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Alaska Native Business Management Alumni Alumni from the Alaska Native Business Management program gather to discuss benefits of the program. L to R: Glen Dunn, Randall Hawk, Zachary Dunlap, Julie Dunlap, and Andrea Adams with Assistant Professor of Management Sharon Chilux Guenther Lind.

New! OEC in Alaska Native Business Management

July 22, 2022

The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) offers a new Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alaska Native Business Management that will benefit anyone doing business in the state.

“If you live and work in Alaska, you will inevitably encounter an Alaska Native Corporation,” said Sharon Chilux Guenther Lind, Assistant Professor of Management at CBPP. “Learning the history and culture of these dynamic organizations adds to your success for navigating the local business landscape.”

Alaska Native organizations are essential to Alaska’s economy and their culture and management practices are unique. CBPP’s Alaska Native Business Management program gives students an “understanding of Alaska Native organizations, why they are here, how they work together, and how it affects Alaska,” Lind said.

The program is beneficial to Alaska Native and non-Native students alike. It can be a distinctive add-on for students with a BBA in Accounting, noted Lind, as accounting firm employees need knowledge of the unique nature of Alaska Native Corporations.

The Alaska Native Business Management OEC can be completed in just 12-18 months and applies toward an associate’s degree (AAS) in General Business or bachelor’s degree (BBA) in Management. Many of the courses are available online for greater flexibility.

Visit CBPP’s Alaska Native Business Management page to learn more about the program.