Business Certificates

 

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and AI Apply Now

The proliferation of data is transforming the way organizations do business and increasing the demand for persons who can harness it and change it into actionable decisions. This OEC prepares students to transform company data into actionable insights. They will develop skills for effectively gathering, analyzing, and applying information to improve decision-making, and increase organizational performance and competitiveness. The high demand for skills in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, & Artificial Intelligence will grow exponentially over the coming decades. These highly transferable skills will enable students to shift careers across industry sectors or jumpstart a graduate degree.

Course Title Credits
BA 610 Business Intelligence and Analytics 3
BA A649
OR CIS A670
Advanced Data Analysis,
OR Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence
3
BA A690 AI Concepts & Business Applications 3
Choose six (6) credits from the following:
BA A633 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis 3
BA A648 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3
BA A632 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
BA A629
OR BA A461 1
Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
BA A690 Advanced Topics in Business 3
BA A6XX
LOG A6XX
PADM A6XX
Other BA, LOG, or PADM course as approved.
Total Credits 12
1 Only one 400 level course is permitted.

Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership Apply Now

The Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership addresses an unmet need for professional development for executive business leaders or aspiring leaders in Anchorage. The certificate focuses on developing the crucial leadership skills and core competencies for individuals to unlock innovation and growth, create energy, urgency, and drive results to lead and catalyze organizational change. It will target those who serve in a senior or executive C-suite level or leadership team members in transition to this level in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. In addition, this certificate may appeal to MBA students seeking evidence of leadership training to augment their degree as they progress through the master program to differentiate and provide a competitive advantage in the workplace.

Course Title Credits
BA A632 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
BA A628 Executive Leadership 3
Choose six (6) credits from the following: 1
BA A629
OR BA A461 2
Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
BA A401 2 Alaska Native Corporation Business Management 3
BA A621 Change Leadership and Facilitation 3
BA A627 Leadership in the Multicultural Organization 3
PADM 601 Introduction to Public Admininstration and Policy 3
PADM 671 Alaska Policy Frontiers 3
BA A690 Advance Topics in Business 3
BA A6XX
LOG A6XX
PADM A6XX
Other BA, LOG, or PADM course as approved.
Total Credits 12
1One elective must be a BA elective, the second can be BA, LOG, or MPA.
2Only one 400 level course is permitted.

Certificate in Bookkeeping Apply Now

The Certificate in Bookkeeping will prepare students to record and analyze accounting transactions. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of current and long-term assets and current and long-term liabilities. In addition, students will gain experience with a computerized accounting program, such as QuickBooks Online.

Course Title Credits
ACCT A101 Principles of Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT A102 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT A222 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
BA A151 Business Foundations 3
CIOS A135A Spreadsheets 1: MS Excel 1
CIS A110 Computer Concepts in Business 3
Total Credits 16

Certificate in Business Leadership Apply Now

The Certificate in Business Leadership provides general preparation for supervisory and leadership positions across a very wide array of industries and is a great step toward promotion or career advancement. Demand for front-line supervisors in office and administrative settings is extremely strong, with over 400 annual openings in the state and an average salary of more than $62,000.

Course Title Credits
BA A151 Business Foundations 3
BA A231 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
BA A264 Personal Selling 3
CIS A110 Computer Concepts in Business 3
CIS A110
OR COMM A111
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
OR Public Speaking
3
UNIV A190
Selected Topics: Success in Online Activities 1
Total Credits 16

Certificate in Entrepreneurship Apply Now

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides a unique opportunity for students to develop a customized entrepreneurial approach enabling them to launch new ventures or to manage and grow small businesses. They will learn to network and create strategic business plans while developing skills in team-building, acquiring and managing resources and capitalizing on new opportunities.

Course Title Credits
BA A166 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3
BA A286 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
BA A386 The Startup Venture 3
Choose nine (9) credits from the following:
ACCT A201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BA A131 Personal Finance 3
BA A151 Business Foundations 3
BA A215 Introduction to Real Estate Management 3
BA A231 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
BA A260 Marketing Practices 3
BA A264 Personal Selling 3
CIS A110 Computer Concepts in Business 3
Total Credits 18