Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

College of Business and Public Policy

The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) 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.

CBPP serves Alaska and global communities by training and educating the workforce, and promoting excellence in public, private, and nonprofit management and related business disciplines. CBPP faculty also conduct applied and pedagogical research and provide professional assistance to public, private, and nonprofit organizations. CBPP offers a range of degree and certificate programs including:

  • Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
  • One-Year Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, General Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, and Small Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management (with the option of a Property Management and Real Estate concentration), Management Information Systems, and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Administration
  • Master of Science (MS) in Global Supply Chain Management

The college has four departments — Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Economics and Public Policy — and more than 40 full-time faculty members with graduate degrees from some of higher education’s most prestigious business programs. Many also have extensive professional executive experience, which enhances the relevance and timeliness of CBPP’s curricula. The college maintains a small-school atmosphere, while featuring top-notch faculty, research and academic opportunities for students.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accredits CBPP’s Bachelor of Business Administration (including Accounting), Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degrees. AACSB-accredited schools are recognized as the top business schools in the world. AACSB accreditation makes certain the UAA College of Business and Public Policy provides a rigorous, credible and competitive education. It also assures employers that CBPP graduates are ready to perform on day one. AACSB accreditation attracts higher quality faculty and students by enhancing the reputation of the institution and its graduates.

CBPP oversees the Center for Economic Education (CEE), the Alaska Center for Supply Chain Integration (ACSCI), and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which also houses the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) and the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). The Dean’s Executive Advisory Council includes more than a dozen top executives representing leading employers in Alaska and the northwest United States. Many local and national firms offer scholarships, internships and job opportunities for CBPP students.

CBPP embraces the university’s mission to serve Alaska and the global community (with specific focus on the North Pacific Rim) and maintains an environment that values, promotes, develops and fosters equal treatment of cultural and ethnic groups. CBPP prepares students to meet the ethical, environmental and moral challenges facing future business leaders. Programs are designed to advance critical thinking and behavioral and communication skills. The faculty is attentive to advances in information technology for educating business students and is committed to maintaining state-of-the-art computer laboratory facilities. CBPP serves a student body that is diverse in its social and educational background, business and professional experience, learning styles, and educational and career ambitions. CBPP students frequently finish at the top of business competitions in which rivals include Ivy League and other renowned educational institutions. The college’s alumni consistently lead some of Alaska’s largest companies and are noteworthy contributors to the economies of the state and region.

CBPP Bachelor of Business Administration Requirements

Students earning a BBA must complete at least 50 percent of their required business credits at UAA. All ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON, LGOP and LOG courses are considered business credits for the purpose of this requirement.

The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

BBA Lower-Division Core
ACCT A201Principles of Financial Accounting3-6
or ACCT A101
Principles of Financial Accounting I
and Principles of Financial Accounting II
ACCT A202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BA A151Business Foundations3
BA A273Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics3
CIS A110Computer Concepts in Business3
CIS A280Managerial Communications3
ECON A201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON A202Principles of Microeconomics3
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
MATH A121College Algebra for Managerial and Social Sciences3-4
or MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus
Upper-Division Core
ACCT A316Accounting Information Systems II *3
or CIS A376 Management Information Systems
BA A300Organizational Theory and Behavior3
BA A325Corporate Finance3
BA A343Principles of Marketing3
BA A377Operations Management3
BA A388Globalization and Business Environment3
BA A462Strategic Management3
Total Credits51-55

Accounting majors must take ACCT A316. All other majors must take CIS A376.

CBPP Admission Requirements to Upper-Division Courses

1. Completion of at least 39 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.

2. Completion of the BBA lower-division core courses with a grade of C or better.

3. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better.

One of the following:3
Writing Across Contexts
Written Communication GER
COMM A111Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
or COMM A241 Public Speaking
Completion of any combination of at least 9 credits in the following General Education Requirement disciplinary areas:9
Fine Arts
Natural Sciences

Admission to Upper-Division Status

BBA students who do not meet the above standards may not take upper-division courses in ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG. Please contact the CBPP Student Advising Center (907-786-4100) for assistance in applying for admission to upper-division standing within the College of Business and Public Policy.

Non-BBA students who meet course prerequisites may take up to 15 upper-division ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG credits without being formally admitted to a BBA program. All students must apply for admission to a BBA program before accumulating more than 15 such credits. Please contact the CBPP Student Advising Center (907-786-4100) for assistance in registering.

Conditional Admission to Upper-Division Status

A student classified as being conditionally admitted to upper-division status may take upper-division ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG courses for one semester only while completing lower-division requirements.