sectors. CBPP’s Advisory Board, along with community and business partners, provide important insight into the current workforce needs in Alaska. We keep our programs engaging and relevant, with opportunities to learn from real-world experiences.

We’re proud that our graduates are ready to enter the workforce immediately, or go on to study anywhere in the world, including in our very own MBA, MPP, and MPA programs.

Come join us as student, community partner, or employee and contribute to the amazing things happening at CBPP!

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John Nofsinger,
Dean of the College