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The College of Business and Public Policy is:

  • a beacon of opportunity, providing transformative educational experiences to students from all parts of Alaska and the world
  • a catalyst for Anchorage’s emergence as a thriving business city in the 21st century
  • a diverse learning community where each person is valued and respected


The College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage prepares students for leadership at the frontiers of a changing world. We help diverse and growing communities in Alaska and elsewhere meet their challenges by delivering the highest quality in business and public policy education, research, and professional assistance.

Core Values

  • Integrity (Acting with honesty and honor.)

    Embracing high standards of integrity – honesty, fairness, and respect – and instilling professional and scholarly ethics into our students so they may embody these ideals in the workplace.

  • Impact (Making a difference in the lives of others.)

    Establishing productive and collaborative partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders to improve education and research to make a positive impact on our communities.

  • Innovation (Cultivating expertise to enhance skills and core competencies.)

    Seeking innovative ways to advance knowledge and skills through instruction and research that produces high-achieving students and informs our communities.

Strategic Initiative

As we look ahead, the college will need all of its strengths and capacities to continue to flourish. Here we present an overview of CBPP’s strategies in service for our continuing mission.

  • Student Awards

    Strategic Initiative One: Secure Financial Sustainability

    The College of Business and Public Policy is facing a challenging budget climate and has developed goals to secure financial stability.

  • Strategic Initiative Two: Forge Community Partnerships and Collaborations

    The College of Business and Public Policy will build and strengthen local, regional, and statewide partnerships and collaborations.

    Community partnerships are key to CBPP’s continued and increased relevance in the business community.

    By being responsive to the needs of local employers, CBPP will continue to prepare business professionals and leaders who can be strong contributors to the local economy.

    Partners include local and global businesses and industry, community organizations and state government committees, K-12 schools, military and federal government (including JBER), other UAA Colleges, and other higher education institutions in Alaska and the Lower 48.

  • Strategic Initiative Three: Foster Student Success

    The College of Business and Public Policy is dedicated to fostering success for its undergraduate and graduate students. To foster student success, CBPP will work collaboratively with integrity, impact, and innovation.