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Business Management

Degrees in Business Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree
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The study of management encompasses a variety of concepts and principles, including organizational theory, design, and development. These three concepts are more relevant in a global context than ever before. Studies within this program help students better understand the basic principles and tenets of human resource management, and how the management of people affects the larger institution overall. Students also learn strategies for negotiations, conflict resolution and arbitration, and entrepreneurship. The BBA Management degree prepares students for career opportunities as managers in corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Students may also find employment in the fields of personnel and benefits; recruitment and career planning services; as well as arbitration, conflict resolution and consulting.

Students earning a BBA Management degree can also choose to focus in the Property Management and Real Estate concentration.

Learn and Develop Real World Skills

  • Understanding individual and organizational behavior
  • Understanding human resource issues
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Identifying and solving business problems
  • Assessing business ethics and their implications
  • Forecasting and planning operating systems
  • Appraising and improving workplace performance
  • Analyzing and designing jobs
  • Creating employee training programs
  • Managing compensation
  • Understanding the history and management of Alaska Native Corporations
  • Understanding global commerce Identifying and analyzing industry or geographic trends

Prepare for Professional Designations

  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
  • PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources


General Business
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
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The General Business degree teaches you how to start a new business and be a more effective entrepreneurial thinker in today's dynamic, global society. You’ll learn to analyze organizations, identify managerial problems, evaluate management environments and create business opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to apply your learning outside the classroom in real-world business situations that help build your professional network.


Small Business Administration
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The AAS Small Business Administration degree provides students with a solid business foundation. Students learn to analyze organizations, identify managerial problems, evaluate management environments and create business opportunities. The program provides the student with skills to start a new business and be a more effective entrepreneurial-thinker for business in today's dynamic, global society.


In order to better serve students across all UAA campuses and to provide a clearer pathway into the BBA degree, UAA will move to one AAS in the area of general business. To do so, UAA is revising the AAS General Business degree and suspending admissions of new students to the AAS Small Business Administration. All new students will be directed to the AAS General Business degree, which will serve as the single AAS in general business moving forward.

If you are a student admitted to the AAS Small Business Administration, please do not worry. You will have two (2) years to complete the degree, and all courses required to complete the degree will continue to be offered throughout this period. You may also decide to switch to the AAS General Business degree, which is a very similar degree. All students will have a completion plan that maximizes their credits earned to date.

Whether you decide to stay in the AAS Small Business Administration and complete in two years, or to change majors to the AAS General Business, all admitted AAS Small Business Administration students must set an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to develop a completion plan.

The CBPP College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) Student Advising Center in Anchorage and Student Services at UAA's Matanuska-Susitna College Community Campus will coordinate their efforts on this teach out.

To make an appointment, please contact the following:

CBPP Student Advising Center, Anchorage
Andrea Jones, Director
Phone: 907-786-4100
Email: sac@alaska.edu
Room: RH 203B
Student Services, Matanuska-Susitna College
Advising Center
Phone: 907-745-9746
Room: FSM 101

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CBPP Student Advising Center, Anchorage or Student Services, Matanuska-Susitna College.

Work in Management

  • Careers
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Management Consultant
  • Hospitality and Restaurant Management
  • Retail Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Training and Development Specialist

These are just a few of the employment opportunities available with a degree in business management, contact your Student Advisor for more information.